2017 audit: Sartell in ‘excellent’ fiscal shape

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The city of Sartell is in excellent fiscal shape, according to an audit summary delivered to the city council at its April 9 meeting. Steve Wischmann, a certified public account for the firm of BerganKDV, used the word “excellent” repeatedly in outlining the results of the audit for fiscal year 2017. As in previous years, Sartell

Sartell man recalls Dr. King’s funeral

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Rev. Jack Eichhorst of Sartell met the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. long before that towering civil-rights leader became famous, and he was in Atlanta when the murdered King was put to rest 50 years ago. On Jan. 1, 1960, Eichhorst, along with other students, met and talked with King when he visited an

Anjum returns from GeoBee state competition

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Yazaan Anjum’s disappointment quickly turns into hope when he remembers he has three more years, three more tries at the Geography Bee. Anjum, a Sartell fifth-grader, is one of 100 Minnesota students who competed in the State National Geographic Bee April 6 at Mankato State University. Yazaan is the son of Shakeel and Zurya Anjum. In

16 building permits issued in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders A total of 16 building permits were issued in St. Joseph in 2017, according to statistics compiled by the Central Minnesota Builders Association. All the permits were for single-family, detached homes. The builders ‘association tracks permits for 10 central Minnesota cities from statistics compiled by Stearns and Benton counties. The area recorded 266 detached, single-family permits

Sartell opts solar for some electricity

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The city of Sartell will save an estimated $651,000 on its electric bill over a 25-year period because of a solar-energy subscription agreement the city council approved unanimously at its last meeting. During that 25-year period, the city will pay an accumulated total of $2.137 million for the subscription. That amount, minus the estimated $2.788 million

Watab Park shelter bid approved

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Watab Park in Sartell should have a brand new shelter as soon as late summer. At its March 26 meeting, the Sartell City Council approved a low bid of $328,762 to do the long-awaited project. The older shelter in the park will be demolished. Funding for the project will come from the city’s park-district fund (about