Sartell repeats as high kick champs

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell-St. Stephen High School’s dance team successfully defended their 2017 high-kick title at this year’s State Dance Team Tournament on Feb. 16-17 in Minneapolis. The Sabres won their second consecutive championship in the Class AA high-kick contest on Saturday. The title was the team’s fourth in high kick. The Sabres won third place in the jazz

Strong feelings voiced at annexation meeting

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Taxes? Regulation? Land rights and zoning? Lifestyle changes? Benefits? Government overreach? These were just a few of the concerns and questions 60-80 St. Joseph Township citizens had for the members of the St. Joseph City Council during the Feb. 15 open meeting dealing with the Orderly Annexation Agreement. But layered underneath the questions and statements was

Dickhaus runs for Stearns sheriff

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(Editor’s note: Two candidates have announced plans to run for Stearns County sheriff. This week Lt. Robert Dickhaus of the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is profiled. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud was featured in the Feb. 9 edition.) by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com In the 28 years of his law-enforcement career, Lt. Robert Dickhaus, a Melrose resident, has served in

Country Manor expansion more than 50-percent occupied

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Since opening its new campus in St. Joseph in November, Sartell-based County Manor has been well received in the community. “It’s so wonderful to be in St. Joe,” said Emily Frericks, County Manor director of public relations and marketing. “We are at over 50 percent occupancy which is impressive since we are brand new.” Country Manor

Apple Duathlon adds new event to its Sartell running, biking staple

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com In just a few short months hundreds of multisport athletes will be lacing up their running shoes and checking over their bikes as they prepare to participate in the 36th annual Apple Duathlon. “It’s one of the most well-known duathlons in the country,” said Joel Dahlin, Apple Duathlon board member. Hosted during Memorial Day weekend, the

St. Joe Vibe Feb. 23: Why people need to live downtown

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Note to our readers: This column is part of a series from a blog recently started by a loosely knit independent group of area business people and residents who love and want to promote the energy and enthusiasm of downtown St. Joseph: The Joe Town Vibe.  To find the column online or to read web-exclusive blogs posted every Tuesday please

Kids unearth science, environment at Waterfest

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Sartell-St. Stephen High School Environmental Science students Colten Sigurdson, 17, (left) and T.J. Raden, 18, answer questions about various furs and bones displayed Feb. 15 during a Waterfest event which took place at the College of St. Benedict. More than 400 children from Clearview, Oak Ridge, Pine Meadow and St. Katharine Drexel elementary schools were present

Annual farm show set Feb. 27-March 1

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Agriculture enthusiasts and others will have a chance to check out innovative ideas and new machinery, visit professional vendors and listen to speakers on farm-related topics at the Central Minnesota Farm Show  Feb. 27-March 1 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. The farm show has hosted thousands of visitors for 51 years. “Last