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Reaching Everybody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader Sartell Postal Patron Veterans memorialized on sunny spring morning Friday, May 30, 2014 Volume 19, Issue 22 Est. 1995 Town Crier Take a kid fishing; fish free June 6-8 Minnesotans age 16 or older do not need a fishing license while taking a child age 15 or younger fishing during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday-Sunday, June 6-8, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “This is an annual opportunity for an adult to introduce a child to fishing without the prior purchase of a fishing license,” said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program coordinator. “This is a great weekend to get friends and family involved with fishing.” For more information, visit and click on May 30 Criers. Dollar Day set June 1 at Lindbergh Historic Site The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site shows its appreciation to the community for its support with $1 admission all afternoon from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at the site at 1620 Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls. Tours of Lindbergh’s boyhood home will be available every half hour with the last tour at 4 p.m. Learn how Lindbergh developed interests in aviation, technology and the natural environment while touring the historic home and the interactive exhibits in the visitors center, including the newly installed Spirit of St. Louis flight simulator. Stearns History Museum offers Military Appreciation Day May 31 The Stearns History Museum will officially launch Blue Star Museum program with a Military Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 31. On this day, all veterans and their families, as well as all active-duty military and their families, are offered free admission to the Stearns History Museum’s exhibit galleries, children’s playroom and research center. The Stearns History Museum thanks you for your service! Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from now through Labor Day. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. INSERTS: Culligan Salute to Grads SSEF by Dennis Dalman Patriotic tunes both lively and somber seemed to float on the sunny spring-morning air on Memorial Day at Veterans Park in Sartell. Several hundred people gathered on sets of risers and on lawn chairs to hear veterans memorialized through music and speeches. Keynote speaker Sgt. First Class Timothy Milo reminded listeners why Memorial photo by Dennis Dalman Day is a special day. It’s Bagpiper Joe Linneman plays a tune while the American Legion Color because of the sacrifices, Guard of Sartell stands ready. including the ultimate one – loss of life – that so many soldiers made so the United States could have a country free of tyranny, slavery, fascism and terrorism, Milo said. Those sacrifices date all the way back to the nation’s founding when Minutemen were the country’s first “army.” Milo is a trainer for the National Guard and works out of Camp Ripley. Highly decorated with honors, he has served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Milo paraphrased famed Veterans • page 4 Seniors can drop off documents, medications Sartell senior citizens will be able to drop off sensitive documents or unused medications on two upcoming days in early June at the Sartell Police Department. The two dropoff times and dates are 4-6:30 p.m. Wednes- day, June 4; and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, June 5. Examples of sensitive documents are physician statements, bank checks and statements, copies of credit applications, insurance forms, expired charge cards or credit-card offers re- ceived in the mail. Any old or unused medications can also be dropped off, but absolutely no needles will be accepted. There will be police officers at the site to ensure what is dropped off remains secure un- til disposal. The drop-off days are the result of a collaboration among the police department, Seniors and Law Enforcement Together, First-Shred and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department. by Dennis Dalman At its last meeting, the Sartell City Council approved an application on behalf of Edmonton Trailer to the Minnesota Investment Fund. If it accepts the application and approves it, MIF could give up to $450,000 to help construct a manufacturing plant of 30,000 square feet on the Verso site. Edmonton Trailer builds and services massive, heavy-duty truck trailers that can handle up to 100 tons. Such trailers are used by heavy-equipment companies and road-construction projects. The equipment it manufactures and services includes sales and leasing of folding goosenecks, jeeps and boosters, hi-boys and floats, low-beds, specialized heavy- haul trucks, crane rigging and winch rig-ups. They also deal in used trailers. The company deals in manufacturing of the trailers and makes repairs to them. It expects to hire 50 employees – and as many as 60 – all local. Edmonton Trailer is based in Edmonton in the Canadian Edmonton • page 8 Edmonton Trailer might build on Verso site There is a good omen for renewal at the Verso paper mill site in Sartell, now in a state of drastic deconstruction. A Canadian company, Edmonton Trailer Sales and Leasing Ltd., might set up its business on part of the Verso site. Thompson, Brennan Morrey win ‘Apple’ – again by Dennis Dalman David Thompson of St. Paul had some catching up to do. After winning the Sartell Apple Duathlon six times, the last in 2010, he decided it might be time to win it again. And that’s exactly what he did last Saturday morning. He won the 2014 Apple Duathlon with a time of 1:21:33. Thompson, a professional triathlete-duathlete, won the Apple in 2004 and 2005 and then four more times in a row, 2007-10. “What beautiful weather,” Thompson said while resting on a bench right after crossing the finish line to a swirl of congratulations. “I really love the Apple,” he said. “There’s volunteers on every corner, and the whole community supports it. The race is well thought out, and the streets were in pretty good condition. Sartell is definitely a good venue for a duathlon.” Patrick Parrish, Bloomington, finished second among the men. He was also the winner of the Apple in 2012. Third place was Dan Hedgecock, St. Paul, who was last year’s Apple champion. About 320 runners-bikers – many from other countries – Apple • page 5 photo by Dennis Dalman After dropping off her bike, a duathlete hurries from the Apple Duathlon transition area to run the last lap of the race.

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