St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz will run unopposed for another two-year term. No other candidates filed for mayor when the filing period closed Aug. 14 for offices that do not have primaries. Three candidates filed for two open seats on the City Council. Incumbents Dale Wick and Anne Buckvold will be joined on the Nov. 6 ballot by Brian Theisen.
Five people have filed for three seats on the Sartell-St. Stephen school board. The candidates are Taryn Gentile, Melinda Vonderahe, Jeremy Snoberger, Patrick Marushin and Amanda Byrd. Snoberger and Marushin are current board members. The general election is Nov. 6 and winners will serve four-year terms. Filings closed Aug. 14.
by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Soyka and Dave Bentrud will compete for Stearns County sheriff in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters chose Soyka and Bentrud from a four-candidate field in the Aug 14. primary election. Soyka finished with 7,346 votes followed by Bentrud with 6,335 votes, Robert Dickhaus with 4,112 votes and Dwight Pfannenstein with 1,115. Although his name
Bruce P. Bechtold St. Joseph Last year I retired from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office after service for 32 years (the last 14 as chief deputy sheriff). During my career I had the opportunity to work with numerous law enforcement officers including all of the current candidates for Sheriff. I have considered the qualities of each of these men
by Mike Knaak email@example.com Local races on the ballot for the Tuesday, Aug. 14, primary election include choosing a new Stearns County sheriff and electing St. Cloud school district board members. For the first time in 16 years, there’s no incumbent sheriff on the ballot. Four men have filed for the office and the primary will narrow the field to
Do you want to overthrow the government? Or maybe you think things are going just fine. Either way, Tuesday’s primary election is the time to take a stand. Midterm elections generally attract a low voter turnout. Primary election turnout is historically even lower. Voting is always the most important action of civic engagement, but because of a unique set of
The St. Stephen City Council on Aug. 1 appointed Steve Trobec to the council’s open seat. He will serve until Dec. 31. The council opening was created when Jeff Blenkush was appointed to be the city’s mayor after Cindy VanderWeyst resigned on July 11. The two appointments changed the lineup for this fall’s general election. There will be two council members
The Stearns County Auditor’s Office and Stearns County Service Center will be open on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and until 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, for absentee voting for the primary election. Residents may cast their absentee ballot in person at the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office or the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park. The auditor’s