Sartell’s Knowledge Bowl team wins state championship

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell’s Knowledge Bowl team won this year’s Class AA championship at the state meet in Brainerd April 12-13. The top 40 teams, out of more than 1,000 statewide, competed in one written round and four oral rounds. Team members are Janagan Ramanathan, Nathan Schmidt, Jacob Fandel, Yash Hindka and Mohannad Alkhatib. Luke Walker coaches the team. The

Long winter sets back high school construction

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell St. Stephen school board held its regular monthly meeting on April 16 with most of the meeting being taken up by reports. Of key concern was the report on the progress of the new high school. Lee Gruen, project manager at Winkelman Building Corp., related how the latest round of inclement weather has affected

Mayor Nicoll declines to file for re-election

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll announced April 12 that she will not seek another term as mayor. Nicoll said she is now serving her second term as mayor and that after eight years, she is looking forward to spending more time with her husband and their three young daughters. Before her first term as mayor, Nicoll

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

Plans move ahead for public-safety building

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The gears are in motion to proceed with plans for a Sartell Public-Safety building that would house both the city’s police department and its fire department. The city hopes to approve the start of construction next year with the building’s opening in 2020. A tentative site for the project is a 15-acre lot south on Pinecone

Peterson announces bid for mayor

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Longtime Sartell City Council member David Peterson announced Tuesday he intends to file for mayor in the Nov. 6 general election. Sarah Jane Nicoll is the current Sartell mayor but she has announced that she will not seek re-election. On that day, voters will decide three positions on the council: mayor, Peterson’s seat and Pat Lynch’s