News has no ‘sides,’ only facts

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Smartphone apps are supposed to make life easier, to solve daily challenges. Apps help us connect with friends, track our steps, keep us from getting lost and find cheap tickets to our favorite entertainment. So it’s no surprise that now there’s an app to help us deal with so-called Fake News. You may have seen the ads on television for

Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is a stunning book

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Many people assume life in the White House is a constant glamorous whirl of interesting meetings, fancy dinners, ballroom dances and dazzling entertainment. Ask former First Lady Michelle Obama. She’ll tell you the White House can too often be a kind of limiting prison in which one’s natural spontaneity is constantly squelched by the need for security agents watching every

Billig-Olson engagement

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Billig-Olson Caitlin Billig, daughter of Kim and Tim Billig, Sartell, and Jake Olson, son of Mary and Scott Stevenson, Ada, recently announced their engagement. Olson is also the son of the late Dean Olson. Billig is a 2007 graduate of Sartell High School and a 2011 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in community psychology. She is

Jan. 23 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. Jan. 16

Jan. 16 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. Jan. 9

Sartell-St. Stephen schools plan app launch

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com An app that will tie together school news and information for parents and community members will be launched by the Sartell-St. Stephen school district on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Parents will receive an email with credentials to set up a password-protected portal to track student details such as attendance, lunch account and checked out library books. Parents

Agreement on voting measure could give both parties an early win

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When the Minnesota Legislature convened this week, legislators focused on how state government will deal with a $1.5-billion budget surplus. Democrats will demand increased funding for programs such as education and health care and Republicans will urge a tax cut. A Democrat sits in the governor’s office and Democrats control the House, but the Republicans hold a one-seat majority in

Now we’ve really lost Tom Emmer

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We’ve lost Rep. Tom Emmer. We’ve never really had him you say, and there could be an argument for that position. Emmer rarely visits central Minnesota and much of his financial support comes from outside our area and outside the district. But now we’ve really lost him. Emmer’s GOP colleagues recently appointed him to lead the National Republican Campaign Committee.