3 St. Joseph residents injured in crash

Mike KnaakSt. Joseph0 Comments

Three St. Joseph residents were injured Tuesday night, Nov. 6, in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 94. A pickup driven by Jason Edward Grandbois slid off the road when the driver lost control, according to the State Patrol. The truck rolled over three times before coming to rest on its wheels, according to the patrol. Grandbois, 44, and his

Nov. 7 Sartell police blotter

Mike KnaakBlotter, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Oct. 31

Soyka elected Stearns sheriff

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Steve Soyka will be Stearns County’s new sheriff. Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, beat Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud. Soyka won 56 percent of the vote. He collected 34,771 votes while Bentrud picked p 26,309 votes. Soyka will replace Sheriff Don Gudmundson, who was appointed in May 2017 after John Sanner retired midway through his term. The

Howe wins Senate special election

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

The state Senate will remain in Republican control after Jeff Howe beat Joe Perske in the Senate District 13 special election. Howe, who currently represents District 13A in the state House, collected 57 percent of the vote. Perske, a current Stearns County commissioner and former Sartell mayor, received 16,108 votes to Howe’s 21,714 votes. The special election was needed when

Demuth elected to state House

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, St. Joseph0 Comments

Rocori school board member Lisa Demuth is the new representative from House District 13A. Republican Demuth won with 61 percent of the votes over Democrat Jim Read. Demuth collected 11,348 votes compared with Read’s 7,243. Demuth will replace Jeff Howe in the state House. Howe won the Senate District 13 race. House District 13A runs from St. Joseph southeast to

Sartell-St. Stephen school levy defeated

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Sartell-St. Stephen voters overwhelmingly rejected an operating levy. There were 3,230 yes votes and 4,924 no votes. The levy would have raised $1.8 million to fund operations that were part of the district’s master plan.  Incumbents Jeremy Snoberger and Patrick Marushin along with newcomer Amanda Byrd were elected to the Sartell-St. Stephen school board. They will serve four-year terms. In

Fitzthum elected Sartell mayor; Elness, Kolb win council seats

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Ryan Fitzthum will be Sartell’s new mayor. He defeated fellow Sartell City Council member David Peterson. Fitzthum won 53 percent of the vote. Fitzthum collected 3,886 votes compared with Peterson’s 3,402 votes. Fitzthum replaces current Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll who did not seek re-election. The mayor serves a four-year term. Peterson’s term on the council ends this year. Timothy Elness

Buckvold, Theisen win St. Joseph council seats

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, St. Joseph0 Comments

Incumbent St. Joseph City Council member Dale Wick lost his bid for re-election in a three-way race for two seats. Voters re-elected Anne Buckvold and elected Brian Theisen to four-terms on the City Council Buckvold received 1,555 votes, Theisen won 1,381 votes and Wick collected 1,013 votes. Buckvold was appointed to the council in May to fill a vacancy created