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Teen’s dad: ‘We thought he was going to die.’

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com After two days without sleep, Dean Fleigle sounded tired but hugely relieved when asked how his son is doing. “He’s doing well,” he said. “Really well, considering. We thought he was going to die.” Fleigle’s son and only child is 16-year-old Daniel Fleigle, who fell from the old Sartell bridge while […]

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Minnerath named Female Athlete of Year

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Superb hockey goalie Clare Minnerath of Sartell has garnered yet another honor, being named “Female Athlete of the Year” at the first Central Minnesota Sports Award Banquet on June 17 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Another Sartell girl was also honored: Sabre Dance Team’s Hannah Wohletz as “Dancer […]

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Students explore medical careers at Scrubs Camp

by Tracy Lee Karner news@thenewsleaders.com Days filled with blood may not seem like fun, but for local middle school students interested in a career in health care, the inaugural Scrubs Camp hosted by St. Cloud Technical & Community College and St. Cloud State University on June 20-22 was just what the doctor ordered. After a morning check-in with breakfast and an […]

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Provider of chicken products issues food safety recall

GNP Co., a Cold Spring facility, is recalling about 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced June 18. The chicken products were produced on various dates from June 6 to June 9, 2016. GNP Co. is a well-known provider of “premium branded and […]

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Sartell grads kayaking Mississippi to Gulf of Mexico

by Tracy Lee Karner news@thenewsleaders.com Almost 25 friends and relatives gathered on the shores of the Mississippi River in Rice on June 10 to say farewell and good luck to two Sartell High School graduates kayaking from Itasca in Minnesota to the mouth of the Mississippi at the Gulf of Mexico. On a trip that combines science, […]

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Council approves bids for community center

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Three Sartell City Council members expressed pleasure that bids for a Sartell Community Center came in under budget, so much so that some amenities were able to be added. The council approved the bid and authorized a bond sale to cover the total costs for the center, which will be close […]

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Vietnam veteran Becker receives Honor Cane

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com As a favor to a dear friend, eight buddies recently presented an Honor Cane to Bob Becker, a Sartell resident and Vietnam veteran. Becker, the recipient of two Purple Hearts, was wounded twice while serving in Vietnam – once in the hand, once in the foot. An Honor Cane is a […]