‘Round Barns’ book explores bygone era

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The round barn in south Sartell, abandoned for years and so forlorn-looking, was the inspiration that led John Roscoe on a 10-year round-barn odyssey throughout Minnesota. That long persistent pursuit resulted in the recent publication of Roscoe’s “Minnesota’s Round Barns,” an exploration of a bygone era in photos and text. Roscoe will host an autograph party

Yearbook staff wins award

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contributed photoSartell High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2019 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies literacy. “The Sartell-St. Stephen school district has an excellent

School board approves middle school remodeling contracts

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved construction contracts to remodel the existing high school for middle school use during its May 20 meeting. The contracts for 27 individual projects total $6,919,099. Four other projects totaling $472,972 did not receive bids. Those projects will be awarded later. The construction is necessary as the school district reconfigures grades

Sales to benefit historical society

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A brats-and-beverage sale to raise funds for the Sartell Historical Society will take place the second weekend in June in the front of Coborn’s Super Store in Sartell. The sale will happen from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, June 7; and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The store is at 1725 Pinecone Road S. In recent months, history enthusiasts

Arndt will be Middle School principal

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The Sartell-St. Stephen school district selected Laura Arndt as the new Sartell Middle School principal beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Arndt served as an assistant principal at Sartell Middle School this past year and previously served as an instructional coach for three years at Oak Ridge Elementary School. Prior to her time in the district, Arndt was employed in

Sartell man injured in collision

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A Sartell man and a Rice girl were injured in a head-on collision in Sauk Rapids Township on Wednesday, according to Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck. When deputies arrived, they found a pickup with significant front-end damage stopped in the 800 block of 35th Street NE facing east in the westbound lane. A car with significant front-end damage was facing

At 90, Westra gets three big birthday honors

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not many people get two big birthday parties in one week, but 90-year-old Mary Lou Westra of Sartell did. It’s also a rarity for people to have a city proclaim a special day in honor of them, but it happened to Westra. All were big happy surprises, but the second party, she said, was not just