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

Candidates begin filing for election

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Filings for local public offices with primary elections continue through June 5. Here are the people who have filed through noon on Wednesday, May 30. The individual listing includes information from the candidate’s voluntary disclosure form if they filed one with the secretary of state.   Senate District 13 Jeff Howe, Republican. House District 13A Jim

Pawlenty picks Fischbach as his running mate

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Republican candidate for governor Tim Pawlenty announced May 31 that former state senator and current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach will be his running mate. Fischbach, who has represented portions of Stearns and Benton counties since 1996, resigned her Senate seat on May 25. Senate District 13 includes the cities of Sartell and St. Joseph. When Lt.

Fischbach resigns Senate seat; Howe, Perske, Willemsen will run in special election

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Michelle Fischbach’s resignation from the Minnesota Senate means there will be a special election this fall for Senate District 13. Fischbach resigned May 25 and took the oath of office for lieutenant governor, a post she’s legally held since January. Current District 13A Rep. Jeff Howe and two democrats, Michael Willemsen and Joe Perske, have filed

Newest city council member wants St. Joseph to be a model city

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph’s newest City Council member says she wants to help residents connect with their local government. The St. Joseph City Council appointed Anne Buckvold to the council’s vacant seat at a special meeting May 17. Buckvold was one of eight people who applied for the vacancy created when Matt Killam resigned at the end of