Voters should nix proposed amendments

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is – unfortunately – official. The Minnesota Legislature’s Republican majority voted to place yet another issue on the ballot in next November’s election. This one, if approved by voters, will make it mandatory for anyone who goes to vote to have a government-issued photo identification card. If approved by voters, the requirement would become a constitutional amendment. The other

School board to consider appointment

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board will decide at its April 23 meeting whether to appoint a man nominated to replace Julie Zupfer Anderson, who recently resigned from the board. She had cited irreconcilable differences among board members and a lack of common vision regarding board leadership as a reason for her resignation. At a work session

Some residents take issue with board’s replacement process

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Even though the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board acted within its bounds in nominating someone to replace a board member, some school district residents are not happy about it. Michelle Meyer, a former school board member, attended the April 3 working session when school board chair Mary McCabe suggested a Sartell resident, Dr. Gary Schnellert, be appointed

Wolters to share de-stress tips

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Diagnosed many years ago with early-onset arthritis on her spine, Judy Wolters of Sartell has been living in pain – more or less constant pain – for most of her life. That’s the bad news. The good news is Wolters has discovered her own ways to keep pain at bay as much as possible through on-the-spot

Skate park development process approved

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The roles and responsibilities for a joint development plan for a skateboard park in Sartell’s Pinecone Central Park were approved unanimously by the Sartell City Council at its April 9 meeting. The Skate Park Development Improvement Process lists seven roles/responsibilities for the City of Sartell, the advisory committee and the fundraising group for the proposed skate

Woman angry about road tampering. UB April 13

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When Jodi Westbrook of St. Stephen thinks about what could have happened to her daughter, an unsettling mixture of anxiety and anger overcomes her. On Wednesday night, April 4, at about 11:30 p.m., Westbrook’s 17-year-old daughter was driving home to St. Stephen after seeing the 3-D version of the movie “Titanic” in Waite Park. While driving

Legislature repeals tiered-water-pricing mandate

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A repeal bill to do away with a state tiered water-pricing mandate was signed into law April 2 by Gov. Mark Dayton. Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) is one of the advocates of the bill and helped carry it to passage in the House of Representatives. The bill, before it was repealed Monday, would have required all