Buckvold, Theisen win St. Joseph council seats

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Featured News, St. Joseph0 Comments

Incumbent St. Joseph City Council member Dale Wick lost his bid for re-election in a three-way race for two seats. Voters re-elected Anne Buckvold and elected Brian Theisen to four-terms on the City Council Buckvold received 1,555 votes, Theisen won 1,381 votes and Wick collected 1,013 votes. Buckvold was appointed to the council in May to fill a vacancy created

Dorholt, Ringsmuth, Green elected to St. Cloud school board

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Zachary Dorholt, Natalie Ringsmuth and Les Green were elected to the St. Cloud school board in a six-candidate race. They will serve four-year terms. The vote totals: Dorholt            15,702 Ringsmuth       15,273 Green              14,271 Beth Schlangen           13,616 Larry Hosch                 13,194 Peter Hamerlinck        10,924

Senate, sheriff top races for St. Joseph voters

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A special election that will decide which party controls the Minnesota State Senate and a wide-open race for Stearns County sheriff are key races for St. Joseph voters in the Nov. 6 general election. In the Senate race, Republican Jeff Howe and Democrat Joe Perske are competing for the District 13 seat vacated by longtime Sen.

Six compete for three St. Cloud school board seats

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Six candidates, including two former board members and two former state legislators, are vying for three open seats on the St. Cloud school board in the Nov. 6 election. The candidates are, in alphabetical order, Zachary Dorholt, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Larry Hosch, Natalie Ringsmuth and Beth Schlangen. Earlier this year, nine people filed, but an

Reber stars in ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenwsleader.com St. Joseph resident Mark Reber will again offer audiences a glimpse of his many talents on the stage as he performs his role of Max in “Lend Me A Tenor” at the Dinner Theater Great Blue Heron Supper Club Nov. 9-18. The play by Ken Ludwig is presented by the Great Northern Theatre Company and directed

Kennedy students celebrate Unity Day

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Kennedy Community School students celebrated Unity Day Oct. 24 by working on several school-wide activities to promote anti-bullying behaviors. Students and staff were encouraged to wear orange to show support for those who have been bullied. Student Council members read special announcements over the intercom to educate others about bullying and Unity Day. Individual classrooms worked

Food shelf moves into new ‘home’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Community Food Shelf now has a nice new home in the St. Joseph Community Center, which is where the “old” Kennedy Elementary School used to be. Longtime food shelf coordinator Ann Scherer is thrilled. “The food shelf used to be in the old police station, and it was so gloomy in there with

Bad Habit Brewing moving to former city hall

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Aaron Rieland and Eric Geir of the Bad Habit Brewing Co. will soon be brewing and serving drinks at a new location at 24 College Ave. N. in St. Joseph. They are planning to move to their new location, the former St. Joseph City Hall building, in spring of next year. Rieland said a lack of