Rita B. Traut, 90, Sauk Rapids formerly of Sartell

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Rita B. Traut, age 90, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Sartell, died Oct. 9 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Her funeral will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 12 in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 219 Second St N., Sartell. The Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after

Bungled Wetterling investigation went ‘off the rails’ from the start, sheriff says

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The investigation of Jacob Wetterling’s 1989 abduction and killing “went off the rails” from the beginning and the sheriff at the time, Charlie Grafft, lost control of his investigation to the FBI in the first few weeks. That’s the judgment of current Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson. Before releasing more than 47,000 documents on Thursday, Sept.

Oct. 5 Town criers

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Former Obama aide to speak at SJU Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough will be interviewed by CSB/SJU history professor Ken Jones at the 12th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at St. John’s Abbey and University Church. McDonough graduated from SJU in 1992 and served as President Obama’s chief of staff from 2013 to

Sept. 21 Town Criers

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Millstream Arts Fest to be held Sept. 30 Millstream Arts Festival will offer free, supervised bike-corral services by St. John’s Preparatory National Honor Society students for those who wish to cycle to the festival. The corral will be located near the information booth. The event will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and includes juried art, music, food

Sept. 21 Sartell-St. Stephen School Board minutes from Aug. 10

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748 AUG. 20, 2018 DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARD ROOM The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 5 p.m. by Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Jeremy Snoberger, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff

A labor of fun

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photo by Dennis DalmanA kid slides happily down a bounce castle at the St. Stephen Catholic Labor Day Festival Sept. 3. A huge crowd of people attended the always-popular annual event for fun, games, food, music and an auction.

Sept. 7 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Bridget Maas, daughter of Madonna and Kevin Maas of Sartell, was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She is double majoring in economics and Spanish. Melissa Maas, daughter of Madonna and Kevin Maas of Sartell, was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Loyola University in Chicago. She is majoring in biochemistry.