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Postmaster says farewell, ‘Thank you, Sartell!’

by Dennis Dalman After serving 30 years for the U.S. Postal Service – 18 of them in Sartell – Postmaster Terry Niehaus is sending a big retirement “thank you” to Sartell residents who were her loyal customers. Her last day is Sept. 30. “I’ve enjoyed my postal career and I’m glad I served in […]

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City subscribes to solar-garden energy

by Dennis Dalman The City of Sartell just might save up to or more than $428,167 in energy costs during the next 25 years because of a subscription agreement with SolarStone, the developer of a “solar garden” in Sartell. The city council agreed to approve the subscription agreement at its last meeting. The Minneapolis-based […]

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Big crowds enjoy Chateau Waters opening

by Dennis Dalman All afternoon, people kept coming – long lines of them – followed by still more, even more vehicles and more lines of people to the Chateau Waters open house in Sartell. From 2-5 p.m. Aug. 23, the deluxe senior-living apartment complex was open to the public. Parked vehicles lined the road […]

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Small towns must change to find new life, vitality

by Dave DeMars Our rural towns and villages are not dying, they are merely victims of the narrative used to describe them. It’s a narrative that is straight out of the 1950s, according to Ben Winchester of the Center for Community Vitality, which is part of the University of Minnesota Extension program. Winchester presented […]

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The 28th annual Tri-County Humane Society's Woofstock Companion Walk hopes to raise $62,500 this time around to help the animals at its shelter. TCHS has achieved an outstanding 93.5 percent adoption rate.

Woofstock walkers hope to raise $62,500

by Dennis Dalman The goal of the 28th annual Tri-County Humane Society’s Woofstock Companion Walk is to raise $62,500, an increase of 25 percent from last year’s goal. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wilson Park in St. Cloud. The actual 5K walk will start at 10 a.m. […]

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Gardener Anderson enjoys sharing, caring

by Dennis Dalman Wayne Anderson’s sister sometimes tells him he’s the victim of obsessive-compulsive disorder, at least when he’s doing his gardening. Anderson always chuckles when she says that; he admits there’s a grain of truth to it. OCD might explain why he has to plant three different-colored marigolds between his long rows of […]

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City proceeds with Pinecone Regional parking lot

by Dennis Dalman The Sartell City Council decided 5-0 at its last meeting to give the go-ahead to construct a parking lot on the large grassy field in Pinecone Regional Park east of the Bernick’s Arena just off of Pinecone Road. The project required a lease agreement between the city and the Sartell Youth […]

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Sartell students venture north for adventure

by Ben Sehnert Early on the morning of Aug. 10, friends and family gathered at Perkins restaurant in Sartell to welcome back several canoe crews from their expedition into Canada. The crew members, primarily high school-age students from central Minnesota, had spent nearly a month canoeing across Manitoba and Ontario in teams of nine people (including […]