Memorial Day ceremony set for Veterans Park

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A former college  professor, a police officer and the Sartell American Legion commander – all of them veterans – will be three of the main speakers at the Sartell Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Park. History author and former professor Bill Morgan of Sartell will be the keynote speaker at the Sartell Memorial Day ceremony in

Newest city council member wants St. Joseph to be a model city

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph’s newest City Council member says she wants to help residents connect with their local government. The St. Joseph City Council appointed Anne Buckvold to the council’s vacant seat at a special meeting May 17. Buckvold was one of eight people who applied for the vacancy created when Matt Killam resigned at the end of

Sale of paper-mill prints to help good causes

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An artistic rendition of Sartell’s paper mill will be up for sale starting May 25 at The Pantry at Rolling Green II mall in Sartell at the corner of Second Street S. and Pinecone Road. The print of an oil painting by a commissioned Iowa artist, J.D. Speltz, was created about five years ago. There are

Refuse piles strain curbside pickup service

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Managers for Republic Services presented St. Joseph City Council members with options for improving the twice-yearly refuse pickups after some residents created larger-than- expected piles of trash last week. Jon Snyder, general manager for Republic Services, said his crews collected 77 tons of refuse during pickups on May 17 and 18. “That’s a staggering amount for

Election filing period continues until June 5

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The filing period for this fall’s election continues through June 5 for offices with potential primaries, including Sartell city officials. Minnesotans will elect a governor, lieutenant governor and other constitutional offices as well as members of the state House of Representatives. Minnesota’s two U.S. Senators and all eight U.S. House of Representative seats will be on

No state bonding money for St. Joseph projects

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Legislators passed an $825 million bonding bill in the final hours of the session that ended May 21 but none of that money is coming to St. Joseph. The city had asked for $3.8 million for three different projects. The city intended the money would help finance the Jacob Wetterling Community Center, East Park and a

Marine Corps painting unveiled at veterans cemetery

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The fourth of five paintings in the Veterans Historic Art Monument will be unveiled Saturday, May 26. The paintings are installed at Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, north of Little Falls. The unveiling of the most recent painting, which captures significant events in Marine Corps history, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Previous

City Council backs Gun Violence Awareness Day

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A St. Joseph woman’s effort to raise awareness about gun violence got another boost at the May 21 St. Joseph City Council meeting. The council voted 4-0 to recognize Friday, June 1 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day with a proclamation. Cindy Abercrombie told council members more than 20 local businesses have agreed to use orange