Luck of the Irish tested during Sartell scavenger hunt

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by Vicki Ikeogu The ultimate prize might not have been a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But for the hundreds of participants in Sartell’s first city-wide scavenger hunt, a family getaway to Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria was just what the leprechaun ordered. Coinciding with the Bernick’s Family Fitness Series’ Pot O’ Gold

Dads and daughters dance the night away at annual event

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by Vicki Ikeogu Men sporting suits and ties. Girls dressed up in high heels, makeup and dresses of all styles and colors. A scene that could have easily been lifted from the ballroom dance in Disney’s Cinderella was replicated inside the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict’s on Saturday, March 3. Now in its fifth year, the

CSB/SJU to host traveling Arab Film Fest

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by Vicki Ikeogu Hundreds of film lovers and critics from around the Midwest – and the country – gather every fall in Twin Cities to partake in the annual Twin Cities Arab Film Fest. Sponsored by Mizna, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to promote Arab-American culture, the film festival showcases both international and domestically made films highlighting the

Count illustrates current face of area homelessness

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by Vicki Ikeogu It is a necessary, but difficult part of the job for AG Hout. As program manager and continuum of care coordinator for the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, Hout and her team spend one day every year tracking down and compiling information on those without a home. Known as the point-in-time count, trained staff spend one day,

Country Manor expansion more than 50-percent occupied

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by Vicki Ikeogu Since opening its new campus in St. Joseph in November, Sartell-based County Manor has been well received in the community. “It’s so wonderful to be in St. Joe,” said Emily Frericks, County Manor director of public relations and marketing. “We are at over 50 percent occupancy which is impressive since we are brand new.” Country Manor

Apple Duathlon adds new event to its Sartell running, biking staple

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by Vicki Ikeogu In just a few short months hundreds of multisport athletes will be lacing up their running shoes and checking over their bikes as they prepare to participate in the 36th annual Apple Duathlon. “It’s one of the most well-known duathlons in the country,” said Joel Dahlin, Apple Duathlon board member. Hosted during Memorial Day weekend, the

Newsleaders’ Dalman wins MNA awards

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by Vicki Ikeogu Ever since he was little, Dennis Dalman had a nose for news. “I always loved newspapers,” he said. “Even as I kid. I would get the St. Cloud Times and be all excited to read it. I loved the smell of the paper and the ink on my fingers. I guess I was a newspaper, bookworm