Riverview selected as Sartell intermediate school name

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Riverview will be the name of Sartell-St. Stephen’s intermediate school when it opens next fall to serve students in grades three through five. The name was revealed Monday, Sept. 16, at Sabre Stadium with games that slowly uncovered the letters spelling out the name. Current second, third and fourth-graders gathered at the stadium for the games

Legislators visit St. Joseph to learn about community center plans

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph leaders and area legislators have tried for years to secure state funding for a community center. That effort may have gotten a boost Sept. 4 when members of the House Capital Investment Committee visited St. Joseph. Legislation introduced by Rep. Lisa Demuth (R-Cold Spring) and Sen. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) seeks $2.5 million in state

Did the drawdown work? Time will tell

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The six-week drawdown project on the river north of Sartell and on Little Rock Lake is now over. Did it produce good results? Time will tell, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The lake and Mississippi River will be closely monitored periodically, but the intended result of the project won’t be fully understood until

Willhite and Tweh lead Kennedy students, staff for the new school year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com A familiar face greeted students and staff at Kennedy Community School when Anna Willhite, principal, welcomed everyone for the 2019-20 school year. Willhite was previously an assistant principal at the school for three-and-a-half years, working with Laurie Putnam as principal. Effective in July, Putnam is now the assistant superintendent for secondary education for the St. Cloud

School district plans levy information meetings

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Ahead of a Nov. 5 vote on an operational levy, the Sartell-St. Stephen school district has scheduled a series of information meetings. The district is asking voters to approve a 10-year funding increase of $1.77 million per year. A similar measure failed last November. If approved, property taxes will increase $74.30 for each $100,000 of taxable

Family again pleads to keep pet chickens

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Siemens family returned to the Sartell City Council at its Sept. 9 meeting to ask the council again to allow chickens in the city – or at least to make an exception for the Siemens’ three pet chickens. According to Sartell City Administrator Mary Degiovanni, there has never been a specific chicken ordinance or amendment

Vogel continues to promote SaveStations, quick response times

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Joel Vogel of St. Joseph spoke at the Aug. 14 St. Joseph Y2K Lions meeting about outdoor automatic external defibrillator SaveStations in the area and the quick response time needed with sudden-cardiac-arrest and heart-attack victims. AEDs are portable machines that are used to deliver electrical shocks through the chest to the heart to people who have

Open house draws a crowd

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photo by Carolyn BertschThe Steinkopf family of Sartell eagerly make their way through the high school. They are anxious to transition to the new high school in a few years. They are (left to right) Gabbie, 10; Jen; Tom; and Remi, 9. photo by Carolyn BertschLeanne Skudlarek (left) and Angela Paulson, both of Sartell, lean over a second-floor railing in