George H.W. Bush example for better politics

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

In these divided political times, it takes an event of great significance to be able to bring the country together. There is infighting over even the smallest of political issues, as politicians and parties fight for advantage. Often, it seems like the two political halves of the country couldn’t even agree on what kind of pizza to order. A recent

Dec. 14 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. Dec. 5

Dec. 28 Public notice: Call for bids for Sartell-St. Stephen school district

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CALL FOR BIDS The Sartell-St. Stephen School District Administration recommends the Board of Education authorize a Call for Bids for the following projects: Audio Visual – Equipment, Programming, etc. Sartell St. Stephen School District will receive sealed bids at the District Offices at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Plans will be available on or after Dec. 10, 2018. Contact

Special events highlight Country Lights Festival

Mike KnaakFeatured News, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

A visit from Santa and a variety of games attracted visitors to the annual Country Lights Festival around Lake Francis on Dec. 8.The display, which includes 75,000 – 100,000 lights, continues through December.  Additions this year include two large igloos, eight 20-foot trees, and a 20- by 20-foot Warming Lodge that organizers hope will make everyone feel at home when they

Costs, communication led to school levy defeat

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Costs and communication led to the defeat of the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s operating levy. That’s what about two dozen people gathered for the first of four community meetings told school leaders Dec. 6. Sartell-St. Stephen voters overwhelmingly rejected the levy in the Nov. 6 election. There were 3,230 yes votes and 4,924 no votes. The

Dec. 5 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. Nov. 28

How will future generations commune with the dead?

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My wife spends many hours communing with the dead. She’s found friends who lived in Civil War-era St. Cloud, then a city of about 2,100, while doing research for St. Cloud State University Archives and Stearns History Museum. These folks have come to life, not by time travel or supernatural powers, but through the pages of the city’s early newspapers.

Board grapples with life after levy defeat

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com After a regular school board meeting Nov. 19, the Sartell-St. Stephen board members met in a working meeting to grapple with several questions related to the recent defeated operations levy: what happens now, where do we go from here and why did the levy fail. The immediate future The next chance to try again to pass