Donor offers matching funds for Riverview fundraising

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Thanks to a donor who has pledged up to $100,000 in matching funds, the Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation launched a campaign to fund cutting-edge equipment and materials for Riverview Intermediate School. The effort is the group’s largest fundraising campaign and the first to target specific programs that will serve third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in the district’s

New solar panels power Millstream building

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com From street level, the newest addition to downtown St. Joseph isn’t visible. But a climb to the top of Millstream Shops & Lofts reveals the roof filled with a new installation of solar panels. The solar equipment was installed in the last month and should be in operation in the next few weeks once Xcel Energy

First AED SaveStation installed in Pleasant Acres

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The first automatic external defibrillator (AED) SaveStation for the Pleasant Acres Initiative was installed on Dec. 23. It is mounted on the garage at the home of Kameron and Barb (Lowell) Peck. Their home is a red house at the intersection of CR 2 and Crestview Drive. This location is visible to people who live in

Jan. 2 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. Dec. 25 10:30 p.m. Welfare check. Hi Vue Drive. A caller

Forgotten painting inspires children’s book

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Author Tim Drake had been waiting 15 years for his latest book, “The Attic Saint,” to become a reality, but as the delivery deadline arrived and the book still hadn’t, he was growing impatient. “It’s been 15 years of waiting. I still haven’t held the book,” Drake said last week as he showed a visitor his

This month’s community meal adds holiday cheer

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photo by Mike KnaakFirst United Methodist Choir members sing during the congregation's community meal on Dec. 21. The singers are (from left) Jim Davis, Rick Lorenz, Carol Miller, Tom Sibley and Michelle Hedgren. Tess Kasling plays the piano. photo by Mike KnaakPeople line up for the community meal at First United Methodist Church. The congregation serves an average of 75