Handwritten notes are becoming extinct. Why?

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. JosephLeave a Comment

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. StephenLeave a Comment

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. StephenLeave a Comment

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

Three incumbents handily win primary

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Three incumbents who represent Sartell handily survived primary challenges in the Aug. 14 primary election. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Plymouth) received 183,692 votes statewide. Her challengers, Democrats Dick Franson, Jack Edward Shepard and Darryl Stanton garnered respectively 6,839 votes, 6,640 votes and 5,157 votes. Those vote totals were considered “unofficial” as of Wednesday morning on the

Bachmann prevails in primary election

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph residents will see some familiar faces on the ballot in November. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Stillwater) defeated challengers Stephen Thompson and Aubrey Immelman in Tuesday’s primary election.  In the Nov. 6 election, incumbent Bachmann will face DFL Democratic candidate Jim Graves to represent the 6th Congressional District. Bachmann had about 81 percent of the

Overheated compressor caused Verso explosion

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Oil vapor from an overheated air compressor is what caused the May 28 explosion at the Verso paper mill in Sartell, according to an investigator with the State Fire Marshal Division of the Department of Public Safety. The long-awaited 27-page report was released Monday. One man died in the catastrophe, which caused an estimated $50 million

Metro Bus schedules Sartell public meeting

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Proposes changes to Dial-a-Ride service Metro Bus will share its proposed changes to Dial-a-Ride service during one of four public input meetings held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Sartell City Hall. Metro Bus is proposing a change in Dial-a-Ride service hours to match those of the fixed route. The proposal eliminates Dial-a-Ride service after 9 p.m.

Five vying for two open city council seats, mayor has one opponent

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Several candidates are vying for election to the St. Joseph City Council come November. There are three seats up for election in the city of St. Joseph – the two-year mayoral post and two four-year council positions. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 14, five people filed to fill two open council seats. The council seats