Nov. 27 Town Criers

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Market canceled due to Covid-19 Sartell Farmers Market canceled for Dec. 5 due to the current Covid situation. If you need any items from our vendors, please feel free to contact them directly. Contact information available on sartellfarmersmarket.org or Facebook. Be a Santa to a Senior with Home Instead Home Instead is looking for volunteers to Be a Santa to a

School district given clean bill of health

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by Mike Knaak news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school district was given a clean bill of economic health by the annual external audit of the district’s finances. School board members learned the outcome of the audit at the Nov. 16 meeting, which showed that expenses for the district’s 2020 fiscal year came in at 3.6 percent under budget. Another indicator of

Night school will help students who fall behind

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by Mike Knaak news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell High School students will have an additional opportunity to keep up with their studies and make progress toward graduation, thanks to a new, expanded program. Starting in December, ninth- through 12th graders will be able to attend “Night School,” from 4-6 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For years, juniors and seniors could participate in SAIL

School district financially healthy, fighting for funds

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by Heidi L. Everett news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Cloud Area School District’s independent auditor gave the district positive news at its Nov. 18 Board of Education meeting. “It’s a clean bill of health, if you will,” said Nancy Schulzetenberg of BergenKDV. The report noted that per-pupil funding from the state would garner the same annual increase that it’s been receiving since

Cultural Connections: An inside look at our Somali neighbors

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by Melisa Dick guest columnist Read this for an insider’s look into the lives and culture of our Somali neighbors and their challenges. Hudda Ibrahim is the author of “From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota became Home to Somalis.” She is also a faculty member at St. Cloud Technical and Community College and president of Filsan Consulting LLC, a company

Citizen of the Year and Education Professional Honored

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by Heidi L. Everett news@thenewsleaders.com With more than 18,000 residents in Sartell, one might think it’s hard to stand out. The Sartell Chamber of Commerce’s annual Choice Awards proved otherwise Nov. 12 when Citizen of the Year, Education Professional of the Year and others were honored. Citizen of the Year Jessica Lundsetter remembers what it was like in March. “The

Celebrate one another

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The election is over. The yard signs and banners are down. The ideological angst should begin to dissipate. It’s time to stop seeing each other as Democrats or Republicans and  calling each other liberal or conservative, as if these are inherently bad. It’s time to re-‘friend’ or re-‘follow’ our family members, acquaintances and colleagues on social media and share the

Nov. 27 St. Joseph People

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Sarah Gainey has been named non-formal Environmental Educator of the Year by Minnesota Association for Environmental Education. Gainey is the assistant director and education coordinator of preK-12 education & volunteers at St. John’s Outdoor University. Not only has Sarah worked to provide education to school-aged students, she has also mentored more than a dozen Environmental Education Fellows in addition to