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St. Francis Xavier students (left to right) Jacob Stozenberg, Ricki Emslander and Faith Van Erp work with an animal heart during the "Science Rocks" event.

Local students rock with science at SCSU

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Local fifth- and sixth-grade students were among the more than 720 students from 30 area school districts who attended the eighth annual “Science Rocks” day at St. Cloud State University in the beginning of January. The event offered students a chance to choose from attending several of 29 sessions related to […]

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First ‘Joe Town Table’ meal a success

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Volunteer Marjorie Henkemeyer said they couldn’t have predicted the first “Joe Town Table” meal would take place on such a bitterly cold and windy day, but she and other organizers were very happy with the turnout on Jan. 25 at the American Legion in St. Joseph. “It’s a wonderful turnout and people […]

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GRRL, Sartell move closer to plan for library

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Cloud-based Great River Regional Library System has agreed to consider a conceptual plan for a Sartell branch library, which will be presented to the library board in March. City officials and the GRRL Board met Jan. 21 and came to an agreement about the city submitting a plan. The […]

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Kennedy fifth-grade students (left to right) Jack Pelzel, Jared Hennigs and Carter Rothstein. attended the 8th annual "Science Rocks" event held Jan. 8 at St. Cloud State University. Students were able to choose from more than 30 sessions about science and nature to attend.

Local students rock with science at SCSU

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Local fifth- and sixth-grade students were among the more than 720 students from 30 area school districts who attended the eighth annual “Science Rocks” day at St. Cloud State University in the beginning of January. The event offered students a chance to choose from attending several of 29 sessions related to […]

Seven compete for superintendent position

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Seven candidates are now vying for the position of superintendent of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, and the one selected by the board might be announced as soon as the end of the first week of February. The search is on for someone to replace Dr. Joe Hill, former Sartell-St. Stephen […]

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Moeller a contender for Sartell superintendent

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Diane Moeller, the award-winning former principal of Kennedy Community School, is a candidate for the position of superintendent of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. Moeller is among seven finalists chosen Jan. 27 by the school board from a slate of 38 online applications for the position. Moeller is currently serving as […]

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Weather closes schools again

For the fourth time this winter, schools in the St. Cloud School District, including Kennedy Community School, and also the private schools of All Saints Academy, the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, were closed because of bitterly cold, snowy and windy weather. School was cancelled for two consecutive days, Monday and Tuesday, […]