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Voters approve $105.8-million school bond

by Dennis Dalman School officials, many parents and students and others were elated late Tuesday night when they learned the $105.8-million Sartell-St. Stephen school bond had been approved by a vote of 2,281 to 2,034. That was the unofficial voting tally announced on the school district’s website. It was very close, with only a […]


Veterans Art Project brings widespread acclaim

by Dennis Dalman Veterans and their families throughout Minnesota – and beyond – are thrilled about an artistic work-in-progress that honors more than 200 years of veterans’ sacrifices for American freedom. The work, dubbed the “Veterans Art Project,” is a series of five huge paintings by master painter and muralist Charles Kapsner of Little […]

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Did council violate open-meeting law? Opinions vary

by Dennis Dalman Did the Sartell City Council violate the Minnesota Open Meeting Law when it met May 9 to discuss the possible purchase of the township’s portion of the Sartell-LeSauk Government Center? The center is the building along Fourth Avenue S. that contains the fire department, the police department, LeSauk Town Hall and […]

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Changes to Hwy. 15/CR 1 ramps in Sartell may cause delays

by Frank Lee Motorists may encounter delays near the Hwy. 15/CR 1 intersection in Sartell as two ramps open, two ramps close and a new detour began May 24. The two ramps on the south side of the intersection will open. The ramp from southbound Hwy. 15 to westbound CR 1 will close. A signed […]

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Boys’ True Team takes second place at state track meet

by Dennis Dalman The Sartell Boys’ Sabres Track-and-Field True Team took second place in the True Team state tournament May 21 at Stillwater High School. It was the fifth year in a row the Sabres finished among the top three teams in the Category AA True-Team tournament. In 2012 and 2013 the team took […]

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The four Headlines Salon & Spa stylists who spent a good part of a day giving free haircuts for homeless people are (left to right) Brittany Malikowski, Marissa Haus, Headlines salon owner/stylist Tammy Zierden and Amy Revier. Haus is the daughter of Zierden.

Headlines gave free haircuts to homeless

by Dennis Dalman Tammy Zierden firmly believes some people tend to forget that people “right here at home” could use a helping hand as well as people in other countries. That is why she decided to open her Headlines Salon & Spa in Sartell for free haircuts for people who are struggling with homelessness. […]

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Keith Maurer, recipient of this year's Zapp History Award, talks to a supporter May 5 at the Stearns History Museum annual gala at the Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. Maurer played a key role in revitalizing the Stearns County Historical Society and building the museum.

County commissioners honored for museum construction

by Adam Weber For some people, museums are simply places that hold antique items with some sort of historical significance. It’s difficult to wrap one’s head around its relevance unless it’s put in terms one can understand. For the Stearns County Historical Society, this is accomplished through the subtle art of storytelling. A good […]