Leander J. Meyer, 98 St. Joseph Feb. 2, 1922-June 1, 2020 Leander J. Meyer, 98, died peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020, at Serenity Place in St. Joseph. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held, followed by burial in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a public visitation from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June
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by Mike Knaak editor@the newsleaders.com More than three dozen people knelt along Pinecone Road for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on June 4 to honor George Floyd, the Minneapolis plan who was killed in police custody. The event started on Facebook and organizers decided that instead of kneeling in their yards, they would move the demonstration to a more public
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Sartell-St. Stephen school board members discussed at a June 3 work session how to plan for what school will look like in fall with so many unknowns about the coronavirus and how public health concerns will change in the next three months. The school year ended with distance learning for all students but how students return
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Filings closed June 2 for elected positions with a potential primary on Aug. 11. Here are the filings for offices as recorded by the Secretary of State. U.S. Senate DFL incumbent Tina Smith will be challenged by Steve Carlson, Ahmad R. Hassan, Paula Overby and Christopher Lovell Seymore Sr. Republicans will have a choice between the party
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Ways to open up city government and encourage more citizen participation were the focus of the June 1 St. Joseph City Council meeting. Members approved one new service but postponed a decision on a second plan so they could do more research. The council unanimously approved paying $7,000 a year for budgeting software that will provide
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Resurfacing will begin on CR 133 between St. Joseph and Sartell on Tuesday, June 2. The work will approximately take two to three weeks to complete. Expect lane closures if driving through the area, according to the Stearns County Highway Department. Drivers should find alternate routes, expect delays and use caution while traveling through the work zone area.
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A St. Stephen woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision on Saturday night. The collision happened at the intersection of Riverside Avenue N. and 27th Street N. in Le Sauk Township about 8:30 p.m., according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department. Shelby Nitz, 20, of St. Stephen was driving north when a car driven east on 27th Street by Nickolas
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Sartell High School seniors graduated with a unique drive-in-movie style ceremony in the high school parking lot on May 30. Social distancing guidelines ruled out the traditional indoor event. Families lined up their cars to watch the program on three giant screens and stayed with their vehicles during the event, which featured student speakers, a roll call of graduates and
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