Verso-themed church service will help healing process

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

In this divisive political climate, it’s heartening to learn area churches, despite doctrinal differences, can come together to celebrate a sense of a wider shared community. That is what will happen at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sartell. Pastors and congregations from 12 area churches will collectively hold a “Hope and Prayer” service to

Invest time, money in fixing the stuff that is happening not on stuff that could happen

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Margaret Connolly, Ramsey, Minn. My grandmother graduated from teachers’ college and then returned to college to earn a nursing degree. She worked as a nurse practitioner alongside the doctor as life and death decisions were regularly made. She earned the respect of her co-workers and community. Grandmother took an interest in politics and could hold her own in any debate,

Michelle Meyer – experience we need on the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Christa Ogilvy, Sartell In 2002, I moved to Sartell because of my faith in its educational system. For 10 years, I’ve enjoyed the benefits of an outstanding school district. Last year was difficult. Our school district faced new challenges – communication concerns among parents and teachers and conflict unlike any other year. As a result, parents know the 2012 school

May this semicolon fad fade quickly

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

They ought to declare open hunting season on semicolons – or at least on those who use them so incorrectly. There is an alarming semicolon trend, contagious as the flu. It’s a shame they don’t have a shot for semicolonitis. Some writers are using them, willy-nilly, as gussied-up periods or fancy-dancy commas. In just the past six months, I’ve noticed

Fundraiser set for boy with rare brain cancer

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman A Sartell boy suffering from brain cancer, Connor Rohde, will be the subject of a fundraiser slated from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 in Pinecone Regional Park next to the Bernick’s Arena. There will be a car show, bake sale, silent auction, hair styling and other fun things to do. Registration for the car show will

Pinecone Regional Park to get pleasure ice sheet

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman There will be a small-sized sheet of ice for outdoor pleasure skating this winter next to the Bernick’s Arena in Pinecone Regional Park. The Sartell City Council authorized the ice sheet at its Sept. 24 meeting after hearing input from a representative of the Sartell Area Youth Hockey Association. Currently, just south of the Bernick’s Arena,

Rental for winter farmers’ market approved

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman Market Monday, the summer farmers’ market in Sartell, will likely be known as Market Saturday – at least during the winter months. The Sartell City Council agreed at its Monday meeting to rent the golf-course club house to the owner/operator of Market Monday for the purpose of hosting a winter farmers’ market just one Saturday per

Land purchase of Sauk River property may be near

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman Sartell is one step closer to acquiring 68 acres of land for what might become Sauk River Regional Park in the southeast part of the city. At its Sept. 24 meeting, the Sartell City Council voted 4-1 to approve a resolution authorizing city staff to move ahead with the purchase of that land if an acceptable