Except for auxiliary gym, old high school will be closed during remodeling

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Starting in August, the current Sartell High School will be closed for public use except for the auxiliary gym, the Sartell-St. Stephen school board learned Feb. 25. Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert said that while remodeling takes place to convert the building for middle school students, there won’t be enough entrances and exits available to meet fire code

New logos approved for Sartell-St. Stephen schools

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com New logos for administration and school activities have been adopted by the Sartell-St. Stephen school board. The administration logo features a stylized S inside a shield. Primary and secondary logos for teams and activities can be adapted to include group names. The basic logo includes a sabre slashing through an S. An optional logo leaves space

Two Sartell students named Merit Scholar finalists

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Two Sartell High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholar finalists. The students are Yash Hindka, son of Chanchal and Dinesh Hindka, and Megan Mechelke, daughter of Kathryn and Mark Mechelke. Hindka and Mechelke are two of the 15,000 finalists out of 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test in October 2017. They scored high enough

Another snow makeup day scheduled for Sartell-St. Stephen students

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell-St. Stephen students will make up one more of their five snow days from this winter. The school board decided Feb. 25 that classes will be in session April 22, the Monday after Easter. Earlier, classes were in session on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, a previously scheduled day off, as a makeup day. That leaves three

Demand for books fills library lockers

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The growing popularity of the library lockers at Sartell’s Community Center has created challenges for readers as well as library staff. Book orders outpace the number of available lockers, so readers have to wait longer than they’d like to receive books. The program, launched in October 2017, allows readers to place online orders for books from

Demuth finds legislators are getting along

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com In her first six weeks at the Capitol, the amount of bipartisan work that can get done impresses first-year Rep. Lisa Demuth. “Day to day, people get along,” she said. “We don’t have to see eye-to-eye on everything. But the working relationship is more than I expected.” Demuth, a former Rocori school board member, was elected

Stock trained on missiles during Korean War

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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