More cuts loom if voters reject school levy

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Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s voters will get a second chance on Nov. 5 to approve an operating levy that would raise $1.7 million a year for 10 years. A year ago, voters defeated a similar measure, forcing school leaders to cut $1.3 million from this year’s school budget. District voters should approve the levy this year. The money is needed

Bits, bites and cops make St. Joseph a thriving place to live

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Good news is stacking up for St. Joseph from a variety of unrelated actions that will help the city grow and attract new businesses and residents. Midco recently announced gigabit internet service is now available, which offers business and residents online speeds as much as 35 times faster than standard services. That technology upgrade should make St. Joseph an attractive

With falls comes a paperwork blizzard

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The World Series, football games, the beginning of hockey season and cool, crisp, sunny days. Lots to look forward to in the fall. As I enter my second year in the Medicare world, there’s one more routine that comes with the flip of the calendar. That’s the open enrollment for additional health insurance to cover costs that Medicare doesn’t cover.

Guest column: Vote Yes to invest in our kids, community

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Jake Omann, Sartell The upcoming school district levy is a pivotal event for the Sartell-St. Stephen community, one that comes with its fair share of misperceptions and contentious feelings. I think it’s beneficial to fully understand and appreciate not only the numbers involved with this levy, but also the overarching implications and purpose behind it. First, the numbers – the