Holiday Art Crawl tradition continues in St. Joseph

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com When all is said and done, Mary C. Bruno estimates she will have put in about 100 volunteer hours coordinating the annual holiday art crawl. But for her it is a labor of love. “There are definitely test-of-strength moments,” Bruno said. “But I do enjoy, on some level, organizing stuff like this.” For the sixth consecutive

Annual diabetes fundraiser set for Dec. 2

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The second annual Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Bad Habit Brewery in downtown St. Joseph. St. Joseph City Council member Matt Killam will host the event, which is sponsored by the Bad Habit Brewing Co., Sliced, Scherer Trucking and the St. Joseph Lions Club. The

Ringstrom coordinates Toys for Tots

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com U.S. Marine veteran Bob Ringstrom, a St. Joseph resident, is the new coordinator for the St. Cloud Area Toys for Tots. Ringstrom, who was the Sartell police chief before retiring in 2004, has been working with Toys for Tots for almost 20 years. During those years, he was a Sartell route volunteer for Steve Titus of

Help needed for homes for sexploited women

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Sex trafficking is one of those vile, disgusting crimes most people would prefer to think is not happening here – not in central Minnesota. But, in fact, central Minnesota is, after the Twin Cities, second in the state for the prevalence of sex trafficking, and it’s a virtual training ground for the vicious sexual exploitation of

St. Joseph business owners share importance of shopping locally

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Seven years ago, credit-card company American Express started a movement to counteract the holiday push of big-box retailers on Black Friday. It was a movement that put more of an emphasis on the corner markets and local boutiques than the mega shopping malls and doorbuster deals. That movement has since sparked an increase of money being

Nov. 24 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, 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 a crime. Oct. 14 8:48 p.m. Domestic dispute. 1110 10th Ave. SE.

15 years later, still no trace of Guimond

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by Dennis Dalman editorl@thenewsleaders.com At long last, Jacob Wetterling was found 27 years after he disappeared, but Joshua Guimond’s parents and loved ones are still waiting and wondering in daily anguish what happened to their son and friend who “disappeared” 15 years ago. The Wetterling case had a tragic outcome – the discovery of the 11-year-old’s body buried near Paynesville.

Christmas magic on display in St. Joseph home

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com As the classic carol exclaims “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” With a dusting of snow on the ground, the temperatures dipping and holiday music slowly making its long-awaited return to the radio airwaves, central Minnesotans are slowly embracing the fact the holiday season is just around the corner. And for members of the