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

Soyka announces candidacy for sheriff job

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(Three men have announced plans to run for Stearns County sheriff. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud was profiled in the Feb. 16 edition and Stearns County Lt. Robert Dickhaus was profiled in the Feb. 23 edition. Both stories are available at thenewsleaders.com.) by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sgt. Steve Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Department deputy, has announced his intention

Dickhaus runs for Stearns sheriff

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(Editor’s note: Two candidates have announced plans to run for Stearns County sheriff. This week Lt. Robert Dickhaus of the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is profiled. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud was featured in the Feb. 9 edition.) by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com In the 28 years of his law-enforcement career, Lt. Robert Dickhaus, a Melrose resident, has served in

Sheriff candidate Bentrud favors holistic concept

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(Editor’s note: Two candidates have announced plans to run for Stearns County sheriff. This week Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud is profiled. Next week Lt. Robert Dickhaus of the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office will be profiled.,) by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The surest path to effective law enforcement, not to mention crime prevention, is a tightly interconnected, collaborative approach, according