Joe Town Vibe: Why are downtowns important?

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(Note to our readers: This column comes from a new, loosely knit independent group of area business people and residents who love and want to promote the energy and enthusiasm of downtown St. Joseph. They’ve named themselves Joe Town Vibe, and their purpose is to promote the creativity, vitality and vibe of events, businesses and people here. We’ll be running

Pets can suffer from cold as much as people can

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With recent brutal below-zero temperatures, we should all remind ourselves every day and night that pets get cold, too. In fact, like humans they can easily get frostbite or even freeze to death when temps dip dangerously low. The problem of dogs suffering or dying in the cold has become of such concern that many states have now passed laws

The Vikings’ beautiful, lucky win

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What just happened? That was the question that bounced around my mind after the end of the Minnesota Vikings’ playoff game against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday night. Down 24-23 with just seconds left, my family watched breathlessly as Stefon Diggs caught the last-second pass from Case Keenum and ran it into the end zone. Minnesota goes on

‘Experts’ wrong on global warning

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Bob Grise, St. Joseph From the “experts” who gave us the green energy boondoggles comes the cry to fight global warming. The “experts” were wrong about global cooling. Wrong about a predicted mass starvation. Wrong about resource depletion. The St. Joseph Newsleader opinon page is oh so happy to ignore this record of failed predictions and beat the drum for the

Jan. 19 Town criers

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Sartell police say shots fired in Sauk River, Whitney parks At around 4:20 p.m. Jan. 10, Sartell police officers heard possible gun shots near Walmart parking lot. Simultaneously, St. Cloud police officers were dispatched to possible gun shots near Whiteny Park. Once in the area, St. Cloud officers found three males crossing the bridge from Sauk River Regional Park on the

We can all help in fight against global warming

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The recent blast of below-zero weather in the nation has been miserable but educational. Many ask, “How can there be global warming when it’s so cold?” Most people seem to be learning the difference between weather and climate, thanks to such excellent, factual information in the media during this recent cold snap. Here are some of those facts: Climate is

Ghosts whisper at Beaver Lake cabins

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One of the pleasures of interviewing people for stories are the “small-world” coincidences that pop up during the conversation. I have often said most people do not really know one another very well, that some relationships are filled with really nifty blind connections that remain invisible. There’s a name for this mysterious phenomenon. It’s called “six degrees of separation,” which