Sex trafficking happens in small cities too

Mike KnaakFeatured News, News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Area city officials heard an update on sex trafficking investigations and then they asked law enforcement leaders what else needs to be done to combat the problem. Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall and Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud spoke to mayors, city council members and city administrators during a St. Cloud Area Joint Cities meeting

SummerFest to host family fun June 9

Dennis DalmanFeatured News, News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A big parade, family fun ‘n’ games, live music, a street dance, fireworks – those are some of the  highlights of the upcoming 26th annual Sartell SummerFest on Saturday, June 9, in Sartell. Each summer, the free festival attracts many thousands of people from far and wide. The following is a list of activities: 10 a.m. The

Morgan speaks of ‘Wounds’ at Memorial Day ceremony

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Bill Morgan of Sartell has a lot to remember every Memorial Day because so many soldiers in so many wars have affected him personally, deeply, sorrowfully. Morgan, a history writer and retired American Studies professor, was the keynote speaker at the Sartell Memorial Day ceremony May 28 in Veterans Park, the 150th anniversary of the founding of

Candidates begin filing for election

Mike KnaakElection 2018, News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Filings for local public offices with primary elections continue through June 5. Here are the people who have filed through noon on Wednesday, May 30. The individual listing includes information from the candidate’s voluntary disclosure form if they filed one with the secretary of state.   Senate District 13 Jeff Howe, Republican. House District 13A Jim

Hearing set for Celebration water problems

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

 by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A public hearing about proposed solutions to ongoing water problems in the Celebration neighborhood in north Sartell will take place at the June 11 Sartell City Council meeting. The city council called for the public hearing at its May 14 meeting. The proposal for Celebration raised some concerns in the past, with some council members suggesting

Stone Poneys – a team looking to jell

Dave DeMarsNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, Sports0 Comments

by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Back in 2010, town baseball was flourishing in central Minnesota, especially in Sartell. The Sartell Muskies were the local team and as is usual, the size of the roster was limited. There were a lot of guys with a real passion for the game that were being left on the sidelines because there just wasn’t enough