Anjum returns from GeoBee state competition

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman Yazaan Anjum’s disappointment quickly turns into hope when he remembers he has three more years, three more tries at the Geography Bee. Anjum, a Sartell fifth-grader, is one of 100 Minnesota students who competed in the State National Geographic Bee April 6 at Mankato State University. Yazaan is the son of Shakeel and Zurya Anjum. In

16 building permits issued in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders A total of 16 building permits were issued in St. Joseph in 2017, according to statistics compiled by the Central Minnesota Builders Association. All the permits were for single-family, detached homes. The builders ‘association tracks permits for 10 central Minnesota cities from statistics compiled by Stearns and Benton counties. The area recorded 266 detached, single-family permits

Sartell opts solar for some electricity

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by Dennis Dalman The city of Sartell will save an estimated $651,000 on its electric bill over a 25-year period because of a solar-energy subscription agreement the city council approved unanimously at its last meeting. During that 25-year period, the city will pay an accumulated total of $2.137 million for the subscription. That amount, minus the estimated $2.788 million

Watab Park shelter bid approved

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by Dennis Dalman Watab Park in Sartell should have a brand new shelter as soon as late summer. At its March 26 meeting, the Sartell City Council approved a low bid of $328,762 to do the long-awaited project. The older shelter in the park will be demolished. Funding for the project will come from the city’s park-district fund (about

School district to explore new curriculum delivery model

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by Dave DeMars “One of our most common forms of instructional practice is ‘sit and knit.’ I’m really good at that,” Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert told the Sartell school board at its March meeting at St. Stephen City Hall. “I sit and talk to a whole group, and they are supposed to get it,” he said. “Well, for a lot

Council approves new cell-phone tower

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by Dennis Dalman Another telecommunications tower for cell-phone use will be raised in Sartell, as approved by the Sartell City Council at its March 26 meeting. After a public hearing, the council voted to grant a conditional-use permit for the tower on a 4-0 vote. Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll was not at the meeting. The 150-foot-tall tower, a

Children vision screening to be available at Community Showcase

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by Cori Hilsgen Early detection of children’s eye diseases can help prevent worsening symptoms. However, many children’s eyes do not get checked until they begin school. That is why the St. Joseph Y2K Lions will be screening children’s eyes at the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at

St. Joseph to host Old Glory Run

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This year’s Old Glory run will take place on Saturday, May 19, in St. Joseph. The event consists of a 5K run/walk/wheel and 1K fun-run for children. Funds from last year’s run were used to buy a vehicle to transport veterans to the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Event planners are seeking donations and sponsorships from local businesses. To