Council agrees to conduit financing for Scheels Complex

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com An ambitious expansion project next to Bernick’s Arena in Sartell will be paid for via a city-backed financing method known as a “conduit bond lease.” The name of the project is Scheels Athletic Complex, so-named because of  a major corporate donor. At its July 13 meeting, the council voted 4-1, with member Mike Chisum voting no,

Joetown Rocks raffle, online quilt auction results were successful

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Most of the results are in for the Church of St. Joseph raffle, T-shirt sales and online quilt auction and organizers got successful results. These were the events parishioners were still able to conduct when the Joetown Rocks concert, Church of St. Joseph festival and the St. Joseph Lions annual parade were canceled because of the

Council votes to keep Wilds court in place

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The outdoor basketball court in The Wilds neighborhood of Sartell will stay where it is. At its July 13 meeting, the Sartell City Council voted unanimously to keep the court as is rather than moving it to Watab Park as once proposed. The council’s action apparently put an end to some rancorous, emotional controversy in recent

Filings open for school board, township, St. Stephen city offices

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Filings open Tuesday, July 28, for candidates for the Sartell-St. Stephen school board and the St. Stephen City Council and mayor. Three school board positions are open. School board members serve four-year terms. The terms of current school board members Jason Nies, Lesa Kramer and Pam Raden end this year. Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk,

TCHS hosts first-ever ‘Kibbles, Bids’ telethon

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For the first time in 19 years, pets and their people families could snuggle up together during the annual “Wine, Kibbles and Bids” fundraising event for the Tri-County Humane Society. In previous years, the event featured a gourmet dinner, wine tasting and silent auction at the Gorecki Center on the campus of the College of St.

Schools face tough fall

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Despite best efforts, sometimes there’s no good answer to a problem. That certainly seems the to be the case with how to start the school year during a public health crisis. Everyone agrees students need to go back to school, but the health and safety of students and teachers has to come first. State health and education leaders told school

July 21 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. July 14 3:15 p.m. Slick road. Pinecone Road S. and Scout