Rose Janssen, St. Joseph
After reading your column today I just want to say thanks, Janelle, for the heartfelt editorial regarding (Police Chief) Joel (Klein). I have always had nothing but great interaction with him and nothing but respect for him. Your connecting his words and his fate are sadly so true. We will probably never know but in my heart I believe like you it was just easier to resign than prolong a fight for a reputation already damaged by allegations. From my interactions, I find most people I have talked with feel much the same. Thanks for putting good words out there. Almost makes the ending not feel so bad as I still believe he’s one of the good guys.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.