Scam call causes sweaty panic – at first

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At first, Francis Gomes of Sartell was so rattled by the phone call, he broke out in a sweat. He was utterly incredulous when the official-sounding woman on the other end of the line told him the police would soon be at his house, his assets would be seized, his driver’s license revoked and a lien

New Little Caesar’s does brisk business in Sartell

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The new Little Caesar’s pizza place in Sartell is a dream-come-true for its owners, Marty and Dayna Malinen. It has been doing a brisk, steady business ever since it recently opened. To the Malinens, the new business has the “right feel.” That’s because Marty designed the business, and Dayna was born and raised just blocks from

Abbey releases list of 18 ‘credibly’ accused clergy

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A list of 18 St. John’s Abbey priests or monks, living and deceased, has been released by the Abbey. All men on the list, which was released Dec. 9, are those who have been “credibly” accused of sexual misconduct. The list’s release was in response to a lawsuit filed recently against a former monk who is

City levy means mostly flat or decreased taxes

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell residents and businesses might want to do a double-take about the estimated-tax notices they received in the mail in November. The Sartell City Council, at a public hearing, revised the estimated preliminary budget from November, and it is now officially lower. The lower amount was possible through judicious cuts as well as more revenue than

Call to Gomes typical of threat-fear phone scams

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A scam call from con crooks to a Sartell man is a classic example of all the elements that constitute a telephone scam. (See related story.) Unlike con calls that inform people they’ve won prizes, trips or inherited money, the call to Francis Gomes was one of threats, using fear as the hook. Typically, in a

Sartell P.O. excels in sales of breast-cancer stamps

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Once again, the Sartell Post Office achieved its “Breast Cancer” stamp goal this year, selling $1,799-worth of the stamps, the third highest in Minnesota and part of Wisconsin and tops for the central Minnesota area. It’s all “thanks to the Sartell customers,” said Sartell Postmaster Terry Niehaus. The statewide contest included cities in a postal region of Minnesota and part

Skalicky to match all food-shelf donations

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Contributions to several area food shelves, including the one in St. Joseph, will pay off nicely if people contribute by Jan. 1. The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation are once again doing their “Charity Challenge” through Dec. 31. The Skalicky Foundatioin will match every dollar donated to three area food shelves up to an amount of