Sweet syrups bring sweet honors to Carlsons

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Despite a rough winter that threatened never to end, spring and summer were sweet, sweet seasons for Shelly Carlson and her family, who live in rural St. Joseph. In spring, the sap from their maple trees was low in water content but very high in sugar density. And in summer, during the recent Minnesota State Fair,

Assessment hearing set for properties along Pinecone

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A public assessment hearing will take place starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Sartell City Hall for property owners proposed to be assessed along Pinecone Road N. – the stretch of that road that leads to the new high school. The area includes property in Le Sauk Township, which contains 20 parcels that would

Evergreen manager makes request at council

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A fairly recent change in Sartell’s rental ordinance has disappointed the manager and residents of the Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park in east Sartell. Regional Property Manager Michelle Carlson spoke at the open-forum portion of the last Sartell City Council meeting. She said the revised ordinance changed the definition of manufactured-home (mobile home) housing to “single-family”

Bentrud calls for new records-management system

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com There is a vital need for all of the towns and cities in Stearns County to have coordinated access to a regional records-management system. That’s according to Sartell resident Dave Bentrud, who is the Waite Park police chief and a current candidate for Stearns County sheriff, competing against the other candidate, Steve Soyka. Bentrud has been

‘Realities of Aging’ begins Oct. 2

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The Realities of Aging, a four-part series, will take place starting at 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and continuing Nov. 6, Jan. 8 and Feb. 5 – all sessions at the St. Francis Xavier Church’s Gathering Place in Sartell. This free series is presented by St. Francis Xavier Church Health and Wellness Committee The Oct. 2 session will begin with

Senior Safety presentation set for Sept. 27

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A Senior Safety Presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Sartell Senior Center, in the Sartell Community Center. All are welcome to attend. The outreach presentation is sponsored by the Sartell Police Department in conjunction with the Sartell Senior Connection. At the meeting, police officers and the community-service officers will give seniors tips on how

Council ponders safety at pedestrian crossings

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Some Sartell residents, worried about safety, have been requesting controlled pedestrian crossings in the city, both across Pinecone Road. One is 15th Street S. with Pinecone Market Place and the other is Pinecone Central Boulevard by the entrance to Pinecone Central Park. Sartell City Engineer Jon Halter outlined the citizen requests at the last city council

‘Bark to Future’ raises record amount

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The staff and friends of the Tri-County Humane Society are ecstatic about the resounding success of “Bark to the Future,” the biggest annual fundraiser for the organization. The walking event for both people and their pets came within a hair’s breadth of its goal –$60,000, with $55,500 raised at last count, said Kate Kompas, volunteer and