A smoother ride ahead after summer work on CR 75

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The constant thump, thump, thump of tires crossing cracks felt by drivers on CR 75 will end after a massive resurfacing project scheduled this summer. Plans call for a new road surface as well as safety and drainage improvements from just west of St. Joseph at the Interstate Highway 94 split through the city to the

Keep eyes wide open for Sartell artifacts

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com As memories fade, as townspeople get older and pass on, town history often disappears with them. That is why a group of people is determined to start a renewed Sartell Historical Society. One of them is distinguished historian and author Bill Morgan of Sartell. Morgan, his wife Judy and about eight others have been meeting, brainstorming

Poetry is at work in St. Joseph

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by Tracy Rittmueller news@thenewsleaders.com This April, St. Joseph students, teachers, merchants, readers and, of course, poets are encouraging everyone to notice poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. National Poetry Month, founded and sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, is celebrating its 22nd year and St. Joseph is joining the world’s largest literary event. The Local Blend

Update, photo tour of new high school

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com All photos by Dave DeMars Six months ago there were large earth-moving machines pushing mounds of dirt, loading trucks and readying the site. Today three skeleton frameworks mark the classroom portions of what will be the new high school. Behind the framework sits other enclosed portions of the school. Today is a tour of the construction

St. Joseph adds five new police reserves

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Mayor Rick Schultz swore in five new police reserve officers at the Monday, April 2 City Council meeting. The five join nine full-time officers including Chief Joel Klein and one part-time officer. There are nine reserve officers. The new reserve officers are: David Sweeter, a photographer; Madison Honer, a law-enforcement student at Alexandria Technical & Community

Sartell student wins photo award

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell High School senior Hannah Bous was selected as a finalist in the 38th annual Photographer’s Forum’s College & High School Photography Contest. Her photo, taken at the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s homecoming parade, was selected out of 12,000 photographs from students around the world. Bous is a teaching assistant for photography teacher Angela Heckman and

St. Joseph survey results earn $950

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph treasury is $950 richer thanks to the city’s participation in a state program to measure how residents rate their local government. Minnesota’s Legislature created the Council on Local Results and Innovation in 2010. The council set 10 performance standards for cities and counties to help local government measure residents’ opinions. Participating governments collect

Sartell March for Our Lives calls for solutions

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Seeking solutions to gun violence, about 300 people participated in Sartell’s March for Our Lives Saturday, March 24. The demonstration, organized by Angie Trulson of Sartell, started with a rally at Sartell City Hall before marchers traveled more than a mile to First United Methodist Church where some marchers lit candles in memory of gun violence