Sartell council votes to stop stench

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com An intolerable stench in the vicinity of Sartell’s sanitary-sewer system’s lift station 1 just might be solved, at long last – or so the city council and others, with noses pinched, are hoping. At its last meeting, the council approved two proposals that might bring a fix. One is to install aerators at lift stations 4

After WWII, Othmar Schmitz defended the Panama Canal

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The American Legion will be celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is

Father-son love to shovel veterans’ driveways

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Tim Held, 48, endured years of setbacks, lousy luck, injuries, pains and an insidious infection that cost him his right leg. His family suffered right along with him, but they learned things could be worse and that giving back has curative powers for the soul. “There’s always somebody worse off,” Held said. “I’ve always felt I’ve

Sartell students chosen as runners-up in ‘Live United’ essay contest

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you were asked how you live united, what would your answer be? Two Sartell fifth-grade students recently took time to write their thoughts on paper to enter the United Way “Live United” Essay Contest. Annabelle Trombley, from Sartell Middle School, and Addie Smith, from St. Francis Xavier School, were recently chosen as runners-up in the

YIR Part 1: 2017 – the year the Sartell Center finally opened

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The year 2017 in Sartell could well be known as the year a Sartell Community Center was finally built and opened for residents. For two decades – at least – residents and city officials had wanted a city center. At long last, revenue from the regional half-cent sales tax made the center a possibility. The $11-million

YIR Part 1: 2017 filled with growth, changes for St. Joseph

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been a year of transitions for both the people and the city of St. Joseph. With the installation of a new prioress at the monastery and the retirement of a long-time cook at Kennedy Community School to the merger of Collegeville Community Credit Union with Central Minnesota Credit Union and the groundbreaking of the Lake

Residents recall Sartell history on website

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Spoken glimpses into Sartell’s past can be heard and seen on the City of Sartell’s website. Residents in video presentations reminisce about various aspects of the city, including the East Side, the School District, the Police Department and Rivertown. The videos were produced by the Sartell Senior Connection in partnership with the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.

St. Joseph residents celebrate by helping others

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The holidays can be a very stressful time for people who lose their jobs, are diagnosed with a medical illness or receive unexpected bills, but residents in St. Joseph are spreading good cheer by donating and helping others in need. Kennedy Community School Principal Laurie Putnam said she is thankful for the generosity of others at