The annual tree-lighting and caroling festivites, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 7 in Downtown St. Joseph. The evening will include the lighting of a 17-foot Christmas tree on the outdoor plaza of Bello Cucina (the corner of Minnesota Street and College Avenue); caroling by Kennedy Community Middle
If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes. Nov. 3 5 p.m. Fire alarm. Luetmer Hall, College of
The St. Cloud Area Fun Singers will offer a delightful afternoon of holiday music and humorous anecdotes at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Celebration Lutheran Church Gathering Place. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a friend. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Sartell Senior Connection. Call 320-253-4036 for more information.
About 20 men and women in the construction industry recently journeyed to St. Joseph to get a lesson in a growing area of environmentally friendly building practices. Hosted by Borgert Products Inc. of St. Joseph, the two-day school offered an introduction to permeable-interlocking-concrete-pavement installation, a practice that helps reduce the amount of run-off in rivers, that can save money and provide
Residents have a chance to share their thoughts on city services in an effort to make them better. The city is participating in an online survey offered by the League of Minnesota Cities. Specifically, the survey looks at city services and how they can be improved. This is the second time the city has participated. The LMC coordinated the survey
If, as some insist, President Obama was born in Kenya, then surely Mitt Romney was born on another planet. Will his spacey delusions never end? On election night, he delivered a gracious concession speech. Since then he has been using his outer-planetary imagination to explain why he lost. Among them are these two: Obama played a kind of Santa, promising
Wanted: people who like to wrap gifts and want to volunteer their talents. The Tri-County Humane Society needs gift wrappers to wrap presents for shoppers at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud. A gift-wrapping booth will be open during Crossroads business hours in the mall by the Target store from Friday, Dec. 7 to Monday, Dec. 24. The gift wrapping is
Benjamin Evenson, son of Marne and Mark Evenson of St. Joseph, is studying in Chile during fall semester 2012 through the Office for Education Abroad at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, and St. John’s University in Collegeville. Evenson is a junior Hispanic studies major at SJU. The Chilean program is hosted by Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, a private