Council approves money for combined police/fire building

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council unanimously approved at its May 14 meeting spending up to $13.12 million for a new public-safety building after getting a look at design plans. The new building will house the fire and police departments, combining all emergency operations in one building with space to grow. Both departments will share training and conference

Another season, another opener

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com It’s Saturday morning of opening fishing and it’s 50 degrees with a light breeze from the north, which follows the Mississippi River down through Sartell. It’s pretty good weather for an opener. At least it isn’t snowing or raining like it has been some past years. Tanner Brugh and his buddy Dominic Castellano picked their way nonchalantly

Fitzthum announces candidacy for mayor

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell City Council member Ryan Fitzthum announced May 15 he will seek the position of mayor. The current mayor, Sarah Jane Nicoll, announced recently she will not file for re-election. Another contender for the mayor’s position is David Peterson, also a member of the council. Fitzthum is now serving his second year on the council. He

SMS Yes! team youngest, best in region

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com They’re not only the youngest competitors in the region, but they are also the best – “they” being the 28 members of the Sartell Middle School’s YES! waste-reduction team. The winning seventh-grade science team will attend a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field May 20. There they will be honored, along with three other winning regional

May 18 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 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. May 2