Watab Park shelter bid approved

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Watab Park in Sartell should have a brand new shelter as soon as late summer. At its March 26 meeting, the Sartell City Council approved a low bid of $328,762 to do the long-awaited project. The older shelter in the park will be demolished. Funding for the project will come from the city’s park-district fund (about

Council approves new cell-phone tower

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Another telecommunications tower for cell-phone use will be raised in Sartell, as approved by the Sartell City Council at its March 26 meeting. After a public hearing, the council voted to grant a conditional-use permit for the tower on a 4-0 vote. Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll was not at the meeting. The 150-foot-tall tower, a

Fitzthum wants school safety committee

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell City Council member Ryan Fitzthum wants to start a committee that can explore proactive ways to promote school safety and to prevent school violence. Fitzthum raised that issue at the March 12 City Council meeting. Citing the recent tragedies of school shootings, Fitzthum said that Sartell schools and the police department have done a “phenomenal”

Water-pipe repairs planned for Celebration

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A study will be done regarding city plans to do repairs in parts of the Celebration neighborhood in Sartell where water problems in a few parts of the neighborhood are severe, causing erosion and slippery-surface issues. The “fix” will require drainage and alley-surface overlays, as well as some turf restoration. Curb-and-gutter will have to be replaced

Gun-safety students deserve praise, not slander

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You just know right-wing conspiracy theorists, including Fox (Fake) News barkers, are in a defensive squirm when they feel compelled to attack young students demonstrating for gun-safety laws. One of those student leaders – the admirable David Hogg — has become a lightning rod for the bad-mouthing of the Ultra-Right-Wing folks. Have they no shame? Instead of championing those idealistic

Big audience gathers for drawdown meeting

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Who in the world would wish for a drought? Nobody probably, except for the folks who are concerned with Little Rock Lake near Rice. A drought, they believe, would restore that sick lake back to health and also help the Mississippi River north of Sartell. And that was the subject of a two-hour meeting March 28

Keep eyes wide open for Sartell artifacts

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com As memories fade, as townspeople get older and pass on, town history often disappears with them. That is why a group of people is determined to start a renewed Sartell Historical Society. One of them is distinguished historian and author Bill Morgan of Sartell. Morgan, his wife Judy and about eight others have been meeting, brainstorming

Plots available at Sartell Community Garden

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Tired of winter? Hankering to start gardening? There are several plots available at the Sartell Community Garden. Each can be used for a seasonal fee of $25, and that includes watering provided by the city, as well as tillage of fertilization, also provided as part of the seasonal fee. Gardeners can also use garden tools provided