Pine Meadow stages its own ‘Olympics’

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com As the International Olympics’ stirring theme trumpeted from loudspeakers, a long parade of students solemnly entered the gymnasium at Pine Meadow Elementary School for Olympics Day April 20. Each class of students carried  a  large  hand-colored  flag of the country they were representing, just like in the “real” Olympics. In the front of the gymnasium, Sartell

Award-winning Strom ‘hunts’ with a camera

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com One of Shirley Strom’s favorite photographs is one of herself, taken when she was 4 years old, holding her mother’s Kodak Brownie Box camera and clutching that camera as if, for all the world, it was her own. Even then, pre-school, Strom loved cameras and taking photographs. It’s no wonder after decades of shutterbugging, she has

Dick Clark had no right to die

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

How dare Dick Clark die? He wasn’t supposed to die. He had no right to die. When we baby boomers were young, that’s what we’d say, “Dick Clark will never die. He never ages. He’ll stay young forever.” That youth-obsessed delusion was our Peter-Pan goal once upon a time: never grow old, never die. That was then when the world

Franken: Celebrating a healthier Minnesota

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Sen. Al Franken It has been two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and even though it won’t be fully implemented until 2014, millions of Americans and Minnesotans are already enjoying benefits from important provisions in the law. For example, no child in American can now be denied health insurance coverage because he or she has

Stress management for nurses

jon_y51o5q81Criers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

In celebration of Nurses Week, a free continuing education seminar for RNs and LPNs entitled Stress and Stress Management will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at Bayada Pediatrics, 2351 Connecticut Ave., Suite 320, Sartell. The seminar will address understanding stress and what solutions are available to assist professionals and layment alike in decreasing stress levels. Earn one

Assist with St. Cloud MS Walk!

jon_y51o5q81Criers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Opportunity Manor Inc., a non-profit organization located in Sartell, is in search of volunteers to assist with the May 6 St. Cloud MS Walk at Apollo High School. Volunteers are needed, 6:30 a.m. to noon, in a variety of ways, including setting up/tearing down tables and registering teams. Contact Brenda Eggerth, Opportunity Manor Inc., volunteer and communications manager, at 320-240-1900

Can-Am Police-Fire Games is looking for you!

jon_y51o5q81Criers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Can-Am Police-Fire Games is looking for volunteers the week of June 24-July 1. Would you like the opportunity to connect with police and fire personnel from all over the world? If that is the case, then help staff the 2012 Can-Am Police-Fire Games in St. Cloud. They are looking for individuals who can help make this an exciting and eventful