Sartell man grows turkey tree

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contributed photoTodd Fritz of Sartell recently noticed something different growing from his tree this year compared to other seasons. He states, "Even though I don't think we will ever get apples this year, our turkey tree seems to be doing well. Some of the ripe ones have already fallen from the tree."

Business leaders urged to plan for threats

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein urged business leaders Wednesday, April 11, to develop a plan for active threats. Klein spoke at the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce meeting a week after an attack occurred at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. “We like to talk to businesses. What is your plan? Have you thought

2017 audit: Sartell in ‘excellent’ fiscal shape

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The city of Sartell is in excellent fiscal shape, according to an audit summary delivered to the city council at its April 9 meeting. Steve Wischmann, a certified public account for the firm of BerganKDV, used the word “excellent” repeatedly in outlining the results of the audit for fiscal year 2017. As in previous years, Sartell

These retired athletes need a home

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Trish and Ted Blonigen would like to introduce you to some retired athletes – four-legged athletes that is. The Sartell couple shares their home with two greyhounds that were once racers but now, like most retirees, just want some love and a soft place to lie down. Trish shares her love of the breed by doing

Water-pipe repairs planned for Celebration

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A study will be done regarding city plans to do repairs in parts of the Celebration neighborhood in Sartell where water problems in a few parts of the neighborhood are severe, causing erosion and slippery-surface issues. The “fix” will require drainage and alley-surface overlays, as well as some turf restoration. Curb-and-gutter will have to be replaced

Big audience gathers for drawdown meeting

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Who in the world would wish for a drought? Nobody probably, except for the folks who are concerned with Little Rock Lake near Rice. A drought, they believe, would restore that sick lake back to health and also help the Mississippi River north of Sartell. And that was the subject of a two-hour meeting March 28

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