Benefit concert set for mandolin virtuoso

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by Dennis Dalman The great acoustic performer/composer Peter Ostroushko will be the subject of a benefit concert set for 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 in Sartell. Ostroushko is renowned worldwide for his mandolin- and fiddle-playing and for his original songs and musical scores. He suffered a debilitating stroke 17 months ago. The venue for the event is the Charles

Karki signs to play hockey for Silvertips

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by Dennis Dalman Keegan Karki, a Sartell resident who has been playing hockey as long as he can remember, has just signed a three-year contract to play for the Silvertips in Everett, Washington. The son of Carrie and Allan Karki, Keegan, now 19, a goalie, seemed destined to play hockey even before he started school. “I’ve played since I

Impeach or not? That IS the question

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Brooding Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” has become, for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “To impeach or not to impeach.” That is the question, the big question. Pelosi is taking her time, but the pressure is on, especially after Robert Mueller’s televised speech May 29. Tip-toeing through his guarded words, Mueller reiterated his report does not exonerate President

Cats free for seniors, veterans, military personnel

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by Dennis Dalman Senior citizens, veterans and military personnel can adopt cats free at the Tri-County Humane Society. The cats are all 2 years old or older. In addition, anybody can adopt cats 6 months or older as part of a “name-your-own-price” sale. The sale is valid for same-day adoptions only. In 2018, the St. Cloud-based humane society adopted

Pen pals meet in person at Kennedy School

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by Dennis Dalman Elleah Eiynck, a third-grader at Kennedy Community School, grinned bashfully when she finally met in person Samantha Ernst, the woman she’d been corresponding with for nearly a year. Corresponding in this case means the old-fashioned way. Via hand-written letters. The kind you have to seal by licking the envelopes shut, the kind on which you have

Wet, cold morning doesn’t dampen patriotism

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by Dennis Dalman Blustery winds blew, a drippy rain fell, a chilly temperature caused some shivers, but the nasty weather did not dampen the patriotic spirits of the 150 or so people who attended the Memorial Day ceremony in Sartell. The ceremony had been planned, as always, for Veterans Park, but the cold rain caused planners at the last

‘Round Barns’ book explores bygone era

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by Dennis Dalman The round barn in south Sartell, abandoned for years and so forlorn-looking, was the inspiration that led John Roscoe on a 10-year round-barn odyssey throughout Minnesota. That long persistent pursuit resulted in the recent publication of Roscoe’s “Minnesota’s Round Barns,” an exploration of a bygone era in photos and text. Roscoe will host an autograph party

Sales to benefit historical society

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A brats-and-beverage sale to raise funds for the Sartell Historical Society will take place the second weekend in June in the front of Coborn’s Super Store in Sartell. The sale will happen from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, June 7; and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The store is at 1725 Pinecone Road S. In recent months, history enthusiasts