Funeral service for Donald F. Billadeau, 83, St. Joseph

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Donald F. Billadeau, 83 St. Joseph Jan. 17, 1935 – March 17, 2018  Donald F. Billadeau, 83, of St. Cloud, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud. A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph. Visitation will

Center aims to end youth homelessness

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by Mike Knaak A community problem that advocates say is largely hidden will soon get a highly visible solution. Pathways 4 Youth, a resource center founded by central Minnesota’s Rotary clubs, plans an open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The center, 203 Cooper Ave. N., Suite 206, St. Cloud will open for clients the week of March

March a good time for food-shelf donations

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by Dennis Dalman Although the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf does not benefit from March Food Share Month, this month is still a good time to make food or cash donations. That is because food supplies typically decrease a bit after the Christmas season, and the food shelf could use some extra help in March. Ann Scherer is president

Suicide suspected in woman’s death

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by Mike Knaak A woman found dead near a walking trail at St. John’s University died as a result of a suicide, according to the Stearns County sheriff’s office. Walkers on the trail reported finding the body of a 31-year-old woman about 4:30 p.m. March 9. The woman was not a member of the St. John’s student body or

125 high school students take part in walkout

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Sartell-St. Stephen High School students could face discipline for participating in the National Student Walkout on Wednesday, March 14. About 125 of the high school’s 1,200 students participated in the walkout that marked the one-month anniversary of the killing of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert sent this statement to

Food shelves need your help all year long

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Assigning a month to a cause or concern serves to bring attention and focus engagement. That’s the case this month with hunger and food shelves. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign helps stock almost 300 food shelves statewide. In 2017, more than $8 million and 4.7-million pounds of food were donated. FoodShare gathers a pool of incentive funds donated by huge

Hockey is the real March Madness

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“How’s your bracket coming?” That question could be heard in every office and sports bar this past week as March Madness, also known as the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament, kicked in. After selection Sunday, college basketball fans studied the odds and bracketology predictions to pick the final winner in the 68-team tournament. But here in the State of