Speed patterns on 19th Ave. to be studied

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell city engineer will check traffic speed patterns on 19th Avenue and report back to the city council at an upcoming meeting. The request was made by council member David Peterson, who said he and residents who live along that road have become concerned about motorists exceeding the speed limit, especially in the neighborhood area

Six compete for three St. Cloud school board seats

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Six candidates, including two former board members and two former state legislators, are vying for three open seats on the St. Cloud school board in the Nov. 6 election. The candidates are, in alphabetical order, Zachary Dorholt, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Larry Hosch, Natalie Ringsmuth and Beth Schlangen. Earlier this year, nine people filed, but an

Chisum asks for more citizen surveys

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com City council member Mike Chisum is requesting the council to authorize doing more community surveys so the council and city staff can get a better idea of what residents want and do not want for their city. At the Oct. 22 meeting, Chisum said that in the past, too many issues were raised and then unresolved.

Council nixes lighting Seventh Street – for now

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A street-lighting proposal for Seventh Street N. in Sartell was nixed by the city council at its last meeting – at least for now. In that general area, a half block of sidewalk will be constructed between Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue at a cost to the city of about $35,000. The city’s engineer, Jon Halter,

Council grants breaks for annexation, hook-up costs

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After lengthy conversations at several meetings since July, the Sartell City Council decided at its Oct. 8 meeting an assessment/hook-up-charge policy for parcels of property located along Pinecone Road N. The council agreed unanimously to give owners of those parcels a $1,500 reduction for the costs of water and sewer hook-up charges and the waiver of

Food shelf moves into new ‘home’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Community Food Shelf now has a nice new home in the St. Joseph Community Center, which is where the “old” Kennedy Elementary School used to be. Longtime food shelf coordinator Ann Scherer is thrilled. “The food shelf used to be in the old police station, and it was so gloomy in there with

Sidewalks, street work projects to be combined

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell will combine a Safe-Routes-to-School sidewalks project with planned street improvements (Westside Reconstruction Project) in the same area. The City Council decided that at its Oct. 8 meeting after hearing recommendations from Sartell City Engineer Jon Halter. Halter presented a feasibility study drawn up by the engineering firm of which he is an employee – Short

‘Never again!’ has become ‘Ever again!’

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‘Never again!’ has become ‘Ever again!’ That historical vow “Never again!” might as well be “Ever again!” After the mass killings of  Jews during Adolf Hitler’s rampage of terror during World War II, a cry was heard by good people ‘round the world: “Never again!” But since then, butchery of people, including Jews, has happened again and again. Ever again.