Sartell senior wins Grand Prize at juried exhibition

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Gillian Orth, a Sartell High School senior, won the Grand Prize at the Paramount Center for the Arts’ High School Juried Art Exhibition on March 29 with her piece, He Walks You Home. Deb Rollings, Gillian’s Advanced Placement art teacher who selected works from four high school students for the competition, said, “it was pretty obvious from when Gillian was

Handheld phones aren’t the only driving distraction

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Put down the phone and drive. That’s now the law in Minnesota. The Legislature passed and Gov. Tim Walz signed the bipartisan hands-free bill that bans the use of handheld cell phones. The measure aims to reduce distracted-driving crashes.  The bill requires drivers to be hands-free, but allows use of voice-activated command calls and other functions such as GPS navigation

Along with news, daily email flood brings scams, spam, quirky claims

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The U.S. Mail once arrived in a stuffed sack worthy of Santa on Christmas Eve. When I started in journalism five decades ago, the daily mail bag delivered news tips, letters from readers and press releases that often provided background information and ideas for stories. When the big bag landed in the newsroom, a clerk would sort each piece, putting

April 19 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. April 10 10:30 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Third Avenue N. Officers were

April 19 public notice: Sartell school board minutes from March 18, 2019

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748 MARCH 18, 2019 DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER LE SAUK ROOM The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:38 p.m. by Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies; Jeremy Snoberger, vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Amanda Byrd, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick

Sartell-St. Stephen school board approves budget cuts

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved April 15 a list of budget cuts and revenue increases that fully fund the Academic Extensions program but increases fourth-grade class sizes. The nearly $1 million in budget cuts and fee increases were needed after district voters defeated an operating levy last November. On April 8, the board failed to