J. Sartell asks council to help preserve history

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Jeff Sartell, a descendent of city founder Joseph B. Sartell, spoke about the importance of honoring and preserving local history in a talk before the City Council during the open forum portion of its Aug. 12 meeting. In 2007, Sartell’s centennial year, a group of residents and history buffs, including Jeff Sartell, put together a pictorial-and-text

Family makes plea for pet chickens

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Her voice quaking with emotion, verging on tears, Molly Siemens asked the Sartell City Council to allow her family to keep their pets – their three backyard chickens. Siemens spoke during the open forum portion of the Aug. 12 council meeting during which anyone can address the council for a maximum of three minutes. At the

City fronts money for baseball-field developments

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council at its July 22 meeting approved to provide $130,000 to the Pinecone Central Park Association/Sartell Baseball Association for field developments at Pinecone Central Park, as well as a $30,000 city contribution to the developments. Jason Mathiasen of the PCPA presented the proposal to the council, and its members voted 5-0 to accept

Sartell changes precinct boundaries, polling places

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Some Sartell residents will soon learn their precinct boundaries and polling places for voting will be changed for upcoming elections. They will be notified by mail of the changes. At the July 8 Sartell City Council meeting, Heidi Ostlie, the city’s finance director, explained the changes, and the council voted to approve them. As before, Sartell

Fitness, hot-yoga studio to open in Sartell

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com “Let’s make healthy happen!” That is the slogan of John and Kelsey Schultz, a Richmond couple who will open a double fitness business in Sartell at the mini-mall at 809 10th Ave. N. The businesses, which will be in the same building, are Anytime Fitness and K. Power Yoga, the latter being one aspect of Anytime

Muskies again head to state tournament

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For the eighth consecutive season, the Sartell Muskies amateur baseball team will compete at the state tournament in Delano and Maple Lake. The tournament will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.  24, at Delano Municipal Stadium. The Muskies won the Class C state championship in 2013, and that was the last time – until now –

Guns don’t kill people? Oh yes they do!

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Guns don’t kill people? Since when? Was that a long candy cane the killer was holding when he slaughtered those people in El Paso? Was the Dayton butcher wielding a love wand? It’s the knee-jerk line promulgated for years by the National Rifle Association: Guns don’t kill people. After the recent massacres, Donald Trump dispensed a variation of that “volition”