Dollars, cents and the operational levy

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com “What we want is for people to get as informed as they can be, and then to make an informed decision,” said Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert when talking about the upcoming Levy for Learning. The Levy for Learning is basically another name for an operational levy to allow the district to keep buildings in operation. “Our position

St. Joseph council candidates answer tough questions

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com There are three people running for election to the St. Joseph City Council in the coming Nov. 6 election. They are Dale Wick, Brian Theise and Anne Buckvold. Wick and Buckvold are both incumbents while Theisen is running for election for the first time. Wick has served for 16 years on the council. Buckvold was appointed

Good news Sartell-St. Stephen school district

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com At its regular Sept. 17 board meeting the Sartell-St. Stephen school board heard a good news report in the form of a comprehensive 2017-18 District Assessment Results. The report detailed results from the Northstar Ratings Every Student Succeeds Act, the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments and the American College Testing. The report was presented by Kay Nelson, assistant

Council wrestles with 2019 budget

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council tackled the city budget for 2019 at the Aug. 20 meeting. This is the first in a series of budget discussions that will take place over the coming months. The budget does not have to be finalized until December. The budget discussions were wide and far-ranging and at times seemed to

Lumberjacks rob Joes 5-3

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Foley Lumberjacks managed to string their nine hits together in just the right way as they stole the game with a ninth-innning rally and beat the St. Joseph Joes 5-3 in the Aug. 11 game in St. Joseph. Baseball legend Yogi Berra must have had such a game as this in mind when he said,

St. Joseph Council members heat up over cooling system

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Aug. 6 meeting of the St. Joseph City Council started smoothly enough before Mayor Rick Schultz and Council member Bob Loso began questioning Public Works Director Terry Thene. At issue was the heating and cooling system in the new city office building in which they were conducting the meeting. The building, which houses council and