Sartell’s Knowledge Bowl team wins state championship

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell’s Knowledge Bowl team won this year’s Class AA championship at the state meet in Brainerd April 12-13. The top 40 teams, out of more than 1,000 statewide, competed in one written round and four oral rounds. Team members are Janagan Ramanathan, Nathan Schmidt, Jacob Fandel, Yash Hindka and Mohannad Alkhatib. Luke Walker coaches the team. The

Long winter sets back high school construction

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell St. Stephen school board held its regular monthly meeting on April 16 with most of the meeting being taken up by reports. Of key concern was the report on the progress of the new high school. Lee Gruen, project manager at Winkelman Building Corp., related how the latest round of inclement weather has affected

New program will train students to create businesses

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Business and education leaders in Sartell, Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud are in the early stages of launching a program that will teach high school seniors to be entrepreneurs. Called Great River CEO, the program will welcome its first students in fall 2019. Right now, organizers are raising funds to train and market the effort and

SJU hosts health policy panel

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St. John’s University will host a health-care summit Friday, April 20. Panelists will discuss whether a single-payer health-care system would work in Minnesota. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Quad 170. Speakers include state Sen. John Marty, a Ramsey County DFLer; John Nyman, a professor at the University of

Knowledge Bowl great activity for students, area

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We’re in the midst of an exciting season here in Central Minnesota, and no it’s not the massive amount of snow that came down on us in recent weeks. Many school sports and activities have been having their state meets and tournaments. One of these, the State Knowledge Bowl Meet, was held just recently on April 12 and 13. Knowledge

April 20 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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. April 4