Council honors Weber, Raden with ALS donation

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After two beloved Sartell fathers died of ALS, so many Sartell students who knew them and their children felt the grief along with the families and decided to turn their sadness into action. They sold homecoming T-shirts to make money. And recently, the Sartell High School Student Council was honored with the Good Neighbor award from

Senate, sheriff, mayor are top races for Sartell, St. Stephen voters

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A special election that will decide which party controls the Minnesota State Senate and a wide-open race for Stearns County sheriff are key races for Sartell and St. Stephen voters in the Nov. 6 general election. In the Senate race, Republican Jeff Howe and Democrat Joe Perske are competing for the District 13 seat vacated by

Council gets preview of fire-police building

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Members of the Sartell City Council were treated at their Oct. 22 meeting to a preview of the proposed Sartell Public Facilities Building. The building, which could begin as early as next April, will be the new home for both the city’s fire department and its police department. The preview was in the form of an

Speed patterns on 19th Ave. to be studied

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell city engineer will check traffic speed patterns on 19th Avenue and report back to the city council at an upcoming meeting. The request was made by council member David Peterson, who said he and residents who live along that road have become concerned about motorists exceeding the speed limit, especially in the neighborhood area

Chisum asks for more citizen surveys

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com City council member Mike Chisum is requesting the council to authorize doing more community surveys so the council and city staff can get a better idea of what residents want and do not want for their city. At the Oct. 22 meeting, Chisum said that in the past, too many issues were raised and then unresolved.

Council nixes lighting Seventh Street – for now

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A street-lighting proposal for Seventh Street N. in Sartell was nixed by the city council at its last meeting – at least for now. In that general area, a half block of sidewalk will be constructed between Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue at a cost to the city of about $35,000. The city’s engineer, Jon Halter,

Council grants breaks for annexation, hook-up costs

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After lengthy conversations at several meetings since July, the Sartell City Council decided at its Oct. 8 meeting an assessment/hook-up-charge policy for parcels of property located along Pinecone Road N. The council agreed unanimously to give owners of those parcels a $1,500 reduction for the costs of water and sewer hook-up charges and the waiver of

Sidewalks, street work projects to be combined

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell will combine a Safe-Routes-to-School sidewalks project with planned street improvements (Westside Reconstruction Project) in the same area. The City Council decided that at its Oct. 8 meeting after hearing recommendations from Sartell City Engineer Jon Halter. Halter presented a feasibility study drawn up by the engineering firm of which he is an employee – Short