Sartell Sabres swimmer Conner Hollingsworth finishes first in the 100-yard butterfly event, which helped the Sartell team capsize St. Cloud Tech by a score of 160-80 at last week's Central Lakes Conference meet between the two teams.

Sabre swimmers sink Tech, 106-80

by Dennis Dalman – The boys Sartell Sabre Swim Team tallied an impressive 106-80 victory over St. Cloud Tech last week in a Central Lakes Conference meet. In 12 categories, both individual and team medleys, the Sabres, led by coach Jason Anderson, took eight first-place honors. Midway through the swimming season, the Sabres now […]

Victoria Adofoli, a sophomore at the College of St. Benedict, signs the freedom wall Jan. 20. Students were asked to share what freedom means to them on the wall in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Students share views on Freedom Wall in honor of MLK

by TaLeiza Calloway – When it comes to the legacy of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the word “freedom” rings through his efforts for racial equality. Students at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University reflected on his efforts this week – a week the school dedicated to honoring his memory on campus. […]

Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes leads an informational meeting about workplace violence during his visit Oct. 19 to the St. Joseph-based office of the St. Joseph and Sartell Newsleader newspapers. The recent workplace shooting in Minneapolis that left five people dead has piqued an interest in the topic by many companies that want to learn strategies to prevent it or to deal with it if it should happen.

Hughes gives tips to guard against workplace violence

by Dennis Dalman – The “fight or flight” response becomes instantly necessary if a shooter enters a workplace and starts firing, said Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes. Hughes recently gave his first informational meeting about workplace violence to employees of the Sartell and St. Joseph Newsleader office in St. Joseph. If someone enters a […]

In this famous photograph, Denis McDonough is seated just behind Hillary Clinton as President Barack Obama and his staff watch, in real time, the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. The terrorist leader was killed during the SEAL raid.

Obama expected to name SJU grad as chief of staff

by Mark Lauer – A man with ties to St. John’s University is expected to become President Barack Obama’s right-hand man in the coming days. Denis McDonough, who is the deputy national security advisor and one of the president’s closest and most trusted aides, will likely be named as the new White House chief […]


St. Joseph police chief announces retirement

by TaLeiza Calloway – Aug. 22 is the last day Pete Jansky will serve as police chief in the City of St. Joseph. Jansky, 55, announced his retirement Jan. 17 during a city council meeting. Elected officials thanked him for his years of service. “We accept your resignation with regret,” St. Joseph Mayor Rick […]

Dr. Erika Vora autographs her books for well-wishers after her talk recently at a meeting of the Senior Connection in Sartell. Vora, as a baby, along with her mother and three sisters, survived a hellish journey of cold, hunger, fear, pain, horrors and utter deprivation right after World War II.

Vora recalls expulsion from happy home into living hell (Part 1)

by Dennis Dalman – World War II was officially over, but unthinkable atrocities and hideous suffering continued for the Wenzel family, along with an estimated 15 million others – mainly women and children. Despite the horrors they witnessed and endured, the Wenzels were lucky. They survived; an estimated two million German refugees did not. […]

Auditions set Jan. 31 for ‘Beach Ball’ music party

by Dennis Dalman A big, upcoming musical event called “Beach Ball” is seeking more local-student talent to round out the show, which is slated for 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Pine Meadow Elementary School gymnasium. The dance-and-musical event is a fundraiser for the Sartell-St. Stephen Music Association, which raises money to help […]

St. Joseph resident Adam Gorres takes his stance Jan. 19 as he prepares to throw his disc during the 21st annual Ice Bowl at Millstream Park in St. Joseph. The disc golf tournament is sponsored by the St. Cloud Disc Golf Club.

Annual disc golf tournament supports local charities

by TaLeiza Calloway – There’s no room for wimps or whining in disc golf. At least that was the motto for the 21st annual St. Cloud Ice Bowl held Jan. 19 in St. Joseph’s Millstream Park. The event is about more than battling winter winds while throwing a flying disc. Sponsored by the St. […]