Former police chief’s license revoked

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The police standards board has revoked the license of former St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein. After complaints, the St. Joseph City Council placed Klein on administrative leave in April 2018. While an investigation of the claims was underway, Klein resigned in May. The Minnesota Police Officer Standards and Training board conducted an investigation and revoked Klein’s license on Jan.

Sartell-St. Stephen school board approves budget cuts

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved April 15 a list of budget cuts and revenue increases that fully fund the Academic Extensions program but increases fourth-grade class sizes. The nearly $1 million in budget cuts and fee increases were needed after district voters defeated an operating levy last November. On April 8, the board failed to

School board hears plans for school names, pre-K to 2nd grade

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com With a new high school coming on line next fall, Sartell-St. Stephen board heard two recommendations that address reconfiguring the district’s buildings. A committee that has been studying where to house pre-kindergarten through second-grade students recommended splitting the students between the district’s current elementary schools. Elementary principals Sara Nelson and Kip Lynk recommended using Oak Ridge

Raise the Barn event supports Walz family

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photo by Mike KnaakPeople filled Milk & Honey Cider's tap room April 14 for the Raise the Barn fundraiser. The event raised $2 from every cider sale and all tips to help the Walz family rebuild their barn destroyed in a Feb. 8 fire. The fire destroyed the family's barn and forced them to sell their cattle. The Walz farm,

1 lane only on eastbound CR starting April 15

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More traffic lane closures are coming for CR 75 between St. Joseph and Waite Park. Beginning Monday, April 15, traffic will be reduced to one eastbound lane from the Interstate Highway 94 ramp west of St. Joseph to 15th Avenue in Waite Park. Westbound traffic will remain reduced to one lane. Left turns should only be made where left turn

Sartell-St. Stephen school board will consider other budget cuts at Monday meeting

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen school board will try for a second time to plug a $1.3 million deficit in next year’s budget when the board meets Monday, April 15, in St. Stephen. On April 8, the board failed to approve a list of proposed budget cuts and revenue increases presented by school administration on a 3-3 vote.