Arndt will be Middle School principal

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The Sartell-St. Stephen school district selected Laura Arndt as the new Sartell Middle School principal beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Arndt served as an assistant principal at Sartell Middle School this past year and previously served as an instructional coach for three years at Oak Ridge Elementary School. Prior to her time in the district, Arndt was employed in

Sartell man injured in collision

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A Sartell man and a Rice girl were injured in a head-on collision in Sauk Rapids Township on Wednesday, according to Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck. When deputies arrived, they found a pickup with significant front-end damage stopped in the 800 block of 35th Street NE facing east in the westbound lane. A car with significant front-end damage was facing

City Council moves forward with affordable housing plan

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com Despite concerns over new road and infrastructure costs, the St. Joseph City Council is moving forward with its support for a new affordable housing development on the city’s east side. The council voted 4-1 to support the project at a meeting May 6 with council member Brian Theisen dissenting. The project includes a 48-unit apartment building

Sartell’s loss to be Tennessee’s gain

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After five years of long-distance dating and then two years of a long-distance marriage, now is the time for Matt and Anita Archambeau to be together – at home in Tennessee. For nearly 20 years, Anita has been the Sartell City planner/developer and assistant administrator, and she presided over the city’s phenomenal growing pains during that

Marathon weather

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photo by Mike KnaakMay 11 was a great day for a 26-mile run. Some 294 people participated in the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon. Dan Feda, 44, Rochester, finished the course with a time of 2:45:30. The runners started in Holdingford and followed the trail through Albany and Avon before reaching the finish line in St. Joseph.

Sartell seniors honored for planning teaching careers

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photo by Mike KnaakSartell High School honored seniors in the Future Educators Club at a “signing ceremony” on May 15. McKenna Rohe (left) talked about her plans to attend Bemidji State University. Each student described college plans and talked about who influenced the decision to pursue a teaching career. The event was sponsored by the Club and the Sartell-St. Stephen

United Methodist’s ‘Garden Sanctuary’ nears completion

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An ambitious project dubbed Garden Sanctuary is expected to be completed this summer on the grounds of United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region, in Sartell at 1107 Pinecone Road S. The church, which was for years on Fifth Avenue South in St. Cloud, just a few blocks from downtown, was rebuilt in Sartell about

Funeral for Kelly Anne Orndorff, 25, of Sartell

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Kelly Anne Orndorff, 25 Sartell June 23, 1993-May 10, 2019 Kelly A. Orndorff died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 10 at her home in Sartell. Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 Pinecone Road N. in Sartell. The Revs. Elizabeth Strenge and Jeff Sackett will officiate, and burial will follow