Sartell man creates painting of Verso disaster

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by Dennis Dalman 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

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by Dennis Dalman 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

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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

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by Dennis Dalman 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 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