Sartell-St. Stephen school board approves budget cuts

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved April 15 a list of budget cuts and revenue increases that fully fund the Academic Extensions program but increases fourth-grade class sizes. The nearly $1 million in budget cuts and fee increases were needed after district voters defeated an operating levy last November. On April 8, the board failed to

School board hears plans for school names, pre-K to 2nd grade

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com With a new high school coming on line next fall, Sartell-St. Stephen board heard two recommendations that address reconfiguring the district’s buildings. A committee that has been studying where to house pre-kindergarten through second-grade students recommended splitting the students between the district’s current elementary schools. Elementary principals Sara Nelson and Kip Lynk recommended using Oak Ridge

1 lane only on eastbound CR starting April 15

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More traffic lane closures are coming for CR 75 between St. Joseph and Waite Park. Beginning Monday, April 15, traffic will be reduced to one eastbound lane from the Interstate Highway 94 ramp west of St. Joseph to 15th Avenue in Waite Park. Westbound traffic will remain reduced to one lane. Left turns should only be made where left turn

Sartell-St. Stephen school board will consider other budget cuts at Monday meeting

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board will try for a second time to plug a $1.3 million deficit in next year’s budget when the board meets Monday, April 15, in St. Stephen. On April 8, the board failed to approve a list of proposed budget cuts and revenue increases presented by school administration on a 3-3 vote.

April 10 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. April 3 9:25 a.m. Traffic stop. Fourth Avenue S. An officer

Housing meeting moved to April 14

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A meeting to discuss how the community can support new housing originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11, has been moved to Sunday, April 14, because of the forecast for heavy snow. The meeting is planned from 6:30-8 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the Church of St. Joseph. The discussion, A Place to Call Home, is intended to galvanize support for