‘Stuart Little’ is district book selection

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Kindergarten through fourth-grade students learned Jan. 31 that this year’s book for February’s Love to Read Month is “Stuart Little” by E.B. White. Copies of the book were given to students at Oak Ridge and Pine Meadow Elementary schools. Students will follow the adventures of Stuart Little each day by participating in literacy activities and building-wide trivia.  The One District,

Jan. 28 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. Jan. 21 2:15 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 29 and 14th Ave.

Sartell City Administrator Degiovanni to retire

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell City Administrator Mary Degiovanni confirmed Jan. 23 that she will retire sometime this next summer or early September. Degiovanni, who has worked for the city of Sartell for more than 20 years, told the Newsleader she wants to spend more time with her grandchildren and indulge herself in her longtime passion, gardening. As city administrator,

Lend a hand by clearing snow from fire hydrants

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Not surprisingly considering recent weather, when Public Works Director Terry Thene reported his department’s updates at the Jan. 21 St. Joseph City Council meeting, snow removal was the main topic. Council Member Bob Loso asked Thene about clearing out snow around fire hydrants. Thene said the task is “on our radar” to clear them out. But

Governor includes two St. Joseph projects in bonding plan

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Two longtime St. Joseph dream projects moved one step closer to reality last week when the governor included them in his bonding list for the legislature. Gov. Tim Walz requested $4 million for the Community Center expansion and $300,000 for East Park, part of $2.028 billion general-obligation bond proposal supporting local jobs and projects. Area lawmakers

Donation will help fund ice arena addition

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A second Sartell ice arena is closer to reality after a second lead gift to its capital campaign. Sartell Youth Rec Center, owners and operators of Bernick’s Arena, announced on Jan. 15 the donation from Regional Diagnostic Radiology. The plans for a second sheet of ice shifted in November from an open-air structure to an enclosed,

Dog licensing no longer required in Sartell

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Dog-owning residents in Sartell no longer have to license their dogs in the city, effective Jan. 13. The Sartell City Council, after a Jan. 13 public hearing during the council meeting, voted unanimously to strike the license requirement from the city’s animal-control ordinance. The rest of the ordinance will remain in effect except for some fine-tuning

‘Yarn Ladies’ bring warmth to people in need

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Some people can walk and chew gum at the same time, but they’ve got nothing on Paulette Levasseur of Sartell who can crochet and go sightseeing at the same time. She recalls a trip through the Black Hills of South Dakota, when she crocheted for hours without missing a stitch while looking out the passenger window