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

Bentrud’s experience, leadership needed

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

Kris Dickhaus, Melrose I am a business owner with a degree in education, looking for the sheriff candidate that will best serve and enforce the law in Stearns County.  Dave Bentrud has the knowledge, commitment and experience to do just that.  As a former educator, I can’t even fathom the thought of moving from classroom to superintendent position without proper

Volunteering can help relieve sadness, depression

Mike KnaakLetter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

Sara Heurung, area supervisor, Foster Grandparent Program With the cooler weather and shorter days this past week, I find myself getting ready for another Great Minnesota Winter. When we think about Minnesota winters some talk of the bitter cold and shorter days, while others talk about the beauty of the falling snow and hoarfrost. What many don’t talk about is

Perske is a ‘true conservative’

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

Gerry Feld, Sauk Rapids Minnesota Senate District 13 deserves an honest, strong, hard-working, dedicated leader, willing to go the extra mile. That is why I am endorsing Stearns County Commissioner Joe Perske for the job. As District 13 grows, we need a senator who understands the problems and has worked with them from the ground level. As mayor of Sartell,

Perske is an ordinary guy with passion

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

Tom and Sandy Cordie, Sartell If you are looking for a candidate who has some common sense, tireless energy and experience – vote Joe Perske for State Senate. Perske’s dedication to workers, education, families and retirees is evident by his To Do list: – Support and protect area jobs; – Maintain quality roads and bridges; – Make Vo-Tech and college