City departments add supervisors

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The St. Joseph City Council approved supervision positions in two departments to increase accountability, transparency and leadership. During a work session July 27, Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein told council members he wants to add a second sergeant to his department and Public Works Director Terry Thene proposed a supervisor. The council approved the two positions at its Aug. 3 meeting.

CARES money will be spent for public safety, health needs

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph’s $551,340 share of CARES Act federal funding will be split between public safety and public health needs, the City Council decided Aug. 3. Congress passed the measure in the spring with the money distributed by the states to each locality based on population. The money can only be used for expenses related to the

Park Board members approved

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com For months, the St. Joseph Park Board lacked members but now residents have stepped up to serve. The City Council at its Aug. 3 meeting appointed members nominated by Mayor Rick Schultz. The appointees are Elijah Stenman, Abby Lyon, Andy Rennecke, Mary Stommes and Tim Rocky. In addition, Keith Schleper will be the St. Joseph Lions

Cultural connections: Embracing cultural differences

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. ••• by Juliana Howard In his book, ​”Africans and Americans: Embracing Cultural Differences​,” Joseph Mbele gives a glimpse of

St. Cloud schools to begin year with hybrid plan

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Cloud school district schools will begin the year in a hybrid learning model, Superintendent Will Jett announced at the school board’s Aug. 5 meeting. The hybrid plan is one of three scenarios that school districts planned for at the direction of the Department of Education. Based on grade level, students will be assigned to attend

Council approves police sergeant, public works supervisor

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council approved supervision positions in two departments to increase accountability, transparency and leadership. During a work session July 27, Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein told council members he wants to add a second sergeant to his department and Public Works Director Terry Thene proposed a supervisor. The council approved the two positions at

Buckvold, Schultz file for St. Joseph mayor

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St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz says he’s running for another term. He will face at least one challenger. City Council member Anne Buckvold says she filed for the post too. “I love this place,” Schultz wrote in a statement. “I love being St. Joseph’s mayor. It is profoundly enjoyable and engaging, while at the same time, one of the most