20th SummerFest promises to be bigger, better

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The 20th annual Sartell SummerFest promises to be bigger and better this year, according to Jason Mathiasen, who is the 2012 co-chair of the annual city event and hospitality-services director of Great River Bowl. Mathiasen gave an update on SummerFest at the May 14 Sartell City Council. This year the event will take place Friday and

Spring greens salad adventure

jon_y51o5q81Criers, St. Joseph0 Comments

Stop by the Minnesota Street Market on Saturday, May 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to sample fresh, healthful salads and learn new ideas for using spring greens and other seasonal produce! Downtown St. Joseph. www.minnesotastreetmarket.com.

Like magic, Berger wishes library into being

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Tara Berger’s wish for books – lots of books – came true. She never dreamed so many books would materialize so quickly. Berger is a member of the Sartell-St. Stephen Early Childhood Education Advisory Board. Some months ago, Berger was part of a discussion in the Oak Ridge Elementary School Media Center. She and others were

Sartell gears up for Apple Duathlon races

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The upcoming 30th annual Sartell Apple Duathlon is one of the few non-profit major duathlons in the nation, and virtually every dollar of proceeds goes to local causes. The adult Sartell Apple Duathlon will get underway at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26. The evening before, May 25, starting at 6 p.m., the Apple Children’s Race will

Sales tax extension should not be forgotten in crossfire

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

Half-cent sales tax is a term Minnesotans are familiar with. They might see it occasionally on a city council agenda or read in the newspaper that the type of funding was used for a community project. However, it is not a casual issue by any means. Sales-tax funds help fund growth and development in communities. In some cases, projects would

Graduation, Mother’s Day, make May rock!

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Nothing says spring like graduations and Mother’s Day. Both are worthy causes for celebration beyond the arrival of when commencements occur and the second weekend in May arrives. They are such great occasions that when we can combine both, it makes the month of May that much more special. What mother would dispute that one of the best Mother’s Day

Event showcases art, music for cause

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com About 30 area vendors exhibited work and presented products during the Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza at El Paso Bar and Grill in St. Joseph.  The first-ever event was held to raise money for Stride Academy, a K-8 public charter school in St. Cloud. They have two sites, one is a building that houses grades K-5 and