All Saints students study Catholic Social Teachings

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Sixth-grade students at All Saints Academy-St. Joseph campus have been busy learning about Catholic Social Teaching themes and committing to take action to practice those themes. Sixth-grade teacher Susan Huls said at the beginning of the year, sixth-graders began learning more Catholic Social Teaching themes for the “calls to action” permeating the Scriptures. There are many

St. Joseph’s Legion team an endangered species

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com American Legion Post 328 has been the proud sponsor of a Legion baseball team for 28 years, according to Pat Schneider. Rain or shine, win or lose – young men ages 15 to 19 who have a passion for the game of baseball have found an organized place to hone their skills and enjoy the camaraderie

Candidates begin filing for election

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Filings for local public offices with primary elections continue through June 5. Here are the people who have filed through noon on Wednesday, May 30. The individual listing includes information from the candidate’s voluntary disclosure form if they filed one with the secretary of state.   Senate District 13 Jeff Howe, Republican. House District 13A Jim

Flammable solvent starts storage unit fire

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A man using a flammable solvent accidentally started a fire that extensively damaged at least three storage units May 29 at Ridgewood Self Storage. The storage renter, Christopher Johnson of St. Joseph, was using the solvent to clean camping equipment when the fire started at 10:57 a.m., according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Fire departments

Pawlenty picks Fischbach as his running mate

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Republican candidate for governor Tim Pawlenty announced May 31 that former state senator and current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach will be his running mate. Fischbach, who has represented portions of Stearns and Benton counties since 1996, resigned her Senate seat on May 25. Senate District 13 includes the cities of Sartell and St. Joseph. When Lt.

Fischbach resigns Senate seat; Howe, Perske, Willemsen will run in special election

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Michelle Fischbach’s resignation from the Minnesota Senate means there will be a special election this fall for Senate District 13. Fischbach resigned May 25 and took the oath of office for lieutenant governor, a post she’s legally held since January. Current District 13A Rep. Jeff Howe and two democrats, Michael Willemsen and Joe Perske, have filed

Old Glory Run aids disabled vets

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photo by Mike KnaakMore than 370 people participated in the 11th annual Old Glory Run on May 19 in St. Joseph. The 5K run raises money for the Central Minnesota Disabled American Veterans chapter. photo by Mike KnaakThe 5K Old Glory Run started behind the Government Center and followed a loop around the east side of St. Joseph. photo by