Council considers new ‘shovel-ready’ industrial park on east side of city

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph could soon be home to new industrial businesses, if a plan to develop an industrial park comes to fruition. The City Council approved March 4 a preliminary plat of an industrial park development southeast of CR 133 and east of 19th Avenue NE. The development is just northeast of the St. Joseph Coborn’s. If

School staffing of center more ‘enhancement’ than change

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com What will change when the Sartell Community Center becomes staffed and managed starting in May by the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s Community Education Program? The changes will likely not be apparent because the center will still be owned by the city, and the school district’s input to the center will be an enhancement of what has

St. Joseph to host 4-day bicycle tour

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St. Joseph will host 300 bicyclists and support crew members this summer for the start and finish of the Bicycling Around Minnesota Tour. The riders will arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and camp overnight before heading out on the four-day ride on Thursday, Aug. 15. They will return on Sunday, Aug. 18. The riders will camp in the parking lot

New pool or splash pad at Watab Park?

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Plans for the Watab Park wading pool have hit a snag, although the snag might just morph into an opportunity, depending on what Sartell residents decide they want. The Sartell City Council wrestled with new details about the plans at its Feb. 25 meeting. The presenter at the meeting was Nick Nowacki of a Big Lake

Renovation confirms Church of St. Joseph’s foundations run deep

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.om Locals have always known the foundations of the Church of St. Joseph run deep. But a recent renovation has confirmed it. Underneath the worship space runs two hand-built, stone-wall foundations the length of the church. The foundations have held up the roof for 150 years, but are getting an update this winter. Construction crews will reinforce the

Fibranz wins second place in state wrestling tournament

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” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Two Sartell wrestlers competed in the Minnesota state wrestling tournament last weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. One, Jackson Penk, was eliminated early. The other, Cole Fibranz, came away with second place. Fibranz, a senior, with a record of 45-3, is ranked No. 2 in the state at

Nydeen, Steichen named Triple A Award winners

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph seniors Reid Nydeen and Derek Steichen were recently named the St. John’s Prep School Triple A Award (Arts, Academics, Athletics) recipients. Each year, the Minnesota State High School League recognizes high-school seniors from member schools who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field and in fine arts. Nydeen is the daughter of

Hommerding’s nursing skills touch many

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph resident Brenda Hommerding isn’t a person who likes having everyone’s attention focused on her, but she is a person who likes to focus her attention on other people. Especially if that means helping them when they need medical care. Hommerding has spent the past 32 years working as a nurse in the Medical Oncology