School levy passes with clearer message

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Clear communication about the plan and more robust community support apparently turned around last year’s rejection of a school district operating levy into an approval in a Nov. 5 special election. Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s voters approved an operating levy that will raise $1.77 million for 10 years. There were 3,047 yes votes and 2,276 no

‘Veteran’ actor tries her hand at directing

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com When Grace Radeke debuted on a theater stage 10 years ago, it was as dancing cutlery. At age 7, she played a fork in GREAT Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Now 10 years later, the Sartell junior is directing other young actors in “The Rainbow Fish Musical,” opening Saturday, Nov.

Barrett’s Music hosts grand opening in St. Joseph

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A music shop known as Barrett’s Music had its grand opening Nov. 9 in the building that housed for seven years a previous music shop, Riff City Guitar, at 708 Elm St. E. in St. Joseph. Barrett’s Music is owned by Sartell residents Micah and Jeanine Barrett. Long-time music enthusiasts, music teachers and musical performers, the

Ground broken for new humane society facility

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not to be outdone by tall people and their shovels, a black-and-white pooch named Roger dug in the dirt at the Nov. 7 groundbreaking for the Tri-County Humane Society. The crowd that gathered at the event applauded, cheered and chuckled as Roger, spurning the use of a golden shovel, used his front paws to dig, dig,

3 football greats help local cause

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At a fundraiser dubbed Tackling Poverty, three Minnesota football greats signed autographs and mixed with a crowd the evening of Nov. 11 at the Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill in Sartell. They helped raise money for an organization called Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota in east St. Cloud. The organization provides remedial academic skills and

Nov. 6 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. Oct. 30 6:55 pm. Domestic abuse order violation. Seventh Avenue S.