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Sartell Summerfest is Back in 2022

(KNSI) – Sartell’s annual summer festival is June 11th. The day-long celebration starts with the Granite Logistics Parade. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and will have an alternate route in 2022 due to road construction on County Road 1. The path will go from outside of the Sartell-St. Stephen District Service Center building to Riverview Intermediate School.
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8 Field Trips All Minnesota Kids Went On

Everyone knows the best part of the school year was always the field trips. You get out of the classroom for the day, eat a sack lunch, get to goof off on a bus ride with all your friends, make memories and experience new things. Here are 8 field trips all Central Minnesota kids took while in school.
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In Sartell, Beloved ‘Grandpa Kevin’ Is Sharing Life Lessons To Elementary School Students

Originally published on May 26 SARTELL, Minn. (WCCO) – It’s a time when kids could really benefit from a hug. Elementary students in Sartell are getting support from Kevin McCarthy, also known as “Grandpa Kevin.” “It’s kind of like being a big family, you know? After a while you get to know everybody,” said McCarthy. Thursday was his first day back at school after months of cancer treatments. He’s been a foster grandparent at Pine Meadow Primary School for years. When his wife died 6 years ago, McCarthy was feeling alone. So when he found out the school was looking for volunteers, he didn’t hesitate. Initially,...

Father, son excel in Sartell Apple Duathlon

Led in the Sartell Apple Duathlon May 21 – with the father, Andrew Zabel, taking first place in the long-course male category and son Hudson taking third place in the male short course. The winner of the long-course female category was Andrea Myers of Medicine Lake with a time...

Multiple Royalton CDE teams compete at state

Advancing to compete at the Minnesota FFA State Convention was a first for several Royalton FFA students. While the Royalton milk quality team placed first, the other teams didn’t place as well. However, they don’t let that detail take away from the amazing experience they had while they were there, said FFA Adviser Nathan Goldade.

Wood-Fired Wednesdays begin at Rolling Ridge

Now in its sixth summer-fall season, the Rolling Ridge Wood-Fired Wednesday concert series, which opened May 18, has become an entertainment staple in St. Joseph. Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center is the site for the Wednesday musical evenings. It is located at 31101 CR 133, past the Coborn’s Store.

Andrea F. Woolard, 42, St. Stephen

Andrea Faye Woolard, age 42, of St. Stephen, passed away suddenly at her home in St. Stephen on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. A memorial gathering celebrating Andrea’s life will be held from 3:00-6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Pine Grove Zoo Shelter, 1200 W. Broadway, Little Falls. Private interment with military honors will be in the MN State Veteran’s Cemetery, Little Falls, MN. Arrangements are with Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

New activities director selected for Sartell High School

A St. Cloud State University athletics administrator and coach has been hired as Sartell High School’s new activities director. Bruce Thompson, currently the associate director of athletics at SCSU, previously held a variety of leadership positions in higher education, including athletic coordinator, assistant athletic director and head coach. He will start as activities director on July 1.

Oak Ridge has new principal

Julia Bjerke has been selected as the new principal at Oak Ridge Early Learning Center. Bjerke has worked in the Sartell-St. Stephen school district for several years including as a prekindergarten instructional coach, instructional technology specialist, as the Early Childhood coordinator and reading specialist at Sartell Middle School. Before coming...

Memorial Event Held Sunday At State Veterans Cemetery

LITTLE FALLS -- The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs his holding a special Memorial Event this weekend. The event will be held Sunday at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. The program will include music by the Richfield Symphonic Band at 1:30 p.m. with the formal ceremony starting...