Soup for the Soul

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photo by Carolyn BertschDiane Corcoran of Sartell pours soup from one kettle into another Oct. 27 during the Sartell Area Churches Craft and Bake Sale. Approximately 80 gallons of wild-rice soup was served. photo by Carolyn BertschMuriel Jensen of Sartell (left) shares a laugh with Judy Franz, also of Sartell, over lunch Oct. 27 at the Sartell Area Churches Craft

Candy at the Commons

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photo by Carolyn BertschTiffany Rickbeil of Sartell takes her 5-year-old twin boys Hayden (left) and Caleb, trick-or-treating at Pinecone Commons Oct. 27. photo by Carolyn BertschThe Smith Family of Sartell collects candy and other treats from the strip of stores along Pinecone Commons Oct. 27. They are Tyler, Keri and Evelyn, 4.

Sweets bring smiles at Resurrection Lutheran Church

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photo by Carolyn BertschMiley Stephani, 8, of Sartell, selects a treat offered by Anna Scheel, a youth minister at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The Oct. 28 trunk-or-treat event featured not only treats, but a meal of hotdogs, chips, apples and caramel, a fire to make s'mores, bowling and bingo, and tours of a St. Joseph fire truck and police car. photo

Pumpkinfest – a smashing good time!

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Dancing Skeleton, Emma Anderson, 7, of Sartell, shakes, rattles and rolls to bone-shaking music Oct. 19 during Pumpkinfest at Lake George. The event was well-attended with hundreds of families gathering to trick-or-treat, paint pumpkins, decorate cookies, enjoy hayrides, mazes and inflatables. photo by Carolyn BertschCinderella, aka Danyka Sprenger, 3, of Sartell, trick-or-treats at one of the

Little ghouls, goblins descend on St. Bens

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photo by Carolyn BertschFamilies return from trick-or-treating at the halls of the College of St. Benedict where first-year residents handed out candy to children Oct. 28 at the 24th annual Halloween in the Halls event. They are (left to right) Josh Salzer; Eva Salzer, 7; Kylee Gadacz,4; Sarah Salzer; Addy Salzer, 5 and Shannon Gadacz, all of St. Joseph.

Laughter in the leaves

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photo by Carolyn BertschWhen it comes to raking it's not all work and no play at the Lenzens' home in Sartell. Jon and  son Jaeden, 6, toss some leaves into the air Oct. 27 while they create big piles of them in their yard.

Spirits Soar at Halloween Historia

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photo by Carolyn BertschBriana Trantina of St. Joseph grabs a spot on a hay bale with her children, Bentley Sieben, 5; and Braelyn Trantina, 2, as they get ready for a wagon ride Oct. 20 during the Halloween Historia event at the Stearns History Museum. photo by Carolyn BertschThe Jenner family tackles a craft together Oct. 20 during the Halloween

Sartell firefighters warm hearts on a cold day

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photo by Carolyn BertschWarren Olmscheid, 4, of Sartell appears to be right at home inside this firetruck Oct. 11 at the Sartell Fire Department Open House. His dad, Brady, is a Sartell firefighter. photo by Carolyn BertschGeorge Kockler, 3 months, dons a firefighter's hat as he and his mother, Holly, attend the Oct. 11 Sartell Fire Department Open House. George's