Honoring Veterans

Carolyn BertschFeatured News, News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschVeterans carry the American flag, POW MIA flag and American Legion flag at the annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. which took place at a new location, downtown St. Cloud. The date marked the 100th anniversary of both Armistice Day and the American Legion. photo by Carolyn BertschA young boy salutes while his mother, grandmother, sister and

Winterwalk combines old, new on Nov. 30

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph 2018 Winterwalk, which will be Friday, Nov. 30, will combine old traditions with new changes this year. The St. Joseph Y2K Lions will be taking over the annual event that was started by Margy Hughes and the St. Joseph Action Group and continues to grow each year. “The Y2K Lions were excited to

City Council considers two 2019 budget areas

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council took up two budget items at its regular Nov. 5 meeting: The 2019 draft Enterprise Budget, and the proposed 2019 budget of the Park Board. Total proposed Park Board budget for 2019 is $309,460. In previous actions the Council had accepted the proposal for what is known as the East Park

Soyka is excited to get going as new Stearns County sheriff

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Steve Soyka has gone from learning about the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office as a teenage Explorer three decades ago to his election as sheriff on Nov. 6. Soyka, 49, defeated Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud to become the county’s first new, elected sheriff in 16 years. He’ll assume his new duties on Jan. 7. In

Sen. Howe has hopes, concerns for next session

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Jeff Howe’s Nov. 6 special-election victory as senator for District 13 is a momentous tie-breaker for the Minnesota State Senate. Starting in January, Republicans will control the Senate by one vote – 34 to 33. Howe’s election is what made the difference. He will serve the last two years of the four-year term begun by Sen.

Dorholt, Ringsmuth, Green elected to school board

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Zachary Dorholt and Les Green, both of St. Cloud, and Natalie Ringsmuth of Waite Park were elected to three seats on the St. Cloud school board in the Nov. 6 general election. They outpolled the other three of six competing candidates – Peter Hamerlinck and Larry Hosch, both of St. Joseph; and Beth Schlangen of St.

‘Festival of Nativities’ set for 2 days

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Nativity displays from around the world will be displayed soon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Residents from the greater St. Cloud area will be involved in the Festival of Nativities. The free events are open to everyone and will take place from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The festival will feature

Kennedy students participate in ‘We Scare Hunger’

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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