Funeral for Violet ‘Vi’ M. Bidinger, 78, of Sartell

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Violet “Vi” M. Bidinger, 78 Sartell July 25, 1942-Oct. 14, 2020 Violet “Vi” M. Bidinger, 78, died Oct. 14 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Violet “Vi” M. Bidinger, 78, who passed away Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Ronald

Funeral for Virginia A ‘Ginny’ Pfannenstein, 87, of St. Joseph

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Virginia A “Ginny” Pfannenstein, 87 St. Joseph Jan. 3, 1933-Oct. 14, 2020 Virginia A. “Ginny” Pfannenstein, 87, of St. Joseph, died Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, will officiate. Burial will take place in

Following school board vote, equity audit moves forward

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by Mike Knaak news@thenewsleaders.com The first steps in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s long-debated equity audit will begin in a few weeks when a newly formed Equity in Education Committee meets with the outside consultant hired to conduct the study. The equity-audit idea arose earlier this summer after the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and a renewed interest on

High school football finally returns

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photo by Mike KnaakSartell High School football players and socially distanced fans cheer a score as the Sabres hosted the Apollo Eagles for the season's first home football game on Oct. 9. Sartell won the game, 35-13. Covid-19 restrictions limited attendance to 250 people. During the game, fans watched from outside the fence and from vehicles lined up on Second

City hopes for lower waste-hauler costs

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council is expressing concerns about increasing costs of waste-hauler service to the city and agreed to call for bids for that citywide service. Currently, there is one service that contracts with St. Joseph – Republic Services for trash and recycling pick-ups. Its corporate headquarters are in Phoenix, Ariz., although it serves places

Riverview adapts to hybrid learning model

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com So far, so good. During the ongoing Virus Crisis, that pretty much sums up how the new school year is coming along in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. Teachers, staff, students and parents have had to be flexible, adaptable and creative in new ways of learning while staying safe from illness. Everyone in the schools, including

Ready? Get set. Vote!

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com With Election Day right around the corner, now is the time for prospective voters to get all their ducks in a row so they are ready to cast their ballots by or on Tuesday, Nov. 3. There are many choices on the ballots, including presidential candidates as well as local, state and county offices and a

Ready? Get set. Vote!

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com With Election Day right around the corner, now is the time for prospective voters to get all their ducks in a row so they are ready to cast their ballots by or on Tuesday, Nov. 3. There are many choices on the ballots, including presidential candidates as well as local, state and county offices and a