Catherine “Cotton” E. Petters, 55 St. Joseph Oct. 2, 1963-Dec. 9, 2018 Catherine “Cotton” E. Petters, 55, of St. Joseph, died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 9. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, with a time of sharing at 3 p.m. at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Anyone who
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The Church of St. Joseph raised $1.63 million during a capital campaign to renovate their sanctuary, the parish announced Dec. 10. The parish had set a stretch goal of $1.5 million. “As with any very old building, you never know what surprises we might encounter during construction,” said Dean Budde, campaign co-chair, in a statement. “We are thankful for the
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A visit from Santa and a variety of games attracted visitors to the annual Country Lights Festival around Lake Francis on Dec. 8.The display, which includes 75,000 – 100,000 lights, continues through December.  Additions this year include two large igloos, eight 20-foot trees, and a 20- by 20-foot Warming Lodge that organizers hope will make everyone feel at home when they
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Costs and communication led to the defeat of the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s operating levy. That’s what about two dozen people gathered for the first of four community meetings told school leaders Dec. 6. Sartell-St. Stephen voters overwhelmingly rejected the levy in the Nov. 6 election. There were 3,230 yes votes and 4,924 no votes. The
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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Nov. 28
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Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94 St. Joseph Oct. 26, 1924-Dec. 2, 2018 Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94, of St. Joseph died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, will
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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com After a regular school board meeting Nov. 19, the Sartell-St. Stephen board members met in a working meeting to grapple with several questions related to the recent defeated operations levy: what happens now, where do we go from here and why did the levy fail. The immediate future The next chance to try again to pass
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