Bentrud’s experience, leadership needed

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Kris Dickhaus, Melrose   I am a business owner with a degree in education, looking for the sheriff candidate that will best serve and enforce the law in Stearns County.  Dave Bentrud has the knowledge, commitment and experience to do just that.  As a former educator, I can’t even fathom the thought of moving from classroom to superintendent position without

Changes proposed for Sartell Metro Bus service

Mike KnaakDaily News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Metro Bus is proposing replacing Route 32 with a new type of on-demand, shared-ride service within Sartell that picks up people closer to their homes and drops off closer to their destinations. It is also proposing extending Route 31 beyond Walmart to serve the clinics and businesses on Connecticut Ave. and CentraCare Health Plaza. Metro Bus designed the new on-demand

Two veteran candidates vie for Stearns sheriff

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Two men, each with nearly three decades in law enforcement, are competing to be the first new sheriff elected in Stearns County in 16 years. Dave Bentrud, Waite Park police chief, and Steve Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, are on the ballot Nov. 6. One of them will replace Don Gudmundson who was appointed

Sweet syrups bring sweet honors to Carlsons

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Despite a rough winter that threatened never to end, spring and summer were sweet, sweet seasons for Shelly Carlson and her family, who live in rural St. Joseph. In spring, the sap from their maple trees was low in water content but very high in sugar density. And in summer, during the recent Minnesota State Fair,

Good news Sartell-St. Stephen school district

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com At its regular Sept. 17 board meeting the Sartell-St. Stephen school board heard a good news report in the form of a comprehensive 2017-18 District Assessment Results. The report detailed results from the Northstar Ratings Every Student Succeeds Act, the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments and the American College Testing. The report was presented by Kay Nelson, assistant

Workers uncover mural during church renovation

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  by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com It’s always fun to uncover buried treasures, but for Andy Loso, president of the St. Joseph Historical Society, a recent discovery of a buried church mural was especially interesting. While renovating the vesting Sacristy, workers uncovered a painting that was part of the mural at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Loso, who is the church’s

Assessment hearing set for properties along Pinecone

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A public assessment hearing will take place starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Sartell City Hall for property owners proposed to be assessed along Pinecone Road N. – the stretch of that road that leads to the new high school. The area includes property in Le Sauk Township, which contains 20 parcels that would