Monarch Highway partners celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 18-22

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States along the I-35 Corridor, and many others, have been working to increase pollinator habitat along the corridor to increase awareness and education and have had many successes. Much work is being done to protect pollinators and increase food sources. “With the monarch population’s significant decline, it’s now more important than ever to preserve these important habitats,” said Minnesota Department

SummerFest lacked sun but brimmed with fun

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell SummerFest 2018 lacked sunshine, but it brimmed with fun for thousands of people, including many-out-of-towners who gathered to enjoy the 28th annual event. It began with the Liberty Parade and its nearly 80 units, including eight marching bands that wowed the long lines of spectators. The parade also featured a surprise guest – Joyce (Yozamp) McCann,

History buffs exhibit historical ‘orphans’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Three history buffs lovingly arranged and re-arranged more than 100 “orphans” in the lobby of city hall on the morning of Sartell SummerFest June  9. The “orphans” are historical artifacts that have no home. For years, they’ve been fostered out to basements, attics and garages in the city. That’s why the three history buffs and many

Sharing of dates to mark end of Ramadan

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Shortly before June 15, Zurya Anjum of Sartell went to Sam’s Club to buy $700-worth of dates. No, Anjum is not addicted to dates. She’s going to buy so many of them because of Ramadan. The dates will be shared with many others at the men’s Muslim mosque in St. Cloud, part of the ritual of

Acting chief Pfannenstein files for sheriff election

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph Police Sgt. Dwight Pfannenstein, who is currently serving as the city’s acting police chief, filed June 5 to compete for the position of Stearns County sheriff. Pfannenstein became acting chief April 19 after then-chief Joel Klein was placed on administrative leave by the city because of allegations made against him. After the city council’s