by Dave DeMars firstname.lastname@example.org About 75 residents and students packed the Feb. 5 St. Joseph City Council meeting to ask the council to pass a resolution declaring St. Joseph “a welcoming and inclusive community.” Raj Chaphalkar, spokesperson for Cultural Bridges and a self-identified member of the staff of St. John’s University outlined the group’s purpose saying “St. Joseph is already
by Cori Hilsgen email@example.com Adults aren’t the only people interested in what happens with the daily rise and fall of investments in the stock market. Several area students are also learning about the market. At Sartell Middle School, the students began playing the Stock Market Game from 7:45-8:20 a.m. Tuesday mornings in late January and will continue through May 2.
by Mollie Rushmeyer firstname.lastname@example.org A sense of belonging and having confidantes in the sometimes turbulent waters of parenthood is important for many moms and dads. That’s why Lisa Wolf of St. Joseph decided to create her own parent group, St. Joseph Parish Family Fun, when she moved to Minnesota from Wisconsin last year. “I was involved in a parent co-op and
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Award-winning artist Jabreel Abdi of Sartell loves to extend his cultural horizons in directions that lead him to new ideas, new techniques, new styles. Abdi, a graduate of Sartell High School, recently won first place in an art contest titled “Be HumanKIND: A Way to Honor Community Healing.” The contest at St. Cloud Technical & Community
by Cori Hilsgen firstname.lastname@example.org For area fishing enthusiasts, it’s time to get your jiggle sticks ready for the annual St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club fishing contest. The 25th annual ice-fishing contest will be from noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 on Kraemer Lake. The event includes more than $3,000 in prizes. Pan-fish and game-fish payouts include $200 for first place,
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Entering the home of Jack and Suzanne Toftey in Sartell is a bit like entering an enchanting storybook world that causes visitors to smile and sometimes chuckle and laugh with wonderment. Everywhere on display are whimsical bowls, plates, paintings and wood-carved figures, and each one of them evokes the magical delights of Norwegian folk scenes: children
by Vicki Ikeogu firstname.lastname@example.org For anyone planning a wedding, there are a lot of decisions – and money – involved in tying the knot. In a Feb. 2, 2017 report by online wedding resource and marketplace website The Knot, the average American couple dropped $35,329 on their wedding in 2015 with the majority of the cost coming from the venue