Newsleaders bound for posterity

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Ten years of the Newsleaders newspapers have been bound between hard covers for posterity and are now being indexed at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud. That’s about 1,000 newspapers – about 500 issues of the St. Joseph Newsleader and 500 of the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader. In addition, the museum archival collection contains microfilm versions

2020 Sartell-St. Stephen Year in Review

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Jan. 10 edition Thanks to a donor who 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 donor is longtime Sartell resident, foundation supporter and former City Council member Pat Lynch, Granite Logistics. After a one-week delay waiting for signs and barriers, the

Sartell approves 1-percent tax hike

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A tax-rate increase of 1 percent was approved for 2021 by the Sartell City Council at its Truth in Taxation hearing  Dec. 14. After a lengthy, spirited conversation, council members decided to compromise and approved the tax increase as part of next year’s budget and levy. It was approved on a 4-0 vote. Council member Brady

2020 St. Joseph Year in Review

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Jan. 10 edition How to develop roads and utilities in southeast St. Joseph will be the subject of a study approved by the St. Joseph City Council at its Jan. 6 meeting. The council approved spending about $27,000 to study street and utility needs in the area where an apartment building is planned. The area in question is between the

Bouquets of praise for Augustin keep blooming

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Everyone who knew John Augustin has a fun story to tell about him – or two or three. Or more. Augustin, a beloved Sartell teacher, died Nov. 19 at the age of 78. His funeral took place Dec. 4 at his long-time church, St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud, and many attendees, even the officiating priest,

QR codes spread holiday cheer

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by Heidi L. Everett editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph Catholic School is spreading Christmas cheer through QR codes around town this year. Students made and laminated 75 festive posters to hang around St. Joseph. Each poster includes a unique QR code. If residents hover over the QR code with a smart phone camera, it takes them to a link where they can

Wishing you health, happiness, peace

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and many other celebrations of faith, culture and blessings. December truly is a month of holidays. On Dec. 8, Buddhists celebrated Bodhi Day which commemorates Buddha’s attainment of understanding. Celebrations of Bodhi Day are quiet. Celebrants meditate, study the teachings of Buddha, chant and hold services. Some may decorate a Bodhi tree,