Six compete for three St. Cloud school board seats

Dennis DalmanElection 2018, Featured News, News, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Six candidates, including two former board members and two former state legislators, are vying for three open seats on the St. Cloud school board in the Nov. 6 election. The candidates are, in alphabetical order, Zachary Dorholt, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Larry Hosch, Natalie Ringsmuth and Beth Schlangen. Earlier this year, nine people filed, but an

What are the lessons of elections past?

Mike KnaakEditorial, Election 2018, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

What have we learned in the last two years? As we prepare to vote and then wait for this year’s election results, consider these lessons from 2016. Elections have consequences and every vote counts….just ask the people who stayed home last time or who voted for a protest candidate. The outcome of the last presidential election wasn’t determined by people

Soyka receives endorsement from sheriff’s union

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Joe Lichy, Sartell Steve Soyka is an outstanding member of our community and sheriff’s office. I believe he is the right person to lead our sheriff’s office forward. Steve’s dedication and commitment to Stearns County shows why he is my choice for our next Sheriff. Steve recently received the endorsement of the sheriff’s patrol, correctional and dispatch unions. As a retired sheriff’s

Business owners support levy

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

Brandon Testa, Jason Mathiasen, Scott Widor, Sartell As business owners in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, we know there are many things that make up great communities, but one of the key components is great schools. Sartell-St. Stephen has a strong history of excellent schools, which we need to continue to support to have a strong, vibrant community. In May of 2016,

Howe has commitment to community, country

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Steve Meyer, St. Joseph This November, we need to elect someone who we can trust to represent us as the tie-breaking vote in the Minnesota Senate. Shortly after the 2016 election, I was at a social gathering with some friends. Joe Perske was there as well, and when the presidential election came up, Joe explained he had been a supporter

Waite Park mayor supports Bentrud

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Rick Miller, Waite Park As mayor of the city of Waite Park, I proudly and enthusiastically write a letter supporting our Chief Dave Bentrud, for our next Stearns County sheriff. Chief Bentrud has served the city of Waite Park well. From managing a multi-million-dollar budget, to managing a staff of 24 people, to taking on the latest crime explosion of