Council offers Pfannenstein chief’s position

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council chose Dwight Pfannenstein as the new prospective chief of police at its June 18 meeting after wrestling with the question of whether or not the position should be posted and more applicants solicited. The final result will rest with Pfannenstein and whether he will accept the position with the conditions of

Monarch Highway partners celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 18-22

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States along the I-35 Corridor, and many others, have been working to increase pollinator habitat along the corridor to increase awareness and education and have had many successes. Much work is being done to protect pollinators and increase food sources. “With the monarch population’s significant decline, it’s now more important than ever to preserve these important habitats,” said Minnesota Department

SummerFest lacked sun but brimmed with fun

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell SummerFest 2018 lacked sunshine, but it brimmed with fun for thousands of people, including many-out-of-towners who gathered to enjoy the 28th annual event. It began with the Liberty Parade and its nearly 80 units, including eight marching bands that wowed the long lines of spectators. The parade also featured a surprise guest – Joyce (Yozamp) McCann,

Margaret Molus chosen as grand marshal of July 4 parade

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Margaret Molus is not a person who enjoys being the center of attention in the middle of a large crowd but instead prefers to be volunteering where help is needed at local functions. Because of her many years of helping with local causes and serving others, Molus was recently selected to be the grand marshal for

History buffs exhibit historical ‘orphans’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Three history buffs lovingly arranged and re-arranged more than 100 “orphans” in the lobby of city hall on the morning of Sartell SummerFest June  9. The “orphans” are historical artifacts that have no home. For years, they’ve been fostered out to basements, attics and garages in the city. That’s why the three history buffs and many

Kennedy school dedicates two memorials

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Kennedy Community School staff and students recently dedicated memorials in remembrance of two individuals who greatly impacted students and staff at their school. On May 25, they dedicated a Rain Garden in front of the school in memory of former Kennedy Community School teacher Pat Forte. The eighth-grade class, Forte’s family and friends and the school’s