Public-private partnership to fund parks, fields

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The City of Sartell is going to borrow money from itself in order to fund several park-improvement projects and athletic-facility enhancements, and then the city, with help from private concerns, will pay itself back later, so to speak. The lion’s share of the $1.2-million funding would go to improvements at Champion Field and Pinecone Central Park.

‘MinnesotaCare Buy-In’ hopes to improve state healthcare

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Hoping to improve Minnesotans’ access to healthcare, state officials Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper held a town hall meeting Nov. 6 at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College to discuss the “MinnesotaCare Buy-In” proposal. A panel of speakers included Smith, Piper, State Rep. Clark Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor Lauren Gilchrist,

Nov. 24 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 www.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. Nov. 7

Veteran Weis: Remembering is important

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Even though he still has vivid memories of men – including four friends – being killed all around him, Rollie Weis of Sartell is very proud and happy to have served his country during World War II. Soon to be 93, on New Year’s Day, Weis is the oldest resident of Sartell and one of the

15 years later, still no trace of Guimond

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by Dennis Dalman editorl@thenewsleaders.com At long last, Jacob Wetterling was found 27 years after he disappeared, but Joshua Guimond’s parents and loved ones are still waiting and wondering in daily anguish what happened to their son and friend who “disappeared” 15 years ago. The Wetterling case had a tragic outcome – the discovery of the 11-year-old’s body buried near Paynesville.

Sabre Dance Team to host annual shows

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by Dennis Dalman editorl@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Sabre Dance Team will host its annual dance showcase in two performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Sartell High School gymnasium. The performances also serve as a fundraiser for the dance team. The shows will feature teams from more than 14 schools from throughout the state, as well

Sartell residents adjust to new traffic signal

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Motorists travelling through portions of Sartell have had to make a slight adjustment when navigating portions of Stearns CR 78 and Second Street S./CR 133. It’s an adjustment Sartell Community Development Director Anita Archambeau hopes will be a good enhancement for a busy intersection. On Oct. 31, Sartell officials, along with Stearns County, unveiled the new

Sartell students participate in National STEM/STEAM Day

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Creating structures from marshmallows and toothpicks might not sound like school work to everybody, but to Sartell students, it is and was part of National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8. The St. Francis Xavier fifth-grade science class participated in a STEM activity that challenged groups to design a structure using marshmallows and toothpicks that would remain standing