Kennedy students participate in ‘We Scare Hunger’

Cori HilsgenNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Students at Kennedy Community School were once again busy helping people in need in the area. Seventh- and eighth-grade students who are part of WE Act recently participated in a We Scare Hunger event where students went trick-or-treating to collect food and nonperishable items for the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf. Co-advisors for the drive are

Crafts for a cause

Carolyn BertschNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschMarcia Malisheske of St. Joseph ties blankets at the St. Joseph Legion Craft and Vendor Sale Nov. 13. Malisheske organized the monthly event which benefits the St. Joseph Women's Auxiliary. The next sale is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Dec. 11. photo by Carolyn BertschLisa Klejeski of St. Cloud (left) and Karen Pilarski of Clear Lake discuss

Nov. 16 St. Joseph people

Mike KnaakPeople, Print St. Joseph, St. Joseph0 Comments

Stephanie Cofell of St. Joseph has been elected to the Board of Directors at Folk Alliance Region Midwest, a regional chapter and affiliate of Folk Alliance International. Cofell will be serving a three-year term beginning February 2019. Folk Alliance International is a nonprofit organization that sponsors an annual conference as an industry focal point for folk music and dance, based in

Nov. 9 St. Joseph police blotter

Mike KnaakBlotter, St. Joseph0 Comments

If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 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.  Oct. 18  10:20 a.m. Dumping. Ash Street E. A complainant

3 St. Joseph residents injured in crash

Mike KnaakSt. Joseph0 Comments

Three St. Joseph residents were injured Tuesday night, Nov. 6, in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 94. A pickup driven by Jason Edward Grandbois slid off the road when the driver lost control, according to the State Patrol. The truck rolled over three times before coming to rest on its wheels, according to the patrol. Grandbois, 44, and his

Soyka elected Stearns sheriff

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Steve Soyka will be Stearns County’s new sheriff. Soyka, a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, beat Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud. Soyka won 56 percent of the vote. He collected 34,771 votes while Bentrud picked p 26,309 votes. Soyka will replace Sheriff Don Gudmundson, who was appointed in May 2017 after John Sanner retired midway through his term. The

Howe wins Senate special election

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

The state Senate will remain in Republican control after Jeff Howe beat Joe Perske in the Senate District 13 special election. Howe, who currently represents District 13A in the state House, collected 57 percent of the vote. Perske, a current Stearns County commissioner and former Sartell mayor, received 16,108 votes to Howe’s 21,714 votes. The special election was needed when

Demuth elected to state House

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, St. Joseph0 Comments

Rocori school board member Lisa Demuth is the new representative from House District 13A. Republican Demuth won with 61 percent of the votes over Democrat Jim Read. Demuth collected 11,348 votes compared with Read’s 7,243. Demuth will replace Jeff Howe in the state House. Howe won the Senate District 13 race. House District 13A runs from St. Joseph southeast to