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Champion pitcher Dave Deminsky, named to the All-Star Tournament Team, prepares to lob a ball during the tournament at Maple Lake's Irish Stadium.

Muskies steamroll to state championship

by Dennis Dalman (Editor’s note: The Sartell Newsleader is grateful for reports from several people who were at the state championship games, including coach-manager Randy Beckstrom, Pete Johnson and Kaye Wenker. Their information added greatly to the following story.) Steamrolling over their opponents, the Sartell Muskies clinched the Class C Amateur State Baseball Tournament […]


Wickses’ featured on the cover of ‘Country Gardens’

by Cori Hilsgen Tom and Vickie Wicks of Collegeville township recently won the “Best Edible Garden” in the “Country Gardens Annual Garden Awards.”  Their garden was recently pictured on the cover of the magazine. The Wickses entered the “Country Gardens 13th Annual Garden Award” by submitting photos of their garden and a story about their […]

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Team U.S.A., the world-champion Geography Bee team, is comprised of Gopi Ramanthan of Sartell, along with Neelam Sadhu of Bedford, N.H. (left) and Asha Jain of Menocqua, Wis. The team earned the championship recently in St. Petersburg, Russia. Interestingly, all three winners are of Indian descent.

Gopi finds time to reflect on his world championship

by Dennis Dalman Now that Gopi Ramanathan has had a few weeks at home to relax, he can finally reflect on his triumph as one of the three young world champions in geography. On July 29 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Gopi was part of a three-member team representing the United States that won the […]


Student Spotlight: Osendorf wins local bagger contest

by Cori Hilsgen Breanna Osendorf recently won the Coborn’s 24th annual Best Bagger Contest held at the Sauk Rapids Coborn’s Superstore and also went on to compete at the Mall of America Aug. 17. Locally, she was one of 33 employees who were judged on their bagging techniques. She won the contest and $100 cash […]

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Gretchen Ross and Joy Chall recently completed the Twin Cities three-day Susan G. Komen walk for a cure for breast cancer. Both women walked a revised 50 miles due to the statewide heat emergency. The two women said they will never forget what they learned at the event.

Ross and Chall complete three-day walk for a cure

by Cori Hilsgen Gretchen Ross, 65, and Joy Chall, 62, recently completed the Twin Cities three-day Susan G. Komen walk for a cure for breast cancer. Both women walked a revised 50 miles because of the high temperatures. The walking route was shut down on Sunday due to the statewide heat emergency. The third […]

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The St. Cloud Food Dudes Delivery services the St. Joseph, Sartell, Waite Park, St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids areas. Twenty-three restaurants are currently available through the delivery service.

St. Joseph resident runs Food Dudes Delivery

by Cori Hilsgen St. Joseph resident Dave Carlson has been offering his “Food Dudes Delivery” business services to the St. Cloud area for the past four years. Food Dudes Delivery provides delivery and catering from a variety of local restaurants to homes or offices. Carlson, 28, started the business when he graduated from college. […]

Pets, owners get ready for Sept. 7 ‘Woofstock’

by Dennis Dalman The 25th annual “Woofstock Companion 5k Walk” will take place starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Wilson Park in St. Cloud. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and food and festivities will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The annual event is the most important annual fundraiser for the […]


Silence must not reign in wake of Assad’s crimes

It’s sometimes said the biggest crime of the 20th Century was silence. Silence when millions of Jews were put to death, silence when the Turks perpetrated genocide against Armenians, silence when the Pol Pot regime tortured and butchered Cambodians, silence when rival ethnic groups in Uganda went on murderous rampages. Silence – the turning away […]