Pfannenstein sworn in as police chief

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Mayor Rick Schutlz swore in new St. Joseph Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein at the July 2 City Council meeting Pfannenstein replaces Joel Klein who resigned May 31 in the midst of an investigation of a complaint against him. Pfannenstein, who had been serving as acting chief, was offered the job June 18. He joined the police

Lobbyist offerings suggestions to secure bonding money

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The city’s lobbyist provided an update and offered advice on how to again seek legislative funding for bonding projects that were turned down during the 2018 session. The city had asked for $3.8 million for three different projects. The city intended the money would help finance the Jacob Wetterling Community Center, East Park and a CR

Old city hall sale pushed to August

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The St. Joseph City Council agreed to push back the official sale of the old city hall, 25 College Ave. N., to Bad Habit Brewing Company. Bad Habit owner Aaron Rieland asked for an extra 30 days to complete due diligence on the property, according to the amended purchase agreement submitted to the council July 2. The new closing date

Funeral service for Roman Buermann, 91, of St. Joseph

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Roman Buermann, 91 St. Joseph July 29, 1926 – June 30, 2018 Mass of Christian Burial for Roman Buermann, 91, of St. Joseph, will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Church of St. Joseph in St. Joseph. He died Saturday at Assumption Home in Cold Spring surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung

Stearns Electric names new CEO

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Stearns Electric Association has named a new chief executive officer. Robin Doege, who currently serves as CEO of Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, will replace current CEO Dave Gruenes on Aug. 13. Doege was chosen after the board of directors conducted a national search. Doege worked eight years at Todd-Wadena and 10 years at Connexus Energy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in

July 2 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. June 20