Kindergarten, preschool enrollment opens

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Kindergarten enrollment and preschool registration for Kennedy Community School begins Jan. 24. A morning open house for kindergarten enrollment is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. with a presentation at 9 a.m. There will be an evening open house for kindergarten and preschool from 5-6:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 If you can’t attend an open

Presidential primary absentee voting began Jan. 17

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Absentee voting began Jan. 17, for the March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary. Voting in the Presidential Nomination Primary will be different from a statewide primary election with the following differences: • The Democratic-Farmer-Labor  and Republican parties are the only major political parties that will participate in the Presidential Nomination Primary. Donald Trump and the Republican Party have decided only Trump’s

St. Joseph woman injured in crash

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A St. Joseph woman was injured Jan. 10 when the vehicle she was driving hit a patch of ice, crashed into the ditch and rolled onto its roof, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, Caitlin Popp, 18, crawled out the vehicle and walked to a nearby residence for help. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on

After delay, new Pine Meadow traffic plan begins

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com After a one-week delay waiting for signs and barriers, the new  student drop-off traffic plan at Pine Meadow Elementary School began Jan. 9. The change blocks left turns into the school from Fifth Street N. The change is needed, school and city officials said, because traffic is backing up on Pinecone Road as far south as

Donor offers matching funds for Riverview fundraising

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Thanks to a donor who has pledged up to $100,000 in matching funds, the Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation launched a campaign to fund cutting-edge equipment and materials for Riverview Intermediate School. The effort is the group’s largest fundraising campaign and the first to target specific programs that will serve third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in the district’s

Lions continue spirit of giving

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by Carolyn Bertsch news@thenewsleaders.com On a brisk, sunny Saturday morning, Jan. 4, Le Sauk Lions Club members drove up and down Sartell streets in four trucks with trailers to collect dry, brittle, expired Christmas trees to deliver to the city’s compost site. The trees were gathered from driveways in several neighborhoods in exchange for a minimum $7 donation and a

Sabres flex at Vex

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photo by Carolyn BertschSabres flex at VexSartell’s Raging Bulls Team gives “thumbs up” to compete against Ramsey’s Team Furious George Jan. 4 at the Vex EDR Tournament which took place at the Sartell Middle School. Thirty teams from seven middle schools competed in the all-day event and three Sartell teams, including Raging Bulls, qualified for the state tournament. Pictured are

New solar panels power Millstream building

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com From street level, the newest addition to downtown St. Joseph isn’t visible. But a climb to the top of Millstream Shops & Lofts reveals the roof filled with a new installation of solar panels. The solar equipment was installed in the last month and should be in operation in the next few weeks once Xcel Energy