Family members shave heads in support of sister, aunt

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Julie and Ciera Ehlert of St. Joseph rock their buzz cuts with pride. The mother and daughter shaved their heads recently, along with Julie’s sister Susan Rajkowski. Rajkowski would have been cancer-free for 10 years if it hadn’t returned a few months ago. The 39-year-old is being treated for stage-three breast cancer. Shaving off their locks

Little Saints Academy lease won’t be renewed

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com 150. That is the number of students who attend Little Saints Academy in St. Joseph. 32. That is about the number of staff members who work at the child-care center. 2-1/2. That is the number of years the child-are center has been housed in the old Kennedy school in St. Joseph. The center’s three-year lease expires

Immortal Marilyn continues to fascinate

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If any movie star has a good grip on immortality, it’s got to be Marilyn Monroe. Instead of moldering into oblivion as most “stars” eventually do, Monroe is more popular than ever these days. Last year, an entertaining movie, “My Week with Marilyn,” was released with a knock-out performance by Michelle Williams. This week a book with some never-before-seen photos

How student debt has become a crisis

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Column by Amber Roerick Loans, federal aid and debt – oh my! According to a national bipartisan survey of adults ages 18-34, young adults today believe a college education is more important than it was for their parents’ generation. Now that seems like a reasonable judgment, right? What with the high prices of gas, housing and even groceries, things have

SummerFest to feature lumberjacks, parade, fireworks

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

The Timberworks Lumberjack Show is the new addition for the 20th annual two-day Sartell SummerFest, which begins Friday, June 8. Based in Hayward, Wis., the “Timberworks” show features a group of lumberjacks who wow crowds with a combination of lumberjack skills that combine athleticism, derring-do and lots of humor. The lumberjacks demonstrate a variety of crowd-pleasing skills, including logrolling, speed-climbing,

Klobuchar unanimously endorsed at convention

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com In a quick unanimous motion, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was endorsed for a second run as senator at the Minnesota Democratic Convention last weekend in Rochester. She will face off in the November election against the Republican candidate, Rep. Kurt Bills, who was enthusiastically endorsed by the Republicans at their state convention in St. Cloud two

Students shine at annual talent show

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Students packed the gym of Kennedy Community School recently to cheer on their peers as they wowed with their voices, executed smooth dance moves and cracked jokes. The school held its fourth annual talent show June 1. It was hard to tell at times the performances that were so professional were coming from students in grades

Drinking liberally will not meet June 21

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Drinking Liberally is an informal, non-programmatic gathering of left-leaning, progressives who want to share ideas while also sharing a pitcher or pint. It is not affiliated with any political party. It is not an organization created for the purpose of fundraising. Rather, Drinking Liberally is a fast-growing phenomenon created for the exchange of thoughts and ideas. We meet the third