Braving the elements

Carolyn BertschNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschBlustering wind and cold temperatures did not prevent the Calhoun family of Sartell from sledding fun Jan. 21 at the hill near St. Francis Xavier. They are (left to right) Carissa; Aubriella, 7; Zander, 15 and Matt.

Deputy Chief Struffert to retire

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

After 34 years in the law-enforcement profession and 29 of them serving Sartell, Deputy Police Chief Dale Struffert will retire this May. In a letter to Police Chief Jim Hughes, Struffert stated that “recent changes in PERA, as well as continued issues with my personal health, have caused me to realize that it is time for a change in my

Council approves $10-million bond

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council at its last meeting unanimously approved the issuance of a $10-million general obligation bond. The bond will pay for three needs in the city: $7 million for the East Side Reconstruction Overlay Plan, $2 million for Phase 2 construction of the Sartell Public Facilities Building (new police and fire department headquarters) and

Senior group thanks city council

Janelle Von PinnonNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It was a night for new faces, an evening for celebration, a time for cupcakes. On Jan. 14 at the Sartell City Council meeting room, four city-council members took their oaths of office – new mayor Ryan Fitzthum (formerly a council member) and new council members Brady Andel, Tim Elness and Jeff Kolb. Those four joined

Meetings for low-income housing rehab grants set

Mike KnaakNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

The city of Sartell has been invited to apply for a grant to fund home rehabilitation for low- to moderate-income homeowners. Meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, for homeowners and owners of rental property. The meetings will be at the Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. The session for homeowners begins at 6 p.m. followed by a meeting

Sartell man arrested after knife fight

Mike KnaakFeatured News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

A Sartell man was arrested after another man was stabbed at a Sartell residence Saturday night. According to Sartell police, a man arrived at the St. Cloud Hospital emergency room with injuries from a knife fight. After obtaining a search warrant, police entered a residence in the 500 block of Seventh Street S. about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, and

NHL team shares Sartell boy’s celebration

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com When Dane Kenning opened his Christmas presents this year, he found a Las Vegas Golden Knights jersey bearing the name of Nate Schmidt, a former hockey star at Cathedral High School and the University of Minnesota. Soon after opening his gift, Dane donned the jersey and joined other boys for a game of hockey on the

Sartell-St. Stephen schools plan app launch

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com An app that will tie together school news and information for parents and community members will be launched by the Sartell-St. Stephen school district on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Parents will receive an email with credentials to set up a password-protected portal to track student details such as attendance, lunch account and checked out library books. Parents