Sartell water supply adequate in heat wave

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Thanks in huge part to the relatively new water plant in Sartell, the city has weathered July’s relentless heat spell well when it comes to water usage. The highest water-usage in July was a day when 5.7 million gallons of water was pumped, said Brad Borders, director of Sartell Public Works. That was a “manageable” amount, Borders added, mainly because

Council agrees on trails-repair plan

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com On a vote of 4-0, a compromise of sorts for fixing hiking-biking trails in Sartell was agreed to by the Sartell City Council at its July 23 meeting. The trails to be repaired are located along 2-1/2 Street, in the Regional Medical Arts campus and near Grizzly Lane in the Wilds neighborhood. The total cost is

Scout leads gazebo project for top award

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This mama is supposed to send 2 photos. Scout leads gazebo project for top award by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At the tender age of 14, Ryan Williams is about to receive a prestigious Eagle Scout award. Williams, who lives in Sauk Rapids, is creating a project in Sartell for one of his Eagle Scout qualifications. He is a member of

When will Bachmann meet her Waterloo?

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When – oh, when – will Michele Bachmann meet her Waterloo? Maybe her disgusting accusations about a Muslim Brotherhood “plot” will finally convince voters Bachmann has become a major liability and a big embarrassment to our district, to our state and to our nation. Like sinister spiders, Bachmann and four other congressional ultra-right-wingers have woven a sinister theory that one

COL RS When seconds count

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When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. That little nugget was shared with me some time ago by a very high-ranking official in a local police department. The job of the police is not necessarily to prevent crime, but instead to clean up the mess caused by crime and to try to find the criminals well after the

Sartell band performs end-of-season concert

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A gentle breeze began to blow just before the Sartell Community Band performed its last concert of the season July 15 at Val Smith Park. Listeners brought lawn chairs or sat at picnic tables on the east side of the park to enjoy the sparkling music. Before the concert started, many commented on what a hot

Benefit set for victim of Verso explosion

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Revolution 5, a local Beatles cover-band, will perform at an event to raise money for the family of Jon Maus, the Albany man who was killed May 28 when part of the Verso Paper Co. exploded. The Maus Family Benefit will take place from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at the Bernick’s Arena in Sartell. Admission

Sartell newlyweds star in musical comedy

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At the time, 17 years ago, shy, terrified Jon Legg never imagined he would someday star in the very musical play that scared him so much. In 1995, Legg had a bit role in the Sartell High School production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” Some of his buddies had auditioned for the play, so Legg thought,