Some restaurants, bars to ease into outdoor options

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A certain amount of downtown vitality might soon return to St. Joseph starting Monday, June 1, when some bars and restaurants will start offering outdoor service. Business owners and managers plans to open their services ranged from no to probably not, from maybe to definitely yes. Gov. Tim Walz announced that the state’s restaurants and bars

Band director starts Facebook music show

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Dave Lumley of Sartell loves to perform music for audiences, but lately he has been doing it for remote listeners via Facebook. Lumley is the Sartell High School band director, a job he’s had for eight  years, and like other teachers he now communicates mostly online from his home because of the ongoing virus crisis. On

Buddies start mosquito, tick-control business

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When good buddies Will McCabe and Lawton Miller are suited up with gloves, long sleeves and protective clothing, along with respirator masks on their faces, they look like they’re seeking to eradicate killer viruses. Well, in a way, that’s kind of what they’re doing. They are spraying to kill ticks and mosquitoes, those pesky critters that

Scout raising funds for community garden shed

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A Sartell Boy Scout, Lucas Hintgen, has begun a campaign to raise funds to purchase and install a new storage shed at the Sartell Community Garden near Oak Ridge Elementary School. The shed is used for storing tools and supplies for Sartell residents who plant plots in the big garden. If more is raised than needed,

‘Gold’ discovered in Little Rock Lake

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not all lake algae is bad, especially the golden algae discovered recently in Little Rock Lake – an indication that the lake-river drawdown last year is now showing promise. The discovery was made in a sample of a phytoplankton colony taken from the lake at the public access just off of Hwy. 10 S. The samples

CLC Free Store combines prayer with action

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Responses from grateful people in this time of need range from heart-warming to heart-breaking, according to Jess Lundsetter, who founded a food help program in March along with four other members of Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell. Soon, they learned that so many people in the area are feeling afraid, anxious, separated, lonely and utterly uncertain

Youth sports group requests city funds for athletic complex

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Youth Recreation Center has requested $130,000 annually for 20 years from the city of Sartell toward the cost of the proposed expansion of the Bernick’s Ice Arena. The request was made during the May 11 City Council meeting by Chad Ritter, president of the Sartell Youth Recreation Center (SYRC). Ritter gave a detailed update