Sartell runners OK after Boston Marathon blasts

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by Dennis Dalman – The four Sartell runners who participated in the Boston Marathon April 15 are thankfully all safe and sound, according to several sources. The four are Jereme Fimrite, Shane Johnson, Curt Karolus and Laura Nordby. The area near the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon, usually the scene of much jubilation, instantly turned into a horrifying

‘Tour the Capital Day’ set for April 25

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Residents will have a chance to take a day trip to the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, April 25. Sponsored by the Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education program, the tour costs $30 per person. Buses will leave at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. The trip will include a tour of the historic Capitol building and also the Minnesota Judiciary Center.

Four Sartell residents get ready, get set for Boston Marathon

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by Dennis Dalman – As she looks forward to running in the Boston Marathon, Laura Nordby of Sartell feels a mixture of nervousness and excitement. It will be the Sartell woman’s first time in the world-famous event. “I’m nervous, thinking this can’t be real,” she said. “But I’m very excited after all I’ve heard about the Boston marathon.” Nordby is

Vagle humbled by ‘Citizen of Year’ award

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by Dennis Dalman – Pastor Doug Vagle was stunned with surprise when one day recently someone showed up at his office carrying balloons and telling him he has been honored as “Sartell Citizen of the Year” by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce. Vagle was stunned and surprised because he never expects to be rewarded for the kinds of service

Chamber honors Hurd as ‘Senior Volunteer of Year’

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by Dennis Dalman – One morning recently, Ron Hurd was enjoying a morning ritual – having a chat session and coffee with his retired buddies – when a woman popped in holding a bunch of balloons. To Hurd’s surprise, the woman from the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce announced to Hurd he had been selected as the chamber’s “Sartell Senior

Trooper photos

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[/media-credit] Minnesota State Trooper Tony Mazzone talks with a student following an assembly April 5 at Sartell High School. Mazzone visited the school to share insights about the dangers of distracted driving, including texting while driving. He also emphasized the importance of the driver and all passengers in a vehicle wearing seatbelts.  

Emergency-responder fashion show set for April 15

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by Dennis Dalman – Emergency-response women will strut down the runway, modeling their responder gear, during a fashion show called “Response Couture” from 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the ballroom near the Gorecki Center on the campus of the College of St. Benedict. If the weather is decent, the event may take place outdoors. “Response Couture” is free and