Sartell-St. Stephen school board approves fall levy vote

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell-St. Stephen school district voters will be asked a second time to approve an operating levy. The measure will be put to voters in a special election on Nov. 5, 2019. If approved, it would raise $1.77 million a year for 10 years. Last fall, voters turned down a similar proposal. That outcome resulted in cutbacks

Twit honored for SaveStations donation

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph is the safest city in Minnesota – at least it is in so far as SaveStations. That fact was announced on a warm July 12 morning when St. Joseph resident Audrey Twit was honored for donating $11,000 for four SaveStations in St. Joseph. The presentation took place outside the St. Joseph Government Center. SaveStations

Rueckert’s Army training led to medical career

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Community education connects everything Sartell

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com This summer, Sartell Community Education moved to the Community Center where the staff is operating, managing and scheduling activities. “We want to improve on what’s here already and connect everything Sartell,” said Community Education Director Kris O’Brien. Summer recreational and daytime enrichment camps have filled the center and kept the staff busy, serving 518 children at

Liturgical Press wins record number of awards

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. John’s Liturgical Press recently received an unprecedented number of awards for its published books, and two of its designers were also honored. It is the highest number of awards ever won by the Press in one year since the Press was founded in 1926 on the campus of St. John’s University by a monk