Levy offers Sartell-St. Stephen choices for school funding

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A vote on the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s operating levy is being presented as a choice between raising new revenue or making additional cuts in the programs, services and building maintenance. The operating levy, which will raise $1.7 million for 10 years, is on a Nov. 5 special- election ballot. A year ago, district voters rejected

St. Joseph ranks high as a safe place to live

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph residents should sleep well tonight. The city has been ranked as one of Minnesota’s safest places to live. Behind No. 1 safe city Big Lake, St. Joseph ranked eighth, according to a study conducted by Security Baron, a company that specializes in home and cybersecurity issues. The rankings are based on FBI data for

Murray qualifies for prestigious Ironman Kona

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Forget the champagne and the celebratory hoopla. After Judy Januschka Murray of Sartell finished the Ironman triathlon at Cambridge, Maryland, she was too tired to celebrate. Exhausted but happy, she walked across the red carpet at the finish line. “I was smiling,” she said. “Hugely.” And Murray, 60, had good reason to smile. She had finished

Oct. 20 White Mass planned for health-care professionals

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The tradition of honoring health professionals at a White Mass continues again this year when a Catholic Mass honoring medical professionals and workers will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. This is the fifth year the Mass, which is for health-care workers of

Alcohol believed to be a factor in CR 2 crash

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A St. Joseph man’s car ended up on its roof Oct. 13 after he said he swerved to avoid a deer. Kyle Arthur Viehauser, 26, was driving south on CR 2 when he drove off the road and hit a field approach, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Viehauser’s vehicle, a 2000 Buick Le Sabre, rolled on its roof

Gigabit internet now offered in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A significant speed upgrade to Midco’s St. Joseph service announced Oct. 8 will mean faster, more reliable internet for residents and businesses. Higher-speed service will spur innovation, economic development and education, company leaders said. Midco announced a $2.1 million technology and facility investment that opens the way for the gigabit internet service. The new technology provides

Sartell woman struck, killed on Second Street

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A Sartell woman walking on Second Street South was struck and killed Thursday night. Nadia Filsmyer, 37, was struck in the traffic lane and died at the scene, according to Sartell police. When officers arrived on the scene at Second Street South and Horizon Avenue, several firefighters were on the scene tending to the victim. Michelle Anderson, 47, was driving

Woman injured in crash north of St. Joseph

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An Albany woman was injured early Oct. 8 when she swerved her vehicle to miss a dead deer on CR 2 north of St. Joseph. Kelly Lanners, 32, was driving north when she came upon a dead deer in the road. She swerved to miss it, drove into the east ditch and struck a sign, according to the Stearns County