Charles ‘Chuck’ G. Schafer, 89, of Sauk Rapids

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Charles “Chuck” G. Schafer, 89 Sauk Rapids Jan. 29, 1929-Aug. 11, 2018 Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids, celebrating the life of Charles “Chuck” G. Schafer, 89, of Sauk Rapids who died at the St. Cloud Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 11. The Rev. David Hinz will officiate and

Muskies head to state baseball tourney; Joes eliminated

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The Sartell Muskies play in the first round of the state Class C amateur baseball tournament Saturday, Aug. 11, at Shakopee. The Muskies play Carver at 7:30 p.m. The Muskies beat the Cold Spring Rockies 9-0 on Aug. 10 before losing to Kimball 6-5 on Aug. 12 in the regional tournament. The St. Joseph Joes were eliminated in the regional

Suspicious fire destroys family landmark

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by Mike Knaak The little metal bridge over Watab Creek stood tall for 100 years. It survived farm work and fun with four generations of Trauts but it didn’t survive a suspicious fire that burned the beams and boards. Early on the morning of July 24, Larry Traut was startled when a Sartell police officer drove into his yard

Vandals cause costly cleanups at two parks

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by Mike Knaak A recent run of vandalism at two city parks has cost the city of St. Joseph thousands of dollars for repairs and has led  to a cutback in services. Fixing damage to the restrooms at the Wobegon trailhead cost about $8,000 to repair. Vandals damaged the fixtures, electric heater, a hand dryer and power outlets. The

Primary ballot features races for sheriff, school board and state offices

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by Mike Knaak Local races on the ballot for the Tuesday, Aug. 14, primary election include choosing a new Stearns County sheriff and electing St. Cloud school district board members. For the first time in 16 years, there’s no incumbent sheriff on the ballot. Four men have filed for the office and the primary will narrow the field to

Do you love kids? the foster grandparents program wants you

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by Mike Knaak When Sartell students return to class in a few weeks, they’ll find foster grandparents welcoming them back along with their classroom teachers. Foster grandparents assist teachers and help with instruction but most importantly they form relationships with students. Foster grandparent Penny Lundblad joined students at Oak Ridge Elementary School last January. “I love the kids,” Lundblad