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. 11 9:30 a.m. Collision. CR 120. AM. A crash involved

Big growth ahead for Sartell, mayor says

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell’s population will grow to more than 25,000 people by 2025, a 37 percent increase since 2018, Mayor Ryan Fitzthum told Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday. (View the mayor’s presentation here.) The projection was part of Fitzthum’s state of city update that touched on growth and development issues as well as recent successes. “One of the

‘Clumsy’ dancers become ballroom dazzlers

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When Steve and Nancy Streng of St. Joseph took their first hesitant dancing steps five years ago, they felt clumsy, uncoordinated, unsure of themselves. Their earnest but awkward efforts exhausted them physically and mentally. But that was before they slowly but surely developed what’s known as muscle memory, a term to describe that magic transition when

Fostering animals ‘best experience ever,’ says Trisko

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com As a foster dog, Tukker the sheltie was virtually deaf. One day, his foster “parent,” Jenna Trisko of Sartell, let Tukker go into the back yard along with her own family dog, Shyla. Later, she yelled for the dogs to come back in, but she soon realized Tukker couldn’t hear her voice. Shyla, the miniature Australian

Jaxson ‘the Elf’ eager to visit Manor residents

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Five-year-old Jaxson Yager is eagerly counting the days until Christmas so he can dress up like an elf and once again bring hugs, kisses and holiday cheer to the elderly residents of Country Manor in Sartell. In recent years, Jaxson has become something of a beloved “mascot” for residents and staff at the senior-living facility. Like

More than 500 skiers make tracks on new trail

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More than 500 skiers from nine area high schools participated in a Nordic Ski meet Dec. 5 on Sartell’s new ski trail. Junior high and high school teams from Sartell/Cathedral, Apollo/Sauk Rapids-Rice, Tech, Alexandria, Brainerd, Little Falls, Mora, Willmar and St. John’s Prep competed. Varsity skiers completed five laps on the 1K trail with junior-varsity skiers logging four laps and

In a sense, all are immigrants, says CSB student

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com There are immigrants and there are immigrants, and sometimes immigrants are home-grown, moving physically or psychologically from a known home to an unknown one, even among those who move to a different state in America. That is an insight shared by Kaylee McGovern, a College of St. Benedict student studying elementary education and peace studies who

Dec. 11 – 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. Nov. 20 12:30 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Hwy. 15. Officers checked an