Cofell’s concert blend of Christmas cheer

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by Patric Lewandowski news@thenewsleaders.com The holidays come with all types of traditions, from caroling to cookie making. One St. Joseph tradition is entering its ninth year: the Dave Cofell Christmas Show at Local Blend. “It started small nine years ago but it has really grown,” said Dave Cofell, founder and host of the Christmas show. “The Local Blend didn’t have

Male-female pay inequity still a problem in the state

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Minnesota ranks tops in the nation for women workers in terms of economic and social well-being, according to a study released this year by WalletHub. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is Minnesota women workers still earn less than their male counterparts in 20 key industries analyzed, according to an article by Sanjukta Chaudhuri in Trends magazine. In those

Franken exit opens way for change

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During the last few weeks, a lot of national and international attention has been focused on our home state of Minnesota. This attention, though, has not been the kind we would have liked to receive. This is of course due to our embattled Sen. Al Franken, who for several weeks now has been embroiled in a series of sexual-misconduct allegations.

Dec. 15 public notice – City of St. Joseph Penalties and Fees

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CITY OF ST. JOSEPH RESOLUTION 2017-063 AMENDING ORDINANCE 104 PENALTIES AND FEES The City Council for the City of St. Joseph HEREBY ORDAINS That Section 104.05, Subd. 11 (A) of the St. Joseph Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: A. A late payment fee, as established by the City Council, for property- and non-property-related violations shall be imposed

Harassment stories dispiriting, but also necessary, instructive

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The constant spate of stories about sexual harassment in all of its forms is dispiriting, to say the least. It’s as if some bogeyman had ripped the façade off of civilized society to expose so much rot underneath. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, beloved down-home author and host Garrison Keillor, politicians, TV newscasters and commentators Bill

Watching for wildlife on roads enhances safety for us, them

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It’s easy to forget animals on roadways can be a serious traffic hazard that can result in injuries and, yes, even deaths to motorists and passengers. As winter evenings get darker longer, vehicle/animal accidents greatly increase. A collision between animals/motorists happens on average every 39 minutes, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. About 200 American motorists die each year