These retired athletes need a home

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Trish and Ted Blonigen would like to introduce you to some retired athletes – four-legged athletes that is. The Sartell couple shares their home with two greyhounds that were once racers but now, like most retirees, just want some love and a soft place to lie down. Trish shares her love of the breed by doing

Water-pipe repairs planned for Celebration

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A study will be done regarding city plans to do repairs in parts of the Celebration neighborhood in Sartell where water problems in a few parts of the neighborhood are severe, causing erosion and slippery-surface issues. The “fix” will require drainage and alley-surface overlays, as well as some turf restoration. Curb-and-gutter will have to be replaced

Big audience gathers for drawdown meeting

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Who in the world would wish for a drought? Nobody probably, except for the folks who are concerned with Little Rock Lake near Rice. A drought, they believe, would restore that sick lake back to health and also help the Mississippi River north of Sartell. And that was the subject of a two-hour meeting March 28

Keep eyes wide open for Sartell artifacts

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com As memories fade, as townspeople get older and pass on, town history often disappears with them. That is why a group of people is determined to start a renewed Sartell Historical Society. One of them is distinguished historian and author Bill Morgan of Sartell. Morgan, his wife Judy and about eight others have been meeting, brainstorming

Poetry is at work in St. Joseph

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by Tracy Rittmueller news@thenewsleaders.com This April, St. Joseph students, teachers, merchants, readers and, of course, poets are encouraging everyone to notice poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. National Poetry Month, founded and sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, is celebrating its 22nd year and St. Joseph is joining the world’s largest literary event. The Local Blend

Update, photo tour of new high school

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com All photos by Dave DeMars Six months ago there were large earth-moving machines pushing mounds of dirt, loading trucks and readying the site. Today three skeleton frameworks mark the classroom portions of what will be the new high school. Behind the framework sits other enclosed portions of the school. Today is a tour of the construction