Help at the food shelf

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Catholic Charities Emergency Services is looking for volunteers to help at the food shelf. Responsibilities include the following: unpacking grocery donations, repackaging bulk products under the proper sanitary conditions, informing staff when running low on certain items, and cleaning up area at the end of the shift. This opportunity requires lifting, reaching and the ability to work an average of

Jan. 4 Criers

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ReStore volunteers needed The ReStore is mainly staffed by volunteers. More volunteers are needed to help keep the store running smoothly. All the proceeds from the ReStore go to Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity to build more houses. It’s a great place to volunteer during the winter, or year around. One-time volunteers: Volunteers are welcome to come for a one-day

Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month

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January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of dedicated blood donors across the country for helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need. Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood donation and the

Sartell Senior Connection hosts speaker on Japan

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Pat McNeal will share his photos and stories of Japan at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 during the monthly Sartell Senior Connection at the District Office Building at 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell. McNeal will touch on Japanese culture, the importance of the island’s mountainous and volcanic landscape, an ascent of Mount Fuji, the influence of Shintoism and Buddhism, the

Livestock farmers urged to apply for investment grants

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is urging Minnesota livestock farmers and ranchers to apply now for the Livestock Investment Grant Program. The program has $1 million available to promote long-term development in the state’s $7 billion livestock sector. Qualifying producers would be reimbursed 10 percent of the first $500,000 of investment, with a minimum investment of $4,000. Qualifying expenditures include

Jan. 4 Sartell blotter

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If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the Sartell Police Department at 251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes. Dec. 19 6:58 p.m. Theft. Walmart. A female was witnessed attempting

Obstructionism bodes ill for future of America

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During the “fiscal cliff” crisis, the Tea Party was once again playing its favorite contrarian game: stone-wall obstructionism. In this new year, we’re going to see more of the same-o, same-o from legislative obstructionists. The original Tea Party goals had at least a semblance of merit: fiscal responsibility, a limited role for government, trimming spending. Soon, however, giddy with their