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 St. Cloud Tech. The 34 members of the dance team are led by head coach Kelly McCarney.
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.