Y2K Lions donate to Anna Marie’s Alliance expansion project

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com One in three women in the United States will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, most of these victims between the ages of 20 and 24, according to the nonprofit Safe Horizon. Sandy Nadeau, director of Development and Communications of Anna Marie’s Alliance, recently spoke at a St. Joseph Y2K Lions meeting about services the organization

Lane closures begin Tuesday on CR 75

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Construction work will begin on CR 75 from Northland Drive/Fourth Avenue NE. in St. Joseph to CR 134 Tuesday, Sept. 4. This work is in preparation for the resurfacing scheduled for next year.   Lane closures and traffic lane shifts will be in effect beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Work is scheduled to begin with closing the inside through lanes and

Quarryview, new home for community education, early childhood programs, sets open house

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Cloud school district’s newest building, Quarryview Education Center, will host an open house from 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. Quarryview is the new home for the district’s early childhood and community education programs. Since the Roosevelt fire in 2014, the programs have moved around the district. For example the early child program

State releases new school accountability scores

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com As students head back to school this week, teachers and administrators received their own report cards on student performance. The state Department of Education released the latest performance scores based on five indicators – achievement and progress on state reading and math tests over time, progress toward English language proficiency, graduation rates and consistent attendance. The

New comprehensive plan approved

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph’s new comprehensive plan took one more step toward final approval with a unanimous vote of the planning commissioner Aug. 27. The plan replaces the 2008 document. A city’s comprehensive plan is used to guide growth and development by setting goals and identifying priorities. The plan includes historical trends, statistics and projections. The plan notes

Planning commission approves zoning amendments to accommodate annexation

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Integrating St. Joseph Township into the city of St. Joseph took another step Aug. 27 when the Planning Commission approved amending three zoning ordinances. The ordinance updates come after a July vote by the township approving annexation. The amended ordinances are intended to ease the annexation process for residents and businesses. The three ordinances addressed concerns

Comprehensive plan up for approval

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Planning Commission will discuss and possibly adopt the latest version of the city’s comprehensive plan at a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Aug. 27 at the Government Center. If the planning commission adopts the plan, it will move on to the City Council for approval. The plan was on the agenda for the commission’s

Summer fun heats up in St. Joseph

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photo by Carolyn BertschFriends Raven Bakken, 7, and Aniya Atkins, 6, both of St. Joseph, cruise up and down a stretch of the Wobegon Trail Aug. 17. photo by Carolyn Bertsch The Doyow family of St. Joseph enjoys conversation during a stroll home Aug. 17. They are (left to right) Hani, 7, Abdi, 11, and Bayan, 15. photo by Carolyn