Plowing plan approved for former St. Joseph Township

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Residents in the recently annexed portions of St. Joseph Township should continue to see the same level of snow plowing service after the St. Joseph City Council acted Jan. 16. The council voted to continue contracting with Astech Corp. for snow removal in portions of the former township. According to documents submitted to the council, a

St. Joseph joins police joint powers agreement

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph police will now be part of a joint powers agreement that will make crime-fighting easier after City Council action Jan. 16. Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein asked the council to approve the agreement with the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office to share investigative data such as booking photos among a number of agencies in central Minnesota.

Jan. 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. Jan. 9

NHL team shares Sartell boy’s celebration

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com When Dane Kenning opened his Christmas presents this year, he found a Las Vegas Golden Knights jersey bearing the name of Nate Schmidt, a former hockey star at Cathedral High School and the University of Minnesota. Soon after opening his gift, Dane donned the jersey and joined other boys for a game of hockey on the

Sartell-St. Stephen schools plan app launch

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com An app that will tie together school news and information for parents and community members will be launched by the Sartell-St. Stephen school district on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Parents will receive an email with credentials to set up a password-protected portal to track student details such as attendance, lunch account and checked out library books. Parents

Kennedy VEX Robotics gearing up for competitions

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com VEX Robotics students at Kennedy Community School have been busy gearing up for competition. Robotics students competed Jan. 5 at the Sartell Sabres VEX Turning Point Tournament in Sartell. Two Kennedy teams won two awards presented by VEX judges after judges’ interviews. The sixth-grade girls team won the VEX Robotics Energy Award and the sixth-grade boys

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