‘Fitness Fever’ gives Kennedy kids a boost

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com By the end of January, many students at Kennedy Community School were feeling healthier and happier. That’s because of the school’s annual month-long nutrition and fitness effort dubbed Fitness Fever. The program started Jan. 1 and lasted through the month, although fitness efforts persist throughout the year. Physical-education teacher Barb Gabler explained how the program works.

O’Driscoll wants to study extending Northstar to Camp Ripley

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Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) wants the Legislature to study if Northstar commuter rail should be extended all the way to Camp Ripley instead of just from Big Lake to St. Cloud. O’Driscoll said he will sponsor legislation to study the route extension because he calls Camp Ripley, north of Little Falls, a “significant state asset.” O’Driscoll said that in a

Sports medicine class takes students from the classroom to the operating room

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Students in Ryan Hacker’s Advanced Sports Medicine class found themselves in the operating room as well as the classroom as they observed medical professionals and their patients. Through a partnership with St. Cloud Orthopedics and St. Cloud Surgical Center, the 13 class members were able to follow a patient from diagnosis to recovery and learn firsthand

SS River Runners to celebrate 50th birthday

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Nineteen sixty-nine was a long, long time ago – a half century, to be exact, but some members of the St. Stephen River Runners snowmobile remember that year fondly, as if it were yesterday, because that’s the year their club began. The club’s members are planning a huge public birthday celebration to memorialize the 50-year event

Kennedy hosts first Academic All-Stars Breakfast

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Middle school students at Kennedy Community School who achieved six “As” or more during the first trimester of school were recently recognized for their hard work and efforts. Ninety sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at the school were recognized Jan. 4 for their academic excellence during the school’s first Academic All-Stars Breakfast. Principal Laurie Putnam said 98

Sartell man arrested after knife fight

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A Sartell man was arrested after another man was stabbed at a Sartell residence Saturday night. According to Sartell police, a man arrived at the St. Cloud Hospital emergency room with injuries from a knife fight. After obtaining a search warrant, police entered a residence in the 500 block of Seventh Street S. about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, and

St. Joseph City Council approves preliminary street improvement plan

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Presented with three street improvements options with price tags ranging from $1.5 million to $2.8 million, St. Joseph City Council members chose the middle ground at the Jan. 16 meeting. The proposed street improvement plan selected by the council comes with a $2.1 million price tag. The next step in the approval process will be a