Snow-removal crew gets council kudos

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Public Works Department employees and its director, John Kothenbeutel, received high praise from the Sartell City Council for their round-the-clock effort at snow removal from streets and public parking lots. At the Feb. 25 council meeting, Mayor Ryan Fitzthum and council member Brady Andel praised the Kothenbeutel and the work crews for the mammoth

School Community Ed. to operate city center

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com As of May 1 this year, the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s Community Education program will operate, manage and staff the Sartell Community Center. The Sartell City Council at its Feb. 25 meeting voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with the school district for that purpose. The school district also voted unanimously to approve the partnership

Schwartz has keen eye for rescuing critters

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Kylie Schwartz seems to have an inborn gift and a keen eye for finding abandoned or abused critters in desperate need. While driving recently on CR 4 near Gilman in Benton County, the 18-year-old St. Joseph woman saw a Walmart plastic bag in field stubble at the edge of the road. The bag, she noticed, seemed

Council approves city hall lot repairs

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Hall parking lot is going to be resurfaced this June and early July. The city council, at its last meeting, approved the project and awarded the low bid to Knife River Corp. for $115,000. The engineer’s estimate for the project had been $127,000. The parking lot was constructed in 2001 at the time

City garden plots available

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com With the recent barrage of snow and cold, it’s hard to imagine gardens abloom come summer, but that’s just what some people are doing – daydreaming about summer gardening. Many people have already signed up for the community-garden plots in Sartell, but there are still some openings left, said garden coordinator Dennis Molitor. The Sartell Community-Garden

‘Waters’ group connects with orphans in Kenya

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleasders.com by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleasders.com In faraway Kenya, a boy named Titus grabbed his brother and fled what had once been his family farm. At night they had to sleep in trees for fear of dangerous animals and possibly just-as-dangerous people. Their father had died and then their mother had been poisoned before some mean people moved

The 30 percent should pay for ‘The Wall’

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We shouldn’t have to wonder any longer why President Donald Trump shows such high-five admiration for thugs posing as national leaders – that rogue’s gallery that includes Vladimir Putin, Kim Jung-Un, Recep Erdogan and Rodrigo Duterte. Trump apes their autocratic attitudes. His declaration of a “national emergency” over his obsessive fixation on “The Wall” puts him square in the camp

Soil tests approved for possible bridge project

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com a kayak landing, trail paving and other amenities. A bridge would likely be a target for vandalism, and it would be dangerous if young people would jump off it into the water, jeopardizing their lives, Chisum added. The bridge now in that park, one that connects the park to St. Cloud, has been frequently vandalized and