Ask a trooper 2012

w/photos The difference between meeting and following a school bus at a railroad crossing by Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Q: Referencing one of your last articles on “passing a school bus that is stopped at a railroad crossing,” they said they MET a bus at the crossing. They did not come up […]

Feb. 15 Sartell

Twenty-three Sartell students were among 1,128 students who recently graduated from St. Cloud State University. They, their majors and honors are as follows: Jeremy Ballmann, bachelor’s in finance; Thomas Bidinger, bachelor’s in English, magna cum laude; Byron Bohlsen, bachelor’s in network modeling and simulation; Michelle Budde, bachelor’s in elective studies; Emily Carroll, bachelor’s in special […]

Snow, snow, more snow!
St. Joseph received more than 8 inches of snow during last weekend,
breaking past records for the month of February.

Snow, snow, more snow!

St. Joseph received more than 8 inches of snow during last weekend, breaking past records for the month of February.              


‘Sabres dance way to state contest’

The award-winning Sartell Sabre Dance Team will once again compete for the state championship this weekend at Target Center in the Twin Cities. The team will be one of four other teams competing at the event in both the high kick and jazz categories. The other teams are St. Cloud Cathedral, Cold Spring Rocori and […]


Girl Scout sells big at fishing contest

Seven-year-old St. Joseph resident Evie Wing, who is a member of Girl Scout Troop 996, sold 50 boxes of Girl Scout cookies Feb. 2 at the St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club’s 20th annual fishing contest. Caramel Delights were the fishermen’s favorites. From left to right: Chas Scepaniak, Evie and Darci Wing.  


Once bullied herself, Olinger to focus on issue of bullying

by Dennis Dalman – Many people mistakenly think pretty girls do not get bullied. It’s not true. Just ask “Miss Sartell” Alanna Olinger. As a girl growing up in Westchester, N.Y., she was bullied frequently, mainly by other girls in her middle school and some later in high school, who would disparage her because […]

The "Gambler Guys" pressure Nathan Detroit (Turner Kuhn, center) for the location of his infamous floating craps game. The others in the photo are (front row, sitting) Lee Wood, Tyler Elness; (back row) Sam Neuman, Thomas Magarian, Reece Decker, Kobey Cofer and Aiden Speckhard.

SMS to bring ‘Guys and Dolls’ to life on stage

by Dennis Dalman – Gamblers, gangsters, cops and a crowd of wise-cracking low-life characters will cavort comically and strut cockily upon the stage when Sartell Middle School performs “Guys and Dolls” Feb. 21-23 in the Sartell High School theater. Directed by Rick Cicharz, “Guys and Dolls” stars Camilo Hernandez and Turner Kuhn as Sky […]

The city approved the implementation of a street light utility fee Feb. 7. Collection of the fee will begin in March.

Street light utility fee takes effect next month

by TaLeiza Calloway – The St. Joseph City Council voted, 3-2, Feb. 7 to implement a street-light utility fee despite some reservations by city officials. Council members Steve Frank and Dale Wick voted against the move. “I just don’t think it was the best option,” Wick said. Collection of the fee will begin in March. […]