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 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

Assist with manicures

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Assist Country Manor residents in “pampering themselves” by assisting with manicures in the Country Manor Villas, Sartell. Manicures are done the third Tuesday of the month starting at 9:30 am. Socialize with friendly tenants as you assist beauty shop staff with taking off nail polish and preparing the tenant for their manicure. This is sure to be a way to

Christmas by any other name

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What is Christmas? What does it mean to you? Is it a religious holiday or is it about gift giving and Santa? Is it both? What does Christmas mean to you? To most, Christmas is a major celebration of Christianity, the birth of the Christ Child. To others it’s an opportunity to share gifts and feast on rich foods. Yet

Blood drives

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Give one last gift this holiday season, give blood The holiday season is here, and with it comes the exchange of gifts among family and friends. But many hospital patients have a gift on their wish list this year that only generous hearts can give: a blood donation. Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides, the American Red