Sartell-St. Stephen school board approves teacher contract

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved on Dec. 6 its contract with the district’s more than 280 teachers. Total package cost to the district for the two-year deal is 8.66 percent. The contract covers July 2019 through June 2021 and teachers will receive backpay in their paychecks that arrive before Christmas. The settlement is in line

Sartell-St. Stephen school board to vote on teacher contract

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The Sartell-St. Stephen school board has scheduled a special meeting to approve a contract with district teachers. The meeting will be at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the board room at the District Service Center, 212 Third Ave. N. According to an announcement from the district, negotiations with the Sartell Education Association have progressed to where the school board

Student-teacher ‘soaking it in’ at Pine Meadow

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com It’s 9 a.m. Reading time is over and now it’s time for prefixes. The second-graders dig in, led by Katie Strand. She quizzes the engaged children about re-, pre- and un- as casually as if they were chatting about their favorite movie character or snack food. Strand is student-teaching this year with Justin Foss at Pine

Businesses, individuals honored with Choice awards

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two businesses and two individuals were honored with “Choice” awards at the annual Sartell Chamber of Commerce awards night Nov. 14 at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course. The honorees were the St. Cloud-based Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, large business; House of Pizza in Sartell, small business; Jed Meyer, Sartell Citizen of the Year; and Jessica Houle,

Group aims to make Joetown a tourist town

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Attracting visitors to St. Joseph – and making sure they want to return for another visit – is the goal of the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau. CVB members welcomed local business and community leaders to Bad Habit Brewery on Nov. 18 to introduce the CVB’s mission to drive tourism. Ann Riesner of the La

Students make crafts to fund Catholic Social Teaching action projects

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by Cori Hilsgen news@the newsleaders.com St. Joseph Catholic School sixth-grade students in Susan Huls’ classroom have been busy crafting and making items for the Friday, Dec. 6, Winterwalk Christmas Arts and Craft Sale, to fund their Catholic Social Teaching action projects this year. The Arts and Craft sale is from 4-8 p.m. and students plan to host their booth during

Refugee/immigrant news: Photo exhibit brings back memories

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. by Martina Talic A couple of weeks ago, I heard about a photography exposition by James A. Bowey at Benedicta