‘Festival of Nativities’ set for 2 days

Dennis DalmanNews, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Nativity displays from around the world will be displayed soon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Residents from the greater St. Cloud area will be involved in the Festival of Nativities. The free events are open to everyone and will take place from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The festival will feature

Sartell Coborns stores thank veterans

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photo by Carolyn BertschVeterans Bob Kmitch (left) and Roger Lortz, both of Sartell, enjoy conversation and a complimentary chicken dinner Nov. 12 at Coborns on Pinecone Road in Sartell. The store served 292 meals which was an increase from 192 meals last year. The Riverside Coborns location also participated serving 71 free meals.

Nov. 16 Sartell people

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Two Sartell students are studying abroad during the fall semester 2018 through the Center for Global Education at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. Dean Amundson, son of Charmin and Ben Amundson, is studying in the Austria program. Amundson is a junior social studies/secondary education major. Matthew Immelman, son of Pamela and Aubrey Immelman, is studying in the Chile program. Immelman

Nov. 7 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Oct. 31

Soyka elected Stearns sheriff

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Steve Soyka will be Stearns County’s new sheriff. Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, beat Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud. Soyka won 56 percent of the vote. He collected 34,771 votes while Bentrud picked p 26,309 votes. Soyka will replace Sheriff Don Gudmundson, who was appointed in May 2017 after John Sanner retired midway through his term. The

Howe wins Senate special election

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

The state Senate will remain in Republican control after Jeff Howe beat Joe Perske in the Senate District 13 special election. Howe, who currently represents District 13A in the state House, collected 57 percent of the vote. Perske, a current Stearns County commissioner and former Sartell mayor, received 16,108 votes to Howe’s 21,714 votes. The special election was needed when

Sartell-St. Stephen school levy defeated

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Sartell-St. Stephen voters overwhelmingly rejected an operating levy. There were 3,230 yes votes and 4,924 no votes. The levy would have raised $1.8 million to fund operations that were part of the district’s master plan.  Incumbents Jeremy Snoberger and Patrick Marushin along with newcomer Amanda Byrd were elected to the Sartell-St. Stephen school board. They will serve four-year terms. In

Fitzthum elected Sartell mayor; Elness, Kolb win council seats

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Ryan Fitzthum will be Sartell’s new mayor. He defeated fellow Sartell City Council member David Peterson. Fitzthum won 53 percent of the vote. Fitzthum collected 3,886 votes compared with Peterson’s 3,402 votes. Fitzthum replaces current Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll who did not seek re-election. The mayor serves a four-year term. Peterson’s term on the council ends this year. Timothy Elness