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Move city hall to create library space

Nancy Van Erp, Sartell Can we move city hall to the community center and use the vacated space for the library? The current chambers can be used for council meetings and the remainder of the space can be reconfigured as a library (or the start of a library if an expansion is required). The Great River […]

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The diet of Lent

Sami Nicholson, Sartell This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of religious devotion to Christ. It helps reduce the risk of chronic disease, […]

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Resident asks others to request full information on food labels

Mary Ann Graeve, St. Joseph As indicated in a very informative editorial in the Jan. 22 Newsleader, there is a growing effort being made by the large food industries to lobby congress for a law that would make food labeling of GMO’s illegal. If there is no harm to us eating these foods why would the industry want […]

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Resident has thoughts for vision of Sartell

Daryl Stevens, Sartell City council, please consider: • building an indoor track with basketball courts, with the track surrounding the courts on the same level, similar to Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University. This could take the place of a city community center, which may save the city some money and attract more users. […]

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Council should rethink community center

Joe Perske, former mayor of Sartell As plans for the Sartell Community Center continue to appear before the Sartell City Council, the missed opportunity for a central location is becoming obvious. While the land has not yet been purchased and the shovels have not turned the soil on the looming $11-million community tragedy, I urge […]

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Resident thanks bowling program organizers

David J. Kroger, Sr., Sartell In our fast-paced society it’s good to know here in Sartell we can still enjoy the simple things in life. I’m referring to bowling. When most kids now sleep until noon on Saturdays, things are hopping at the Great River Bowl in Sartell. Their Saturday morning junior bowling program is […]

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Organizers hope to see others get on board with train

GRIP Leaders Molly Weyrens, St. Cloud Amy Leither, St. Cloud Because of some great organizing by people in the St. Cloud region, there is an increased possibility Northstar might get to St. Cloud, which would be an economic boom for all cities connected to St. Cloud. At a public meeting Nov. 12 there were close to 300 […]

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‘We’re not making this stuff up’

(Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to a letter from the “Sartell Squirt C Hockey Team” that was published in the Jan. 15 Newsleader. The controversy began when a Sartell hockey team was accused of raucous behavior on a weekend in December at a Best Western hotel in River Falls, Wis. The authors […]