Sartell-St. Stephen school levy defeated

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Sartell-St. Stephen voters overwhelmingly rejected an operating levy. There were 3,230 yes votes and 4,924 no votes. The levy would have raised $1.8 million to fund operations that were part of the district’s master plan.  Incumbents Jeremy Snoberger and Patrick Marushin along with newcomer Amanda Byrd were elected to the Sartell-St. Stephen school board. They will serve four-year terms. In

Fitzthum elected Sartell mayor; Elness, Kolb win council seats

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Ryan Fitzthum will be Sartell’s new mayor. He defeated fellow Sartell City Council member David Peterson. Fitzthum won 53 percent of the vote. Fitzthum collected 3,886 votes compared with Peterson’s 3,402 votes. Fitzthum replaces current Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll who did not seek re-election. The mayor serves a four-year term. Peterson’s term on the council ends this year. Timothy Elness

Buckvold, Theisen win St. Joseph council seats

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Incumbent St. Joseph City Council member Dale Wick lost his bid for re-election in a three-way race for two seats. Voters re-elected Anne Buckvold and elected Brian Theisen to four-terms on the City Council Buckvold received 1,555 votes, Theisen won 1,381 votes and Wick collected 1,013 votes. Buckvold was appointed to the council in May to fill a vacancy created

O’Driscoll re-elected to state House

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Tim O’Driscoll handily won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 13B. Republican O’Driscoll defeated his Democratic challenger, Heidi Everett, by winning 64 percent of the vote. O’Driscoll received 12,146 votes to Everett’s 6,731 votes. He will serve a two-year term. District 13B includes the Sartell, St. Stephen and Holdingford areas.

Dorholt, Ringsmuth, Green elected to St. Cloud school board

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Zachary Dorholt, Natalie Ringsmuth and Les Green were elected to the St. Cloud school board in a six-candidate race. They will serve four-year terms. The vote totals: Dorholt            15,702 Ringsmuth       15,273 Green              14,271 Beth Schlangen           13,616 Larry Hosch                 13,194 Peter Hamerlinck        10,924

Senate, sheriff top races for St. Joseph voters

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A special election that will decide which party controls the Minnesota State Senate and a wide-open race for Stearns County sheriff are key races for St. Joseph voters in the Nov. 6 general election. In the Senate race, Republican Jeff Howe and Democrat Joe Perske are competing for the District 13 seat vacated by longtime Sen.

Fundraiser planned for St. Joseph man with ALS

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com After successful surgery for a non-cancerous brain tumor, Chris Stoeckel thought everything was fine. For three months. Then new symptoms appeared. His legs collapsed and his knees gave way. When he worked at his computer, he had a hard time focusing and he’d be sweating. “I couldn’t figure out why,” Stoeckel said. “Doing the dishes, I

Senate, sheriff, mayor are top races for Sartell, St. Stephen voters

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A special election that will decide which party controls the Minnesota State Senate and a wide-open race for Stearns County sheriff are key races for Sartell and St. Stephen voters in the Nov. 6 general election. In the Senate race, Republican Jeff Howe and Democrat Joe Perske are competing for the District 13 seat vacated by