Klobuchar meets with Verso president

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar met Tuesday with Dave Peterson, who is the incoming president and chief executive officer of Verso and its three plants – in Minnesota, Maine and Michigan. The two held a discussion in Klobuchar’s Washington, D.C. office. Klobuchar asked Peterson how she and others can be of help to get Verso in Sartell back on its feet.

Tillemans deserves our deepest respect

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is a sad fact the veterans from World War II are hard to find. Most have died. They were part of what is widely regarded as the “Greatest Generation.” One of those veterans, however, is not only very much alive but remains as active as ever. The name of the remarkable man, who lives at Country Manor in Sartell,

Immortal Marilyn continues to fascinate

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

If any movie star has a good grip on immortality, it’s got to be Marilyn Monroe. Instead of moldering into oblivion as most “stars” eventually do, Monroe is more popular than ever these days. Last year, an entertaining movie, “My Week with Marilyn,” was released with a knock-out performance by Michelle Williams. This week a book with some never-before-seen photos

Storm damages can open door to scams

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com In recent years, Sartell has been hit several times with wind-and-hail storms that caused citywide damages to homes and other buildings, and that is why city officials want to caution all residents to be wary of solicitations to fix damages. Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes and Sartell Housing Inspector Kyle Christensen are both advising people to

Four file for two council seats

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Two incumbents and two challengers have filed for two open Sartell City Council seats that will be determined by voters in the Nov. 6 election. The open seats are now occupied by Steve Hennes and Sandra Cordie. Both filed for re-election. Challengers are Amy Braig-Lindstrom and Mike “Spike” Piotowski. The deadline for filing was June 5. There will be no

Schneider Orthodontics has ‘Pay it Foward’ plan

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Dr. Al and Heidi Schneider are true believers in the “Pay it Forward” concept. That is why they are introducing it to their clinic, Schneider Orthodontics in Sartell. They have introduced a payment option for their current and future clients. Any clients who volunteer time at Country Manor or at Anna Marie’s shelter can have payment

Jack and Ben go to the convention

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

(Editor’s note: The following opinion piece, written in the first-person style, should actually be published as a guest column on the Opinion Page. However, because it is longer than a guest column and would not fit on the Opinion Page and because there are several photos to go with it, the Sartell Newsleader decided to publish it in the news

Six apply for school-board vacancies

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Six people have filed for two open seats on the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board. The application deadline was May 21. Those who filed are Bill Galarneault, Chris Gross, Michelle Meyer, Brian Roelofs, Gary Schnellert and Steven Schwartz. Galarneault and Meyer have served previously on the board. On June 7, the board reviewed the six applications. Interviews