Music makes Sparkle remake memorable

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

It can be hard for writers and directors to remake films. They have to worry about staying true to the original work while giving it a new spin at the same time. Characters have to be researched and plots thoroughly developed. While it can be challenging to pull this off, the remake of the 1976 film, “Sparkle” did just that

Muskies to play for state baseball championship

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

w/team photo  by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Starting this Sunday, the Sartell Muskies will have a shot at the state amateur baseball championship when they take on Waterville beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Dick Putz Field at the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud. The next championship games will take place with 16 teams at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at

Several court appearances precede actual trial

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Judge William Cashman St. Cloud This column will discuss the procedures courts follow in criminal cases in Minnesota. When a person is arrested without a warrant for either a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony, that person may not be detained more than 48 hours unless a criminal complaint has been signed by a judge, or a judicial determination has

Paper-mill smell was ‘security blanket’ to woman raised near Watab Co.

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Myrna Pfau vividly remembers, while living on Riverside Avenue 70-plus years ago, her father walking across the foot bridge above the dam to his job at the Watab Pulp and Paper Co. Bob Pitschka, her father, was the chief electrician at the plant. Most mill workers, those who lived on the west side of the Mississippi

Handwritten notes are becoming extinct. Why?

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

On a recent trip to Barnes and Noble, I came across a box of quotable cards. I was more than excited as it was the first time I have seen them in St. Cloud and have often found them only at the airport. It was a good day. As I expressed my excitement, an older woman walked up and we started

Bachmann visits Sartell, pledges support

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has suggested the hydroelectric dam operated for so many years by a succession of paper mill companies might be run by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. Bachmann paid a visit to Sartell Aug. 9 to pledge her support for unemployed Verso workers and to promise to help find some kind of use for the Verso

Food drive hosted by volleyball team UB 8-17

Christian GilmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

The Sartell High School Girls Volleyball Team will host a Teamin’ Up for Hunger Food Drive from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. During this hour, girls from the Sartell Volleyball Team will collect non-perishable food items and fresh produce for the local food shelf from those Sartell neighbors who would like to participate. If you are not visited by a