Photo gallery: Peace Painting event

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by Carolyn Bertsch news@thenewsleaders.com Artists of all abilities gather together to paint June 19. A Peace Painting event at Riverside Park in St. Cloud was hosted by Antoinette McCarthy of No Limit Painting in St. Cloud and Towanda Ashley-Reid of Tee Painting in St. Joseph. The two artists were inspired through recent events to try to bring people together peacefully

School board approves next year’s budget

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school district received almost 1,500 responses to a survey on distance learning and the preliminary responses show encouraging results but also give educators some issues to focus on if distance learning returns in the fall. About 60 percent of parents responded the amount of work assigned was “just right” with about an equal

Council approves remote meeting equipment

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council approved updating its video equipment so council members and the public can have remote access to meetings. The council first considered the $7,200 plan at its June 1 meeting but decided to delay a decision to gather more information about alternative systems. There’s a greater need for remote access by council

Learn how to become a high school sports official

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The Minnesota State High School League needs officials and judges for all sports. If you’re interested, the league has organized an online recruitment forum via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday June 23. During the forum, longtime official Mike Spanier of Sartell will share his experiences. Spanier will talk about the many rewards, challenges and experiences that kept him returning each

Parents grade Sartell-St. Stephen’s distance learning efforts

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school district received almost 1,500 responses to a survey on distance learning and the preliminary responses show encouraging results but also give educators some issues to focus on if distance learning returns in the fall. About 60 percent of parents responded the amount of work assigned was “just right” with about an equal

June 17 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. June 9   4:15 p.m. Collision. CR 120 roundabout. Two vehicles

Spring brings cautious business openings

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Spring has sprung, summer is just around the bend, and many people who are finally able to go to local businesses are mighty happy about de-isolating in the nice weather. Those are the many people tired of being cooped-up or otherwise isolated due to the ongoing virus pandemic, which started a deadly infection swath across the