Italicize St. Joseph Newsleader in all references
by Dennis Dalman
Readers of the St. Joseph Newsleader now have archived access to political news stories, political letters to editor and other election-related news through a link called “Meet the Candidates” on the newspaper’s website.
To access the link, first type in the St. Joseph Newsleader website: www.thenewsleaders.com.
Once the page opens, you will see St. Joseph News on the right and Sartell News on the left.
Just above “St. Joseph News” is a black bar. At the left edge of the bar it says “Meet the Candidates.” Click on that.
On the Meet the Candidates page, you will see a series of orange tabs. On the left side of the page are the orange tabs relevant for the voters in St. Joseph. Under each tab are the names of the candidates for that particular office. For example, under the orange tab that says “Sartell Council,” you will see the names Troy Goracke, Thomas Gustafson, Matt Killam, Bob Loso and Renee Symanietz. If you click on one of the names, you will see that candidate’s answers to a questionnaire submitted to him or her by the St. Joseph Newsleader.
Later this month, all of the St. Cloud School Board candidates’ questionnaire responses will also be published under the orange tab right after they are published in the newspaper. Their names and questionnaires will be under “District 742 School Board.” Because of space considerations in the printed newspaper, the only candidates who received questionnaires were those for the St. Joseph City Council and for the St. Cloud School Board. The others, in the other orange-tab categories, have only their names listed.
Other features of the “Meet the Candidates” link include letters to editor endorsing or criticizing candidates, a list of the polling places in St. Joseph and the polling place for St. Stephen. Under “St. Joseph Ballot,” readers can see a list of the names and constitutional-amendment questions that will appear on the ballots at St. Joseph polling places.
All of the information, as it accumulates on the “Meet the Candidates” link will remain there until after the Nov. 6 election. They will be posted on the link right after they appear in the print newspaper. Each Friday, readers should note the headlines for candidate questionnaire responses will not appear under the “News” tab of the “St. Joseph News” section of the home page. So if readers want to see which candidate responses were published, they should go to the “Meet the Candidates” link to see the complete cumulative list of candidates.