School-trust land reform on verge of approval, local politician asks support

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Reps. Tim O’Driscoll (R) and Denise Dittrich (DFL) Many times those who hold public office are labeled as being too partisan and not willing to work together to solve problems. We’d like to share with you a story of how the Minnesota Legislature is working together in an unprecedented bipartisan fashion this session to bring about change that will

New Sartell football coach named

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Scott Hentges will replace John Ross as the head coach for the Sartell High School Sabre football team. Hentges has been an integral part of Sartell High School’s athletics programs since 2000. For its football team, he served as quarterback coach and defensive-back coach, then as linebacker coach and running-back coach and most recently as defensive

Humane Society/ fundraiser slated

Dennis DalmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

The 11th annual “Wine, Kibbles and Bits” fundraiser for the Tri-County Humane Society will take place Friday, May 4 at the Gorecki Center on the campus of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. The event will feature a full-course dinner, served at 7:30 p.m., wine and beer tasting, a silent auction and music by Preston and Paulzine. Auction

Newsleader invites readers to submit photos STL version

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

The Newsleader is inviting Sartell residents to share their favorite photos with our readers. In the near future, the newspaper will begin publishing reader-submitted photos – hopefully, at least one each week. And then, four times each year a name will be drawn at random from among those who submitted photos, and a gift card to a local business will

As Senior Connection ages, it gets better and better

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

They claim as people get older, they just keep getting better and better. Well, that may be a sweeping generalization, although it certainly is true in many cases. However, one thing is for sure: As the Sartell Senior Connection gets older, it does indeed get better and better, and there’s no doubt about it. During its first meetings years ago,

El Paso event to help ‘Stride’

Dennis DalmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

A “Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza” at the El Paso Bar and Grill in St. Joseph will raise funds for the Stride Academy. The event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, which is Mexico’s Independence Day (“Cinco de Mayo” means Fifth of May). The Stride Academy Choir will entertain at lunch-time. Based in St. Cloud, Stride Academy is

At 106, Ester is older than the City of Sartell

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Among the many cards Ester Sharrow’s received for her 106th birthday, one was from Sartell Mayor Joe Perske. “You are a great inspiration to all of us in Sartell,” Perske wrote. “Ester, you are one year older than the City of Sartell!” Sharrow chuckled at the fact she is older than an old city. Sharrow was

Voters should nix proposed amendments

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is – unfortunately – official. The Minnesota Legislature’s Republican majority voted to place yet another issue on the ballot in next November’s election. This one, if approved by voters, will make it mandatory for anyone who goes to vote to have a government-issued photo identification card. If approved by voters, the requirement would become a constitutional amendment. The other