More businesses begin to re-open, cautiously

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Spring has sprung, summer is just around the bend, and many St. Joseph residents who are finally able to go to local businesses are mighty happy about de-isolating in the nice weather. Those are the many people tired of being cooped-up or otherwise isolated due to the ongoing virus pandemic, which started a deadly infection swath

School meals for pick-up continue

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Free packaged breakfast and lunch meals for students in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district will be available for pick-up through June 30. The meals can be picked from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the front of Sartell Middle School, newly renamed Riverview Intermediate School. The pick-up location used to be in the back of the school, but

Crown Royal and other quilts to be auctioned at online auction

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com People who enjoy an occasional alcoholic drink usually have a preference for what they like to drink. If you are one of these people and prefer to drink Crown Royal Whiskey, a blended Canadian whiskey, you might be interested in a quilt the Church of St. Joseph quilters pieced, quilted and hand-stitched for the parish’s annual

Cooking homemade treats for the troops

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Resurrection Lutheran Church has a reputation for being community minded and serving those who serve including the military. When the Rev.  Jennifer Thul’s husband deployed, Terri Boysen and Joan Thralow started thinking and planning and organizing ways to help. When asked what soldiers need, chaplain Maj. Daryl Thul initially said sheet sets and blankets. As the deployment went on and

Refugee/immigrant news: Resources for persons affected by the pandemic

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. ••• Senior Dining Meals on Wheels is available for those who are home bound and unable to get out.

Free Store helps many; donations needed

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Free Community Store that Celebration Lutheran Church members in Sartell started a couple of months ago has been so successful and so needed that it’s being inundated by requests for help. The volunteers of the store are requesting donations (see end of this story to find out how to give). During the past three weeks,

Bond approved; city gets credit-report praise

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council approved the issue and sale of general obligation bonds for $6,445,000 at its June 22 meeting. The interest rate on the bond will be a stunningly low 1.37 percent, thanks largely to Sartell’s sterling bond rating (see details below). The funds will be used for the new public-safety facility (headquarters of fire

People kneel for 8 minutes, 46 seconds along Pinecone Road

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by Mike Knaak editor@the newsleaders.com More than three dozen people knelt along Pinecone Road for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on June 4 to honor George Floyd, the Minneapolis plan who was killed in police custody. The event started on Facebook and organizers decided that instead of kneeling in their yards, they would move the demonstration to a more public