Senate, sheriff top races for St. Joseph voters

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A special election that will decide which party controls the Minnesota State Senate and a wide-open race for Stearns County sheriff are key races for St. Joseph voters in the Nov. 6 general election. In the Senate race, Republican Jeff Howe and Democrat Joe Perske are competing for the District 13 seat vacated by longtime Sen.

Council honors Weber, Raden with ALS donation

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com After two beloved Sartell fathers died of ALS, so many Sartell students who knew them and their children felt the grief along with the families and decided to turn their sadness into action. They sold homecoming T-shirts to make money. And recently, the Sartell High School Student Council was honored with the Good Neighbor award from

Fundraiser planned for St. Joseph man with ALS

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com After successful surgery for a non-cancerous brain tumor, Chris Stoeckel thought everything was fine. For three months. Then new symptoms appeared. His legs collapsed and his knees gave way. When he worked at his computer, he had a hard time focusing and he’d be sweating. “I couldn’t figure out why,” Stoeckel said. “Doing the dishes, I

Senate, sheriff, mayor are top races for Sartell, St. Stephen voters

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A special election that will decide which party controls the Minnesota State Senate and a wide-open race for Stearns County sheriff are key races for Sartell and St. Stephen voters in the Nov. 6 general election. In the Senate race, Republican Jeff Howe and Democrat Joe Perske are competing for the District 13 seat vacated by

Council gets preview of fire-police building

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Members of the Sartell City Council were treated at their Oct. 22 meeting to a preview of the proposed Sartell Public Facilities Building. The building, which could begin as early as next April, will be the new home for both the city’s fire department and its police department. The preview was in the form of an

Speed patterns on 19th Ave. to be studied

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell city engineer will check traffic speed patterns on 19th Avenue and report back to the city council at an upcoming meeting. The request was made by council member David Peterson, who said he and residents who live along that road have become concerned about motorists exceeding the speed limit, especially in the neighborhood area

Six compete for three St. Cloud school board seats

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Six candidates, including two former board members and two former state legislators, are vying for three open seats on the St. Cloud school board in the Nov. 6 election. The candidates are, in alphabetical order, Zachary Dorholt, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Larry Hosch, Natalie Ringsmuth and Beth Schlangen. Earlier this year, nine people filed, but an

Chisum asks for more citizen surveys

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com City council member Mike Chisum is requesting the council to authorize doing more community surveys so the council and city staff can get a better idea of what residents want and do not want for their city. At the Oct. 22 meeting, Chisum said that in the past, too many issues were raised and then unresolved.