Staff

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The Newsleader staff, composed of three full-time and two part-time team members and numerous freelance writers/photographers/delivery drivers has more than 100 combined years of experience in the newspaper publishing/printing industry.
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[av_team_member name=’Janelle Von Pinnon’ job=’Publisher/CEO’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/JanelleMUG-150×150.jpg’ attachment=’16927′ attachment_size=’thumbnail’ description=’Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” custom_class=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Tara Wiese’ job=’Operations Director’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Tara-150×150.jpg’ attachment=’49798′ attachment_size=’thumbnail’ description=’Wiese joined the Newsleaders staff in the fall of 2010. She graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in Advertising and Rasmussen College with a degree in Business Management and Office Administration. She has two daughters and resides in Sauk Rapids.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Rajahna Schneekloth’ job=’Operations Assistant’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/11811437_790696534380083_1417331277320772760_n-300×225.jpg’ attachment=’106095′ attachment_size=’medium’ description=’Schneekloth has worked for the Newsleaders on and off her whole life being she is the daughter of the Publisher/CEO Janelle Von Pinnon. She graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2016 with a degree in music and counseling. She currently resides in St. Cloud with her cat and several instruments. ‘ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” admin_preview_bg=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Carolyn Bertsch’ job=’Assignment Editor/Freelance Photographer’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/1270050_10200989243878708_1893694135_o-2-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’63475′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Bertsch has worked for the Newsleaders since 2015.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” admin_preview_bg=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Angie Heckman’ job=’Freelance Photographer’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Angie-Heckman-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’63474′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Heckman grew up in Cambridge. She earned her bachelors degree in teaching from St. Cloud State University in 1995. Heckman has been teaching art in the Sartell schools since 1996. She earned her masters degree in education from Southwest State University in 2003. She currently teaches photography, yearbook and drawing at SHS. Heckman also owns a photography studio in Rice, AJHeckman Photography. She lives in Sartell with her husband, Josh, and 3 children. Heckman started as a freelance photographer for the Newsleaders in 2015.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” custom_class=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Bruce Probach’ job=’Delivery Driver’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’Probach began working for the Newsleaders in 2015.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” custom_class=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Dennis Dalman’ job=’Editor-in-Chief/Reporter’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Dennis-150×150.jpg’ attachment=’49797′ attachment_size=’thumbnail’ description=’Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Cori Hilsgen’ job=’Freelance Reporter’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Cori-Hilsgen.jpg’ attachment=’86254′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Hilsgen is a reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a B.A. degree from Concordia University – St. Paul and enjoys learning about and sharing other peoples’ stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Darren Diekmann’ job=’Freelance Reporter’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Darren-Diekmann-300×200.jpg’ attachment=’97318′ attachment_size=’medium’ description=’Diekmann grew up in Mounds View, Minnesota. He attended St. Cloud State University to wrestle and study English. He has been an infrequent freelance writer for several years, mostly for the Monitor-Review, a small paper that served the southern Minnesota town of Adams. He and his wife recently moved to Sauk Rapids to watch their grandchildren grow. He has been freelance writing for the Newsleaders since late 2015, and is still trying to get used to the novelty of having an editor.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Mollie Rushmeyer’ job=’Freelance Reporter’ src=’http://www.thenewsleaders.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Mollie-Rushmeyer1-e1469123225927-200×300.jpg’ attachment=’84763′ attachment_size=’medium’ description=’Rushmeyer grew up in the Brainerd Lakes area then moved to St. Cloud to attend St. Cloud State University, pursuing a degree in community psychology and family dynamics. She now resides in Rice with her husband and their two daughters. Rushmeyer became a freelance reporter/ photographer with the Newsleaders in 2016, but her love of the written word started as a child. When she’s not writing news articles, she blogs, writes flash fiction, short stories and novels. She has been to Europe several times and enjoys travelling, spending time with her family, getting outdoors and reading.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” custom_class=”]

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