Vicious invasion makes me a prisoner

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Ever since the invasion began 10 days ago, I have become a virtual prisoner of my house. As soon as I go outdoors they attack like kamikaze pilots from Hell. The invaders, I finally learned, are called “False Japanese Beetles.” They are the most diabolical, hateful, disgusting bugs in the insect world, if you ask me. I’d much rather deal

Response to ‘Student debt has become a crisis’

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

Mary Jo Huls, Sartell In commenting on the article “Student debt has become a crisis” on the Opinion page in the Sartell Newsleader’s Friday, June 8 edition, I firmly believe our college education guidelines are due for an overhaul. The college programs, (which require some 70 credits in general classes before the student can enter into the program of his

Search for ‘Old Turtle’ leads to delightful surprise

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Rose Kosloski wanted so badly to give her great-granddaughter, 2-year-old Gwen Wendler, a certain book for her birthday, but she couldn’t manage to find a copy of it. The book is “Old Turtle” by renowned Sartell author Doug Wood. It’s a book Kosloski has always loved and cherished. Kosloski called book stores and just did not

Sartell man creates painting of Verso disaster

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When part of the Verso paper mill exploded on Memorial Day, one Sartell resident at the scene just minutes after the disaster was so stunned by what he saw that he decided later to paint a picture of it. Bud Netka, a long-time artist, lives in Fischer’s Gardens, a mobile-home park about a quarter mile south

Chief seeking police-officer candidates

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Police Department will soon have a new full-time police officer. At a recent Sartell City Council meeting, the council approved a request by Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes to start the process of hiring a new officer for the force. Hughes presented data showing the need for another officer. In a memo to

Police advise to lock vehicles

Dennis DalmanSartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

The Sartell Police Department is reminding people to be sure to lock their vehicle doors and to keep any valuables either out of the vehicle or at least not in plain sight within vehicles. Last Sunday night and/or early Monday morning, items were stolen from eight vehicles in Sartell, according to the police dispatcher. The thefts occurred in the neighborhoods

Divergent-diamond project starts in July

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell residents – and out-of-towners – might want to remind themselves a major construction project is about to begin along Hwy. 15 and County Road 120 in the Epic Center area by Sartell and St. Cloud. Work on a “divergent diamond” interchange will start in July. The estimated $16-million project will be the first of its