Attacks against Earth Day so typical of extremists

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

Some right-wing extremists want to throw out baby with bathwater. The latest example of that all-or-nothing attitude surfaced recently, again, when so many radical Republicans rapped Earth Day as some kind of demonic rite of spring. Case in point: District 11B Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria). She commented about Earth Day, in a tweet message, “Absolutely infuriates me – a celebration

Engelsgjerd has a lead role in West Side Story

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman Alex Engelsgjerd of Sartell is starring as “Tony,” one of the two lead roles in a current production of West Side Story at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. The show is a production of GREAT Theatre. Engelsgjerd, a freshman at St. John’s University, described his role as a challenging one in a “great show.”

Chamber honors House of Pizza as Sartell ‘Business of the Year’

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by Dennis Dalman Brandon Testa received a standing ovation when his House of Pizza was named “Business of the Year” by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet April 26 at Mulligan’s Event Center in Sartell. Also honored by the Chamber that night were Citizen of the Year Tom Offerdahl and Retired Volunteer of the Year

Get out and walk because it is good for your heart

Cori HilsgenNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Cori Hilsgen More than 500 walkers registered for the American Heart Association Heart Walk held last Saturday, April 28 at CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud. The walk was held to educate people about the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and ways to prevent them. The funds raised are used to support medical research, public awareness and education.

Eight students/honored at banquet

Dennis DalmanCriers, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

Eight outstanding Sartell senior students were honored as “Students of Excellence” during a banquet April 25 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud. The honored students are Rachel Bachman, Lydia Grace Dullinger, Joshua Hill, Joseph Lawson, Amanda Maricle-Roberts, Sally LeFran Traut, Kiley Sullivan and Abbie Whitney. The annual event, now in its 25th year and sponsored by Resource Training and

Gardens seek volunteers

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Munsinger and Clemens Gardens are seeking volunteers for two-hour commitments, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday or by special arrangement, to help with pruning roses, raking and other garden tasks. Volunteers will be given instructions and supervision while they work. If interested, complete a volunteer application online at the City of St. Cloud Park and Recreation Department as