School board hears plans for school names, pre-K to 2nd grade

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com With a new high school coming on line next fall, Sartell-St. Stephen board heard two recommendations that address reconfiguring the district’s buildings. A committee that has been studying where to house pre-kindergarten through second-grade students recommended splitting the students between the district’s current elementary schools. Elementary principals Sara Nelson and Kip Lynk recommended using Oak Ridge

Funeral for Jason James Dahl, 48, of Cold Spring

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Jason James Dahl, 48 of Cold Spring June 9, 1970-April 11, 2019 A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 18 with a memorial service from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Olde Coliseum, 691 Main St. W., Richmond, Minnesota 56368 for Jason James Dahl, 48, of Cold Spring, Minnesota, who died peacefully, at home, surrounded by family on

Sartell-St. Stephen school board will consider other budget cuts at Monday meeting

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board will try for a second time to plug a $1.3 million deficit in next year’s budget when the board meets Monday, April 15, in St. Stephen. On April 8, the board failed to approve a list of proposed budget cuts and revenue increases presented by school administration on a 3-3 vote.

Ban e-cigarettes in public places, raise tobacco sales age

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There’s smoke in the air at the state Capitol this spring as the Legislature grinds toward a May 20 adjournment. Two measures that would protect our clean indoor air and health are up for debate. The Legislature should pass and Governor Walz should sign these actions. The House overwhelming passed HF349 that expands the definition of smoking to ensure Minnesota’s

Urban explorers risk injury, arrest for social media fame

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Two popular hobbies – one pursued in the real, physical world and one practiced in the virtual, digital world – converged in Watab Township last week. For years, adventurers have found excitement as urban explorers – roaming through abandoned buildings, caves and tunnels. Media attention and technology popularized and glamorized the activity fueling increased interest. Recent television shows such as

College scam highlights large problems

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It was a shock to many Americans when federal prosecutors in Massachusetts announced charges against 50 people for one of the biggest college admissions scams in American history. As a college student myself, it was disappointing to see a system that advertises itself as being based on merit and effort was being blatantly undermined. Unfortunately, with how important college is

April 5 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Five Sartell students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the College of St. Benedict. The students are Madison Flaherty, daughter of Stacie and Robert Flaherty; Breanna Hess, daughter of Kim and Bob Hess; Lindsey Hoeschen, daughter of Sondra  and Steve Hoeschen; Samantha Lundgren, daughter of Becky and Dan Lundgren; and Molly Mahowald, daughter of Jennifer and David Mahowald. To be included

April 5 Public notice: City of St. Stephen Ordinance 54 amendment

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CITY OF ST. STEPHEN ORDINANCE 54 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 54.01 AND 54.02 OF ORDINANCE 54, TITLED “ORDINANCE 54 TRANSIENT MERCHANTS, PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS” The City Council of St. Stephen, Minnesota hereby ordains as follows: Section 54.01 of Ordinance 54 is amended to ADD the following term and definition at Subdivision 2 and RENUMBER all subsequent definitions in Section 54.01