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Damon Farber to submit landscaping designs for Sartell

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The City of Sartell has tentatively agreed to a contract with Damon Farber Landscape Architects, Minneapolis, to landscape the three roundabouts on Pinecone Road and to create city “branding” effects on the roundabouts. The city council tentatively approved the roughly $25,000 contract at its Feb. 8 meeting, but final approval is […]

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School district busy fine-tuning school-bond plans

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewleaders.com School spaces that are flexible and adaptable for multiple uses are the basis for the Sartell-St. Stephen School District’s proposed $105.8-million bond project, and school officials will soon share those concepts with residents. The space conceptions dovetail with the district’s mission statement, which says, “We see flexible, sustainable and safe facilities […]

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Use computer to review city plans

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Planning Commission has worked to develop a draft update to the 2003 Comprehensive Plan, and city staff are keenly interested in how the public feels about the plan through a “virtual open house” via Internet. Broadly speaking, planning is a way to guide investment, development and allocation of services […]

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New book evokes fears, strengths of Somali girl

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com After so much day-to-day contact with Somali students, hearing and seeing their difficulties in adjusting to a new society, Tammy Wilson decided to write a book so others could open their eyes and hearts to these new immigrants to America. Wilson, a Sauk Rapids resident, is the principal of Discovery School […]

The three winners of the Sartell-St. Stephen Spelling Bee are (second from left) Anthony Berndt, second place; Luke Zacher, third place; and Evan Windahl, first place. At left is Sartell Middle School Principal Kurt Stumpf, who presented the awards to the winners.

Three earn tops in spelling bee

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Three Sartell students excelled as “tops” in the Jan. 26 District 748 Spelling Bee, correctly spelling words such as “naysayer,” “owlishly” and “emerald.” Evan Windahl, a fifth-grader, was the first-place winner who spelled the most words correctly. Second-place honors went to sixth-grader Anthony Berndt, and seventh-grader Luke Zacher placed third. Those […]

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Telephone scams common this time of year

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a warning of ongoing telephone scams which occur this time of year across the area. The sheriff’s office says scammers may call and try to inform residents they owe back taxes and if they do not comply the scammer will call law enforcement to arrest the resident. It’s […]