Fall election looms over legislative session

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The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes on Feb. 20 for a three-month election-year session. With a wide-open governor’s race and control of the state House of Representatives on the line, the November election will drive the debate. Kicking off the action, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a $1.5-billion bonding bill for more than 218 public-works projects across the state. Later this month, legislators

With Super Bowl over, Vikings spirit lives on

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It comes around every year, and now it has come and gone again. The Super Bowl, arguably one of the world’s largest sporting events, took place last Sunday between two heavyweight competitors, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Like last year, it was a race to the finish, with the outcome hanging on a thread to the very

Feb. 9 Public notice: 2018-2022 capital improvement plan

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CITY OF SARTELL, MINNESOTA 2018-2022 CAPITAL-IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CAPITAL-IMPROVEMENT BONDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Sartell, Minnesota (the “City”) will meet on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at or after 6 p.m., at the City Hall in Sartell, Minnesota, in part to hold a public hearing concerning (1) the

Feb. 9 Town criers

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Sartell hockey conducts raffle The Sartell Youth Hockey Association is now conducting a raffle with a grand prize of $2,699.99; 100 winners will receive St. Cloud Scheels gift cards for any merchandise in the store. There is a 1 in 20 chance of winning. Tickets may be purchased at both Blue Line Bar & Grill locations and the Firing Line Indoor

Sartell friends plan to double the size of their Waite Park salon

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Three women who became friends when they were students at Sartell High School have plans to double the size of their salon business with a move to a new location. Sisters Alex and Jackie Hyndman and Nikki Kruger started Poppy Salon in Waite Park five years ago. By April 1, the women plan to move to

Human trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl

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Megan Mechelke, representative of the Sartell High School Students Against Human Trafficking Club     The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as “a form of modern-day slavery” that uses “force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” In 2012 the International Labor Organization estimated about 21 million people were enslaved globally, 1.5