Kids unearth science, environment at Waterfest

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Sartell-St. Stephen High School Environmental Science students Colten Sigurdson, 17, (left) and T.J. Raden, 18, answer questions about various furs and bones displayed Feb. 15 during a Waterfest event which took place at the College of St. Benedict. More than 400 children from Clearview, Oak Ridge, Pine Meadow and St. Katharine Drexel elementary schools were present

Annual farm show set Feb. 27-March 1

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Agriculture enthusiasts and others will have a chance to check out innovative ideas and new machinery, visit professional vendors and listen to speakers on farm-related topics at the Central Minnesota Farm Show  Feb. 27-March 1 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. The farm show has hosted thousands of visitors for 51 years. “Last

Council gives Pinecone Road project go-ahead

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com On a vote of 4-1, the Sartell City Council approved plans and advertisement for bids for the long-awaited Pinecone Road North reconstruction project. The new road is necessary, partly because of all of the increased volume of traffic that will be apparent when the new Sartell High School opens in 2019. Council member David Peterson voted

Ebensteiner, Vonderahe chosen for Honor Choir

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two Sartell High School students, Brooke Ebensteiner and Carter Vonderahe, have been chosen to perform in the Grades 9/10 Minnesota Honor Choir. For Vonderahe, it is the second consecutive year he was selected for the honor. Two other Sartell residents (Dolan Binder, Carter Trombley), both students at St. John’s Prep School, Collegeville, will also perform in

Honer retires from fire department after 21 years

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Assistant Fire Chief Justin Honer recently hung up his fire gear and retired from the St. Joseph Volunteer Fire Department after 21 years of service. St. Joseph Fire Chief Jeff Taufen said it’s always hard to see someone leave the department, but Honer’s retirement is a little harder for him because they know each other so

Diekmans’ bestir for hamster

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Members of the Diekman family of Sartell, including (left to right) Hannah, 12; Molly, 4; LeAnn; and Emma, 8, listen to instructions about how to design a hamster character on the cover of a notebook by using a few select materials Feb. 17 at Crafts Direct in Waite Park. Emma attends Oak Ridge Elementary School and

City permit totals hint at healthy 2018

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The total valuation of permits issued in Sartell was $1,357,768 for the first month of 2018, which might be a harbinger of strong economic growth for this year. For January 2017, the total valuation of permits was $933,000. In January 2014 the total number was $382,000. Permits issued include those for single-family homes, commercial development, multi-family