Divergent-diamond project starts in July

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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

‘Divergent diamond’ to be topic of meeting

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The “divergent diamond” traffic interchange system will be the topic of a public meeting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Minnesota Department of Transportation building in St. Cloud. The divergent diamond interchange will be constructed, starting this year, on Hwy. 15 at CR 120 between Sartell and St. Cloud in the area of the Epic Center. The interchange

SHS yearbook wins a ‘best of best’ award

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell High School yearbook, “The Scabbard,” has won a “best of the best” yearbook-design award from the annual Jostens’ National Yearbook Design Recognition contest. Jostens is the world’s biggest publisher of yearbooks and other school-related items, such as class rings. The cover of the Scabbard yearbook is featured in the Jostens’ 2012 “Gotcha Covered Look

Internet can spread rumors faster than wildfire

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Misinformation and rumors, which used to spread rather slowly, can now spread like wildfire literally around the world in a split second. Internet social media are like vast gossip clubs where anything said is believed. A current example of that is the so-called “zombie virus.” According to a story on “Care2,” an increasing number of gullible, eager-to-believe people are espousing

Ryan’s budget reflects Rand’s silly philosophy

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In the world of Ayn Rand, there is a handful of super-achieving capitalist heroes, and then there’s the rest of us – the moochers, looters and parasites (three of Rand’s favorite words). In the world of Rep. Paul Ryan, there are the righteous money-making capitalists, and then there’s the rest of us – moochers, looters and parasites. It’s no wonder

Sartell spirit rallies during SummerFest events

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell enjoyed a day of communal triumph Saturday, even as the shock waves of the Verso paper mill explosion were still reverberating in many minds. On a bright, warm Saturday, June 9, the Sartell SummerFest Grand Parade began, led by a long line of firetrucks, which elicited wild cheers and applause from the thousands of people

Verso fire-fighting cost estimated at half million

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A state fire marshal’s report about the cause of the Verso paper mill explosion and fire is expected to be released sometime within the next two weeks. Sartell City Administrator Patti Gartland said the fire marshal’s office completed its on-site investigation June 8 and ruled out any criminal activity, not that any had been suspected. When

Funds established for blast victims

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Sartell residents should remember to comply with the city’s odd-even watering days. To help conserve water, residents who have even numbers in their street addresses can water on even-numbered calendar days. Those with odd numbers may water on odd-numbered days. Exemption permits are available for those who have just planted grass seed.