Christmas sale supports Sartell Historical Society

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photo by Dennis DalmanCecilia and Cameron Kohout, ages 6 and 9, of Sartell check out Christmas knick-knacks at the “Holiday Market” Nov. 23 at the Sartell Community Center. A fundraiser for the Sartell Historical Society, the event featured free cookies, cider and many vendors offering hand-crafted holiday-themed gifts. Cecilia and Cameron are the children of Samantha and Brian Kohout of

Sartell man’s book describes early Manitoba farm life

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by Dennis Dalman Growing up on a farm deep in the boondocks, Gary Schnellert absorbed the necessity of hard work at a very early age and to this day much of what he knows he learned long ago in the “school of hard knocks.” In a just-published book titled “Small Farm in the Swamp,” the 68-year-old Sartell resident recounts

Reform needed for voters’ voices to be heard

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Help paying for health care. Repairing crumbling roads and bridges. Gun safety laws. Action on climate change. A realistic immigration policy. Citizens want action on all these issues and most people agree on the solutions. Yet nothing happens. Presidential candidate Tom Steyer thinks he has the answer and the answer is not who gets elected but the need for basic

Volunteers, old friends link up for Santa Paws fundraiser

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The text message popped up on my screen. “Hey Mike, do you have any plans from 1:30-4:30 on Nov. 23?” It was from my friend and former colleague at the St. Cloud Times, Kate Kompas. No plans, I replied, although my spouse had raised the prospect of traveling to Evanston, Illinois, to watch the Gophers-Wildcats football game that weekend. “Want

Nov. 29 – Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Nicole Kern of Sartell has been appointed by Gov. Tim Walz to the Children’s Cabinet Advisory Council and the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care. The Children’s Cabinet Advisory Council and the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care will make recommendations to support community engagement and work of carrying out Executive Order 19-34 across state government. Delaney

Public notice: Sartell-St. Stephen school board minutes – Oct. 21, 2019

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748 OCT. 21, 2019 DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARD ROOM The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies; Jeremy Snoberger, vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Amanda Byrd, treasurer; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff

Nov. 29 Town Criers

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Winterwalk is Dec. 6 in downtown St. Joseph Winterwalk activities will be Friday, Dec. 6, at Church of St. Joseph, 12 W. Minnesota St. Come for supper, shop at the craft/vendor sales and bake sale all from 4-8 p.m. Stay for the 40-foot tree lighting at 6 p.m. outside on the church grounds. Visit and take a photo with Santa and