Nov. 14 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Nov. 7

Senate, sheriff, mayor are top races for Sartell, St. Stephen 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 Sartell and St. Stephen 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

Candy at the Commons

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photo by Carolyn BertschTiffany Rickbeil of Sartell takes her 5-year-old twin boys Hayden (left) and Caleb, trick-or-treating at Pinecone Commons Oct. 27. photo by Carolyn BertschThe Smith Family of Sartell collects candy and other treats from the strip of stores along Pinecone Commons Oct. 27. They are Tyler, Keri and Evelyn, 4.

What are the lessons of elections past?

Mike KnaakEditorial, Election 2018, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

What have we learned in the last two years? As we prepare to vote and then wait for this year’s election results, consider these lessons from 2016. Elections have consequences and every vote counts….just ask the people who stayed home last time or who voted for a protest candidate. The outcome of the last presidential election wasn’t determined by people

Ventura, Agnew were amateurs compared to Trump

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Enough. Enough of this. “Enemies of the people, lock her up, evil people, fake news, disgusting, low-IQ, crazy, mob, disgrace, a crazed and stumbling lunatic.” Donald Trump frequently uses these words to demonize people and news organizations he doesn’t like. Amid incendiary rhetoric, targets of Trump’s words became targets of 15 bombs. In Crazytown, it’s a short trip from words

‘Never again!’ has become ‘Ever again!’

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‘Never again!’ has become ‘Ever again!’ That historical vow “Never again!” might as well be “Ever again!” After the mass killings of  Jews during Adolf Hitler’s rampage of terror during World War II, a cry was heard by good people ‘round the world: “Never again!” But since then, butchery of people, including Jews, has happened again and again. Ever again.

Soyka receives endorsement from sheriff’s union

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Joe Lichy, Sartell Steve Soyka is an outstanding member of our community and sheriff’s office. I believe he is the right person to lead our sheriff’s office forward. Steve’s dedication and commitment to Stearns County shows why he is my choice for our next Sheriff. Steve recently received the endorsement of the sheriff’s patrol, correctional and dispatch unions. As a retired sheriff’s

Business owners support levy

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Brandon Testa, Jason Mathiasen, Scott Widor, Sartell As business owners in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, we know there are many things that make up great communities, but one of the key components is great schools. Sartell-St. Stephen has a strong history of excellent schools, which we need to continue to support to have a strong, vibrant community. In May of 2016,