City compost site is open

TaLeiza CallowayCriers, St. Joseph0 Comments

The city’s compost site is open for the 2012 season. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. The St. Joseph compost site is open to city residents and St. Joseph Township residents. Permits can be purchased at St. Joseph City Hall. The city’s compost site is west of town on Stearns County Road 75;

El Paso event to help ‘Stride’

Dennis DalmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

A “Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza” at the El Paso Bar and Grill in St. Joseph will raise funds for the Stride Academy. The event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, which is Mexico’s Independence Day (“Cinco de Mayo” means Fifth of May). The Stride Academy Choir will entertain at lunch-time. Based in St. Cloud, Stride Academy is

Restaurateurs face economic challenges, especially skewed licensing fees

jon_y51o5q81Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Betzy Gaetz, Owner, Anton’s Restaurant, Waite Park As the state slowly inches out of the recession, Minnesota restaurants and their 178,000 employees are still facing daunting challenges. The improving economy has resulted in soaring food prices; the cost of beef is up almost 12 percent in the last year, while the prices of pork, bread, potatoes and dairy products have

Students value service trip experience despite evacuation from Tanzania

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway Ashley Irons and Maggie Niebur had talked about all they wanted to do before leaving Tanzania during a service trip. The College of St. Benedict graduates had one goal: to be content with their experience. The students are participants in the Benedictine Women Service Corps., an outreach program of St. Benedict’s Monastery. The program invites CSB

Poetry is worthy of celebration

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, Opinion, St. Joseph0 Comments

St. Joe is not “small” but is a thriving city, a true hub of growth. I wrote that haiku in celebration of National Poetry Month. That’s the month of April for those who might not be aware of it. National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets, according to It

Northstar links St. Cloud to Twins

Christian GilmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Let Northstar Link and Northstar Commuter Rail take you out to the ball game. Every Twins home game this season will have bus and rail service. Baseball fans will be able to take the Northstar Link bus from St. Cloud or Becker to Big Lake to catch the Northstar train, which takes them directly to Target Field in Minneapolis. At

Job seekers, take note of illegal questioning

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, Opinion, St. Joseph0 Comments

As if concern about economic recovery is not enough to worry about, job seekers have something else to add to their list of woes. Not only do those seeking employment have to think about how to get their resume to the top of a pile, but what they should and should not be asked to disclose during a job interview.