Some cameras allowed for pilot project

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

Judge Ann L. Carrott We frequently see courtroom scenes depicted in the media, whether it is in the movies or television dramas. Sometimes actual courtroom proceedings are broadcast on news programs. However, not all states allow video or audio recordings of courtroom proceedings. Historically in Minnesota, neither cameras nor recording devices have been permitted in courtrooms, except for equipment used

‘Holdingford Daze’ set for July 13-14

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

Food, music, games, fireworks and a farmers’ market are just some of the family-fun activities set for July 13-14 at the annual “Holdingford Daze,” which typically attracts thousands of people from throughout central Minnesota and beyond. The event this year is sponsored by the Holdingford Commercial Club. Its overall theme this year is “Down on the Farm,” a homage to

Fourth of July parade draws large crowd despite heat

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

“Hey, don’t make it hotter than it already is,” Ben Brandt yelled as the hot-air-balloon float shot fire in the air July 4. The 8-year-old Sartell resident was only saying what the crowd along Minnesota Street was thinking during the annual Fourth of July parade.  According to the National Weather Service, it was 97 degrees. Despite the heat wave, there

Joetown rocks again with music and fun for all

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

Foldable lawn chairs were out long before the music began. When the music did start, it was on. The parking lot of the Church of St. Joseph was packed with people all ready to groove in celebration of Independence Day courtesy of the annual Joetown Rocks concert. This year’s concert featured music from Emma Kay and the Long Way; the

CSB/SJU gets $1.4 million to fund Upward Bound program

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The College of St. Benedict is one of 20 state schools to receive funding  to continue its Upward Bound program for the next five years. CSB got a grant for about $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the program at CSB and St. John’s University. Program Director Jennifer Whitehead said her heart