Newsleaders’ Dalman wins MNA awards

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Ever since he was little, Dennis Dalman had a nose for news. “I always loved newspapers,” he said. “Even as I kid. I would get the St. Cloud Times and be all excited to read it. I loved the smell of the paper and the ink on my fingers. I guess I was a newspaper, bookworm

Wedding plans well underway for St. Joseph native

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com For St. Joseph native, Ashley Theisen, the past three years have been spent alongside one of her best friends, Britan Eisenbeis. “I met Britan through a mutual friend,” Theisen, 29, said. “He’s a low-key, casual guy who loves fishing and stuff like that.” And after a few years of dating, Theisen said Eisenbeis decided to pop

Text-to-911 still in early stages throughout county

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been nearly two months since the Minnesota Department of Public Safety launched the text-to-911 service statewide. But since the service has been active, law enforcement throughout Stearns County have seen limited use of the technology. “As far as I know, we haven’t had any 911 calls through texting,” said St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein.

Area disc golfers brave the cold for charity

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com The colder the better. Because for Sauk Rapids resident Cody Parsons, it’s not truly an Ice Bowl tournament unless the mercury in the thermometer dips below zero. And on Saturday, Jan. 13, it did just that. With temps around seven below zero, about 80 avid disc golfers from around the area – including a man who

Jack Frost temp doesn’t deter Polar Run Club

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s a chilly December Saturday morning in Sartell. The thermometer has dipped to around 18 degrees. Fluffy snowflakes are slowly falling as the gentle breeze assists them on their descent to the frost-covered ground. The air is crisp. Most people would be cuddled under a blanket, enjoying a warm beverage and getting ready to plan their

YIR Part 1: 2017 filled with growth, changes for St. Joseph

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been a year of transitions for both the people and the city of St. Joseph. With the installation of a new prioress at the monastery and the retirement of a long-time cook at Kennedy Community School to the merger of Collegeville Community Credit Union with Central Minnesota Credit Union and the groundbreaking of the Lake