Sandra “Sandy” Osbourn Bismarck, N.D. July 27, 1970-Aug. 3, 2020 Sandra (Sandy) Osbourn, 50, died suddenly after a very short illness on Aug. 3. Burial will be back home in North Dakota and the family will have a private memorial service to celebrate her life at the Church of St. Joseph. This will be live streamed for all to see
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A third craft event will go ahead, although not as big as originally planned, after the event organizer satisfied a majority of St. Joseph City Council members that it will be conducted safely. The event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 19, on land just east of the Government Center, the location of two earlier events on
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The St. Joseph City Council approved supervision positions in two departments to increase accountability, transparency and leadership. During a work session July 27, Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein told council members he wants to add a second sergeant to his department and Public Works Director Terry Thene proposed a supervisor. The council approved the two positions at its Aug. 3 meeting.
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com “Bill the East Sartell Weatherman” has his own weather station in his backyard that reports round-the-clock minute-to-minute updates for his website watchers. Bill Turgeon, 77, is quick to note, modestly, that he is not a meteorologist – just a weather hobbyist. But “pro” or not, his knowledge of weather is deep and vast, informed by many
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Very few people get a chance to save the life of another human being, but Marena Kouba, a 2017 Sartell High School graduate, saved not just one life but three all at once. It happened Sunday, July 19, while she and her boyfriend, Dayton Nash of St. Cloud, were visiting Presque Isle in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Gov. Tim Walz visited the Central Minnesota Council on Aging in Sartell on Aug. 4 to highlight the availability of nearly 400,000 masks for Minnesotans including older adults. The council has about 7,500 masks to distribute in coordination with Catholic Charities and 16 other partner agencies. Some masks will be distributed with meal deliveries or seniors
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Cloud school district schools will begin the year in a hybrid learning model, Superintendent Will Jett announced at the school board’s Aug. 5 meeting. The hybrid plan is one of three scenarios that school districts planned for at the direction of the Department of Education. Based on grade level, students will be assigned to attend
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Students and parents in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district will learn on Aug. 17 how schools will operate when classes begin Sept. 8. The decision will come three weeks before school starts. School board members heard on Aug. 5 detailed plans for the three learning options directed by the state earlier this summer. Schools were directed
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