City seeks applicants for planning commission vacancy

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by TaLeiza Calloway – New faces could continue to fill seats on the St. Joseph Planning Commission after the recent announcement of Joe Dubel’s retirement. Dubel, an engineer, told the city this week he will vacate his seat on the planning commission. St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz shared the update with city board and commission members during their annual meeting

Park board plans to revive city 5K

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by TaLeiza Calloway – Members of the St. Joseph Park Board want to revive a city tradition. Talks are underway to bring back a 5K community race to be held during the weekend of the annual Millstream Arts Festival. John Anderson, chairman of the city’s park board, said the plan is to try to bring the event back this year.

Quilters gain fellowship by stitching together and giving back

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by TaLeiza Calloway – Sunday is not the only day for fellowship at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. About 12 women and members of the congregation find fellowship and more during their weekly quilting gatherings on Wednesdays. The women have been meeting since 2006 and have made quilts for organizations statewide and beyond. Quilter Ellen Chovan said the

Visitors get a sweet treat at the sugar shack

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by Cori Hilsgen – On a cool and windy day, March 16, visitors enjoyed maple-syrup sundaes and hot chocolate at the sugar shack during the Maple Syrup Festival at the St. John’s Arboretum. All who tasted the treats were pleasantly surprised by the sweetness of the syrup. Those who made it to the sugar shack were able to view the new $22,000

Happy Easter

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contributed photo All Saints Academy St. Joseph’s Montessori preschoolers display their easter eggs. Each egg contains a symbol of Jesus’ last days on earth. Pictured from left to right are:  Grace Nicoll, Carter Kuehl and Maya Anderson.  

Tiny ticks cause big misery for the Kolls

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by Dennis Dalman – Tiny ticks have caused big miseries for Jakin and Nicole Koll of Sartell. Both are suffering from Lyme disease, which is caused by infected deer ticks, so tiny they are slightly smaller than the head of a pin. The ticks, if they are on the skin long enough, bite their hosts and then “drink” their

Lyme disease caused by devious bacteria

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by Dennis Dalman – The cause of Lyme disease was not identified until 1981 when a man named Willy Burgdorfer succeeded in identifying the bacteria that causes it – a bacteria spread by certain types of ticks, most commonly in the United States by deer ticks. (see related story) Burgdorfer was a researcher at the Rocky Mountain Biological State

Big Brother Riner recognized by BBBS for guidance of Little Brother Figallo

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by Cori Hilsgen – Sartell resident Bill Riner was recently recognized for his outstanding role as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. BBBS of Central Minnesota recognizes a “Big Brother” and “Big Sister” annually. Riner and Julie Hentges of Richmond were selected to receive the honor and to represent BBBS of Central Minnesota in the statewide