Fibranz wins second place in state wrestling tournament

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” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] by Darren Diekmann Two Sartell wrestlers competed in the Minnesota state wrestling tournament last weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. One, Jackson Penk, was eliminated early. The other, Cole Fibranz, came away with second place. Fibranz, a senior, with a record of 45-3, is ranked No. 2 in the state at

Less sap but more sugar after cold winter

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by Darren Diekmann Maple-syrup season wrapped up just a few weeks ago in the area, and for some producers the unusually cold and snowy spring made for a poor season — with yields well below average. Others were at least partly saved by just one or two days of free-flowing sap in mid-April. That was true of Shelly and

Horses break ground on Spring Plow Day

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by Darren Diekmann Lenny Gillitzer’s farmyard and field was a hub of activity May 5, as dozens of members of the Northern Minnesota Draft Horse Association and their teams of horses gathered for their Spring Plow Day to work their horses, have fellowship, share experiences and to prepare Gillitzers’s field for planting. The Gillitzer field, east of St. Joseph

Ice is out just in time for fishing opener

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by Darren Diekmann Opening fishing for walleye, northern, bass and others opens Saturday, May 12,  with anglers making plans to fish locally or go north to favorite destinations, while others will stay home because of obligations or to avoid the crowds altogether. One of the latest ice-out dates predicted for a number Minnesota lakes this year had many wondering if

Pastor Thul receives warm welcome at RLC

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by Darren Diekmann Last Sunday at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, the new full-time pastor, Jennifer Thul, introduced herself formally to the congregation. It was a day for which both the congregation and Thul have been praying for a long time. The welcoming response by the congregation was another affirmation to Thul that she had found a church

Resurrection hosts Christmas community meal

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by Darren Diekmann Every year for the past five years Resurrection Lutheran Church puts on a community meal on the third Saturday of December as part of Joe Town Table, a monthly buffet-style meal served free to the public on the fourth Sunday of the month, except in November and December. St. Joseph Catholic Church serves the November, or

Clay-target team members to compete at state

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders A number of Sartell-St.Stephen students are competing in what is possibly the largest shooting competition of its kind in the world. Fifty-five members of the Sartell school’s clay-target team will join more than 7,000 other Minnesota students grades 7 through 12 in competition at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Trap Shooting Championship, June

Edgewood buys Legends at Heritage

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by Darren Diekmann A  North Dakota business recently purchased the Sartell property formerly known as Legends at Heritage Place. Edgewood REIT purchased the property at 637 Brianna Drive on April 20 and entered into a long-term agreement to lease the property to Edgewood Healthcare System based in Grand Forks, according to a news release by Edgewood Management Group. The