School closings Jan. 15 St. Cloud area

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Due to the winter weather advisory and storm watch that has been issued, the following schools will be closed Friday, January 15: All Saints Academy All St. Cloud Area School District sites All St. Cloud Area School District preschool, elementary, and alternative programs St. Joseph Catholic School St. Katharine Drexel School St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Wendelin School St. Mary

Death notice: Richard Gunderson, 73, of Sartell

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Richard ‘Dick’ Gunderson May 18, 1947-Jan. 13, 2021 Sartell Richard “Dick” Gunderson, 73, of Sartell, died after a long battle with cancer on Jan. 13 at the Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. A memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller-Carlin Funeral homes. Survivors include the following: his wife; son, Troy Gunderson

Stolen squad car abandon in St. Joe

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by Heidi L. Everett editor@thenewsleaders.com A stolen St. Cloud police car was left abandon at Millstream Park in St. Joseph  Jan. 7. The suspect fled on foot and was later arrested hiding at a nearby home. On Jan. 7, St. Cloud police were called to Kwik Trip located at 6250 County Rd. 120 in reference to a suspicious person.  According

Sauk River Watershed One Watershed One Plan planning partnership

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SAUK RIVER WATERSHED ONE WATERSHED ONE PLAN PLANNING PARTNERSHIP   NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Policy Committee of the Sauk River Watershed One Watershed One Plan Planning Partnership (Douglas County, Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District/SWCD, Pope County, Pope SWCD, Sauk River Watershed District, Stearns County, Stearns SWCD, Todd County and Todd SWCD) will hold a

Small business grants available

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by Heidi L. Everett editor@thenewsleaders.com Stearns County will be awarding approximately $3 million in grants to businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related requirements to slow the spread of the virus in Minnesota. St. Joseph Community Development Director Nate Keller said this is exciting news. “We strongly encourage all to apply regardless if you have or

Theaters, restaurants, bars to open

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by Heidi L. Everett editor@thenewsleaders.com Some sense of normalcy will return to Minnesota this month as elementary children prepare to go back in the classroom, sports activities resume and COVID restrictions are loosened in hospitality and fitness. School children returned to class online this week, and elementary schools are prepared for in-person learning starting the week of Jan. 18. Youth

Superintendent search launches with survey, focus groups

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by Mike Knaak news@thenewsleaders.com The search for a new Sartell-St. Stephen school district superintendent is off to a fast start. A survey should be online Friday, Jan. 8, and focus-group meetings will take place next week, according to a schedule the school board approved Jan. 4. The district hired consultants School Exec Connect to conduct the search after Superintendent Jeff

Fourth breakthrough on thin ice on area lakes

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by Heidi L. Everett editor@thenewsleaders.com For the fourth time in two weeks, Stearns County sheriff deputies have been called to a breakthrough on thin ice. On Jan. 3, deputies were dispatched to Big Watab Lake in Collegeville Township for a fish house that went through the ice. When deputies arrived, they found the fish house was being removed from the