Local students rock with science at SCSU

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Local fifth- and sixth-grade students were among the more than 720 students from 30 area school districts who attended the eighth annual “Science Rocks” day at St. Cloud State University in the beginning of January. The event offered students a chance to choose from attending several of 29 sessions related to science and nature. Sessions were

Moeller a contender for Sartell superintendent

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Diane Moeller, the award-winning former principal of Kennedy Community School, is a candidate for the position of superintendent of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. Moeller is among seven finalists chosen Jan. 27 by the school board from a slate of 38 online applications for the position. Moeller is currently serving as assistant superintendent of the St.

Weather closes schools again

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For the fourth time this winter, schools in the St. Cloud School District, including Kennedy Community School, and also the private schools of All Saints Academy, the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, were closed because of bitterly cold, snowy and windy weather. School was cancelled for two consecutive days, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27 and 28, when

Ice Bowl raises $9,323 for local food shelves

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Ninety-three people participated in the 22nd annual St. Cloud Ice Bowl held Jan. 18 at the Millstream Lions Park in St. Joseph. Donations collected from the Bowl totaled $9,323 for area food shelves. Other people also came to offer their help, donate food and collect money. Thirty-seven people donated 125 pounds of food. After a night

ASA students display knowledge at science fair

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The start of Catholic Schools week at All Saints Academy offered visitors a chance to view students’ Science Fair projects Jan. 26. School Administrator Karl Terhaar said 44 projects were on display in Heritage Hall. First-grade teacher Joanne Schneider said kindergarten through third-grade students were able to view the projects earlier. “They are amazing projects,” Schneider

Eight children win free-throw competition

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Cold weather and blowing winds didn’t keep area youth away from the annual Knights of Columbus Basketball Free-Throw championship Jan. 26. The All Saints Academy third-floor gym was filled with bouncing balls and eager boys and girls waiting for their chance to compete for trophies at the local level. Eight children, ages 9 to 14, were named

Precinct caucuses to be held Feb. 4

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Along with the rest of the state, precinct-level Democratic Farmer/Labor Party caucuses will convene in central Minnesota at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Precinct caucuses for local residents include the following: St. Joseph Precincts 1 and 2, St. Joseph and St. Wendel townships meet at Kennedy Discovery School; St. Joseph Township Precinct 2 meets at Discovery; and Collegeville Townships Precincts

Read makes U.S. House bid official

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Jim Read, a political science professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, has officially filed his candidacy for the U.S. House in Minnesota’s 6th congressional district. A resident of Avon, Read is running for the seat currently held by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, who is retiring. Read will seek the endorsement of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor