Neighbor meets neighbor at National Night Out

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com For Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise, National Night Out is something he’s done every year for as long as he’s been chief and even before. So visiting the three sites that participated in Sauk Rapids is a happy part of his duties. His first stop was the home of Laura and David Mumm along 10th

Street maintenance costs concern Rice City Council

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Rice City Council meeting on Aug. 1. seemed to be a continuation of an earlier finance meeting with discussion of needed street repair and how those repairs could be paid for. In regular business, the council approved the proposal by Burski Excavating to grade and compact three-tenths of a mile of road leading to the

Hunstiger seeks top-elected city office

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Kurt Hunstiger is a man who exudes excitement and enthusiasm about working for Sauk Rapids and being a part of the community, which is why he is running for mayor in the upcoming primary. “I’ve been training for this for a long time,” Hunstiger said. “The last time I actually had the application in my hand and I

Konietzko – a mayoral candidate with a new perspective

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Newsleader caught up with Guy Konietzko early in the morning on June 28 at the Capital Coffee Shop in downtown St. Cloud to learn of his reasons for running for Sauk Rapids mayor and what he brings to the table in the way of leadership skills. Background  Having grown up in Rosemount, Konietzko made the

Rice City Council approves joint-powers agreement

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Rice City Council at its July 18 meeting voted without discussion to approve a joint-powers agreement between the city, the firm of Kelm and Reuter, and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for handling of electronic information. Kelm and Reuter will assess and send that information on behalf of the city, Mayor Dale Rogholt noted. The

Years-old zoning error due for correction

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com With all members present at its July 5 meeting, the Rice City Council dealt with correcting a zoning issue on property located at 250 Division St. N. According to council member Brian Skroch, that property was discussed at a recent planning-commission meeting with the hope the public hearing could be attached to a hearing dealing with another

Final approvals given for Manea’s expansion

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Sauk Rapids City Council took final action on agenda items related to the expansion of Manea’s Meats, also known as El Rosario in business dealings, at its July 11 meeting. In three separate actions and with little discussion, the council gave final approval of the planned-unit development agreement, the conveyance of the Downtown Impact Mitigation

Mayor throws hat in the ring

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Newsleader sat with Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson in the family room of his home on June 26 and talked with him about the upcoming election in August, his record in office and what he foresees for the coming years. “I’m prepared to answer whatever questions you have,” Gunderson said. He said he has always been