Sartell birthday bash set for Oct. 6

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Live music, games for children, prizes and trolley rides that will transport riders back into history will all be part of the upcoming Sartell 111th birthday bash. The event, sponsored by the Sartell Historical Society, will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Sartell Community Center. Judy Morgan, member of the historical society,

Holan named director of supportive services

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A St. Joseph woman, Betsy Holan, has been named the new director of supportive-living-service programs at Catholic Charities, headquartered in St. Cloud. Holan will lead the programs that provide housing and daily-living assistance to people with developmental disabilities and long-term mental-health challenges. She was previously program manager of the in-home and residential programs for persons with

Guerrero reunites nun with her lost ring

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A sense of quickening excitement overcomes Jerry Guerrero of St. Joseph when his metal detector tells him there is something under the dirt right in front of him. When he digs into the ground, he is always surprised and excited about his “finds” even if they are ordinary objects like old toys, old tools or cast-off

Council rejects street name request

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A request by a company in Sartell to have an avenue named after itself was nixed by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting. The roadway going past the building into which CH Robinson is relocating is now designated as Medical Arts Avenue S. The avenue and the company are located in Sartell’s medical-campus area

Council approves prelim budget, levy

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A preliminary 2019 budget and levy that could raise city property taxes by 1.16 percent was approved unanimously by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting. The preliminary levy is the maximum amount the city can levy. The council, however, can decrease that amount, and its departments will continue to look for expenses that could

Task force fights trafficking of drugs, sex

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The good news is meth labs in Central Minnesota are now rarities, but the bad news is meth and heroin continue to be “drugs of choice” for all too many “recreational” users, who can quickly become addicts. That’s according to John Lester, who spoke at the 10th annual “Cookout with Cops” Aug. 23 at the St. Francis

Design plans ordered for outdoor patio/stage

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An outdoor patio concert stage just might become a reality at the Sartell Community Center in the not-too-distant future. At its last meeting, the Sartell City Council voted 4-1 to authorize Miller Architects and Builders of St. Cloud to come up with designs and fine-tuned costs for such a project. Miller has worked with the city

Sidewalk to be installed on east side

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A sidewalk will be constructed starting at the east side of the Sartell bridge at the newly reconstructed intersection of CR 29 and CR 33. The Sartell City Council at its last meeting gave unanimous approval for the sidewalk, with a cost not to exceed $15,000. Benton County has been working all summer on road-and-utility improvements