School board thanks community for serving Sartell-St. Stephen students

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Jeremy Snoberger, Jason Nies, Patrick Marushin, Lesa Kramer, Pam Raden, and Amanda Byrd Sartell-St. Stephen school board members. We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our teachers, staff and administration in the Sartell-St Stephen school district for the amazing way that they have stepped up to serve our students and community in this difficult and unprecedented time.

Bruno’s ‘Quarantine Storytime’ goes viral

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com What started out as a mere suggestion quickly turned into a reality, and that reality, dubbed Quarantine Storytime, is now a viral hit with housebound children and parents on Facebook. Every weekday starting at noon, Mary Bruno, owner of Bruno Press, reads a storybook online from her printing shop in St. Joseph. She not only reads

Students worried graduation could be canceled

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Lauren Sip and Alyssa Gehrke of Sartell are just two of hundreds of high-school seniors who are disappointed that a graduation ceremony might be canceled due to the virus crisis. However, school officials are still not able to determine with certainty if – or what kind of – ceremony could take place. If the ceremony is

Food truck challenge menu includes more than cooking

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com There’s more to running a food truck than just what’s cooking. Sartell High School’s culinary arts students are learning how much more. Teacher Joseph Vanek led students through not only menu planning, but marketing, budgeting and hiring employees. Before the coronavirus pandemic upset the school schedule, the students’ efforts were to end with a Food Truck

St. Joseph Catholic School teachers using online options during school closure

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Due to the world-wide Covid-19 virus pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz announced on March 15 that schools would close March 18-27 for teachers and staff to develop and implement distance learning plans beginning March 30 and now extended to May 4. Many area schools have worked hard and excelled at meeting this challenge. When teachers at the

Volunteers sew safety masks for hospital use

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com During the virus crises, there are so many needs to be met here, there and everywhere, but fortunately there are many people stepping forward to fill those needs. One of them is Lori Dornberg, the long-time teacher of family-and-consumer science at Sartell Middle School. For years, Dornberg also taught a sewing class, and her sewing skills

Despite early tech issues, distance learning going well

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com After the first three days of distance learning, Sartell-St. Stephen school leaders evaluated how the district is handling the coronavirus pandemic during a school board working session April 1. While technology issues early in the week were a concern, school board members discussed deeper and long-term challenges of continuing education with schools closed. Schoology, the software

Mayor says city services are ready to support St. Joseph residents

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by Rick Schultz St. Joseph mayor My father and mother were born in 1929 and 1931 respectively and lived through the post-depression recovery. They both lived, worked and participated in World War II, in which everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing were rationed. Communities banded together for blood drives and other needed supplies to