Sixth Avenue work underway in St. Stephen

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The Sixth Avenue SE road construction project is underway in St. Stephen. Here’s the work schedule: May 18: Install traffic control, temporary mailboxes, erosion control and fencing May 19-22: Reclaim road, grade and pack. May 26-July 10: Road grading, subgrade excavation, sand correction and ditch work. June 3-July 10: Install culverts. July 10-Aug. 10: Finish grade road and gravel, erosion

Final plans approved for Sartell High School graduation

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved plans for a unique high school graduation and more details of the program designed to compile with social distancing restrictions were announced at the board’s May 18 meeting. Public health guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic ruled out traditional graduation events and school leaders designed an alternative. The replacement

‘Gold’ discovered in Little Rock Lake

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not all lake algae is bad, especially the golden algae discovered recently in Little Rock Lake – an indication that the lake-river drawdown last year is now showing promise. The discovery was made in a sample of a phytoplankton colony taken from the lake at the public access just off of Hwy. 10 S. The samples

CLC Free Store combines prayer with action

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Responses from grateful people in this time of need range from heart-warming to heart-breaking, according to Jess Lundsetter, who founded a food help program in March along with four other members of Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell. Soon, they learned that so many people in the area are feeling afraid, anxious, separated, lonely and utterly uncertain

Community leaders make sure no one falls through the cracks during pandemic

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com While state and national governments tackle the big issues of controlling the coronavirus pandemic, a small group of St. Joseph community leaders is focusing on details to deliver basic services during the health emergency. About dozen leaders gather on Zoom once a week to make sure that people with housing, food and education needs are being

Home building increases in 2019

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Builders created 46 housing units in St. Joseph during 2019 resulting in 76 jobs, according to data released by Central Minnesota Builders Association. The building activity included 11 single-family homes and 35 apartments accounting for more than $3.1 million in taxes and fees. There were three single-family homes constructed in St. Joseph Township last year. In

St. Joseph Catholic School restructuring grades

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Due to a decline in sixth-grade enrollment, St. Joseph Catholic School, a pre-kindergarten to sixth-grade school, will not be offering a sixth-grade option after the 2020-2021 school year. Karl Terhaar has been the principal at the school for 13 years. He said there has been an increase in the number of students who have chosen to

Youth sports group requests city funds for athletic complex

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Youth Recreation Center has requested $130,000 annually for 20 years from the city of Sartell toward the cost of the proposed expansion of the Bernick’s Ice Arena. The request was made during the May 11 City Council meeting by Chad Ritter, president of the Sartell Youth Recreation Center (SYRC). Ritter gave a detailed update