Survey to help prioritize city services

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Condition of city streets. Overall appearance of the city. Quality of services provided by the city. These are just a few examples of city concerns residents can comment on when taking an online survey of city services. The city is participating in the survey, which is offered by the League of Minnesota Cities. The survey looks

Students attempt to walk across America with Walk-a-thon

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Under a cloudy sky and sprinkling of rain, 750 students and 150 staff members of Kennedy Community School participated in a Walk-a-thon May 11. With the theme: Walk across America, the goal was to raise money for the school and see if walkers could actually log enough miles to go across the United States. They did

Celebration of icon comes a little too late

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King of Pop. The greatest entertainer who ever lived. Inventor of the Moonwalk. These are just three of the many titles given to the late Michael Jackson. He was an amazing singer, performer and one of the most giving philanthropists this world has seen. His death was a loss not only for the music industry but the world. Before I

Animal cruelty should not be tolerated

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A few miles away from St. Joseph, an unknown person or group of people held down a cat and shot the animal in the face with a BB gun. Who would do such a thing? The report was published in a local newspaper, and a Sartell family still wants an answer to that question. They deserve an answer. More importantly,

Dollars for Scholars awards 21 recipients

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Parents wait patiently as their child’s name is called. This announcement is the recognition of their student’s hard work and dedication to their education. It also means they were one of more than 20 recipients of $250 scholarships from the St. Joseph Area Dollars for Scholars program. The program awarded 21 scholarships this year, a total

Residents reflect on Honor Flight to D.C.

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com World War II veteran Al Pflipsen is quick to tell you his military service is not as interesting as others. He says this because he never made it overseas and served from 1944-1945. That didn’t matter to the line of children from an Alabama school waiting to greet him and more than 60 veterans visiting Washington,

SJN Memorial service/gravesite

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Sisters of St. Benedict invite friends and family of deceased Sisters to join the monastery in a memorial service and gravesite visit Saturday, May 19. The memorial will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a short prayer service in the Sacred Heart Chapel and then proceed by walking or electric cart to the gravesites. Visitors may spend as much reflective time