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Eager-beaver bikers set out on an obstacle course at Sartell City Hall during the annual Bike Rodeo held May 11.

Despite threats of rain, bike rodeo gets big turnout

by Dennis Dalman Sartell Police Officer Dan Whitson was determined to go ahead with the May 4 annual “Bike Rodeo,” come rain or shine. The annual event, sponsored by the Sartell Police Department, has become something of a springtime ritual in Sartell. Whitson’s rain-or-shine decision paid off. Despite a gloomy morning with a constant […]

Camp Invention, a week-long science day program, is coming to the College of St. Benedict again this year. These children attended last year’s camp and are playing creative outdoor games and practicing teamwork. The camp is scheduled for July 8-12. A discount is offered to those who register before May 30.

Camp Invention coming to St. Joseph July 8-12

by Cori Hilsgen Does your child want to experience some hands-on learning this summer? If so, then Camp Invention might be a good option. Camp Invention is a week-long science day program that is returning to the College of St. Benedict again this summer. The camp is for students entering grades one through six. […]


Girl Scout sells 1,500 boxes of cookies

by Dennis Dalman Audrey Olson-Drake not only sold 1,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, but she had the happy chance to meet many people and pets along the way. Olson-Drake, a second-grader and one of eight members of Sartell Girl Scout Troop 458, received the “Top Seller” award from the Girl Scouts of Minnesota […]


Minnesota leads again by approving marriage bill

Congratulations are in order for the Minnesota Legislature, which approved a landmark same-sex marriage bill this week. A lion’s share of credit for the bill’s success goes to Richard Carlbom, the former mayor of St. Joseph, who is campaign manager for “Minnesotans United for All Families.” Carlbom and his staff worked hard to change minds and […]