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Looking fierce under his helmet, Marshall Pantano achieved a record number of tackles while playing for Crown College.

Football skills propel Pantano to big successes

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Since graduating from Sartell High School in 2004, Marshall Pantano’s advances in the field of football have been those of a virtual juggernaut. He is now negotiating with an agent about the possibility of becoming a pro in the National Football League. At 6 feet 4 inches and 170 pounds, Pantano […]

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St. Joseph resident Meg Schneider, 15, rides horse “Taffy” through the Project ASTRIDE program. Volunteer Becca Justin, St. Cloud, is leading “Taffy” and Lisa Schoonmaker, Sartell, is the volunteer side walker on the far side of the horse.

Project ASTRIDE offers equine-assisted activities

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Five new potential volunteers recently attended a training session to work with the Project Adapted Specialized Therapeutic Riding Involving Disabled Equestrians program at Avon Hills Paints and Quarter Horses, owned by Rick and Marlys Backes. Project ASTRIDE offers equine-assisted activities for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities from ages 3-103. ASTRIDE […]

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Muskies member Dan O'Connell gets ready to connect with a pitch during a game with Lake Crystal in Delano last weekend. The Muskies won the game 6-0, which propelled them into the third and final round for the state championship. The team's coach, Randy Beckstrom, is standing in the background in the photo above.

Muskies to vie Saturday for state title

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Fresh from a 6-0 triumph in Delano, the Sartell Muskies will compete for the state championship this Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. in Maple Lake. Last Saturday, they beat Lake Crystal in the second round of the tournament playoffs. The 6-0 score had the Muskies celebrating, filled with confidence about their […]

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The USS Minnesota, an attack submarine, is shown surfacing during training tests. The submarine was the subject of a ceremony in Norfolk, Va., which was attended by many Minnesota lawmakers, including Rep. Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell.

Local lawmakers to attend ceremony for USS Minnesota

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For the first time since 1907, an advanced naval warship will be named after the State of Minnesota, and the new ship is the most state-of-the-art attack submarine in the United States Navy’s arsenal. State Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) will be one of several local lawmakers who will attend the commissioning […]

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Dayton appoints Rasmussen to commission

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Anita Rasmssen, Sartell’s long-time city planner and developer, has been appointed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. The announcement was made Aug. 26, and Rasmussen’s term on the commission begins Aug. 31. It will end Jan. 4, 2016. She is one of 13 […]

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St. John’s Prep to use a flipped classroom model

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. John’s Prep plans to use a flipped classroom model for the 2013-14 school year. SJP Principal Matthew Reichert explained that means traditional classroom instruction is flipped on its head. “Instead of coming to class each day, feverishly writing notes without really absorbing what is being presented, then going home and trying to […]

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Rieland certifies as emergency manager

Sartell Fire Marshal Butch Rieland recently qualified as a certified emergency manager for the State of Minnesota. Rieland achieved that honor by completing the rigorous certification requirements for Emergency Management. Rieland’s honor does not mean he will leave his Sartell fire marshal position, but it does enhance his position in making Sartell ever safer. He […]