COL RS When seconds count

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When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. That little nugget was shared with me some time ago by a very high-ranking official in a local police department. The job of the police is not necessarily to prevent crime, but instead to clean up the mess caused by crime and to try to find the criminals well after the

Sartell band performs end-of-season concert

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A gentle breeze began to blow just before the Sartell Community Band performed its last concert of the season July 15 at Val Smith Park. Listeners brought lawn chairs or sat at picnic tables on the east side of the park to enjoy the sparkling music. Before the concert started, many commented on what a hot

Benefit set for victim of Verso explosion

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Revolution 5, a local Beatles cover-band, will perform at an event to raise money for the family of Jon Maus, the Albany man who was killed May 28 when part of the Verso Paper Co. exploded. The Maus Family Benefit will take place from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at the Bernick’s Arena in Sartell. Admission

Sartell newlyweds star in musical comedy

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com At the time, 17 years ago, shy, terrified Jon Legg never imagined he would someday star in the very musical play that scared him so much. In 1995, Legg had a bit role in the Sartell High School production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” Some of his buddies had auditioned for the play, so Legg thought,

Chief continues his plea: ‘Lock up vehicles!’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sometimes, Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes and his staff feel they are about to lose their voices from saying it over and over and over again: “Please lock up your vehicles!” In just two months, there have been more than 50 thefts from unlocked vehicles and from garages left open overnight in Sartell. The thefts have

C.R. 120 to close Monday

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Sartell area motorists are advised construction will begin July 23 on the CR 120 improvement project, which will require the complete closure of CR 120 at the CentraCare Circle intersection. The work is just one part of a vast project to create a diverging diamond interchange at CR 120 and Hwy. 15 near the Epic Center. The interchange will be