LTE – Now is the time to participate

sproutadminLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Amy Braig-Lindstrom, Sartell Times are changing and so is the leadership in our community. It is an incredibly exciting time in our town. There are currently two open seats on the School Board and two open seats on the the City Council. Unfortunately, if you haven’t already stepped forward, you’ve missed the deadline to toss your name in the ring

Verso blast kills Albany man

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by Dennis Dalman Verso paper mill officials have identified the victim of an explosion at its Sartell plant – Jon Michael Maus, 50, of Albany. He is the father of four children. Four others were injured in the explosion, but their injuries were apparently minor as they have all been treated and released at the St. Cloud Hospital. At

City’s monument commemorates 150-year-old conflict

Dennis DalmanNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Rosie Court St. Joseph Historical Society Minnesota’s heritage is rich in historical and cultural events. To preserve these events, monuments were constructed throughout the state at designated sites. Located in St. Joseph near Centennial Park is a monument built in 1941 by the federal Works Project Administration. The structure commemorates a blockhouse erected as a defense to protect settlers

City to apply for funding to restore monument

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway The uncertainty is over. The monument located near Centennial Park is eligible for funding from the Legacy Amendment to assist with preservation efforts. The St. Joseph City Council voted 5-0 to apply for the funding May 17. The estimated cost of the project is about $25,000. The application is due June 1. City staff had been

Council votes on land split for McDonald’s

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway Residents could see a slight glow from golden arches as early as this summer after a recent vote by the St. Joseph City Council. While plans to bring a McDonald’s restaurant to St. Joseph are in progress, council members voted 5-0 May 17 to allow the splitting up of land so development of the business can

Downtown beautification efforts to begin

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway A volunteer effort to help beautify the city’s downtown recently got a stamp of approval from the St. Joseph City Council. Elected officials unanimously approved the addition of hanging flower baskets at intersections along Minnesota Street and College Avenue, St. Joseph City Administrator Judy Weyrens said. Volunteers will reimburse the city about $5,500 for the project.

St. Joseph Saints fall to Cold Spring Springers

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway The St. Joseph Saints baseball team started off strong May 20 against the Cold Spring Springers but in the end couldn’t keep the momentum to maintain the lead. The Saints lost to the Springers 3-12 at Springer Park in Cold Spring. It was the team’s first loss of the season after winning three of their first

France’s gift to America

sproutadminColumn, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Column by Ron Scarbro Back in the 1700s when America was young and fighting for her independence from England, France came to our rescue. They sent troops, arms and money. Their assistance was invaluable. They later gifted us with the Statue of Liberty, a gift that still shines off our shore welcoming visitors as well as new citizens. During World