Angel of Hope Vigil to be Dec. 6

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com An Angel of Hope Vigil will be Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Angel of Hope statue by Lake Francis in Sartell. The event will begin with a small indoor program at 6:30 p.m. at the Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S., and a vigil will take place at the base of the Angel around 7

Honoring Veterans

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photo by Carolyn BertschVeterans carry the American flag, POW MIA flag and American Legion flag at the annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. which took place at a new location, downtown St. Cloud. The date marked the 100th anniversary of both Armistice Day and the American Legion. photo by Carolyn BertschA young boy salutes while his mother, grandmother, sister and

Voters choose Elness, Kolb for city council

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two candidates – Tim Elness and Jeff Kolb – were elected Nov. 6 to two seats on the Sartell City Council. They defeated two other candidates – Brady Andel and Barika Davis. Of the four, Elness received from voters in Sartell’s seven precincts the most votes – 3,571 (30.67 percent of the total votes cast). Kolb

Soyka is excited to get going as new Stearns County sheriff

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Steve Soyka has gone from learning about the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office as a teenage Explorer three decades ago to his election as sheriff on Nov. 6. Soyka, 49, defeated Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud to become the county’s first new, elected sheriff in 16 years. He’ll assume his new duties on Jan. 7. In

Sen. Howe has hopes, concerns for next session

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Jeff Howe’s Nov. 6 special-election victory as senator for District 13 is a momentous tie-breaker for the Minnesota State Senate. Starting in January, Republicans will control the Senate by one vote – 34 to 33. Howe’s election is what made the difference. He will serve the last two years of the four-year term begun by Sen.

‘Festival of Nativities’ set for 2 days

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Nativity displays from around the world will be displayed soon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Residents from the greater St. Cloud area will be involved in the Festival of Nativities. The free events are open to everyone and will take place from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The festival will feature

Sartell Coborns stores thank veterans

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photo by Carolyn BertschVeterans Bob Kmitch (left) and Roger Lortz, both of Sartell, enjoy conversation and a complimentary chicken dinner Nov. 12 at Coborns on Pinecone Road in Sartell. The store served 292 meals which was an increase from 192 meals last year. The Riverside Coborns location also participated serving 71 free meals.

Nov. 16 Sartell people

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Two Sartell students are studying abroad during the fall semester 2018 through the Center for Global Education at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. Dean Amundson, son of Charmin and Ben Amundson, is studying in the Austria program. Amundson is a junior social studies/secondary education major. Matthew Immelman, son of Pamela and Aubrey Immelman, is studying in the Chile program. Immelman