C.R. 120 to close Monday

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Sartell area motorists are advised construction will begin July 23 on the CR 120 improvement project, which will require the complete closure of CR 120 at the CentraCare Circle intersection. The work is just one part of a vast project to create a diverging diamond interchange at CR 120 and Hwy. 15 near the Epic Center. The interchange will be

Be sure to attend benefit for Maus family

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is so good to know in the aftermath of the May 28 Verso Paper Co. explosion, the man who died in that tragedy is not being forgotten. Jon Maus, 50, of Albany, left behind a wife, Lucy, and their four children – Anthony, 22; Philip, 18; Olivia, 13; and Veronica, 7. There is a strong bond, a togetherness, among

City revisits damaged-trails issue again

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The City of Sartell may be one step closer to making a decision on what to do about worn sections of biking-hiking trails in the city. At its July 9 council meeting, council members agreed to authorize city staff and the city engineer to get detailed cost estimates from contractors and also to consider all options

Still not known if Verso will restart production

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is still not at all certain if Verso, the Sartell paper mill, will open again for production. However, the good news is just about everyone is talking about it and offering some form of help, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and many congress people. There will be a special session of the state legislature soon to consider how to

Some cameras allowed for pilot project

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Judge Ann L. Carrott We frequently see courtroom scenes depicted in the media, whether it is in the movies or television dramas. Sometimes actual courtroom proceedings are broadcast on news programs. However, not all states allow video or audio recordings of courtroom proceedings. Historically in Minnesota, neither cameras nor recording devices have been permitted in courtrooms, except for equipment used

All precincts to be open for primary election

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Even though there will be no city candidates, Sartell will still hold a primary election Aug. 14 for any non-city candidates on the ballot. At the July 9 city council meeting, Mayor Joe Perske asked city administrator Patti Gartland if Sartell could just have one or two precincts open that day in an effort to save the city some money.