Sartell

OSOM box: family first, cell phones second

OSOM box: family first, cell phones second

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Mitch Bain and Matt Brauchler want to put people first, cell phones second – especially when it comes to their own precious family members. They have long worried about cell-phone addiction and [...]

Earth Hour: ‘Light candle, have conversation’

Earth Hour: ‘Light candle, have conversation’

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com As a boy, Wayne Birkholz used to love the magical wonder of star-gazing nights, when from his bedroom window in Maple Grove, he could watch a zillion stars above him and now [...]

Squirrely behavior in sugar maple

Squirrely behavior in sugar maple

photo by Carolyn Bertsch This hungry little gray squirrel was perched in a sugar maple outside a window of the home of Carolyn Bertsch in Sartell March 19, which was “officially” the last day of winter. [...]

School committee’s vision starts to focus

School committee’s vision starts to focus

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Piece by piece, a long-range vision of education in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District is coming into focus, thanks to the brainstorming efforts of many committee members and public participants. [...]

Stumpf chosen as new SMS principal

Stumpf chosen as new SMS principal

Kurt Stumpf was recently named to replace Julie Tripp as the new principal of Sartell Middle School, starting in the next school year. Stumpf has been assistant principal at the middle school since 2012. He has [...]

Twins’ business brings stunning fun surprises

Twins’ business brings stunning fun surprises

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Twins Marci and Michelle both look remarkably alike, they both have three children and they both love surprise getaway trips – so much so they have made it into a rewarding career. [...]

Councils approve legislative priorities

Councils approve legislative priorities

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com All six area cities, including Sartell, have adopted three legislative priorities they would like the Minnesota Legislature to act upon – or at least to consider – in the 2015 legislative session. [...]

Spring comes in its own time

Spring comes in its own time

photo by Kelly  Brown You do not have to travel far to find the beauty of Canada geese. The open water below the Sartell dam on the Mississippi River is a perfect place to stop, look [...]

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