Joe Town Vibe: Why are downtowns important?

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(Note to our readers: This column comes from a new, loosely knit independent group of area business people and residents who love and want to promote the energy and enthusiasm of downtown St. Joseph. They’ve named themselves Joe Town Vibe, and their purpose is to promote the creativity, vitality and vibe of events, businesses and people here. We’ll be running

Coborn’s launches extensive nutrition-education system

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by Dennis Dalman A new nutrition ratings program dubbed “Dietitian’s Choice” has begun at Coborn’s stores in the area, including the one in St. Joseph. Cash Wise stores and Marketplace Foods stores will also feature the new system. Dietitian’s Choice will replace NuVal, a previous nutrition-ratings system that informed shoppers of the nutritional value of food items on a

Carlbom manages Coleman campaign

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by Dennis Dalman A former mayor of St. Joseph, Richard Carlbom, is now managing the “Coleman for Governor” campaign for DFL contender Chris Coleman. Carlbom said the campaign so far has raised more than $800,000 from residents throughout the state. Coleman, 56, is an attorney and politician and was elected mayor of St. Paul in 2006, a term that

Dietitian’s Corner features healthy recipes

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One of the major ways Coborn’s new Dietitian’s Choice program promotes healthy nutrition is via its “Dietitian’s Corner” website. (see related story). The site offers a variety of features about healthy eating, fun facts and lots of heart-healthy recipes. To visit the website, go to www.coborn’ The following is an easy-to-make and nutritious recipe featured on Dietitian’s Corner. Crock Pot

Binder, Trombley selected for Honor Choir

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by Cori Hilsgen St. John’s Prep School ninth-grade students Dolan Binder and Carter Trombley are vocalists who were recently chosen by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Honor Choir to participate in the State 9-10 Boys’ Honor Choir. This is the third year Trombley has been selected and the second year Binder has been chosen for the honor

Pets can suffer from cold as much as people can

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With recent brutal below-zero temperatures, we should all remind ourselves every day and night that pets get cold, too. In fact, like humans they can easily get frostbite or even freeze to death when temps dip dangerously low. The problem of dogs suffering or dying in the cold has become of such concern that many states have now passed laws

The Vikings’ beautiful, lucky win

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What just happened? That was the question that bounced around my mind after the end of the Minnesota Vikings’ playoff game against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday night. Down 24-23 with just seconds left, my family watched breathlessly as Stefon Diggs caught the last-second pass from Case Keenum and ran it into the end zone. Minnesota goes on