by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Riverview will be the name of Sartell-St. Stephen’s intermediate school when it opens next fall to serve students in grades three through five. The name was revealed Monday, Sept. 16, at Sabre Stadium with games that slowly uncovered the letters spelling out the name. Current second, third and fourth-graders gathered at the stadium for the games
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph leaders and area legislators have tried for years to secure state funding for a community center. That effort may have gotten a boost Sept. 4 when members of the House Capital Investment Committee visited St. Joseph. Legislation introduced by Rep. Lisa Demuth (R-Cold Spring) and Sen. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) seeks $2.5 million in state
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The six-week drawdown project on the river north of Sartell and on Little Rock Lake is now over. Did it produce good results? Time will tell, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The lake and Mississippi River will be closely monitored periodically, but the intended result of the project won’t be fully understood until
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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com A familiar face greeted students and staff at Kennedy Community School when Anna Willhite, principal, welcomed everyone for the 2019-20 school year. Willhite was previously an assistant principal at the school for three-and-a-half years, working with Laurie Putnam as principal. Effective in July, Putnam is now the assistant superintendent for secondary education for the St. Cloud
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Siemens family returned to the Sartell City Council at its Sept. 9 meeting to ask the council again to allow chickens in the city – or at least to make an exception for the Siemens’ three pet chickens. According to Sartell City Administrator Mary Degiovanni, there has never been a specific chicken ordinance or amendment
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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Joel Vogel of St. Joseph spoke at the Aug. 14 St. Joseph Y2K Lions meeting about outdoor automatic external defibrillator SaveStations in the area and the quick response time needed with sudden-cardiac-arrest and heart-attack victims. AEDs are portable machines that are used to deliver electrical shocks through the chest to the heart to people who have
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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you missed the first hike, you still have a chance to catch the next four at St. John’s Outdoor University. The Outdoor University is hosting its first hiking series using the book “The Nature of St. John’s” as a guide. “This is a series ‘where book club meets hiking club,’” said Jenny Kutter, department coordinator
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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Sept. 4 6:55 p.m. ATV complaint. Brianna Drive. An ATV was
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