School board winners react to victories

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Candidates elected to the St. Cloud School Board are all happy they won and upbeat about serving on the board starting in 2021. The winners include two St. Joseph residents – Scott Andreasen and re-elected incumbent Al Dahlgren. Two other incumbents, Shannon Haws and Monica Segura-Schwartz, were selected by voters  from a slate of seven candidates.

‘New’ council to include incumbent, newcomer

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The “new” St. Joseph City Council will have two recently elected members starting next year – a long-term incumbent and a newcomer. Incumbent Bob Loso and newcomer Kelly Beniek won the election over four other candidates for the two seats on the council. Those contenders were incumbent Troy Goracke, Carmie Mick, Paul Orvis and Mike Osterman.

Steinkopf finds new passion – mural painting

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com One July day, Jen Steinkopf, of Sartell, was up on a scaffold painting a giant butterfly on a brick building in downtown St. Cloud when she felt as if someone was staring at her. From her height on the scaffold, she looked east and west up and down the narrow alley. Nobody there. Then she looked

CPR/AED session set for Dec. 12

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Knowing how to administer CPR is important because it can keep people experiencing cardiac arrest alive until they receive help to start their hearts again. A free CPR course is being offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Sartell Community Center (Liberty Room). The course also will include an introduction to using

Church Free Store plans holiday kits for people in need

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For the upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell plans to give meal kits and other forms of helpful kits to people in need. Organizers of the relief program are requesting people donate items for the kits, which include meal kits, household cleaning kits, hygiene kits and baby-care kits. “We are always

Creekside Buffet opens in Riverside Plaza

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Creekside Buffet and Restaurant opened on Election Day in Sartell’s Riverside Plaza, and its owner, Chad Gross of St. Cloud, said his business has received “overwhelmingly positive” comments from the community. Creekside is at 101 Seventh Ave. N. in the same building where the Cornerstone Restaurant and Buffet once did business. Starting a new restaurant