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The Foley branch library is part of a city community center.

Site, design will determine Sartell library services

by Dennis Dalman

The Great River Regional Library is gearing up for a new branch library – one in Sartell – but the GRRL staff can’t roll up its sleeves to go to work until two things are known: site and design.

On a split vote, the GRRL Board approved a branch library for Sartell several months ago. The current task is for G

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The Foley branch library is part of a city community center.
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The St. Joseph water tower holds 500,000 gallons of water, and is lit from the ground. On March 28, the city will turn the lights off until the following morning in observance of Earth Hour.
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Sauk Rapids Director of Public Works Pete Eckhoff says work on the water tower is less than one week away from being finished. Contractors had to order extra red paint, which took a few days to come in. While the colors on the tower might look a bit different, the city says the colors are basically the same, just not as faded as the old colors. Craig Nelson, Director of Utilities, also said some other internal work remains to be done, such as chlorinating the inside and taking bacteria samples. The tower should be completely finished by around Thursday, Aug. 6.
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CentraCare Foundation's Director of Development Todd Steinke (right) presents the CentraCare Health Foundation 2015 Spirit of Caring Community Hero Award to Paula Woischke at the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall. Woischke, an employee of Whitney Senior Center and the Central Minnesota Council on Aging, has helped bring both physical fitness and health education classes to St. Joseph.
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