Barrett’s Music hosts grand opening in St. Joseph

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A music shop known as Barrett’s Music had its grand opening Nov. 9 in the building that housed for seven years a previous music shop, Riff City Guitar, at 708 Elm Street E. in St. Joseph. Barrett’s Music is owned by Sartell residents Micah and Jeanine Barrett. Long-time music enthusiasts, music teachers and musical performers, the

Ground broken for new humane society facility

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not to be outdone by tall people and their shovels, a black-and-white pooch named Roger dug in the dirt at the Nov. 7 groundbreaking for the Tri-County Humane Society. The crowd that gathered at the event applauded, cheered and chuckled as Roger, spurning the use of a golden shovel, used his front paws to dig, dig,

3 football greats help local cause

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At a fundraiser dubbed Tackling Poverty, three Minnesota football greats signed autographs and mixed with a crowd the evening of Nov. 11 at the Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill in Sartell. They helped raise money for an organization called Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota in east St. Cloud. The organization provides remedial academic skills and

‘Gary’s Players’ raises $8,700 for cancer center

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A golf benefit in memory of Gary Primus of Sartell (“the man with the mustache”) raised $8,700, and every cent of it was given recently to the Coborn Cancer Center’s Greatest Needs Fund. Primus died Feb. 24 at home at age 63 of lung cancer eight years after his beloved wife, Terri, also died of that

Council again says no to pet chickens

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Oct. 14 Sartell City Council meeting once again opened with a family making a plea to keep three pet chickens, and the meeting closed with two council members vigorously opposing the request to allow chickens in the city. During the Open Forum portion of the meeting, Ryan and Molly Siemens urged the council to let

Col. Schramel shares fond Sartell memories

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Right after Thomas Schramel graduated from Sartell High School in 1985, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, planning to serve for four years, then go to college. And that is just what he did, but little did he know at the time he would go on to serve his country in the Air Force until