Chisum asks for more citizen surveys

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com City council member Mike Chisum is requesting the council to authorize doing more community surveys so the council and city staff can get a better idea of what residents want and do not want for their city. At the Oct. 22 meeting, Chisum said that in the past, too many issues were raised and then unresolved.

Reber stars in ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenwsleader.com St. Joseph resident Mark Reber will again offer audiences a glimpse of his many talents on the stage as he performs his role of Max in “Lend Me A Tenor” at the Dinner Theater Great Blue Heron Supper Club Nov. 9-18. The play by Ken Ludwig is presented by the Great Northern Theatre Company and directed

Council nixes lighting Seventh Street – for now

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A street-lighting proposal for Seventh Street N. in Sartell was nixed by the city council at its last meeting – at least for now. In that general area, a half block of sidewalk will be constructed between Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue at a cost to the city of about $35,000. The city’s engineer, Jon Halter,

Kennedy students celebrate Unity Day

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Kennedy Community School students celebrated Unity Day Oct. 24 by working on several school-wide activities to promote anti-bullying behaviors. Students and staff were encouraged to wear orange to show support for those who have been bullied. Student Council members read special announcements over the intercom to educate others about bullying and Unity Day. Individual classrooms worked

Council grants breaks for annexation, hook-up costs

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After lengthy conversations at several meetings since July, the Sartell City Council decided at its Oct. 8 meeting an assessment/hook-up-charge policy for parcels of property located along Pinecone Road N. The council agreed unanimously to give owners of those parcels a $1,500 reduction for the costs of water and sewer hook-up charges and the waiver of

Food shelf moves into new ‘home’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Community Food Shelf now has a nice new home in the St. Joseph Community Center, which is where the “old” Kennedy Elementary School used to be. Longtime food shelf coordinator Ann Scherer is thrilled. “The food shelf used to be in the old police station, and it was so gloomy in there with

Sidewalks, street work projects to be combined

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell will combine a Safe-Routes-to-School sidewalks project with planned street improvements (Westside Reconstruction Project) in the same area. The City Council decided that at its Oct. 8 meeting after hearing recommendations from Sartell City Engineer Jon Halter. Halter presented a feasibility study drawn up by the engineering firm of which he is an employee – Short

Bad Habit Brewing moving to former city hall

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Aaron Rieland and Eric Geir of the Bad Habit Brewing Co. will soon be brewing and serving drinks at a new location at 24 College Ave. N. in St. Joseph. They are planning to move to their new location, the former St. Joseph City Hall building, in spring of next year. Rieland said a lack of