Soyka sworn in as Stearns sheriff

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photo by Mike KnaakNew Sheriff Steve Soyka takes the oath of office from District Court Judge Sarah Hennesy on Jan. 8. photo by Mike KnaakAn overflow crowd watches as newly elected Stearns County officials were sworn in on Jan. 8. Taking the oath of office were County Attorney Janelle Kendall, Sheriff Steve Soyka, Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels and commissioners Tarryl Clark

Nies will continue to chair school board

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At its organizational meeting, the Sartell-St. Stephen school board again elected Jason Nies as board chair. Newly elected member Amanda Byrd took her seat on the board at the special Jan. 7 meeting. Byrd will serve as treasurer. She replaced  Mary McCabe. The board heard a presentation and discussed pre-kindergarten through second grade building configuration but did not make a

Andel appointed to fill council vacancy

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by Dennis Dalman by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com In November, Brady Andel lost his bid for election to the Sartell City Council, but as of Jan. 14 he will take a place on the council, anyway. That’s because at a special Jan. 7 city-council meeting, members agreed to appoint Andel to fill a vacancy on the council rather than conduct another