Local groups work to de-stigmatize mental illness

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Mike Stringer knows all too well the tragedies that can happen when mental illness goes untreated. One of his grandfathers, an uncle and a cousin all committed suicide. More than 90 percent of those who take their own lives suffer from untreated mental illnesses, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The suicides in the

Mill Stream Village is open

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are interested in living in the heart of a thriving and vibrant college town, than Mill Stream Village might be a good option for you. The Village is a place for both working and retired adults. So far, three private homes and eight shared-care cottages have been built. One of the private homes is

CSB, SJU students present ‘The Good Woman of Setzuan’

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Fifteen students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University will present “The Good Woman of Setzuan” play for two weekends in November. Written by German playwright Bertolt Brecht, the play is a parable about a young woman who is torn between morality and human society, love and the realism of her own desires

Dierkhising learns he was 1942 CSB practice baby

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Imagine learning that you had gone to the College of St. Benedict when you were a mere infant. Drake Dierkhising recently learned he had been an honorary member of the CSB class of 1942. He was the home-management department’s baby and served as a practice baby for the seniors who took the class. Dierkhising, now 72, was

Eiyncks share interest in Native American artifacts

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Jeff Eiynck has a photo of himself when he was almost 2 years old dressed in a Native American headdress. He and his wife, Sandy, think this is when his interest in the Native American heritage began. Eiynck is also an avid hunter and trapper so he can relate to some of the Native American traditions. He

People encouraged to attend veterans’ parade

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A veterans’ parade will take place starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Administration Health System campus. National Veterans Day is Nov. 11. This event will be the seventh annual local veterans’ parade, which has been spearheaded each year by the St. Cloud Times. After a social gathering at the VA at 1 p.m., the parade of

Lake Wobegon trail is seeing some wear and tear

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Some cracks have started to appear and tree roots are pushing up through the surface of the much-used Lake Wobegon Regional Trail. The trail, which opened 15 years ago, extends from St. Joseph to Osakis and has a branch that extends northeast of Albany to Morrison county. Used by several hundred thousand walkers, in-line skaters, bicyclists