St. Joseph police chief resigns

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com After 30 minutes of discussion in a closed session at the end of the June 4 regular meeting, the St. Joseph City Council accepted the resignation of Police Chief Joel Klein. The city administrator received Klein’s letter of resignation on May 31 effective immediately. The final action was the council’s acceptance of the resignation June 4.

Warning lights on CR 2 reduce collisions

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The warning-light system installed at the CR 2/Minnesota Street intersection west of St. Joseph appears to have reduced collisions. From fall of 2012 when the intersection was constructed until the fall of 2014, there were eight collisions at the intersection. Five of those involved serious injuries including one fatality. Since the warning lights were installed in

Legion plans Memorial Day honors

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The American Legion of St. Joseph will hold three events at area cemeteries to honor 514 veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The day begins at 8:45 a.m. when Legionnaires, members of the Legion Auxiliary and sons of the American Legion march to the 9 a.m. service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Following the service, participants will go to

Event to help victims of sex trafficking

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A memorial fundraiser dubbed Denim to Diamonds will raise money for Terebinth Refuge, an organization that is helping victims of sex trafficking in central Minnesota. The fundraiser will take place starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Grands at Mulligans’ event center in Sartell. The event will include a chicken dinner, a special children’s meal,

Be on guard against tax-refund cyber-crooks

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com As tax season gets busier, cyber-criminals get busier, too, working their identity-theft scams to get people’s tax-refund money. Local law enforcement is warning people to be alert to the latest tax scam. The first sign something crooked is happening is when surprised taxpayers notice a tax-refund amount in their bank balances, usually one they didn’t even

Diocese to file for bankruptcy

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The Diocese of St. Cloud plans to file bankruptcy, according to Bishop Donald Kettler. The bishop made the announcement Wednesday, Feb. 28, at an Albany meeting with leaders of the diocese’s 131 parishes. Reorganization under Chapter 11 will allow the diocese to resolve the 74 civil claims filed under the Minnesota Child Victims Act. The act lifted for three years

Renewed interest sparked in possible central Minnesota saint

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Sister Annella Zervas may have physically left this earth almost a century ago, but people like St. Cloud’s Brendan King and Avon’s Patrick Norton believe she is still working miracles. Zervas died in 1926 in a painful and drawn-out suffering caused by Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris, which is a rare skin disorder that causes inflammation of the