Homecoming fundraiser tradition continues

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The Sartell High School Student Council, proving homecoming is more than theme days, football games and welcoming back alumni, has continued the tradition of designating a recipient for fundraising during the week. The Student Council decided funds would be donated to the ALS Association – Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter, which “supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through

Sartell student earns perfect ACT score

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Janagan Ramanathan, son of Vasugi and Gajen Ramanathan, and a junior at Sartell High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, only around one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36.

Absentee voting starts Sept. 21

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Stearns County will have three locations available for absentee voting for the Nov. 6 general election. Absentee voting starts Friday, Sept. 21. Here are the three locations for absentee voting in person: Stearns County Administration Center Auditor’s Office, Room 148 705 Courthouse Square, St Cloud 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Stearns County Service Center West License Center 3301 CR 138, Waite Park

Kennedy shines in school accountability report

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com As students head back to school this week, teachers and administrators received their own report cards on student performance. The state Department of Education released the latest performance scores based on five indicators – achievement and progress on state reading and math tests over time, progress towards English language proficiency, graduation rates and consistent attendance. The

Early childhood, community education students have a new home at Quarryview

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Cloud school district’s newest building, Quarryview Education Center, is now open as the new home for early childhood and community education programs. Since the Roosevelt fire in 2014, the programs have moved around the district. For example the early child program was housed at Colts Academy in St. Joseph and Discovery Community School in Waite

All Saints Academy students start school with a new name

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With the start of the new school year Aug. 27, All Saints Academy School students in St. Joseph are wearing some new shirts with a new logo and name on them. “Staff and parents have commented they like the new logo and the name better represents the school since it’s located in St. Joseph next to

3rd annual ‘Rock 4 Alzheimer’s’ event set for Sept. 22

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With an increasing number of people being diagnosed with the illness, local performers once again will offer music enthusiasts some entertainment while helping raise awareness of and funding research for Alzheimer’s disease. These performers will gather for the third annual “Rock 4 Alzheimer’s” event from 1-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, in the parking lot behind the