St. Joseph man involved in two-vehicle crash

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A St. Joseph man was the driver of one of two vehicles involved in a rear-end crash Saturday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Neil Osendorf, 29, was driving north on CR 10 about 7:53 p.m. when his vehicle struck a stopped vehicle also heading north near 330th Street in Albany Township. Katharine Kalthoff, 18, of Albany was waiting

Kennedy shines in school accountability report

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com As students head back to school this week, teachers and administrators received their own report cards on student performance. The state Department of Education released the latest performance scores based on five indicators – achievement and progress on state reading and math tests over time, progress towards English language proficiency, graduation rates and consistent attendance. The

Early childhood, community education students have a new home at Quarryview

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Cloud school district’s newest building, Quarryview Education Center, is now open as the new home for early childhood and community education programs. Since the Roosevelt fire in 2014, the programs have moved around the district. For example the early child program was housed at Colts Academy in St. Joseph and Discovery Community School in Waite

School accountability scores hold good news for Sartell schools

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com As students head back to school this week, teachers and administrators received their own report cards on student performance. The state Department of Education released the latest performance scores based on five indicators – achievement and progress on state reading and math tests over time, progress towards English language proficiency, graduation rates and consistent attendance. The

Compromise, cooperation should be key issues for voters

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It’s hard to turn down a gift of $6 million. But that’s what happened because Minnesota’s political leaders couldn’t agree on a compromise spending bill. The bill passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature included measures they knew the DFL governor and legislators wouldn’t support. The omnibus spending bill also contained noncontroversial items such as the formal request for  Minnesota’s share of

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Sometimes the news can’t wait. And readers can’t wait until Friday to get it. That’s why for the past few months we’ve been publishing more news on our website, www.thenewsleaders.com. Daily updates online include significant local news from Sartell, St. Stephen and St. Joseph that readers need to know right away such as actions by local government, election returns and

Sept. 7 St Joseph people

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Rachel Bedel of St. Joseph has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota – Morris. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.666 or higher while taking 12 or more graded credits.