Council denies Klein’s benefits after resignation

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The St. Joseph City Council vote unanimously July 16 not to pay former police chief Joel Klein for his unused sick leave or vacation. The benefits payment would have been $44,000. The decision was made based on the city’s personnel policy. Klein resigned May 31 amid an investigation into his conduct. The report from the city’s investigation was delivered to Klein on

St. Stephen mayor resigns

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St. Stephen Mayor Cindy VanderWeyst resigned on July 11 after the death of her mother. The City Council appointed council member Jeff Blenkush to be mayor. VanderWeyst explained her resignation in a letter to the City Council. “It is with a very heavy heart I resign my position” VanderWeyst wrote. “At this difficult time in our lives, I feel it

July 18 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. July 11

July 16 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. July 4

Bus tour highlights community progress

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Two busloads of Sartell Chamber of Commerce members viewed updates on community developments during a tour led by city and school officials on July 10. On the way to the new high school site, riders saw the major construction work underway on Pinecone Road and navigated the detours on the north side of the city. At

Council frustrated with lack of annexation progress

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Frustrated by lack of action on annexation, the St. Joseph City Council issued an ultimatum to St. Joseph Township at its meeting July 2: either act on previous promises or face legal action and enforcement of the entire orderly annexation agreement. Council members expressed frustration and accused the township of dragging its feet after the city’s