Sartell celebrates Hockeyville prize money

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com To thank the community for the runner-up finish in the Kraft Hockeyville contest, Sartell hockey boosters hosted a community thank you July 16 at Bernick’s Arena. The event featured free food including hot dogs and pizza before presentation of the $10,000 prize money won in the contest. Bernick’s arena was the only Minnesota arena to advance

July 17 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. July 10 8 p.m. Shoplifting. CR 120. A business reported juveniles

St. Joseph woman found dead in vehicle

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A 75-year-old St. Joseph woman was found dead in her vehicle on July 14. An investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office found that Joyce Marie Barnes had been driving on a dirt road off CR 4 north of 352nd Street in St. Wendel Township, according to the sheriff’s office. The path narrows and then becomes impassable. Barnes turned around,

Bernick’s arena to host Hockeyville check presentation, community ‘thank you’

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A $10,000 check for rink upgrades at Bernick’s Arena will be presented Tuesday, July 16, after Sartell’s runner-up finish in the Kraft Hockeyville competition. Bernick’s Arena was the only Minnesota arena to advance as a finalist. To thank the community for support in the contest, there will be free pizza, hot dogs, chips and beverages from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Sartell woman takes silver at Senior Games

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Violet Halverson returned to the medal winners stand, this time for a Silver Medal at the National Senior Games. Halverson, 94, of Sartell won her medal in shuffleboard competing against other women in the 90-94 age group. The games took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 14-25 with more than 14,000 competitors. She played seven games

Jerry Frieler served in the infantry in Vietnam

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

July 12 news for refugees

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Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. Meet Omar Hassan Members of the Cultural Bridges committee interviewed Omar Hassan, a refugee from Somalia who lives in a Morningside Townhome in St. Joseph