City administrator candidate to be interviewed

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council has decided to consider interviewing at least one internal candidate for the job as the new city administrator. The current administrator, Mary Degiovanni, recently announced she will retire, perhaps as early as this summer. At the last council meeting, all council members agreed to first consider an internal hiring option rather than

Feb. 25 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Feb. 18 5:30 p.m. Theft. Roberts Road. A complainant reported items

City app, possible bonding money in the future for St. Joseph, mayor says

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A city services app, a spruced-up downtown and an expanded city storage facility are among the changes on the horizon for the new year, according to St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz. Prospects look good for state bonding money to boost two local projects as well as federal support for affordable housing, Schultz said during a speech

Splash pad approved for Watab Park

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell’s Watab Park will boast a state-of-the-art splash pad this coming summer now the City Council has approved a final design and cost for the amenity. The council voted to approve a design by the Vortex company, an international leader in water-related projects for recreation. The splash pad will cost $173,500, slightly under a previously estimated

Direct, absentee voting available ahead of March 3 presidential primary

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Voters don’t have to wait until March 3 to vote in this year’s March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary. Stearns County and area cities have set up options for direct voting. In St. Joseph, early voting will take place at the Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. on the following dates: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 –

Scouts tie blankets for medical team trip

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com It may be cookie season, but Sartell’s Girl Scout Troop 123 is more focused on blankets and Beanie Babies than Peanut Butter Patties. The girls are making fleece blankets and collecting Beanie Babies to send along with a Sartell area medical team headed to Guatemala next month. On a recent Thursday night, the girls gathered around