Bentrud’s experience, leadership needed

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Kris Dickhaus, Melrose   I am a business owner with a degree in education, looking for the sheriff candidate that will best serve and enforce the law in Stearns County.  Dave Bentrud has the knowledge, commitment and experience to do just that.  As a former educator, I can’t even fathom the thought of moving from classroom to superintendent position without

Former chief endorses Bentrud for county sheriff

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Bob Ringstrom, St. Joseph My name is Bob Ringstrom, retired Police Chief of Sartell.  I strongly endorse Dave Bentrud to be elected as the Sheriff of Stearns County. I first met Dave when he was a St Cloud police patrol officer. He was promoted to sergeant in the St Cloud Police Department where I had the opportunity to coordinate with him

Soyka has sheriff’s department experience

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Richard Soyka, Sauk Rapids The primary voting is over. Steve Soyka was first for Steams sheriff. Only one candidate remains for Stearns County sheriff who has sheriff-department experience. That is Patrol Sgt. Steve Soyka. He previously had four years with the Benton County Sheriff Department and currently has 23 years with the Stearns County Sheriff Department. His opponent has NO county

Reader urges to vote Peterson for Sartell mayor

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Glenn Persen, Sartell Staying current, forward planning and being steady yet responsible defines David Peterson. David has represented Sartell on the city council for almost 12 years and has seen a great deal of changes during that time. “Sartell is a growing community. People want to move here and raise their families and start businesses,” Peterson said. Rapid growth has created

Change needed in District 13B, vote Everett

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Barb Nelson, Sartell If the political scene in Minnesota is ever going to change, then a change in the personal makeup of the legislature needs to change. Legislators on both sides feel what they are proposing and enacting is best for the people of Minnesota. Unfortunately, the Republicans believe the following: eliminate health care for thousands by destroying the Affordable Care

Perske has experience needed for state Senate

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Jim Graeve, St. Joseph We in Senate District 13 have a golden opportunity to elect Joe Perske to the Minnesota Senate on Nov. 6. Joe proves his electability by being the former mayor of Sartell and our current county commissioner. These two jobs give him hands-on experience of the needs of our communities. Joe knows how to save a buck. Many

Opioid tax a bad idea, reader says

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David Forbes, St. Cloud   St. Cloud area businesses are the backbone of our community and our economic force. And as any good businessperson knows, businesses need a healthy and productive employee base to flourish and grow. Unfortunately, the opioid addiction crisis is putting a significant strain on our economy and damaging communities nationwide.    Minnesota continues to be a leader