When will we see the last of firsts?

Mike KnaakColumn, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

After a 150 years, you’d think we would have lost our fascination with firsts. In its Jan. 28, 1869 edition, the St. Cloud Journal reported Carl Christian Schurz was the first German elected to the United States Senate. The good people of Missouri elected Schurz, described as a German revolutionary and American statesman and journalist. After emigrating from Germany, he

Mayor-elect Fitzthum has busy, good week

Dennis DalmanElection 2018, News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After Sartell City Council member Ryan Fitzthum learned late in the evening of Nov. 6 that he will soon be called officially Sartell Mayor Ryan Fitzthum, he didn’t celebrate; he couldn’t. He had to be up at 9 a.m. the next day to fly to Las Vegas for a business convention about heavy machinery. The week

Face front, true believers, one last time

Patric LewandowskiColumn, Opinion0 Comments

On Monday, Nov. 12, to paraphrase Obi Wan Kenobi, millions of nerd voices cried out in terror as one particular voice was silenced. Stan Lee, who co-created the Marvel Universe (the Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men and more), passed away at age 95. This is the second time in my life when I heard of the death of a celebrity that

School leaders asking why levy failed

Dave DeMarsElection 2018, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The votes are in and tabulated and the leaders of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District are asking themselves what went awry with the attempt to pass an operations levy referendum in the district. The proposed levy, titled Levy for Learning, was defeated by more than 1,600 votes. What happened? “Well, I’m not sure,” said Superintendent Jeff

At SMS, veterans lunch with loved ones

Dennis DalmanFeatured News, News, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

 by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The crowded cafeteria at Sartell Middle School was a buzz and roar of conversation Nov. 9 as students and their military veteran relatives enjoyed lunch together. It was the annual SMS “Lunch with Veterans” event, in honor of veterans and Veterans Day, and this year the luncheon accommodated 75 veterans and their young loved ones and