Everett endorsed to run against O’Driscoll

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A St. Wendel Township woman, Heidi Everett, was endorsed last weekend by the DFL as a candidate to compete against Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) for the Minnesota House District 13B seat. District 13B is an area of northwest Stearns County that includes the cities of Sartell, St. Stephen, Holdingford and Sauk Rapids, as well as the

DFL endorses Read for 13A election bid

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Jim Read of Avon was endorsed last weekend by DFL delegates to compete for the seat in Minnesota House District 13A. That seat is currently held by Rep. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville), who was first elected in 2012 and has retained that office for three consecutive terms. Before Howe’s tenure, the House District 13A seat was held

Chefs, hosts combine skills for Imagination Library

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When Rebecca Kurowski told her children she will be making something for an Imagination Library dinner, wide-eyed son Grant looked up at her and asked, “Is Dolly Parton going to be there?” Well, no, unfortunately – not unless she pops in for a surprise visit. The legendary country singer has touched the lives of many children,

Council agrees to legal process against landowners

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Legal action might have to be taken against four Sartell landowners over the matter of easements the city needs for the Pinecone Road North project expected to begin this spring. At the March 26 Sartell City Council meeting, an extended discussion took place about the agenda item. Council member Mike Chisum said any legal action should

Drawdown to affect Sartell river-lot owners

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A lake and river drawdown meeting that will affect hundreds of Sartell residents will be the topic of a public meeting scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Old Village Hall on Rice’s main street. About 850 residential river lots north of the Sartell dam will be affected to some degree by the drawdown,

Schmitz family, others to host Imagination Library dinners

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Because Randy and Nancy Schmitz and their children love to read, they leaped at the chance to host an Imagination Library dinner. The Schmitzes, who live in rural St. Joseph, own and operate the Rolling Ridge Wedding and Events Center in St. Joseph. At their home, they will host a main-course dinner. It will be a

‘Birthday’ woman gives police $10,000

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Police Department received a nice big birthday present March 12 even though it wasn’t the department’s birthday. The gift, a check for more than $10,000, was given by Sonia Nordmann of Sartell. When she was about to turn 40, she decided to organize a fundraising party not for herself but for the police department.