New program will train students to create businesses

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Business and education leaders in Sartell, Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud are in the early stages of launching a program that will teach high school seniors to be entrepreneurs. Called Great River CEO, the program will welcome its first students in fall 2019. Right now, organizers are raising funds to train and market the effort and

No easy fixes for busy school intersection

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A St. Joseph woman is worried about heavy traffic and the potential for crashes on College Avenue in front of Kennedy Community School as parents rush to drop off their children every morning. Rhonda Dahlgren has first-hand knowledge of the situation. She was involved in a collison on April 5 at the intersection of College Avenue,

Doulas help hugely in birthing process

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When Melissa Kosloski was giving birth to her first baby, a boy delivered via C-section, she felt she just hadn’t been prepared enough for the experience. “I thought I would just tough it out,” she recalled. “But I realized I could have had better support and could have learned more about the physiology of birth.” That

SJU hosts health policy panel

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St. John’s University will host a health-care summit Friday, April 20. Panelists will discuss whether a single-payer health-care system would work in Minnesota. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Quad 170. Speakers include state Sen. John Marty, a Ramsey County DFLer; John Nyman, a professor at the University of

Knowledge Bowl great activity for students, area

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We’re in the midst of an exciting season here in Central Minnesota, and no it’s not the massive amount of snow that came down on us in recent weeks. Many school sports and activities have been having their state meets and tournaments. One of these, the State Knowledge Bowl Meet, was held just recently on April 12 and 13. Knowledge