Good customer service is scarce

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According to the American Heritage Dictionary, one definition of the word courtesy is “polite behavior.” Some might think to themselves, I know what courtesy is supposed to look like, but a sad reality is it is becoming harder and harder to spot when it comes to customer service. Whether you’re shopping in the grocery store, your local mall or driving through

SMS students earn honors at Science Fair

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Hi, I’m seeking to get a photo for this story. Dennis SMS students earn honors at Science Fair by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Four Sartell Middle School seventh-graders brought back gold and silver awards from the Minnesota Science and Engineering Fair March 18-20 in Bloomington. One team, comprised of Sam Neuman and Rory Spanier, earned the Gold Award, the top award

Centennial Commons construction to be completed by August

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Construction of the the College of St. Benedict Centennial Commons housing units are scheduled to be completed by August. According to Dean of Students Jody Terhaar, room selection will be based on seniority. Students will select rooms in March. “It is most likely students who will be seniors next year will be living in the new

Sartell Speech Team sweeps slew of awards

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen Speech Team, fresh from three first-place wins, is unique this season for a number of reasons: At 21 members, it’s the largest team in the past 10 years, and it happens to be quite the “family affair” with three siblings from each of two families. The champion speech-givers will host a free open

Proposed school-land bill draws strong support, opposition

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A bill concerning school-trust lands authored by Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) has generated both strong support and opposition among many state residents. The bill, which has some bipartisan support, would take away management of school-trust lands from the Department of Natural Resources and transfer that management to a 12-member, bipartisan legislative commission. Some proponents claim the

Students find love for photography through area exhibit

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com To Isaac Ramirez, the image of spinning tops looks cool. So he took a picture of it. Adreya Connor uses her surroundings for motivation. The 7-year-old took snapshots around her school. Images included the flagpole and the playground. Ramirez and Connor attend the KIDSTOP program at Kennedy Community School and are among more than 100 students

In her second battle against Hodgkin’s, Cotty rallies to raise awareness of childhood cancer

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Kenzie Cotty, courageously fought and won a battle with cancer – only to have to fight the same battle all over again. The 18-year-old Collegeville Township young woman, a senior at St. John’s Prep School, is completely prepared to endure another surgery, more chemo therapy and – this time around – radiation therapy as well. Cotty

Upgrades planned for city’s website

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com A fresh look. Increased user-friendliness. More efficiency. These are just some of what’s expected from planned upgrades to the city’s website. The St. Joseph City Council gave city staff the green light to engage Civicplus to redesign the site. There are a lot of features the new site will provide that the city currently doesn’t have.