Jerome “Jerry” H. Langer, 67, died June 30 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the
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The Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced on June 30 a settlement agreement with a senior living facility, Edgewood Sartell, that violated Minnesota’s civil rights law by discriminating against Jameisha Cox, a personal care assistant, because of her race.  “Being belittled on a daily basis because of race is sad a reality for Black people,” said Jameisha Cox in a
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William J “Bill” Galarneault, 87 Sartell Feb. 8, 1933-June 29,2020 William J. “Bill” Galarneault, 87, of Sartell died June 29 of natural causes in Sauk Rapids. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sartell.  Visitation
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The Benton County Sheriff’s Office lobby is now open to the public. Lobby hours are 8-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. People who have been exposed to Covid-19 in the preceding 14 days or those who are exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms are asked to refrain from entering the building. Floor markings, reduced seating capacity, increased sanitizing and other infection control strategies
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Absentee voting for the Aug. 11 primary election is underway. Because of the current pandemic, residents who wish to vote by absentee are encouraged to request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org. To vote absentee by mail, voters should apply for an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org or contact the Auditor-Treasurer’s office and an application will be mailed or faxed.
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On Monday, July 6, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office returns to normal lobby hours – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fingerprinting will resume with a modified process. Those wishing to obtain fingerprints will need to call 320-259-3760 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 8-11:30 a.m. Masks are
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Parents of school children ages 3 to 5 can now register for an upcoming enrichment and activities program dubbed “Sabre EdVenture Club” that will start in the upcoming school year. EdVenture is short for “Education Adventure.” It will take place at Riverview, the newly remodeled former Sartell Middle School. There is an “if” attached, however. EdVenture
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and a renewed focus on racial justice, the Sartell-St. Stephen school has taken two actions to address local concerns. The board conducted a listening session June 24 to hear about how schools should address equity issues. On June 15, the district published a statement that emphasized “as a
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