by Dennis Dalman
The Sartell Police Department and Fire Department received some happy news at the April 27 City Council meeting.
Sartell Mayor Ryan Fitzthum announced Liberty Bank had presented a check for $6,000 to each department – a total contribution of $12,000. Fitzthum called the contributions “awesome.”
Headquartered in St. Cloud, Liberty Bank has a branch bank in Sartell, three in St. Cloud, one in Waite Park and one in Monticello. For six years, Liberty Bank sponsored a family fun day dubbed “Libertyville” in Sartell during the city’s SummerFest in June. However, Mayor Fitzthum noted all the SummerFest activities have been canceled for this summer because of the virus crisis.
The Sartell City Council also acknowledged a check for $500 presented by Stearns Electric Association to the police department for its Reserve Officer Program.