Looking for something with more impact (and sticking power) than the usual doomed-to-fail resolutions? I want you to make 2014 the year you finally buck up and start living the life YOU want to live – recession be damned! by Vickie Milazzo 2013 is drawing to a close and, for many recession-wracked American women, it feels like just another mile
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com When Pine Meadow Elementary kindergartners entered “Winter Wonderland” Dec. 17, they “oohed” and “ahhed” as if they had just seen Santa land in his sleigh. “Wow!” many of them blurted out, wide-eyed. “I just can’t believe my eyes!” said one little girl. “This is awesome!” a little boy exclaimed. The Pine Meadow gym had been transformed,
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org An antique, straw-filled, wooden bread bowl serves as the cradle for baby Jesus. Children gather near, dressed up as Mary, Joseph, an angel, a shepherd and a donkey. The manger scene takes place in a very old dairy barn near St. Joseph. The seventh annual “Christmas in a Barn” will take place at the Chad and
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com A lunch at Kay’s Kitchen in St. Joseph three years ago led to a television documentary about a local man renowned for sharing his first-hand knowledge of Nazi war crimes. Chuck Czech is a producer at KSMQ, the public television station in Austin. When he and his wife stopped at Kay’s Kitchen three years ago, he
by Cori Hilsgen firstname.lastname@example.org Stearns County engineers are reviewing the CR 2 bypass road because of safety concerns. The new bypass road that was built to redirect traffic away from downtown St. Joseph opened last fall. There have been crashes at both the intersection where CR 2 meets 75 and where CR 2 meets Minnesota Street. A Cold Spring woman
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com At first, Francis Gomes of Sartell was so rattled by the phone call, he broke out in a sweat. He was utterly incredulous when the official-sounding woman on the other end of the line told him the police would soon be at his house, his assets would be seized, his driver’s license revoked and a lien
by Cori Hilsgen firstname.lastname@example.org The St. Joseph City Council recently voted in favor of having consultants prepare documents for a new government center/police station project to open for bids. City staff hopes to have the request for bids out in early spring. If a bid is chosen and approved by the council, construction of the center could begin soon after.
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com The new Little Caesar’s pizza place in Sartell is a dream-come-true for its owners, Marty and Dayna Malinen. It has been doing a brisk, steady business ever since it recently opened. To the Malinens, the new business has the “right feel.” That’s because Marty designed the business, and Dayna was born and raised just blocks from