Sartell eighth-grader excels in videography

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At the young age of 13, Warner Lolmasteymaugh of Sartell is not only an accomplished videographer and video editor – he is also a budding movie director. The Sartell Middle School eighth-grader just wrapped up a production titled “Locked in the Dark,” which is a short spooky movie he scripted in time for Halloween. The black-and-white

Gold Star Mother Jeanette Faughn remembers her daughter, Marine husband

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. Profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans are being published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining with Post 328 to recognize veterans and Legion members who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict and Cold War tensions. by Tom Klecker Jeanette Faughn,

Sartell Lions Park now has a SaveStation

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An AED SaveStation was installed in mid-October right at Lions Community Park just across from Sartell City Hall. The Sartell Lions Club contributed money to purchase the SaveStation, which is a device that holds an automatic external defibrillator, also known as an AED. Countless lives have been saved by the use of AEDs. All a person

Joetown Christmas Treasure sale begins Nov. 7

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are starting your holiday shopping, you have a chance to find some treasures at the annual Joetown Christmas Treasure Sale at the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall parish center. The sale will be from noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and  8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. In

Planned TCHS building aims for efficiency, comfort

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Even a brief review of the Tri-County Humane Society’s annual report for 2018 makes abundantly clear why a new building has to be constructed. A tour of the current facility underlines that fact. Ground will soon be broken for a $3.5-million shelter building just to the west of the current facility, which will be demolished. Fundraising

Refugee/immigrant news: Somali woman seeks a home in our midst

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. by Kaylee McGovern I’m not from Minnesota. I was born and raised in Washington state, just north of Seattle,

Remodeling on schedule at old high school

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Remodeling the old Sartell high school for use by middle school students in grades six through eight is on schedule, school board members were told at their Oct. 21 meeting. Interior demolition is complete and framing has begun in what was the media center. Concrete is being poured in what will be science rooms below the

Council endorses school levy

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Expressing hesitancy, the Sartell City Council voted to endorse the school district’s request for an increase in its operating levy. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Sartell and St. Stephen voters will decide whether to increase that levy by $1.7 million annually over a period of 10 years. At the Oct. 28 City Council meeting, City Administrator Mary