There will be an appliance and electronics collection for St. Joseph residents from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 20. Items will be collected behind the St. Joseph government center. Limit of two items for patrons of the city refuse program. Be prepared to show ID.
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Nine-year-old Sophina Lindquist of St. Cloud knows how to hit a target and how to put out a fire – at least an imaginary one. She did it recently on the back lot of the St. Stephen Fire Department. Standing there on the edge of the lot was a “fire house” constructed by Tim Haas of
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Voters in the Nov. 6 general election will have a chance to choose two candidates from a slate of four on the ballot to serve in two open Sartell City Council seats. Those two positions are now served by Ryan Fitzthum and David Peterson, both of whom are vying for the mayoral spot in the election.
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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school district received a generally favorable report from KDVBergan Auditors at the Oct. 15 regular school board meeting. The only major misstep on the district’s part was that in the student activities account no established procedures existed that would provide assurance that all cash collections are recorded in the accounting records. In addition,
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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com From minute to minute, day to day, night after night, Amy Einhaus of Sartell worries terribly, always afraid her surviving baby twin, Luna, will take a turn for the worse. Just one week ago, the 4-month-old baby stopped breathing one night and had to be rushed – once again –back to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis where,
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by Mike Knaak mknaak@thenewsleaders.com A St. Joseph man has been arrested in the death of a 7-month-old Rice infant. James Robert Wood, 29,  was arrested Tuesday by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and he is being held in the Benton County Jail. Wood could be charged with third-degree murder. At about 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 13, deputies, firefighters and paramedics
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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The cost of and access to health care tops the list of key issues for both candidates running to represent District 13A in the Minnesota House of Representatives. That’s what Republican Lisa Demuth and Democrat Jim Read say after campaigning across the district this summer. The candidates offer different solutions to voters’ health concerns as well
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