Video: Sartell birthday bash

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Riverside Jazz performed Oct. 6 at Sartell’s 112th birthday bash at the Community Center. Hosted by the Sartell Historical Society, the party featured birthday cake and refreshments, old-fashioned kiddie games, a model train display and a “School Days” exhibit.  

2 arrested, drugs found after Sartell home searched

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Two people were arrested Oct. 4 after officers from the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force searched a Sartell residence and founds drugs and a handgun. The search took place in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue N. Officers arrested Daniell Marie Dvorsak, 37 of Sartell and John Diaz Martinez, 45 of St. Paul. During the

Sartell woman injured in collision

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A Sartell woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision in St. Cloud. Bonnie Lynn Hickey, 56, of Sartell was driving east on Hwy. 10 when her Dodge Journey was struck from behind by a Chrysler Pacifica driven by Cassidy Leanne Czeck, 20, of Holdingford. The collision happened just before 5 p.m. east of St.

Student shares pie-throwing prize with a friend

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A Pine Meadow Elementary School fourth-grader’s decision to pass on a chance to throw a pie in the principal’s face surprised teachers and students. Nathan Boesen raised the most money in the Parent Teacher Organization’s annual fundraiser. When the time came for him to collect on his prize, he decided to offer it to a classmate.

Interest in SaveStations expands far and wide

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Interest in AED SaveStations is growing by leaps and bounds, and the Sartell City Council members are now expressing a keen interest in setting up some of them. At the Aug. 26 council meeting, two SaveStation experts – Rich Feneis of Sartell and Joel Vogel of St. Joseph – gave a presentation about the stations. Previously,

City tax rate to decrease slightly

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After months of work, the Sartell city staff and the City Council presented a preliminary budget and levy for 2020, and the council approved it unanimously at its Sept. 23 meeting. The good news is the tax rate will decrease by about 0.60 percent from this year’s rate. The city’s general fund budget would increase by

Substance-free meeting focuses on vaping

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com As news of vaping-relating illnesses and deaths mount, an Oct. 8 program in Sartell takes on added urgency. The Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s Substance-Free Coalition has scheduled Summer Hagy from the American Health Association to speak on the health dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. The event is 6 p.m. at Sartell Middle School and the public

With winter coming, homeowners fear more frozen pipes

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com While most homeowners this time of year are thinking about keeping their lawns mowed and anticipating the fall leaves, homeowners in Sartell’s Oak Pond neighborhood have their minds on the future and the frozen days of winter. Four neighbors on Oak Pond Court have struggled for years with frozen water lines during the winter and they