Historic women-priest ordination takes place

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com During the ordination of three women priests last Sunday, there were tears flowing throughout the church, but they were tears of joy. The ordination, which is not recognized as valid by the Roman Catholic Church, took place at a “guest” church, St. John’s Episcopal Church in St. Cloud. One of the ordained priests is Bernie Sykora,

Council to meet once monthly

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Sartell residents might want to note there will be only one city council meeting per month (unless business warrants) through the rest of the summer season. Normally, the council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. In May, the council decided it could get all of its business done in one meeting each summer month rather than

Court’s decision a blot on rights in this nation

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The trouble with the U.S. Supreme Court, at least in recent years, is that it’s too arcane for its own good – or for this nation’s. “Arcane” means “understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric.” In other words – in plain words – it means “abracadabra” nonsense. On Tuesday, the high court ruled, in Shelby County v. Holder, that

Humane society hopes facebook will boost feline adoptions

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Facebook posting just might be the cat’s meow. Members of the Tri-County Humane Society, based in St. Cloud, are hoping so, anyway. They are promoting “Cat Marathon: A Race to the Adoption Line.” Each adoptable cat and kitten will be posted on the humane society’s facebook page. Viewers should click “SHARE” to promote favorite cats and

Patriot Act powers must be scrutinized

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I wasn’t very surprised to learn the National Security Agency had such an all-inclusive surveillance network that included virtually every American’s phone calls and internet interactions. I wasn’t too surprised because as soon as I saw the Twin Towers falling down on 9-11, my dread horror was instantly followed by the thought our civil liberties are bound to be infringed

Council honors Gartland with farewell praise

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council warmly thanked long-time Sartell Administrator Patti Gartland and presented her with a ceramic artwork at the last council meeting. Gartland recently resigned as administrator to accept an offer to be president of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. She had served as administrator of Sartell for 12 years. In presenting the award,

Sartell woman pens novel of bullied girl

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It was a long time coming, but finally Milissa Nelson of Sartell opened a big cardboard box and there they were — fresh-off-the-press copies of her very first novel she’d been working on for almost 25 years. Nelson’s book, “Seasons of Raina,” is a story of a bullied girl who endures so many life changes before