Jan. 17 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Jan. 8 4:30 p.m. Warrant. Second Street N.  An agency sent

Kindergarten, preschool enrollment opens

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Kindergarten enrollment and preschool registration for Kennedy Community School begins Jan. 24. A morning open house for kindergarten enrollment is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. with a presentation at 9 a.m. There will be an evening open house for kindergarten and preschool from 5-6:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 If you can’t attend an open

Presidential primary absentee voting began Jan. 17

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Absentee voting began Jan. 17, for the March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary. Voting in the Presidential Nomination Primary will be different from a statewide primary election with the following differences: • The Democratic-Farmer-Labor  and Republican parties are the only major political parties that will participate in the Presidential Nomination Primary. Donald Trump and the Republican Party have decided only Trump’s

Instead of Democrats, stick with Trump

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Bob Grise, St. Joseph Chaos replaced competence in the Oval Office writes Editor of the St. Joseph Newsleader, Mike Knaak. Democrats’ policies are so bad they can’t win the debate, so they call those that disagree with them names like Russian stooge, racist, homophobe, climate denier and now causers of chaos. No chaos when nice guys like George Bush and

Embrace a plant-based diet for the new year

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Serge Nesbitt, Sartell The end-of-year/New Year holidays seem to whiplash us from one extreme to the other: eat, drink and be merry versus the customary New Year’s resolutions: reduce social media, reduce weight and embrace a plant-based diet! One third of consumers already report reducing their consumption of animal foods. Hundreds of school, college, hospital, and corporate cafeterias have embraced

After delay, new Pine Meadow traffic plan begins

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com After a one-week delay waiting for signs and barriers, the new  student drop-off traffic plan at Pine Meadow Elementary School began Jan. 9. The change blocks left turns into the school from Fifth Street N. The change is needed, school and city officials said, because traffic is backing up on Pinecone Road as far south as

Donor offers matching funds for Riverview fundraising

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Thanks to a donor who has pledged up to $100,000 in matching funds, the Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation launched a campaign to fund cutting-edge equipment and materials for Riverview Intermediate School. The effort is the group’s largest fundraising campaign and the first to target specific programs that will serve third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in the district’s

Lions continue spirit of giving

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by Carolyn Bertsch news@thenewsleaders.com On a brisk, sunny Saturday morning, Jan. 4, Le Sauk Lions Club members drove up and down Sartell streets in four trucks with trailers to collect dry, brittle, expired Christmas trees to deliver to the city’s compost site. The trees were gathered from driveways in several neighborhoods in exchange for a minimum $7 donation and a