Use salt sparingly to help keep Minnesota waters on low-salt diet

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For years doctors have told people to stick to a low-salt diet. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, our waters should follow the same advice. When snow and ice start to accumulate on Minnesota roads, parking lots and sidewalks, one of the more common reactions is to apply salt, which contains chloride, a water pollutant. When snow and ice

Make food shelf donations count

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All of December, maximize your food-shelf donations. Any checks received by the Salvation Army of St. Cloud made out to “Food Shelf Charity Challenge” will be matched by the Norm Skalicky Foundation up to $20,000. Also, many times and locations are still available for volunteer bell-ringing.  To reserve your spot and location, please call Brenda at 252-4552.

Help with snow removal

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Volunteers are needed to help with snow shoveling and other outdoor chores to help people remain independent in their homes. Responsibilities include volunteer orientation, snow removal services, be respectful of the care receiver’s home and aware of safety procedures. Volunteers must maintain client confidentiality. Contact Cherise Robb, Great River Area Faith in Action volunteer coordinator,  at (320) 258-8678.

Public notice: Sartell-St. Stephen school board minutes – Nov. 26, 2012

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 748 NOV. 26, 2012 DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair Dan Riordan. Members present: Riordan; Greg Asfeld, clerk; Lesa Kramer, treasurer; Mary McCabe, director; Michelle Meyer, director; Chris Gross, director; and Joseph

Congress must act to ban assault weapons

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Gun control should no longer be the topic of “conversation,” “dialogue” or “debate.” There’s been enough of that verbal hand-wringing after every incident of gun-slaughter. The hot-topic words then dissipate into inaction – until the next shooter goes crazy and kills more people. Instead, gun control should be the topic of immediate legislative action. The U.S. Congress must tighten gun

Remembrance ceremony Dec. 15; volunteers, public to lay wreaths

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Due to a last minute wave of contributions and sponsorships, all indications are a giant sea of green balsam wreaths with big red bows will spread over the entire Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn. to honor every one of our countries fallen veterans buried there. The laying of wreaths will take place shortly after the National Rememberance