The Benton County Sheriff’s Office lobby is now open to the public. Lobby hours are 8-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. People who have been exposed to Covid-19 in the preceding 14 days or those who are exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms are asked to refrain from entering the building. Floor markings, reduced seating capacity, increased sanitizing and other infection control strategies
Absentee voting for the Aug. 11 primary election is underway. Because of the current pandemic, residents who wish to vote by absentee are encouraged to request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org. To vote absentee by mail, voters should apply for an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org or contact the Auditor-Treasurer’s office and an application will be mailed or faxed.
On Monday, July 6, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office returns to normal lobby hours – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fingerprinting will resume with a modified process. Those wishing to obtain fingerprints will need to call 320-259-3760 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 8-11:30 a.m. Masks are
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Parents of school children ages 3 to 5 can now register for an upcoming enrichment and activities program dubbed “Sabre EdVenture Club” that will start in the upcoming school year. EdVenture is short for “Education Adventure.” It will take place at Riverview, the newly remodeled former Sartell Middle School. There is an “if” attached, however. EdVenture
by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and a renewed focus on racial justice, the Sartell-St. Stephen school has taken two actions to address local concerns. The board conducted a listening session June 24 to hear about how schools should address equity issues. On June 15, the district published a statement that emphasized “as a
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com A motion by the Sartell City Council to move a basketball court in a park of the Wilds neighborhood raised questions of possible racial insensitivity at the June 22 council meeting. The suggestion to move that court to the city’s Watab Park came after some residents complained of young black males from St. Cloud playing on
by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org The Sartell-St. Stephen school board has scheduled a listing session for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the high school to hear opinions on how the district can address equity issues. The session will be on the Learning Stairs in the school Commons. All participants will be asked to wear a mask and will be seated
A Sartell woman was injured in a two-car collision June 20 at the intersection of CR 2 and CR 139 south of St. Joseph, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Angela Spoden, 37, of Sartell was driving south on CR 2 followed by Thomas Pelletier, 48, of Savage. Spoden pulled to the right at CR 139, attempted to make