Annual diabetes fundraiser set for Dec. 2

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The second annual Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Bad Habit Brewery in downtown St. Joseph. St. Joseph City Council member Matt Killam will host the event, which is sponsored by the Bad Habit Brewing Co., Sliced, Scherer Trucking and the St. Joseph Lions Club. The

Sartell High School Honor Society recognizes scholars

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Nearly 300 Sartell High School students were recognized for their academic achievements during the past year at the annual Academic Breakfast Nov. 22. Advance placement psychology and leadership class teacher Karrie Fredrickson said the recognition of students has been happening at the school since before she started teaching more than 20 years ago. “I think a

Ringstrom coordinates Toys for Tots

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com U.S. Marine veteran Bob Ringstrom, a St. Joseph resident, is the new coordinator for the St. Cloud Area Toys for Tots. Ringstrom, who was the Sartell police chief before retiring in 2004, has been working with Toys for Tots for almost 20 years. During those years, he was a Sartell route volunteer for Steve Titus of

Help needed for homes for sexploited women

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Sex trafficking is one of those vile, disgusting crimes most people would prefer to think is not happening here – not in central Minnesota. But, in fact, central Minnesota is, after the Twin Cities, second in the state for the prevalence of sex trafficking, and it’s a virtual training ground for the vicious sexual exploitation of

St. Joseph business owners share importance of shopping locally

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Seven years ago, credit-card company American Express started a movement to counteract the holiday push of big-box retailers on Black Friday. It was a movement that put more of an emphasis on the corner markets and local boutiques than the mega shopping malls and doorbuster deals. That movement has since sparked an increase of money being

Veteran Weis: Remembering is important

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Even though he still has vivid memories of men – including four friends – being killed all around him, Rollie Weis of Sartell is very proud and happy to have served his country during World War II. Soon to be 93, on New Year’s Day, Weis is the oldest resident of Sartell and one of the

15 years later, still no trace of Guimond

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by Dennis Dalman editorl@thenewsleaders.com At long last, Jacob Wetterling was found 27 years after he disappeared, but Joshua Guimond’s parents and loved ones are still waiting and wondering in daily anguish what happened to their son and friend who “disappeared” 15 years ago. The Wetterling case had a tragic outcome – the discovery of the 11-year-old’s body buried near Paynesville.

Sabre Dance Team to host annual shows

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by Dennis Dalman editorl@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Sabre Dance Team will host its annual dance showcase in two performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Sartell High School gymnasium. The performances also serve as a fundraiser for the dance team. The shows will feature teams from more than 14 schools from throughout the state, as well