Now we’ve really lost Tom Emmer

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We’ve lost Rep. Tom Emmer. We’ve never really had him you say, and there could be an argument for that position. Emmer rarely visits central Minnesota and much of his financial support comes from outside our area and outside the district. But now we’ve really lost him. Emmer’s GOP colleagues recently appointed him to lead the National Republican Campaign Committee.

Jan. 11 news for refugees

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Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo  Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a volunteer-run organization and committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to easing your transition into our community. Check this space to make announcements that especially apply to our Refugee Neighbors in St. Joseph as well as those whose first

Dec. 28 Sartell people

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CORRECTION to the Dec. 14 Holiday Greeting page We hope your holidays abound  with good cheer and good things! ST. JOSEPH ROD & GUN CLUB Duane Scepaniak, president P.O. Box 374, St. Joseph • 320-251-2881 www.stjoerodandgunclub.org  

Jan. 9 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. Jan. 2

Soyka sworn in as Stearns sheriff

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photo by Mike KnaakNew Sheriff Steve Soyka takes the oath of office from District Court Judge Sarah Hennesy on Jan. 8. photo by Mike KnaakAn overflow crowd watches as newly elected Stearns County officials were sworn in on Jan. 8. Taking the oath of office were County Attorney Janelle Kendall, Sheriff Steve Soyka, Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels and commissioners Tarryl Clark

Nies will continue to chair school board

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At its organizational meeting, the Sartell-St. Stephen school board again elected Jason Nies as board chair. Newly elected member Amanda Byrd took her seat on the board at the special Jan. 7 meeting. Byrd will serve as treasurer. She replaced  Mary McCabe. The board heard a presentation and discussed pre-kindergarten through second grade building configuration but did not make a