Jack Frost temp doesn’t deter Polar Run Club

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s a chilly December Saturday morning in Sartell. The thermometer has dipped to around 18 degrees. Fluffy snowflakes are slowly falling as the gentle breeze assists them on their descent to the frost-covered ground. The air is crisp. Most people would be cuddled under a blanket, enjoying a warm beverage and getting ready to plan their

Gillach of SJU named to Good Works Team

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Wide receiver Will Gillach of St. John’s University was one of 22 athletes honored at half-time during the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans. Gillach was named to the American College Coaches Association’s Good Works Team, a prestigious annual roster to pay tribute to players who volunteer and work selflessly to help others. A

Joe Town Vibe: Why are downtowns important?

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(Note to our readers: This column comes from a new, loosely knit independent group of area business people and residents who love and want to promote the energy and enthusiasm of downtown St. Joseph. They’ve named themselves Joe Town Vibe, and their purpose is to promote the creativity, vitality and vibe of events, businesses and people here. We’ll be running

Coborn’s launches extensive nutrition-education system

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A new nutrition ratings program dubbed “Dietitian’s Choice” has begun at Coborn’s stores in the area, including the one in St. Joseph. Cash Wise stores and Marketplace Foods stores will also feature the new system. Dietitian’s Choice will replace NuVal, a previous nutrition-ratings system that informed shoppers of the nutritional value of food items on a

Carlbom manages Coleman campaign

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A former mayor of St. Joseph, Richard Carlbom, is now managing the “Coleman for Governor” campaign for DFL contender Chris Coleman. Carlbom said the campaign so far has raised more than $800,000 from residents throughout the state. Coleman, 56, is an attorney and politician and was elected mayor of St. Paul in 2006, a term that

Bertsch honored with ‘2 Under 20’ award

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Young entrepreneur and visionary Alex Bertsch of Sartell is being honored as one of the two winners in the third annual “2 Under 20” awards by the St. Cloud Times. Bertsch, the son of Carolyn and Matt Bertsch, is a senior at Sartell High School. The other winner is Georgina Simon, a student at St. Cloud

YIR Part 2: 2017 filled with growth, changes for St. Joseph

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been a year of transitions for both the people and the city of St. Joseph. The following are just some of the highlights of the year as culled from the 50 issues of the St. Joseph Newsleader during the past year. (The Year in Review: Part 1 covering January-June was featured in the Jan. 5

Hindka aces ACT test – a perfect 36

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com For 3.5 hours, Yash Hindka demonstrated grace-under-pressure as the test asked him question after question. “I was nervous,” he acknowledged later. But despite the jitters, he had an innate sense of confidence. His grace-under-pressure, reinforced by his all-around intelligence, paid off, resulting in a perfect score on the American College Testing test – a solid composite