SMS students earn honors at Science Fair

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Four Sartell Middle School seventh-grade students brought back gold and silver awards from the Minnesota Science and Engineering Fair March 18-20 in Bloomington. One team, comprised of Sam Neuman and Rory Spanier, earned the Gold Award, the top award possible from the Minnesota Academy of Science. The two boys impressed the judges with their project, which

Minnesota FoodShare Month a success

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Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf collected nearly 85,000 pounds of food during March, Minnesota FoodShare Month, placing fifth in the statewide friendly competition. But they also distributed 145,000 pounds of food to about 1,900 families in that same month. The differenct during March, and every month of the year, is made up in dollars. “With our buying power through

RSVP seeks volunteers

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RSVP is a volunteer program for men and women age 55 and older and offers a variety of one-time and ong-going volunteer opportunities within 220 local human service organizations. Volunteers choose how and where they want to serve, and the amount of time they want to give. They also choose whether to draw on current skills or develop new ones.

Governor signs bill authored by O’Driscoll

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) was elated when Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a school-trust land bill April 28. O’Driscoll was one of the key authors of the bill. He called the governor’s signing of the bill good news for education in Minnesota. The law will create a director who will be in charge of long-term

Edgerly, Offerdahl honored as ‘tops’ by Chamber

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two long-time Sartell residents, Lint Edgerly and Tom Offerdahl, were honored by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards banquet April 26 at Mulligan’s Event Center in Sartell. Edgerly was named Retired Volunteer of the Year, and Offerdahl was selected as Sartell Citizen of the Year. At the banquet, House of Pizza was

Salvation Army thrift store to open early June in St. Cloud

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A St. Cloud Family Thrift Store, which will benefit clients of the Salvation Army, will open sometime in late July or early August in St. Cloud. It will be located in the former Hoye Home Furnishings building at 55 Park Ave. S. Collections are being accepted now. The store will be operated by the Minneapolis-based Salvation

Hospital hosts tours of new addition

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St. Cloud Hospital will celebrate its completion of a 360,000-square-foot addition along the banks of the Mississippi River with open houses from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The last tour begins one hour before the end of each open house. Walking tours will focus on the following:

CSJU hosts missioning celebration

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St. John’s will host a missioning celebration/ceremony in commemoration of St. John’s historic corporate transition on Monday, May 21 with a reception at 3:45 p.m. in the Great Hall and a 5 p.m. ceremony in St. John’s Abbey and University Church. Both events are open to the public. On Sept. 6, 2011, the monastic chapter of St. John’s Abbey authorized