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

Davis files for city council seat

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Barika Davis, a candidate for one of two Sartell City Council seats, moved to Sartell from St. Cloud a year ago and liked what she saw and experienced. “I feel so welcome here because there is a sense of inclusivity,” she said in an interview. “And as a council member I would like to share that

Sheriff Heck to run unopposed

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck will be running unopposed on the ballot in the Nov. 6 election. Heck, sheriff since 2015, filed for re-election several weeks ago. Heck has been with Benton County law enforcement for 24 years, as a patrol officer, an investigative sergeant and as a member of the Central Minnesota Drug Enforcement Task

Acting chief Pfannenstein files for sheriff election

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph Police Sgt. Dwight Pfannenstein, who is currently serving as the city’s acting police chief, filed June 5 to compete for the position of Stearns County sheriff. Pfannenstein became acting chief April 19 after then-chief Joel Klein was placed on administrative leave by the city because of allegations made against him. After the city council’s

Early filing period ends with primary elections set for Stearns sheriff, St. Cloud school board

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Area voters can look forward to two primary elections as a result of candidate filings that closed June 5. The primary election is Aug. 14. Stearns County voters will elect the first new sheriff in 16 years after four men filed. Nine people filed for three seats on the St. Cloud school board. The general election