Council signs on to joint-resolution wish list

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by Dennis Dalman The Sartell City Council, on a 3-1 vote, decided to sign on to a collective annual list of area cities’ wishes and needs to be presented to state legislators. Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll was not present at the Nov. 13 council meeting. Voting to approve the list were acting mayor Pat Lynch and council members

Can elephants be saved by killing them?

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Killing elephants to save them? What an appalling oxymoron. Big-game hunters pay thousands of dollars for the “privilege” of shooting elephants or other exotic animals – many of them threatened with extinction. The money, we’re told, goes into conservation funds that help the elephants survive on protected territories where they are guarded against vicious poachers who kill and butcher the

Is it too early for Christmas? Maybe a little

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It comes the time of year again for the holidays. Talk concerning Thanksgiving, Christmas and the approaching new year swirls around. It’s a time for celebration and family gatherings, for sharing gifts and giving thanks for what we have. As I’ve gotten older, it seems like the days keep going faster and faster every year up until this point. It

Nov. 24 public notice: Sartell-St. Stephen School Board minutes – Oct. 16, 2017

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 748 OCT. 16, 2017 DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARD ROOM The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6 p.m. by Vice Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies; Pamela Raden, clerk; Patrick Marushin, treasurer; Mary McCabe, director; Lesa Kramer, director; Jeremy Snoberger,

Nov. 24 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Sartell psychologist receives SCSU honor Licensed psychologist Dennis Anderson, who resides in Sartell, was recently awarded the 2016/2017 Alumni Service Award by the SCSU Alumni Association. This reflects both service at the university where he has been an adjunct instructor for many years as well as service to the community. Andersen’s community involvement includes being a charter member of St.

Council hears energy, water innovations

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by Dennis Dalman After hearing two more presentations about utilities and energy, the Sartell City Council has some big, innovative and possibly expensive decisions to make in the future. At the Oct. 23 city-council meeting, lengthy presentations were given to council members by officials from three companies – Ferguson Waterworks Meters, WaterSmart Software and Apex Solutions. At a previous