May 11 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. April 17 6:08 p.m. Burglary in progress. 329 Seventh Ave.

Business changes underway in downtown St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Several significant business and commercial plans are changing the look of downtown St. Joseph. Construction is well underway on the long-planned 24 North Lofts project on College Avenue. Across the street the old city hall could have a new owner. Aaron Rieland of Bad Habit Brewing is negotiating with the city of St. Joseph to buy

Old Glory Run funds to help DAV buy vehicle

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com For more than 6,000 veterans in and around central Minnesota, the only way they can make it to and from various medical appointments is to rely on free transportation services provided by the organization known as Disabled American Veterans or DAV. “The transportation services provided through the Central Minnesota DAV is the largest transportation program we

Nobles selected BBBS Family of the Year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Are you interested in making a “big” difference in helping shape someone’s life? If so, you might be interested in checking out the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota program like Sartell residents Sarah and Andy Noble did. They and their children Alexandra, Katelyn and William, were recently selected as the 2018 Big Brothers Big

Auxiliary donates to Eagles Healing Nest to help veterans

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With a mission that includes enhancing the lives of veterans, military and their families, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 of St. Joseph recently donated to the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre. Auxiliary President Rosie Court, and Treasurer Delrose Fischer presented a $500 donation to Eagle’s Healing Nest director and founder Melony Duscheck

ASA fifth-graders dissect cow hearts

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com All Saints Academy-St. Joseph campus fifth-graders recently studied how the heart functions while dissecting cow hearts in their classroom. Fifth-grade teacher Tess Koltes said she has been teaching the respiratory and circulatory system to students for 20 years. The dissection allows students a chance to gain hands-on science experience. She said students have a natural curiosity

Officers certified to teach women defense tactics

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Two St. Joseph police officers are now trained to teach women how to defend themselves from an attacker. Officers Celeste Walz and Dan Magaard attended a three-day course to earn Basic Certification in the Rape Aggression Defense program – called RAD. “We learned how to teach women to use their voice and (some) maneuvers like punching,

Applications open for vacant City Council seat

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council is accepting applications to fill a newly created vacancy. Council member Matt Killam resigned at the end of April. He is moving out of the area. The city is accepting applications until 3 p.m. Friday, May 11. The council will interview applicants and aim to swear in the new member at