‘Fitness Fever’ gives Kennedy kids a boost

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com By the end of January, many students at Kennedy Community School were feeling healthier and happier. That’s because of the school’s annual month-long nutrition and fitness effort dubbed Fitness Fever. The program started Jan. 1 and lasted through the month, although fitness efforts persist throughout the year. Physical-education teacher Barb Gabler explained how the program works.

O’Driscoll wants to study extending Northstar to Camp Ripley

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Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) wants the Legislature to study if Northstar commuter rail should be extended all the way to Camp Ripley instead of just from Big Lake to St. Cloud. O’Driscoll said he will sponsor legislation to study the route extension because he calls Camp Ripley, north of Little Falls, a “significant state asset.” O’Driscoll said that in a

Editor wins opinion-writing award

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Newsleaders Editor Mike Knaak won a first-place award for editorial writing from the Minnesota Newspaper Association. The award was in the Editorial Portfolio category with competition among the state’s more than 250 weekly newspapers. The entry included a collection of five editorials published in the past year. The award recognizes overall excellence in locally written editorials and sustained quality as

Call for bids authorized for east-side reconstruction

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council unanimously approved a call for bids for the long-anticipated 2019 East Side Reconstruction Project. April Ryan, an engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. presented a slide show of the project at the Jan. 28 City Council meeting. The project, estimated to cost about $7.7 million, will involve the following: full reconstruction of

Demuth receives 2 bipartisan appointments

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First-year Rep. Lisa Demuth (R-Cold Spring) has been appointed to serve on two bipartisan legislative groups, including one to serve a task force on child protection. The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection was created in 2015 to expand efforts regarding child welfare in Minnesota. It works with the Department of Human Services and others to establish and evaluate child

Feb. 8 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 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. If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the

Feb. 22 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 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. Jan. 24 10:41 p.m. Suspicious activity. College Avenue N. A

Feb. 8 Sartell people

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Trevor Skinner of St. Stephen was named to the fall semester president’s list at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. To qualify, a student must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade-point average.  Avita Regan, a licensed esthetician and laser technician, joined the medical team at The Vein Center Laser Treatment & MedSpa, 1990 Connecticut Ave. S. in Sartell. With 19 years of