‘Safety Walk Through’ completed at schools

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

A “Safety Walk Through” at Sartell schools was recently completed with an aim to improving security and safety. The walk-through included administration officials, building-maintenance personnel, school-board members and people from the local fire department and police department. All aspects of safety were scrutinized during the walk-through. It is just one step of an ongoing, year-round review of security and safety

Now is good time to get dogs licensed

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Now is a good time to get a dog license from the City of Sartell. The cost of a license is lower now until June 1. During this time, a license for a spayed or neutered dog is $15 or $30 for a dog that is not spayed or neutered. After June 1, that cost will go up to $25

To win again, Grand Old Party must connect with all Americans

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Opinion0 Comments

Will the Grand Old Party recapture its soul and forge a “new and improved” identity, a way to win elections? It’s doubtful, based on last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Committee gathering. At that event, doubling-down seemed to predominate over soul-searching. There was vociferous doubling-down on slavish adherence to the National Rifle Association, on trickle-down economic theory, on opposition to ObamaCare

Raising minimum wage long overdue

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion1 Comment

Who but Scrooge himself could possibly oppose raising the federal minimum wage? President Obama called for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. If anything in this world is reasonable, it’s that. Recently, however, the U.S. House of Representatives voted down a proposal to raise the wage to $10.10 an hour over three years. The vote

Girl wins national photo contest

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by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com Lydia Anderson’s parents had to play hush-hush around her for weeks and keep their lips zipped to make sure they wouldn’t spill the beans. What they knew –but Lydia didn’t – is that she had won first place in the national “Image Maker Photo Contest” sponsored by the local Boys and Girls Club and its

USA Archery names Krebs as ‘Coach of Year’

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by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com Longtime archer Doug Krebs of Sartell hit a bullseye without even trying when he was named “Volunteer Coach of the Year” recently by the USA Archery organization, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. He didn’t expect the honor. “I was surprised,” he said. “I found out about it through our head coach, Linda Beck. Then, I

Sabre Field to get state-of-the-art scoreboard

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by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com The new-and-improved football field at Sartell Middle School will soon have a new-and-improved, state-of-the-art scoreboard. The “Sartell Sabres” board, which will be 35-feet high (including its 10-foot pole), will display digital images and will broadcast sound. It will display live video of the ongoing games; scores, of course; student and program highlights; upcoming events; and

Three students alternate as student reps on school board

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by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com Three Sartell High School students “take turns” being the student representative on the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board meetings. It’s the first time in its history the board includes a student representative. Having a student join the meetings is just one effort for the newly reconstituted board to improve communication with the public it serves, including