New Sta-Fit owners emphasize ‘local’

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com “Physical fitness” is practically Trevor Goodwin’s middle name. The Sartell businessman has been involved with fitness in his life and in his work for 25 years, and he’s about to get even more further involved. He and business partner Dr. Mike Balfanz of St. Cloud recently purchased the two Sta-Fit businesses in Sartell and St. Cloud.

School board approves upgrade to website

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com After welcoming new member Jeremy Snoberger to fill a vacant seat, a full-strength Sartell-St. Stephen School Board met last month and approved the redesign of the the district website. After a short presentation by Sarah Kleppe, district communications coordinator, on the need for an upgraded website, the board approved a contract with Blackboard to host the new-and-improved

Public-private partnership to fund parks, fields

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The City of Sartell is going to borrow money from itself in order to fund several park-improvement projects and athletic-facility enhancements, and then the city, with help from private concerns, will pay itself back later, so to speak. The lion’s share of the $1.2-million funding would go to improvements at Champion Field and Pinecone Central Park.

‘MinnesotaCare Buy-In’ hopes to improve state healthcare

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Hoping to improve Minnesotans’ access to healthcare, state officials Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper held a town hall meeting Nov. 6 at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College to discuss the “MinnesotaCare Buy-In” proposal. A panel of speakers included Smith, Piper, State Rep. Clark Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor Lauren Gilchrist,

Nov. 24 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Oct. 14 8:48 p.m. Domestic dispute. 1110 10th Ave. SE.

Nov. 24 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Nov. 7

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.