Warming up to Minnesota

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photo by Carolyn BertschMiles Wood, 10, of Sartell, skids down the ice behind his house on his new sled Dec. 10. Wood is enjoying the cold Minnesota weather and the activities that come with it, all a drastic change from his native Arizona.

Winter Extravaganza brings families together

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photo by Carolyn BertschRocco Dale, 3, of Sartell, poses with Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 10 during the Winter Extravaganza event at the City of St. Stephen. photo by Carolyn BertschThe Hengel family of Sartell works on gingerbread ornaments Dec. 10 at the Winter Extravaganza event at St. Stephen City Hall. From left to right are twins Benjamin and Natalie,

Don’t judge a book by its cover – an unusual lesson from an unusual source

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Mady Bertsch, 12, Sartell Last year I started volunteering in the Salvation Army Food Shelf with my mom and little brother. When my mom signed us up, I didn’t want to volunteer. I didn’t want to work with the stereotypical homeless person. When I thought of the homeless, I thought of people on the streets begging for money and spending

St. Joseph teen scores major role in local dinner theater production

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com If all the world’s a stage, St. Joseph native Mitchell Brown certainly wants a part. At 17, the St. John’s Preparatory School junior has been bitten hard by the acting bug. “I didn’t get my first major role until last year,” Brown said. “But I’ve been doing theater since I was seven.” During the past 10

Families fall into fun at pumpkin patch

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photo by Carolyn BertschMegan Hill and son Noah, 7, of Sartell, choose a pumpkin recently at the pumpkin patch at Collegeville Orchards in St. Joseph. photo by Carolyn BertschPumpkin artist Kylee Weinand, 3, of Sartell, works on a masterpiece recently at Collegeville Orchards in St. Joseph.

BAC has a long (and spooky) history at CSB

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It was an ambitious dream to have in this part of the county – even by today’s standards. But that did not deter the sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery from pursuing their goal of creating a destination arts and cultural center in St. Joseph during the late 1950s. Fast-forward just more than 50 years and the