Funeral for Sandra ‘Sandy’ Osbourn, 50, Bismarck, N.D.

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Sandra “Sandy” Osbourn Bismarck, N.D. July 27, 1970-Aug. 3, 2020 Sandra (Sandy) Osbourn, 50, died suddenly after a very short illness on Aug. 3. Burial will be back home in North Dakota and the family will have a private memorial service to celebrate her life at the Church of St. Joseph. This will be live streamed for all to see

City departments add supervisors

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The St. Joseph City Council approved supervision positions in two departments to increase accountability, transparency and leadership. During a work session July 27, Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein told council members he wants to add a second sergeant to his department and Public Works Director Terry Thene proposed a supervisor. The council approved the two positions at its Aug. 3 meeting.

CARES money will be spent for public safety, health needs

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph’s $551,340 share of CARES Act federal funding will be split between public safety and public health needs, the City Council decided Aug. 3. Congress passed the measure in the spring with the money distributed by the states to each locality based on population. The money can only be used for expenses related to the

Park Board members approved

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com For months, the St. Joseph Park Board lacked members but now residents have stepped up to serve. The City Council at its Aug. 3 meeting appointed members nominated by Mayor Rick Schultz. The appointees are Elijah Stenman, Abby Lyon, Andy Rennecke, Mary Stommes and Tim Rocky. In addition, Keith Schleper will be the St. Joseph Lions

Turgeon has a passion for the weather

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com “Bill the East Sartell Weatherman” has his own weather station in his backyard that reports round-the-clock minute-to-minute updates for his website watchers. Bill Turgeon, 77, is quick to note, modestly, that he is not a meteorologist – just a weather hobbyist. But “pro” or not, his knowledge of weather is deep and vast, informed by many

Former Sabre swimmer saves three lives

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Very few people get a chance to save the life of another human being, but Marena Kouba, a 2017 Sartell High School graduate, saved not just one life but three all at once. It happened Sunday, July 19, while she and her boyfriend, Dayton Nash of St. Cloud, were visiting Presque Isle in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Council to revisit finance plan for athletic complex

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A conduit financing plan for the proposed Scheels Athletic Complex will be revisited by the Sartell City Council this month. City Administrator Anna Gruber said a public hearing on that issue will take place at an upcoming city-council meeting, to be announced soon. At its July 13 meeting, the council – despite some vigorous opposition from