July 16 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. July 4

Bus tour highlights community progress

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Two busloads of Sartell Chamber of Commerce members viewed updates on community developments during a tour led by city and school officials on July 10. On the way to the new high school site, riders saw the major construction work underway on Pinecone Road and navigated the detours on the north side of the city. At

Council frustrated with lack of annexation progress

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Frustrated by lack of action on annexation, the St. Joseph City Council issued an ultimatum to St. Joseph Township at its meeting July 2: either act on previous promises or face legal action and enforcement of the entire orderly annexation agreement. Council members expressed frustration and accused the township of dragging its feet after the city’s

St. Joseph man ready for 500-mile fundraiser

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Gene Boysen is getting ready to roll…and roll and roll and roll. Boysen takes off Sunday, July 15, for the 500-mile Habitat 500 Bike Ride. The 54-year-old St. Joseph veterinarian hopes to raise as much as $2,000 through pledges for Habitat for Humanity. The nonprofit organization helps families build and improve affordable housing. “I’ve wanted to

China’s cleanup raises recycling costs

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com China’s efforts to clean up its environment could hit St. Joseph residents in the pocketbook. The United States accounts for 40 percent of recyclables sent to China. In March, China lowered acceptable contamination levels from 3 percent to .5 percent in paper and plastic and banned all mixed paper. As a result, prices paid to recyclers

Voters do have a choice in future Supreme Court cases

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The debate about how Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Supreme Court seat should be filled and how an expected “conservative” justice might rule on past issues misses the point. Voters don’t get to decide who Donald Trump nominates or who the Senate approves. But voters do have a voice. Many issues that reach the high court end up there because of a