Stearns Electric names new CEO

Mike KnaakFeatured News, News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Stearns Electric Association has named a new chief executive officer. Robin Doege, who currently serves as CEO of Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, will replace current CEO Dave Gruenes on Aug. 13. Doege was chosen after the board of directors conducted a national search. Doege worked eight years at Todd-Wadena and 10 years at Connexus Energy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in

Stocks chosen as Y2K Lions July 4 parade royalty

Cori HilsgenFeatured News, News, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Members of the St. Joseph Y2K Lions Club appreciate their senior citizens and want them to be recognized for all the wonderful service deeds they do in the area. That’s a big reason why Y2K club members recently chose Dick and Joyce Stock to be this year’s Senior Queen and King for the annual Fourth of

Community satisfaction with education programs at a high level

Dave DeMarsFeatured News, News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com At its June 19 regular meeting, the Sartell-St. Stephen school board received reports on the Community Survey and on a year-old program called the Circle of Friends. Kay Nelson, assistant superintendent of learning services, along with school officials Brenda Steve, Kurt Stumpf, Kip Lynk, Sara Nelson and Kris O’Brien shared the highlights of the 2017-18 District

Man saved as baby by Mother Teresa loves St. Joseph

Dennis DalmanFeatured News, News, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Patrick Norton’s life was quite literally saved by Mother Teresa, and Norton and his St. Joseph family were at the Vatican in Rome for the thrilling moment when she was officially named a saint by the Catholic Church. When Norton, an orphan in India for many years, saw and heard in news reports what is now

Hammond to spend junior year ‘Down Under’

Dennis DalmanFeatured News, News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Ayleigh Hammond of Sartell will attend a year of high school “Down Under,” in the nation of Australia. For Hammond, who loves to travel and learn about foreign cultures, it’s a dream come true. The traveling-learning bug bit her in the summer before seventh grade when she had a chance to do some cultural-enrichment traveling in

Council offers Pfannenstein chief’s position

Janelle Von PinnonFeatured News, News, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council chose Dwight Pfannenstein as the new chief of police at its June 18 meeting after wrestling with the question of whether or not the position should be posted and more applicants solicited. The council made the offer on the condition Pfannenstein announce publicly that he’s withdrawing as a candidate for Stearns