Time to turn talk into positive action

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Suspicion, fear, anger, even hate. When change and challenges confront us, those reactions sometimes follow. We’re again hearing white nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiment across central Minnesota including recent posters on the St. Cloud State University campus and in St. Joseph. Last week, the St. Joseph City Council backed a motion to build “a friendly, inclusive and safe community for all

How will 2018 be remembered?

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Protests in the streets. Cries of racism. Conflict in Asia and the Middle East. Chaos in Washington. A description of 2018? Maybe. But that also describes 50 years ago….1968. Commentators have compared this year to 50 years ago as a time of political chaos and civic strife. In 50 years, will people look back on 2018 as another turning point

Yes, Virginia, we do turn into our parents

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

It’s often said we turn into our parents. Thus, in a kind of sweet revenge, they get the last word, the last laugh. Time and again, I hear myself “channeling” my parents’ words and phrases: “Where does the time go?” “Oh sure, you might know!” “If it isn’t one thing, it’s another!” “What is this world coming to?” My parents

Ask A Trooper 2018

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If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us.)   When is it necessary to pull over for a state trooper? Q: While on the

Feb. 16 Town criers

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Newsleaders names contest winners Winners of the Newsleaders’ Valentine’s Day contest are Rosemary Beckrich from Sartell and Mike Twedt of St. Joseph. The winning answers were the following: A = “All of the Stars” by Ed Sheeran = China Star; B = “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton = PineCone Vision Center; C = “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin

Council asked to declare St. Joseph welcoming and inclusive

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com About 75 residents and students packed the Feb. 5 St. Joseph City Council meeting to ask the council to pass a resolution declaring St. Joseph “a welcoming and inclusive community.” Raj Chaphalkar, spokesperson for Cultural Bridges and a self-identified member of the staff of St. John’s University outlined the group’s purpose saying “St. Joseph is already

Wedding plans well underway for St. Joseph native

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com For St. Joseph native, Ashley Theisen, the past three years have been spent alongside one of her best friends, Britan Eisenbeis. “I met Britan through a mutual friend,” Theisen, 29, said. “He’s a low-key, casual guy who loves fishing and stuff like that.” And after a few years of dating, Theisen said Eisenbeis decided to pop