Soyka has sheriff’s department experience

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Richard Soyka, Sauk Rapids The primary voting is over. Steve Soyka was first for Steams sheriff. Only one candidate remains for Stearns County sheriff who has sheriff-department experience. That is Patrol Sgt. Steve Soyka. He previously had four years with the Benton County Sheriff Department and currently has 23 years with the Stearns County Sheriff Department. His opponent has NO county

Reader urges to vote Peterson for Sartell mayor

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Glenn Persen, Sartell Staying current, forward planning and being steady yet responsible defines David Peterson. David has represented Sartell on the city council for almost 12 years and has seen a great deal of changes during that time. “Sartell is a growing community. People want to move here and raise their families and start businesses,” Peterson said. Rapid growth has created

Change needed in District 13B, vote Everett

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Barb Nelson, Sartell If the political scene in Minnesota is ever going to change, then a change in the personal makeup of the legislature needs to change. Legislators on both sides feel what they are proposing and enacting is best for the people of Minnesota. Unfortunately, the Republicans believe the following: eliminate health care for thousands by destroying the Affordable Care

Perske has experience needed for state Senate

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Jim Graeve, St. Joseph We in Senate District 13 have a golden opportunity to elect Joe Perske to the Minnesota Senate on Nov. 6. Joe proves his electability by being the former mayor of Sartell and our current county commissioner. These two jobs give him hands-on experience of the needs of our communities. Joe knows how to save a buck. Many

Opioid tax a bad idea, reader says

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David Forbes, St. Cloud   St. Cloud area businesses are the backbone of our community and our economic force. And as any good businessperson knows, businesses need a healthy and productive employee base to flourish and grow. Unfortunately, the opioid addiction crisis is putting a significant strain on our economy and damaging communities nationwide.    Minnesota continues to be a leader

CR 75 lanes will close, intersection opens

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Inside lanes that have been closed for construction on CR 75 will be open during the evening of Friday, Sept. 21. At that time, the outside lanes will be closed. The Stearns County Highway Department advises drivers to use caution while traveling through work zones. Traffic delays are possible so drivers should seek alternative routes. The intersection at Fourth Avenue/Northland

Man injured in crash near Fruit Farm Road

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A Watkins man was injured early Thursday, July 20, in a one-vehicle crash near Fruit Farm Road. Edwin Allen Nelson, 34, was driving south on CR 50 near Fruit Farm Road when his vehicle left the road on a curve. The vehicle hit a driveway approach, launching it into trees on the other side of the driveway, according to the

Sept. 19 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. Sept. 12