Verso fire-fighting cost estimated at half million

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A state fire marshal’s report about the cause of the Verso paper mill explosion and fire is expected to be released sometime within the next two weeks. Sartell City Administrator Patti Gartland said the fire marshal’s office completed its on-site investigation June 8 and ruled out any criminal activity, not that any had been suspected. When

Funds established for blast victims

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Sartell residents should remember to comply with the city’s odd-even watering days. To help conserve water, residents who have even numbers in their street addresses can water on even-numbered calendar days. Those with odd numbers may water on odd-numbered days. Exemption permits are available for those who have just planted grass seed.

Pre-planning keeps children safe when flying

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by Amber Roerick news@thenewsleaders.com Imagine being 12 years old, strapped into an airplane seat listening to a person you have never met talk about things you do not understand. Think if this was your first time flying alone to a country you have never been to before. Sounds like a scary thought, right? Given the well-known difficulties that come with

Klobuchar meets with Verso president

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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar met Tuesday with Dave Peterson, who is the incoming president and chief executive officer of Verso and its three plants – in Minnesota, Maine and Michigan. The two held a discussion in Klobuchar’s Washington, D.C. office. Klobuchar asked Peterson how she and others can be of help to get Verso in Sartell back on its feet.

Tillemans deserves our deepest respect

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It is a sad fact the veterans from World War II are hard to find. Most have died. They were part of what is widely regarded as the “Greatest Generation.” One of those veterans, however, is not only very much alive but remains as active as ever. The name of the remarkable man, who lives at Country Manor in Sartell,

Immortal Marilyn continues to fascinate

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If any movie star has a good grip on immortality, it’s got to be Marilyn Monroe. Instead of moldering into oblivion as most “stars” eventually do, Monroe is more popular than ever these days. Last year, an entertaining movie, “My Week with Marilyn,” was released with a knock-out performance by Michelle Williams. This week a book with some never-before-seen photos

Storm damages can open door to scams

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com In recent years, Sartell has been hit several times with wind-and-hail storms that caused citywide damages to homes and other buildings, and that is why city officials want to caution all residents to be wary of solicitations to fix damages. Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes and Sartell Housing Inspector Kyle Christensen are both advising people to

Four file for two council seats

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Two incumbents and two challengers have filed for two open Sartell City Council seats that will be determined by voters in the Nov. 6 election. The open seats are now occupied by Steve Hennes and Sandra Cordie. Both filed for re-election. Challengers are Amy Braig-Lindstrom and Mike “Spike” Piotowski. The deadline for filing was June 5. There will be no