St. Joe Council earns a clean bill of financial health

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council learned they have been doing a pretty good job of keeping revenues and expenses in check at their regular May 5 meeting. With one chair on the dais sitting empty because of the recent resignation of Matt Killam, the council heard Janel Bitzan of BerganKDV auditing firm. Bitzan summarized the 134-page

Exhibit speaks eloquently of immigrant experience

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two Sartell residents, Zurya Anjum and Itoro Emmanuel, are being honored in a traveling exhibit dubbed Green Card Voices, which is now prominently on display in the lobby of the Sartell Community Center. The exhibit will run through May 11, after which it will be shown in all of Sartell’s public schools. Previously, the exhibit was

Business changes underway in downtown St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Several significant business and commercial plans are changing the look of downtown St. Joseph. Construction is well underway on the long-planned 24 North Lofts project on College Avenue. Across the street the old city hall could have a new owner. Aaron Rieland of Bad Habit Brewing is negotiating with the city of St. Joseph to buy

‘Color Walk-Run’ to culminate in dazzling swirl of colors

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A wild swirl of colors will dazzle participants and onlookers at the first “Color 1k/5k Walk-Run” at Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell Sunday, May 20. The walkers and runners will be splashed and drenched in colors. All are welcome to sign up for the event, which is a fundraiser for a mission trip to Milwaukee, Wis.,

Old Glory Run funds to help DAV buy vehicle

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com For more than 6,000 veterans in and around central Minnesota, the only way they can make it to and from various medical appointments is to rely on free transportation services provided by the organization known as Disabled American Veterans or DAV. “The transportation services provided through the Central Minnesota DAV is the largest transportation program we

Nobles selected BBBS Family of the Year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Are you interested in making a “big” difference in helping shape someone’s life? If so, you might be interested in checking out the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota program like Sartell residents Sarah and Andy Noble did. They and their children Alexandra, Katelyn and William, were recently selected as the 2018 Big Brothers Big

Auxiliary donates to Eagles Healing Nest to help veterans

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With a mission that includes enhancing the lives of veterans, military and their families, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 of St. Joseph recently donated to the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre. Auxiliary President Rosie Court, and Treasurer Delrose Fischer presented a $500 donation to Eagle’s Healing Nest director and founder Melony Duscheck

First United plans Garden Sanctuary

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com First United Methodist Church announced plans for a Garden Sanctuary as part of the church’s master plan. The congregation’s plans include a memorial garden, where cremains will be interred; a large patio with a wood-fired bread oven; outdoor worship and concert space; and a labyrinth. The plan and fundraising efforts were announced April 29, with a