15 years later, still no trace of Guimond

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by Dennis Dalman editorl@thenewsleaders.com At long last, Jacob Wetterling was found 27 years after he disappeared, but Joshua Guimond’s parents and loved ones are still waiting and wondering in daily anguish what happened to their son and friend who “disappeared” 15 years ago. The Wetterling case had a tragic outcome – the discovery of the 11-year-old’s body buried near Paynesville.

Sabre Dance Team to host annual shows

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by Dennis Dalman editorl@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Sabre Dance Team will host its annual dance showcase in two performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Sartell High School gymnasium. The performances also serve as a fundraiser for the dance team. The shows will feature teams from more than 14 schools from throughout the state, as well

Council hears energy, water innovations

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com After hearing two more presentations about utilities and energy, the Sartell City Council has some big, innovative and possibly expensive decisions to make in the future. At the Oct. 23 city-council meeting, lengthy presentations were given to council members by officials from three companies – Ferguson Waterworks Meters, WaterSmart Software and Apex Solutions. At a previous

SHS Choir chosen for prestigious musical event

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell High School Concert Choir recently received a great honor – it was selected to be one of two high-school choirs to perform at the annual conference of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. The conference is set for Friday, Nov. 17 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. The other high-school choir to

Abandoned Florida dogs now happy in Minnesota

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com After clinging to survival in drenched misery in Florida, Goliath, Lola, Peanut and Romeo are now safe, loved and happy in their new dry-and-warm homes in Minnesota. All four are dogs adopted out by the Tri-County Humane Society. They were among a shipment of 10 abandoned dogs rescued and brought to the TCHS in the wake

Why should we shop local? Let us count the ways

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It cannot be over-stated that shopping locally is one of the best ways to preserve and enrich cities, towns and rural areas. According to one study, for every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $73 will stay in the local area whereas shopping at national chain stores results in only $43 staying local. There are many other reasons: Thriving local

Officer Lundquist presented with thank-you quilt

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaeders.com Jill Lundquist, a Sartell-St. Stephen School District school resource police officer, received a pleasant surprise recently at Sartell Middle School. Students presented her with a handmade quilt in appreciation for her service to the school. Student Jenna Dahlberg presented the quilt, which was made by her grandmother, Deb Bomstad of Willmar. Students in the gymnasium cheered