July 16 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. July 4

Muskie baseball roundup

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell Muskie bats pound the Becker Bandits 14-0 John Schumer was the winning pitcher June 6 as he pitched six innings and gave up two hits while striking out seven in a lopsided 14-0 shutout against the Becker Bandits. The Muskie bats were merciless and scored four runs in the first inning. They failed to score

Voters do have a choice in future Supreme Court cases

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The debate about how Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Supreme Court seat should be filled and how an expected “conservative” justice might rule on past issues misses the point. Voters don’t get to decide who Donald Trump nominates or who the Senate approves. But voters do have a voice. Many issues that reach the high court end up there because of a

Transparency questionable in recent council decisions

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Let us be perfectly clear. In no way is this meant to tarnish what we’re sure is an impeccable reputation nor is this meant to cast aspersion regarding the capabilities of Dwight Pfannenstein as St. Joseph police chief. That being said, we do seriously question the motives behind two recent decisions by the St. Joseph City Council. Newly christened council

Back on the trail, Pawlenty campaigns by asking questions

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Not all political campaigning happens at rallies for thousands of supporters or in summer festival parades. Sometimes, politicians seek votes in very small informal groups. Recently, I followed Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Fischbach on two St. Cloud visits focused on jobs and workforce development. Pawlenty served two terms as governor, from 2003 to 2011. He bypassed the state Republican convention

World Cup finding its way into Americans’ hearts

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Every four years, one of the largest sporting events in the world takes place, with billions of fans from around the world watching. Many teams, though starting with high hopes, are faced with some of the toughest competition the globe has to offer, leaving only one champion. No, this isn’t the Olympics, but the FIFA World Cup, the world’s most

Don’t blame Trump for following the law

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Nancy Schramel, Sartell Our President Donald Trump is the voice of the patriotic American people! We proudly stand with him to honor and defend our country, flag and veterans. He won the election which speaks volumes. He is strong and a very great leader. He is not racist. He is stopping Planned Parenthood from killing babies of EVERY race. He is