Why are athletes dropping football?

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Sports Illustrated is one of my favorite publications for its dramatic photos, great writing and long-form journalism. Player profiles dig deeper than just reporting on-field accomplishments and are really mini biographies. Behind-the-scenes game stories report emotions and insights that are invisible while watching the event on TV or even in the stands. Well-researched investigations expose corruption and abuse at all

Refugee/immigrant news: Homework Helpers return

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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. Homework Helpers will again welcome students in grades one to 12 who seek help with homework assignments or who wish to improve their skills in

Sept. 20 Sartell people

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Claire Bruland of Sartell has received a scholarship to attend Concordia College, Moorhead. Two Sartell students were recently named to the summer dean’s list at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. They are the following: Madeline Meir and Sarah Symanietz. To be named to the dean’s list, students achieve a 3.75 grade-point-average.  The Sartell Sabre Dance Team hosted its first

Sept. 20 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 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. Aug. 31 10:21 a.m. Collision. College Avenue N. and CR

Sept. 20 Town Criers

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Frantober Fest set Sept. 21, 22 Frantober Fest, hosted by St. Francis Xavier Catholic Community, will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 at the St. Francis church at 219 Second St. N, Sartell. The event features Franny Flyer Walk and Run, live music, Dad’s Belgian Waffles, a silent auction, bake sale, games, food, inflatables

Sept. 20 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. Sept. 11 11:45 a.m. Traffic stop. Second Street S. An officer

Sept. 11 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. Sept. 4 6:55 p.m. ATV complaint. Brianna Drive. An ATV was

New Tech High School welcomes students

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The new 320,000-square-foot Tech High School welcomed students on Sept. 3. The $104.5 million school to serve 1,600 students replaces the old building, parts of which were more than 100 years old. Rather than long halls of classrooms, the school features three Learning Neighborhoods with windows offering views of the surrounding woods and large interior windows