Doulas help hugely in birthing process

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When Melissa Kosloski was giving birth to her first baby, a boy delivered via C-section, she felt she just hadn’t been prepared enough for the experience. “I thought I would just tough it out,” she recalled. “But I realized I could have had better support and could have learned more about the physiology of birth.” That

Plans move ahead for public-safety building

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The gears are in motion to proceed with plans for a Sartell Public-Safety building that would house both the city’s police department and its fire department. The city hopes to approve the start of construction next year with the building’s opening in 2020. A tentative site for the project is a 15-acre lot south on Pinecone

SJU hosts health policy panel

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St. John’s University will host a health-care summit Friday, April 20. Panelists will discuss whether a single-payer health-care system would work in Minnesota. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Quad 170. Speakers include state Sen. John Marty, a Ramsey County DFLer; John Nyman, a professor at the University of

Pawlenty’s poor support for higher education disqualifies him

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After eight years as a lobbyist for the financial industry, Tim Pawlenty wants to return to Minnesota’s governor’s office. The Democrats competing for their party’s nomination quickly responded when Pawlenty made his long-predicted announcement. After his announcement, Democrats attacked what they consider the failings of his administration. The critics citied  inadequate funding for health care, infrastructure and public education. Republican

Knowledge Bowl great activity for students, area

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We’re in the midst of an exciting season here in Central Minnesota, and no it’s not the massive amount of snow that came down on us in recent weeks. Many school sports and activities have been having their state meets and tournaments. One of these, the State Knowledge Bowl Meet, was held just recently on April 12 and 13. Knowledge