Nov. 1 St. Joseph

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Brian Zenzen, son of Kathy Zenzen, St. Joseph, and Ronald Zenzen, St. Cloud, has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud. Zenzen will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on

Drop in child obesity is truly good news

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In this time so often filled with news of tragedies and problems, it’s so refreshing to hear some good news, and it’s very good news to hear childhood obesity may be on the decline, at long last. Obesity in children nationwide had been dubbed “an epidemic.” However, federal researchers have found evidence the epidemic may be waning. The obesity rate

Will Tea Party cause another shutdown?

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Our elected are supposed to be public servants – not bullies, not grandstanding stars, not scoundrels. But that’s just the way the Tea Party faction in Congress has been behaving for the past three years. I’m sick and tired of hearing how the government shutdown and the threatened rejection of the debt limit was caused by the president and the

Beware of nonprescription contact lenses

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Don’t buy contact lenses from any store or website if it doesn’t require a prescription Selling lenses without a prescription is illegal and can put consumers’ eye health at risk, warns the Minnesota Optometric Association. Halloween is all about trick-or-treating and finding a creative costume, but before playing dress up, consumers need to heed health and safety first. Some enthusiastic

Oct. 25 St. Joseph

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Public Hearing City of St. Joseph The St. Joseph Planning Commission shall conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an Interim-use Permit to allow an owner occupied rental at 321 Jasmine Lane. The property is legally described as Lot004 Block 001, Northland Plat Eight. St. Joseph Code of

Oct. 25 St. Joseph

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Knights clean up CR 75   Birth Landon Sebastian Hartung Greg and Ema Hartung, St. Joseph, announce the birth of their son, Landon Sebastian, at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 in St. Cloud Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and measured 19 inches. He joins sisters Anna, 9, Erin, 7, Emily, 6, and brother Seth, 3. Grandparents are

Oct. 25 Sartell

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  Laura Somppi, daughter of Monica and Michael Sompii, both of Sartell, has been admitted as a member of the Class of 2017 to Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. Somppi is a graduate of Sartell High School.     Dawn Moen has joined the CentraCare Health Foundation as a program specialist with Better Living: Exercise and Nutrition Daily. Her primary responsibility will

Let’s hope ACA designers fix all the glitches, confusion

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The Oct. 1 start-up of enrollment for the Affordable Care Act was a virtual disaster with its widespread computer glitches, confusion and a lack of one-to-one personal help. It’s a lot like those public meetings at which a large audience is eager to hear the speakers when all at once the microphone system does not work, and nobody can hear