‘Plowing Vets’ plows free for public servants

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Public servants and/or their families can get their driveways plowed free this winter, thanks to a volunteer program known as Plowing Vets. Such public servants in the greater St. Cloud area who include veterans, families of veterans stationed elsewhere, police officers, firefighters and first-responders. It’s the second year of the free service, which was founded by

Help needed for homes for sexploited women

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Sex trafficking is one of those vile, disgusting crimes most people would prefer to think is not happening here – not in central Minnesota. But, in fact, central Minnesota is, after the Twin Cities, second in the state for the prevalence of sex trafficking, and it’s a virtual training ground for the vicious sexual exploitation of

Wishes for Santa

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photo by Dennis DalmanEager for Christmas, Logan Janey, 10, of St. Joseph, told Santa what he wants for this Christmas during a visit at Walmart in Sartell Nov. 25. He wants a four-wheeler, a snow plow and a trailer fork. Not the grown-up versions, the toy models.

American Legion hosts craft show

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photo by Dennis DalmanBetty Binsfeld and Jason Haugen, both of St. Joseph, enjoy a wisecrack during the “Small Town Saturday Craft Show” Nov. 25 at the American Legion in St. Joseph. Binsfeld and her daughter both displayed and sold some of their home-made craft items at the show. photo by Dennis DalmanA crowded line-up of Cabbage Patch dolls was up

Kowalkowski chosen for All-American Bowl

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Kristoff Kowalkowski, a Sartell ninth-grader, has recently received a prestigious honor – an invitation to compete in Football University’s All-American Bowl Dec. 17-21 in Naples, Florida. “I was really amazed,” Kowalkowski told the Newsleader. “I’ve worked with the (Football University) program, and I’m very happy, honored and excited.” Kowalkowski is the son of Dr. Tom and

Sartell Chamber salutes leaders, businesses

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell residents Ryan Holter, Lauren Lindmeier and Gayle Smoley, along with local businesses Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill and St. Cloud Orthopedics, have some new hardware to display on their walls. As of Nov. 16, the three individuals and two businesses have joined an elite club, having been recognized for their efforts to help improve

Holiday Art Crawl tradition continues in St. Joseph

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com When all is said and done, Mary C. Bruno estimates she will have put in about 100 volunteer hours coordinating the annual holiday art crawl. But for her it is a labor of love. “There are definitely test-of-strength moments,” Bruno said. “But I do enjoy, on some level, organizing stuff like this.” For the sixth consecutive