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Rob Voshell performs in a recent game at St. John's University.

Three Sartell athletes make futures at SJU

by Mark Lauer The time-honored tradition of high school football plays out on Friday nights all over the country. That includes Sartell Sabre field. Fans young and old, most of them dressed in royal blue, begin filling the stands as evening darkness begins setting in. The Sartell band and cheerleading squad perform in front […]

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The old St. Joseph Park and Ride facility has been moved to a location on Minnesota Street. All vehicles should be removed as soon as possible.

St. Joseph Park and Ride has moved

by Cori Hilsgen The St. Joseph Park and Ride facility has moved to a new location. Previously located at Interstate Highway 94 and CR 2, it is now located about one-third mile east of the old location on the right of Minnesota Street. Jodi Teich, highway engineer for Stearns County Department of Highways, said […]


Grays cut hair in tribute to boy with cancer

by Dennis Dalman March 20 was a day of doom for the Tano and Julie Gray family of Sartell because that is the day they found out one of their two boys, 5-year-old Nathanial, is suffering from Stage 3 anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a form of cancer. “It came out of nowhere,” Julie said. “Our kids […]


Atkins tells history of CSB women and times

by Cori Hilsgen Annette Atkins knows history. She is a history professor at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and recently wrote a book about some of the history of the past 100 years of CSB. Her book “Challenging Women Since 1913: The College of St. Benedict” celebrates the college’s centennial and discusses […]

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Rose Berg-Arnold plans to attend medical school for anesthesiology and would like to be able to work at a children’s hospital so she could help comfort children during stressful times.

Student spotlight: Berg-Arnold would like to study anesthesiology

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders If you would like to recommend a student to be considered for this feature area, please contact the Newsleader office at or call 320-363-7741. Rose Berg-Arnold enjoys working with children. She hopes to attend medical school for anesthesiology and would like to be able to work at a children’s hospital […]

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Betty Brandt shows one of her thousands of mugs. She has been an avid mug collector for many years.

Brandt donates vast mug collection to church

by Dennis Dalman Betty Brandt suffered many bouts of separation anxiety when she was faced with having to get rid of her vast collection of coffee mugs that number in excess of 2,000. When she decided to move from her large home in Sartell to a small patio home in the city, she realized […]


‘Sound of Music’ a hit with audiences; 10 from Sartell are part of cast

A Two Rivers Community Theatre production of “The Sound of Music” is drawing large, appreciative audiences at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. There are still two performances of the musical – a 7 p.m. show Friday, Aug. 2 and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Aug. 3. The cast of dozens of people include 10 from the […]