New county tax in effect

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by Dennis Dalman Since Jan. 1, some people have noticed they are paying a slighter higher sales tax when doing business with or in Stearns County. The tax, one-fourth of a cent, is called the “transit sales and use tax.” The tax is expected to bring in about $4.6 million per year or a total of about $23 million

Dads and daughters dance the night away at annual event

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by Vicki Ikeogu Men sporting suits and ties. Girls dressed up in high heels, makeup and dresses of all styles and colors. A scene that could have easily been lifted from the ballroom dance in Disney’s Cinderella was replicated inside the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict’s on Saturday, March 3. Now in its fifth year, the

St. Joseph seeks bonding money to help fund underpass

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by Mike Knaak The city of St. Joseph will formally ask the state of Minnesota to pay half the $3 million cost of a pedestrian underpass under CR 75, according to Mayor Rick Schultz. State bonding money would pay half the cost while the 1/2 –cent sales tax would pay the rest. After looking at several options, Schultz said

Long-planned lofts become reality

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by Mike Knaak Construction will begin soon on a 17-unit residential and retail complex on College Avenue North. Developers of 24 North Lofts announced Tuesday, March 6, that after four years of planning, the project will soon be a reality. Partners Jon Petters and Dr. Gustavo Peña announced in a press release that financing and the construction contract are

Lola Wolf to perform March 11 at Sacred Heart Chapel

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by Cori Hilsgen Lola Wolf, originally from St. Joseph, will perform an organ concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery. The concert will feature music written by female composers and the world premiere of “Quia Ergo Femina” written by Yiğit Kolat of Seattle, Wash. Sister Karen Rose, director of mission

View housing trends at Home Show, March 9-11

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by Cori Hilsgen The Central Minnesota Builders Association Home Show, will be noon-8 p.m., Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 11 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center and will again feature the Forever House. This evolving house has four rooms that visitors can walk through to see new home

Township elections are Tuesday

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by Mike Knaak Area townships conduct elections and annual meetings on Tuesday, March 13. Poll hours vary by township. There are no contested elections in any of the area townships. Brockway: Town Hall, 43710-85th Ave. 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Both offices unopposed. Clerk: two-year term – Connie Pesta. Supervisor: three-year term – George L. Fiedler. Collegeville: Town Hall,