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

Christmas magic on display in St. Joseph home

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com As the classic carol exclaims “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” With a dusting of snow on the ground, the temperatures dipping and holiday music slowly making its long-awaited return to the radio airwaves, central Minnesotans are slowly embracing the fact the holiday season is just around the corner. And for members of the

Sartell residents adjust to new traffic signal

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Motorists travelling through portions of Sartell have had to make a slight adjustment when navigating portions of Stearns CR 78 and Second Street S./CR 133. It’s an adjustment Sartell Community Development Director Anita Archambeau hopes will be a good enhancement for a busy intersection. On Oct. 31, Sartell officials, along with Stearns County, unveiled the new

Millstream Park shelter grand opening Nov. 27

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com People who are curious about the new park shelter in Millstream Park will get a chance to tour it at a grand opening at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. The St. Joseph Lions Club will present a $40,000 donation to the City of St. Joseph at the event. Matt Killam, who is a member of the