Oct. 16 Town criers

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Sartell groups seek photos to honor veterans

Help us honor our veterans during the month of November. The Sartell Historical Society and the Sartell Community Center want to display pictures of military members past and present with a connection to Sartell. Bring copies of pictures to Ann at the Sartell Community Center by Nov. 9. Pictures should include name, dates of service if known, branch of service and how the person is related to someone in Sartell. Pictures will be displayed from Veterans Day through the end of November in the community center. No original photos will be displayed. The community center is able to make photocopies. For more information, sartellseniorconnection@gmail.com.

St. Stephen mayor position is four-year term

Contrary to what was printed in the October St. Stephen city newsletter, which was distributed as an insert in the Oct. 2 edition of the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader, the mayor position is a four-year term.

Property tax penalty waived to Dec. 1

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners voted to waive late penalties for second half property taxes for property owners financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of an Oct. 15 deadline, penalties will be waived for payments received by Dec. 1, 2020. This forgiveness will only apply to property owners who have paid their first half 2020 property taxes and would not apply to properties which are escrowed. Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels encourages residents and business owners to pay property taxes on time if able, as these funds are used and depended on by local schools, cities and townships. At this time, property tax payments are being processed online at StearnsCountyMN.gov, by mail, or through drop boxes located at the entrances of the Administration Building in downtown St. Cloud or at the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park. If questions, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 320-656-3870.

Drive-thru an option for dropping off election ballot

With the high number of Stearns County residents voting by absentee ballot in this election, a ballot drop-off drive-thru has been set up outside Stearns County’s Service Center. Randy Schreifels, Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, said approximately 150 people a day are going into the building to turn in absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election and he hopes the drive-thru will make it more convenient. Residents now have the option to drop off their ballot at the drive-thru. Voters may drop off their own ballot and ballots for up to three voters. Voters who return a ballot for someone else must show an ID with their name and provide a signature.

Drive-thru Ballot Drop off location

    • Stearns County Service Center, 3301 CR 138, Waite Park
    • Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Anyone with questions should contact the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s office at 320-656-3920, or email elections@co.stearns.mn.us.

United Way device drive set Oct. 24
United Way is hosting a Device Drive from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in the Quinlivan & Hughes parking lot located at 1740 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. Bring your old technology and donate it to support people in need of technology. Accepted donations include: laptops, LCD monitors, tablets and cell phones (must be restored to factory settings), networking equipment, servers, printers, keyboards and mice. All donations are securely scrubbed for data and tested. Contact Mary Krippner, director of volunteer engagement, at 320-223-7991 or MKrippner@unitedwayhelps.org.

Coat drive ends Oct. 22

Too Much Talent is collecting coats, hats and gloves for children that are in need for the cold winter months. Winter gear can be dropped off at 1410 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud through October 22. Too Much Talent’s mission is to help prepare youth and families to be the next generation of leaders by providing education, resources and programming that assures every person reaches their potential. Contact Lenora, Too Much Talent at 320-406-3800 or 2muchtalent2@gmail.com.

Donation needs for people experiencing homelessness
Homeless Helping Homeless helps members find resources for food, clothing, transportation, housing and employment. They are in need of tents, tarps, sleeping bags, gloves, long johns, hand warmers for the unsheltered homeless sleeping outside. Contact Harry, Homeless Helping Homeless, at 612-868-0465 or hfleegel@aol.com.

List your event in our calendar

If your group or organization is active again after being idle because of coronavirus, send us your event information for our calendar. Send information including time, date, place and a short explanation to news@thenewsleaders.com.

Newsleaders seeks GoFundMe donations

During these turbulent times, advertising support has dwindled. The Newsleaders wants to continue providing up-to-the-minute local coverage both on our website and in print. Please help support the Newsleaders by viewing/contributing to our GoFundMe page on Facebook. Thank you to our recent contributors! Any amount is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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