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Sartell city council OKs Lake Francis development plans

by Dennis Dalman Lake Francis (actually a big 12-acre pond) will become a recreational area and picnic spot if a partnership among the city and private developers goes as planned. At its last meeting, the Sartell City Council voted 4-1 to dedicate $165,000 in park funds to a Phase I Lake Francis trail and […]

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Craft show in Rice set for Sept. 12-13

by Dennis Dalman The annual Old Creamery Arts and Crafts Show in Rice will take place from 8 a.m-5 p.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. It’s one of the biggest outdoor craft shows in the state and attracts thousands of people from a wide area. This year, there will be […]

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Bearson’s memory honored at golf event

by Dennis Dalman Fond, fun, happy memories of Tom Bearson surfaced repeatedly during the first annual Tom Bearson Foundation event last Saturday at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell. More than 300 people attended and/or contributed to the event. The golf day, dinner and musical evening were ways to honor the memory of Bearson […]

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Abbey prior steps aside due to allegation

by Dennis Dalman Yet another cloud has darkened St. John’s Abbey when it was announced last week the abbey’s prior had stepped down, pending results of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a student three decades ago. The Rev. Thomas Andert was replaced by interim prior Fr. Bradley Jenniges, OSB. In a statement from […]

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New Sartell construction, road updates announced

by Dennis Dalman A new round of detours and newly opened routes was put into place last week in Sartell because of the ongoing road-construction projects in the city. Here are what motorists should watch for: Second Street Roundabout: As of Aug. 20, it has been open to traffic on all but its northerly […]

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Degiovanni given ‘commendable’ rating

by Dennis Dalman Sartell’s city administrator, Mary Degiovanni, was given a “commendable” rating by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting. Before the meeting, the council had met to do a performance review of Degiovanni’s work. Said Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll: “She routinely exceeds expectations and requirements.” Degiovanni, who had long been Sartell’s […]

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Music, food set tone for Harvest Fellowship Block Party

Harvest Fellowship hosted a block party for the community on Sunday, Aug. 23. All are welcome to join the church for the annual, free, family event. Entertainment included games, live music, a pig roast, and a car show.                                

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Lunde’s kiosk project approved

by Dennis Dalman Tony Lunde of Sartell Boy Scout Troop 11 wants to improve the entrance to Sauk River Regional Park for his Eagle Scout project. The Sartell City Council approved his plan at a recent council meeting after he confidently filled in the council as to his intentions. Lunde wants to build and […]