Sartell does well in safe-city rankings

by Dennis Dalman Sartell is the 26th safest of 129 Minnesota cities as rated by ValuePenguin, a consumer research company. Among cities in the medium-sized category, Sartell ranked fifth. Of the 129 cities, Hibbing was named the safest city in the state, with Cold Spring second and St. Joseph third. The ratings staff gave commentaries […]

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Employees love new ‘Granite Logistics’ building

by Dennis Dalman Pay Lynch and his staff at Granite Logistics might as well be on vacation, what with a fabulous view from their huge glass windows of beautiful Lake Francis and a huge patio complete with Adirondack chairs for relaxing. OK, so Lake Francis is really just a pond, but so what? The […]

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Senior Airman Anthony Bumbulsky, left, and Airman First Class Brian Kim, both 819th Red Horse Squadron structural apprentices, level a panel as they assemble The Wall That Heals at Elks Riverside Park in Great Falls, Mont. The 250-foot wide display is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Constructed from aluminum, the 24 panels list more than 58,200 names of American service members killed or missing during the Vietnam War.

‘The Wall that Heals’ comes to the Benton County Fair

by Logan Gruber In four days, The Wall that Heals will arrive in Sauk Rapids for the Benton County Fair. The wall is a 250-foot traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial which is located in Washington, D.C. It was originally unveiled on Veterans’ Day, 1996, and was designed to travel around the United […]

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Police Academy now accepting applications

Local police departments are accepting applications for the 2015 Metro Police Academy. Applicants must be 21 or older and must have a crime-free record. The course is free. The eight-week course will begin Sept. 10 and last until Oct. 29. Classes will meet every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the St. Cloud Police Department, a […]