Lumberjacks rob Joes 5-3

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Foley Lumberjacks managed to string their nine hits together in just the right way as they stole the game with a ninth-innning rally and beat the St. Joseph Joes 5-3 in the Aug. 11 game in St. Joseph. Baseball legend Yogi Berra must have had such a game as this in mind when he said,

Soyka, Bentrud win Stearns sheriff primary

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Steve Soyka and Dave Bentrud will compete for Stearns County sheriff in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters chose Soyka and Bentrud from a four-candidate field in the Aug 14. primary election. Soyka finished with 7,346 votes followed by Bentrud with 6,335 votes, Robert Dickhaus with 4,112 votes and Dwight Pfannenstein with 1,115. Although his name

As fire cleanup continues, Apollo students will attend on alternate days

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Apollo High School students will attend class on alternating days when school opens on Tuesday, Sept. 4, because cleanup continues after a July 11 fire. School officials announced Monday, Aug. 13, that health inspectors assessed that parts of the school will not be ready for students. Students will rotate days in the school. Students who are not in the building

Vandals cause costly cleanups at two parks

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A recent run of vandalism at two city parks has cost the city of St. Joseph thousands of dollars for repairs and has led  to a cutback in services. Fixing damage to the restrooms at the Wobegon trailhead cost about $8,000 to repair. Vandals damaged the fixtures, electric heater, a hand dryer and power outlets. The

Primary ballot features races for sheriff, school board and state offices

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Local races on the ballot for the Tuesday, Aug. 14, primary election include choosing a new Stearns County sheriff and electing St. Cloud school district board members. For the first time in 16 years, there’s no incumbent sheriff on the ballot. Four men have filed for the office and the primary will narrow the field to

St. Joseph Council members heat up over cooling system

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Aug. 6 meeting of the St. Joseph City Council started smoothly enough before Mayor Rick Schultz and Council member Bob Loso began questioning Public Works Director Terry Thene. At issue was the heating and cooling system in the new city office building in which they were conducting the meeting. The building, which houses council and

Krebsbach’s childhood passion for horses continues

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph resident Sharon Krebsbach’s passion for horses began when she was 9 years old and her father surprised her and her siblings with a horse named “Freddy.” Freddy was a paint horse who their family owned for 10 years. Growing up on a farm outside of St. Ansgar, Iowa, her childhood revolved around Freddy as