Keep it local during Oct. 18 trash pickup

Mike KnaakEditorial, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

“If you see something, say something.” That admonition usually applies to airports and other potential terrorism targets. But on Oct. 18, in St. Joseph, those words will apply to refuse. That’s when the city has scheduled the next curbside rubbish pickup and the city is as serious about the warning as any airport security officer. During the last pickup in

Soyka has experience to run sheriff’s office

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Ron Schmidt, St. Joseph With the Stearns County Sheriff election taking place this fall, I want to remind everyone that your vote matters. Please make sure you exercise your right and get out to vote. I have had the pleasure to know and work with each of the candidates running for sheriff. With that being said, I have decided to cast

Crime rates matter in sheriff’s race

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

John Justin, Sartell Crime and crime rates matter, and numbers don’t lie. As a Stearns County and Sartell resident and a Minnesota certified crime-prevention specialist, I am supporting Steve Soyka for Stearns County sheriff. Here’s why. Law-enforcement agencies in Minnesota report their crime information to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. That information is then provided to the FBI. Both agencies

Bentrud brings a fresh look to fighting crime

Mike KnaakElection 2018, Letter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice0 Comments

Steve Vincent, St. Cloud We all want a sheriff who is effective at fighting crime. But fighting crime means more that just enforcing laws and arresting criminals. Fighting crime also means preventing crimes from happening. Anyone who has been a crime victim knows it would have been far better if the crime had never happened. I am supporting Dave Bentrud