Local man receives Legion of Honor medal

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Like all true heroes, Boyd Sorenson insists he’s not a hero and brushes off extravagant praises. His attitude is that he just happened to be there in a war zone and did the best he could do, along with many others. But that’s not the attitude of others. They consider Sorenson to be an extraordinary, courageous man who gave his

Council meets with residents about street safety

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Worries about street safety caused Sartell City Council members to meet with some city residents in person at a “Takin’ It To The Streets” session during a break at the July 22 council meeting. The council members drove to the area under concern where they met with residents outside their homes. The neighborhood is by 13th

A census undercount hurts us all

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Proposing a citizenship question on the 2020 Census is nothing but yet again another bright shiny object that distracts us from the real issue – the purpose of the census and the importance of an accurate account. An inaccurate count threatens our voice in government at all levels and could rob us of government funding for programs we all depend

Bench project helps Berndt earn Eagle honor

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell Boy Scout Anthony Berndt, 15, who will receive his Eagle Scout badge this fall, was thanked by the Sartell City Council for all of his work installing benches at Sauk River Regional Park. At the July City Council meeting, Berndt outlined the work he did for his bench project. The bench project was his community

Father, son muscle-car racers win at Brainerd

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com “Like father like son” describes Gary and Nate Olson of Sartell to a T. Both work at the same place and both emerged as winners, once again, at the Muscle Car Series Show & Go event at Brainerd International Speedway July 5-7. Driving his trusty 1979 deep-blue Camaro, Nate Olson was tops in the Strip Eliminator

Three baseball players honored

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Three Sartell High School baseball players where recently honored – but not for their on-field skills. The three where recognized by Diamond King Baseball (formerly Hardball Hotel Baseball) for their traits of humility, accountability, resiliency and discipline. The awards were presented at a July 21 St. Cloud Rox game. Jake Schlelonka, a senior, was awarded for