Dierkhising learns he was 1942 CSB practice baby

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Imagine learning that you had gone to the College of St. Benedict when you were a mere infant. Drake Dierkhising recently learned he had been an honorary member of the CSB class of 1942. He was the home-management department’s baby and served as a practice baby for the seniors who took the class. Dierkhising, now 72, was

Eiyncks share interest in Native American artifacts

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Jeff Eiynck has a photo of himself when he was almost 2 years old dressed in a Native American headdress. He and his wife, Sandy, think this is when his interest in the Native American heritage began. Eiynck is also an avid hunter and trapper so he can relate to some of the Native American traditions. He

Lake Wobegon trail is seeing some wear and tear

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Some cracks have started to appear and tree roots are pushing up through the surface of the much-used Lake Wobegon Regional Trail. The trail, which opened 15 years ago, extends from St. Joseph to Osakis and has a branch that extends northeast of Albany to Morrison county. Used by several hundred thousand walkers, in-line skaters, bicyclists

New Bishop Kettler installed

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Bishop Donald Kettler, 68, was installed as the bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud this week. He will be the ninth bishop to oversee the 131 Catholic parishes in the diocese. Installation included solemn vespers, an evening prayer and an installation Mass, all held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. The Mass was by

Get the scoop on MNsure

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are one of the many people who are curious about the new MNsure Health Insurance Exchange, then you might want to attend Ralonda Mason’s upcoming presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at the St. Joseph Community Fire Hall. The information presented will answer questions about the federal health reform law, the Affordable

Third annual citywide food drive set for Nov. 9

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph area is coming together on Saturday, Nov. 9 to help others who are needing some extra help. The third annual citywide food-shelf drive will take place from 8 a.m.-noon in front of the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf on 25 1st Ave. NW, across the street from the St. Joseph Meat Market. Food

Allard teaches ASA students ‘Yoga Calm’ wellness

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Students at All Saints Academy are using ‘Yoga Calm’ relaxation and self-control techniques to calm themselves and to reduce testing anxiety and stress. They are learning about self-discipline, respect and patience. Marcia Allard teaches Yoga Calm classes to students at ASA. Allard started practicing yoga five years ago after hearing about and attending the first in

CSB celebrates Food Day

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Have you ever tried dried mangos or couscous salad with cranberries? Those were some of the foods visitors were able to sample at the College of St. Benedict Food Day Oct. 24. CSB joined with hundreds of other college campuses to celebrate Food Day. More than 4,500 events in all 50 states were planned for the day.