Matula’s body found in park north of Sartell

by Dennis Dalman A tragic six-month-long mystery was finally solved on the afternoon of Oct. 26 after a hiking Boy Scout leader discovered a body in Mississippi River County Park five miles north of Sartell. The body, which had been buried in a shallow grave, was later identified by the Ramsey County coroner as […]

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Grinning students bearing oranges (from left to right) Ezra Forthun, Shaelyn Hagen, Grace Radeke, Emma Gunderson, Megan Stark, Dylan Kranz-Bertrand, Brooke Eibensteiner and Bailey Guggisberg greet fellow students at Sartell Middle School during "NuVal Relaunch Day," an effort to remind students to stay aware of good nutritional values in their daily food choices.

NuVal gets boost at Sartell schools

by Dennis Dalman Students arriving at Sartell Middle School Oct. 23 were surprised to see grinning students, all in blue T-shirts, handing out big, bright oranges to all who entered the front doors. The students were NuVal ambassadors, promoting good nutrition with the good examples of oranges, which rate a perfect 100 on the […]

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Food shelf coordinator Ann Scherer arranges items at the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf.  Scherer and many other people are busy preparing for the third annual citywide food drive which will be held Saturday, Nov. 9.

Third annual citywide food drive set for Nov. 9

by Cori Hilsgen The St. Joseph area is coming together on Saturday, Nov. 9 to help others who are needing some extra help. The third annual citywide food-shelf drive will take place from 8 a.m.-noon in front of the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf on 25 1st Ave. NW, across the street from the […]


Accident in class unleashes bullies in ‘Seven Chances’

by Dennis Dalman One day in class, Abby, a 15-year-old shy girl, suddenly experiences confusion and terror when she realizes her classmates are laughing and sneering behind her back. Stricken by humiliation, not knowing why she is so suddenly a target, she rushes from the classroom and down to a bathroom where she discovers […]

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Marcia Allard poses with ASA second-grade students during a recent Yoga Calm session.

Allard teaches ASA students ‘Yoga Calm’ wellness

by Cori Hilsgen Students at All Saints Academy are using ‘Yoga Calm’ relaxation and self-control techniques to calm themselves and to reduce testing anxiety and stress. They are learning about self-discipline, respect and patience. Marcia Allard teaches Yoga Calm classes to students at ASA. Allard started practicing yoga five years ago after hearing about […]

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Lucy Hawkins (front) checks orders as Eli Ebel enters finance information on a computer.

ASA students attend BizTown

by Cori Hilsgen All Saints Academy students from the St. Joseph and St. Cloud campuses recently attended BizTown in Maplewood. Fifth- and sixth-grade students prepared for the visit for several weeks in their classrooms before attending and applying facts and information they had learned about running their own businesses. BizTown is sponsored by Junior […]