by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org Managers for Republic Services presented St. Joseph City Council members with options for improving the twice-yearly refuse pickups after some residents created larger-than- expected piles of trash last week. Jon Snyder, general manager for Republic Services, said his crews collected 77 tons of refuse during pickups on May 17 and 18. “That’s a staggering amount for
by Mike Knaak email@example.com The filing period for this fall’s election continues through June 5 for offices with potential primaries, including Sartell city officials. Minnesotans will elect a governor, lieutenant governor and other constitutional offices as well as members of the state House of Representatives. Minnesota’s two U.S. Senators and all eight U.S. House of Representative seats will be on
by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org Legislators passed an $825 million bonding bill in the final hours of the session that ended May 21 but none of that money is coming to St. Joseph. The city had asked for $3.8 million for three different projects. The city intended the money would help finance the Jacob Wetterling Community Center, East Park and a
by Mike Knaak email@example.com The fourth of five paintings in the Veterans Historic Art Monument will be unveiled Saturday, May 26. The paintings are installed at Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, north of Little Falls. The unveiling of the most recent painting, which captures significant events in Marine Corps history, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Previous
by Mike Knaak firstname.lastname@example.org A St. Joseph woman’s effort to raise awareness about gun violence got another boost at the May 21 St. Joseph City Council meeting. The council voted 4-0 to recognize Friday, June 1 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day with a proclamation. Cindy Abercrombie told council members more than 20 local businesses have agreed to use orange
The American Legion of St. Joseph will hold three events at area cemeteries to honor 514 veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The day begins at 8:45 a.m. when Legionnaires, members of the Legion Auxiliary and sons of the American Legion march to the 9 a.m. service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Following the service, participants will go to
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” High school students graduating this month may have read Charles Dickens’ words from “A Tale of Two Cities” in a literature class. Now the words may have more meaning. Graduation marks the transition to adulthood. Recent graduates will attend college, enter the workplace or join the military –
You kids get off my lawn! That’s a phrase we’ve all heard as a shorthand description for cantankerous, aging baby boomers who can’t tolerate young people having fun. At the risk of being tagged with this stereotype, I’d like to offer some observations on youth sports. I don’t think I’m cantankerous or aging, so I’ll push ahead with my comments.