Take time to notice kids’ goodness

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

That song, “Kids,” from the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” keeps popping up in my mind. “Kids, I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today. Kids, who can understand anything they say? Kids, they are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy loafers . . . That song is wrong. It says more about jaded adults than it does

Spring products abound at ‘Market Monday’

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com “Market Monday,” which opened the growing season in Sartell May 14, offered an abundance of springtime produce and many hand-crafted items. Market Monday debuted in Sartell last spring and, like last year, the hours are from 3-6:30 p.m. every Monday, including Memorial Day and Labor Day. May 14 was warm and sunny as visitors to the

Memorial Day ceremony slated

Dennis DalmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Sartell will once again hold a Memorial Day ceremony starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28 at Veterans Park. There will be a contingent of veterans present, the presentation of the colors and a 21-gun salute. A medley of patriotic songs will be performed by the Sartell Community Band and singers. Refreshments will follow in the gazebo. Everyone is encouraged

City gets double-whammy of bad news

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It was definitely not a “good news night” for the Sartell City Council at its May 14 meeting. At the end of the meeting, Sartell City Administrator Patti Gartland, like a reluctant bearer of bad tidings, shared the news she had received earlier that afternoon. Sartell, she said, will get only a drop in the bucket

High school honored with excellence award

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell High School is one of three schools in outstate Minnesota that earned ratings of “excellence” among nearly 22,000 public schools in the nation. St. Cloud Tech garnered a silver medal, one of 42 Minnesota schools who merited silver. Sartell High School and Rocori High School, Cold Spring, each were honored with bronze medals. They were

Senior Connection meeting place closes for summer

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Senior Connection meeting place is now closed through the summer. On May 11, the Connection’s board learned the center must be vacated because of remodeling in the north wing of the school district’s District Office Building. That remodeling will get underway in the near future. The news was no surprise to members of the

Sartell honors police

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Flags were flown at half-mast last Tuesday, May 15, in honor of police officers who served to keep the peace, including those who died in the line of duty. Tuesday was Peace Officers’ Memorial Day nationwide, and the week of May 13-19 is National National Police Week. Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes noted the special day and week at the