‘No’ means no chickens

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Denise Rinne, Sartell Chickens Again! I have read several articles concerning the “pet chickens” and Sartell’s ordinance. I applaud the City Council for being patient with the Siemens family and hearing their concerns at the Open Forum. I have to question the reasoning of the continued time and effort to change the ordinance when clearly the City Council has said

If the community is not about education, then what are we about?

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Joe Schulte, Sartell I would like to start this letter of support for a yes-vote on the operating levy by asking every community member this question – “If the ISD748 community is not about education, then what are we about?” You might answer, “We’re a mill town.”  Sadly I’d say, “…not any more.” Maybe you’d offer, “We’re a bedroom community.”

Levy will benefit all of us

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William A. Smoley, Sartell I support the operating levy for the Sartell-St.Stephen school district. We built a new high school that we needed and now we need to provide for its operation and maintenance. This levy doesn’t come as a surprise. At the time of the bond issue the district told us this would be coming. Yes the new school is

School district money has been well spent

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Nate McClellan, Sartell Should I vote YES and give more money to Sartell schools? In the 20 years I’ve lived here, the district has scored much higher on both reading and math achievement and the yearly progress scores have outpaced state averages. Sartell’s four-year graduation rate of 98.19 percent places Sartell High School in the state’s top 5 percent for

Pass levy to maintain quality schools

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Laura Mackenthun, Sartell As a Sartell resident, a parent of two Sartell High School graduates and one current Sartell High School student, and someone who has spent 30 years working in public schools, I encourage you to support the Sartell-St. Stephen school district levy on Nov. 5. Sartell schools have a well-deserved reputation for providing outstanding opportunities and support to students.