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A helicopter pulls a conductor line wire to a tower located on land between St. Joseph and Cold Spring for the latest phase of work being completed for the CapX 2020 high-voltage transmission system.

Work continues on CapX 2020 project

by Cori Hilsgen People traveling on Stearns CR 2 between St. Joseph and Cold Spring have probably noticed work crews and helicopters working on the latest phase of the CapX 2020 high-voltage transmission line. CapX 2020 is a joint project of 11 utilities to expand the electric transmission grid to meet the increasing demand for […]

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Lisa Bollinger prepares to hop on her bicycle for the biking portioin of the last Sartell Apple Duathlon. She is now a co-director of the Apple, along with Adam Konczewski.

New Apple directors want to expand race

by Dennis Dalman The new co-directors of the Sartell Apple Duathlon hope to make the prestigious event even more local-friendly than it’s ever been, with more participation than it’s ever had, in its 32-year history. Lisa Bollinger and Adam Konczewski agreed to share directorship duties this year when the previous director, Brandon Testa, decided […]


Student spotlight: Thelen says college life brings more responsibilities

by Cori Hilsgen Allison Thelen is a busy college student who says college life brings many more responsibilities to stay on task and succeed. Thelen is the 19-year-old daughter of Ann and Dave Thelen of St. Joseph. She is a sophomore studying veterinary technology at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Thelen has one sister, […]

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Mark Welch of Sartell and MaryBeth Munden of St. Joseph take the "Polar Plunge" together to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Munden’s team tops goal for Special Oympics

by Dennis Dalman MaryBeth Munden was a bit disappointed she didn’t meet her goal, but she’s still happy her ice-cold lake plunge raised $1,285 for Special Olympics Minnesota. Her goal this year was $1,500. Her team, however, did in fact collectively raise more than the goal – a total of $1,665. Recently, Munden and […]