Nov. 30 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Fourth-grade students at Oak Ridge Elementary School and Pine Meadow Elementary School competed in Geography Bees at each school at the end of November. Oak Ridge students competed Nov. 20. Luke Rickbeil was this year’s Geography Bee champion. In second place was Daisy Campbell and Isaac Mancini placed third. The other top six finalists were Will Perius, Miles Simonsen and

O’Driscoll re-elected to state House

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Tim O’Driscoll handily won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 13B. Republican O’Driscoll defeated his Democratic challenger, Heidi Everett, by winning 64 percent of the vote. O’Driscoll received 12,146 votes to Everett’s 6,731 votes. He will serve a two-year term. District 13B includes the Sartell, St. Stephen and Holdingford areas.

State gains 10,200 jobs in May; unemployment drops to 3.1 percent

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Minnesota employers added 10,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted figures released June 14 by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. With those gains, the state has added 29,188 jobs in the past year, a 1 percent growth rate. The U.S. rate of job growth during that period was 1.7 percent. Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell

CR 29 will be closed June 21

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Weather permitting, CR 29/First Street NE. in Sartell will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21. The road will be closed from the Mississippi River bridge to Benton Drive. Benton Drive will remain open to northbound and southbound traffic. East of Benton Drive, CR29/First Street NE. will remain open for eastbound traffic. The closure is expected to last

April 6 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. March 11 6:21 a.m. Alarm. College Avenue North. Alarm call

How slow is too slow on I-94?

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At first it sounds like a great idea. Sen. John Jasinski from Faribault introduced a bill that would penalize slow-moving drivers in the left lane of double-lane roads. We’ve all been frustrated by “slow” drivers in the left lane of Interstate Highway 94 between central Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Under the best conditions, the trip to a Twins game,

Morals, sex used to matter in politics

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Poor old Nelson Rockefeller. I’ve been thinking of him lately. Here’s why. My interest in politics and political journalism dates to the mid 1960s. In September 1968, Rockefeller visited St. Cloud, making him the first national politician I saw in person. In those days, the St. Cloud airport was on the north side. Now its former hangers house the Whitney