Molitor to unveil Sartell Mill Memorial

by Dennis Dalman

editorial@thenewsleaders.com

On Memorial Day, it will have been five years ago that an explosion at the paper mill in Sartell ended a 106-year era.

Dennis Molitor wants everybody to remember that sad day and the man who died. He also wants to remind people of the enormous importance of that mill not only to Sartell but to all of the thousands of people who worked there during its nearly 11 decades of thriving business. Molitor, an employee at the mill for 38 years, will unveil a paper-mill memorial display right after the Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans’ Park. The tribute-to-veterans ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29. Molitor’s mill-memorial ceremony will begin at about 11:10 a.m. – exactly five years to the minute that the mill explosion happened.

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‘Jacob’s work is not done yet’

by Dave DeMars

news@thenewsleaders.com

“Jacob loved St. Joe,” said Jerry Wetterling. “He went to school on this property of the old Kennedy Elementary here and had so many of his closest friends from here. We can think of no better way to honor him and all that he stood for. Patty and I are so grateful and will do whatever we can to help make this happen.”

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Chief Klein stresses safety

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

In Minnesota, residents tend to spend more time outside gathering and celebrating memorable occasions when the weather is nice. Many of those occasions include drinking adult alcoholic beverages.

St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein said behavior with alcohol is always a concern, and he would like to remind people to behave responsibly when they drink.

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SummerFest to celebrate 25 years June 9-11

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

A big parade, street dance, fireworks, golfing, a bike rodeo, a kids’ run and the Libertyville party are all part of Sartell SummerFest 2017, which will take place Friday through Sunday, June 9-11.

This will be the 25th annual Sartell SummerFest.

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Dog-park fundraiser at Bad Habit May 20

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

A fundraiser for a dog park, to be located in Millstream Park will take place from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Bad Habit Brewing Co. in St. Joseph.

Matt Killam, a member of the St. Joseph City Council and liaison for the St. Joseph Park Board, said the city council approved an area in Millstream Park, which is more than one acre, for a dog park.

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TARGET: It’s cool to be chemical-free

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Sartell students committed to remaining chemical-free are spreading the message that it’s cool not to use any alcohol or chemicals.

The students are members of TARGET, which stands for Teens Achieving Recognizable Goals Through Education and Teamwork.

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Gomes brings ice cream, happiness to kids

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Neighborhood kids are so attuned to Francis Gomes’s ice-cream wagon, they seem to have a knack for knowing just when it will come rolling down the street, even before they hear its merry storybook songs like Pop Goes the Weasel.

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