Holan named director of supportive services

Dennis DalmanNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A St. Joseph woman, Betsy Holan, has been named the new director of supportive-living-service programs at Catholic Charities, headquartered in St. Cloud. Holan will lead the programs that provide housing and daily-living assistance to people with developmental disabilities and long-term mental-health challenges. She was previously program manager of the in-home and residential programs for persons with

Brenny drives to educate at Experience Trucking

Carolyn BertschFeatured News, News, St. Joseph0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschMascot Teddy B. Truckin' dabs Sept. 14 in front of a Brenny Transportation truck. Teddy was one of many attractions at the Experience Trucking event in St. Joseph. photo by Carolyn BertschBrenny Transportation employee Randy Rittenhouse, of Motley, with wife Candie and grandson Kai, 9, look out from their truck Sept. 14. Rittenhouse has driven in all

Census, redistricting questions are hidden election issues

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

The future of Minnesota’s representation in the next decade will be decided with this fall’s elections and with decisions being made now about how Census 2020 will be conducted. How many members of Congress Minnesota will have and how their districts will be drawn will be determined by the census. The decennial count also affects drawing boundaries for other elected

Sept. 21 news for refugees

Mike KnaakPrint Editions, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo  Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a volunteer-run organization and committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to easing your transition into our community. Check this space to make announcements that especially apply to our Refugee Neighbors in St. Joseph as well as those whose first

Should sheriffs be elected or appointed?

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

Twenty-seven men – yes, they’ve all been men – have served as Stearns County sheriff. On Nov. 6, Stearns County voters will elect the 28th sheriff. In recent times they’ve been elected, but the job didn’t start that way. On March 3, 1855, three Stearns County commissioners appointed Luther B. Hammond as the county’s first sheriff. The three commissioners were appointed

Klobuchar, DFL candidates, visit St. Joseph

Cori HilsgenElection 2018, News, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited campaign headquarters (the former Newsleaders office building) of Minnesota Senate candidate Joe Perske in St. Joseph the morning of Sept. 15 to help rally democratic volunteers. They were joined by Minnesota House of Representatives District 13B candidate Heidi Everett and 13A candidate Jim Read, former House Representative Bill Luther, senators Kari Dziedzic,

All work and no pay makes Jack a dull boy

Patric LewandowskiColumn, Opinion0 Comments

I’m thinking of adding a third story on to my house. Since I have this column, allow me to solicit anyone who does such work. I’ll also need a bathroom, so not just carpenters and architects, but plumbers too. It’s a really great project, but I don’t have any money. Instead, I’ll let you work on my house and it’ll

Guerrero reunites nun with her lost ring

Dennis DalmanNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A sense of quickening excitement overcomes Jerry Guerrero of St. Joseph when his metal detector tells him there is something under the dirt right in front of him. When he digs into the ground, he is always surprised and excited about his “finds” even if they are ordinary objects like old toys, old tools or cast-off