Bids to be taken for Celebration, again

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An ordering of bids was approved by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting for safety improvements in the Celebration neighborhood of Sartell. The estimated cost of the project is about $500,000 for the actual construction, with an additional $125,000 to cover soft costs, such as design. Bids will be opened sometime in February. Celebration

Sports medicine class takes students from the classroom to the operating room

Mike KnaakFeatured News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Students in Ryan Hacker’s Advanced Sports Medicine class found themselves in the operating room as well as the classroom as they observed medical professionals and their patients. Through a partnership with St. Cloud Orthopedics and St. Cloud Surgical Center, the 13 class members were able to follow a patient from diagnosis to recovery and learn firsthand

Babich excited about Blackberry ice-rink fun

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The start of the new year is filled with a growing excitement for Sonja Babich, who was recently honored as Sartell Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. “I was honored and tickled to win that award,” Babich said. She was praised at the awards ceremony for her sense of community, her hospitality, her constant emphasis

SS River Runners to celebrate 50th birthday

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

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Nineteen sixty-nine was a long, long time ago – a half century, to be exact, but some members of the St. Stephen River Runners snowmobile remember that year fondly, as if it were yesterday, because that’s the year their club began. The club’s members are planning a huge public birthday celebration to memorialize the 50-year event

Braving the elements

Carolyn BertschNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschBlustering wind and cold temperatures did not prevent the Calhoun family of Sartell from sledding fun Jan. 21 at the hill near St. Francis Xavier. They are (left to right) Carissa; Aubriella, 7; Zander, 15 and Matt.

Deputy Chief Struffert to retire

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

After 34 years in the law-enforcement profession and 29 of them serving Sartell, Deputy Police Chief Dale Struffert will retire this May. In a letter to Police Chief Jim Hughes, Struffert stated that “recent changes in PERA, as well as continued issues with my personal health, have caused me to realize that it is time for a change in my

Volunteers needed for two city boards

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The city of Sartell is looking for volunteers to serve on two city boards – the Planning Commission and Economic Development Commission. The Economic Development Commission consists of Sartell and Le Sauk Township residents appointed by the City Council to make recommendations on development issues. The board meets every other month on the third Tuesday, usually at 7 a.m. The