Mayor-elect Fitzthum has busy, good week

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After Sartell City Council member Ryan Fitzthum learned late in the evening of Nov. 6 that he will soon be called officially Sartell Mayor Ryan Fitzthum, he didn’t celebrate; he couldn’t. He had to be up at 9 a.m. the next day to fly to Las Vegas for a business convention about heavy machinery. The week

At SMS, veterans lunch with loved ones

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 by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The crowded cafeteria at Sartell Middle School was a buzz and roar of conversation Nov. 9 as students and their military veteran relatives enjoyed lunch together. It was the annual SMS “Lunch with Veterans” event, in honor of veterans and Veterans Day, and this year the luncheon accommodated 75 veterans and their young loved ones and

Voters choose Elness, Kolb for city council

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two candidates – Tim Elness and Jeff Kolb – were elected Nov. 6 to two seats on the Sartell City Council. They defeated two other candidates – Brady Andel and Barika Davis. Of the four, Elness received from voters in Sartell’s seven precincts the most votes – 3,571 (30.67 percent of the total votes cast). Kolb

Sen. Howe has hopes, concerns for next session

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Jeff Howe’s Nov. 6 special-election victory as senator for District 13 is a momentous tie-breaker for the Minnesota State Senate. Starting in January, Republicans will control the Senate by one vote – 34 to 33. Howe’s election is what made the difference. He will serve the last two years of the four-year term begun by Sen.

Dorholt, Ringsmuth, Green elected to school board

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Zachary Dorholt and Les Green, both of St. Cloud, and Natalie Ringsmuth of Waite Park were elected to three seats on the St. Cloud school board in the Nov. 6 general election. They outpolled the other three of six competing candidates – Peter Hamerlinck and Larry Hosch, both of St. Joseph; and Beth Schlangen of St.

‘Festival of Nativities’ set for 2 days

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Nativity displays from around the world will be displayed soon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Residents from the greater St. Cloud area will be involved in the Festival of Nativities. The free events are open to everyone and will take place from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The festival will feature

Council honors Weber, Raden with ALS donation

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After two beloved Sartell fathers died of ALS, so many Sartell students who knew them and their children felt the grief along with the families and decided to turn their sadness into action. They sold homecoming T-shirts to make money. And recently, the Sartell High School Student Council was honored with the Good Neighbor award from

Council gets preview of fire-police building

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Members of the Sartell City Council were treated at their Oct. 22 meeting to a preview of the proposed Sartell Public Facilities Building. The building, which could begin as early as next April, will be the new home for both the city’s fire department and its police department. The preview was in the form of an