Soyka announces candidacy for sheriff job

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(Three men have announced plans to run for Stearns County sheriff. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud was profiled in the Feb. 16 edition and Stearns County Lt. Robert Dickhaus was profiled in the Feb. 23 edition. Both stories are available at thenewsleaders.com.) by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sgt. Steve Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Department deputy, has announced his intention

FoodShare month best time to give

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell does not have a city-based food shelf, but people in need, people who are hungry, can get help at either the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities, both St. Cloud-based. Sartell residents, churches and businesses have long contributed to both of those food shelves by donating tons and tons of food items on a regular bases,

March a good time for food-shelf donations

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Although the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf does not benefit from March Food Share Month, this month is still a good time to make food or cash donations. That is because food supplies typically decrease a bit after the Christmas season, and the food shelf could use some extra help in March. Ann Scherer is president

Celebrating the ‘luck of the Irish’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com On St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated March 17, many people like to claim their Irish heritage so they can participate in the many “wearing of the green” and “luck of the Irish” ceremonies. These festivities include everything from meals of corn beef and cabbage, green beer and more. St. Joseph residents Kristi and Peter Spaniol are part

Jerome Salzer benefit set for March 25 at LaPlayette Bar

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Mark Zimmer Foundation is hosting a benefit to help cover medical expenses for St. Joseph Township resident Jerome Salzer, who was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in December. The benefit will be from 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at LaPlayette Bar, 19 College Ave. N., St Joseph, Minn. 56374. The event is open

Sartell wrestlers compete at the state wrestling tournament

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by Marie Olson contributing writer Three Sartell Sabres’ wrestlers qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament March 1-3 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Junior Jackson Penk (120 pounds) went 2-2 on the weekend, falling one match short of placing in the tournament. He won his first match 10-2, then lost his next match by fall. In his first wrestle-back

Community education dusts off shiny new snowshoes

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Instructor Kristina Leppanen tightens a snowshoe strap for Isabel Wuellner, 10, before taking a group of 20 Oak Ridge Elementary School students on an after-school hike Feb. 27. The showshoes were obtained community education through a grant in 2016. This is the first time there has been enough snow to use them.

Dads and daughters dance the night away at annual event

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Men sporting suits and ties. Girls dressed up in high heels, makeup and dresses of all styles and colors. A scene that could have easily been lifted from the ballroom dance in Disney’s Cinderella was replicated inside the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict’s on Saturday, March 3. Now in its fifth year, the