April 6 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 tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. March 11 6:21 a.m. Alarm. College Avenue North. Alarm call

How slow is too slow on I-94?

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At first it sounds like a great idea. Sen. John Jasinski from Faribault introduced a bill that would penalize slow-moving drivers in the left lane of double-lane roads. We’ve all been frustrated by “slow” drivers in the left lane of Interstate Highway 94 between central Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Under the best conditions, the trip to a Twins game,

Morals, sex used to matter in politics

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Poor old Nelson Rockefeller. I’ve been thinking of him lately. Here’s why. My interest in politics and political journalism dates to the mid 1960s. In September 1968, Rockefeller visited St. Cloud, making him the first national politician I saw in person. In those days, the St. Cloud airport was on the north side. Now its former hangers house the Whitney

Long-planned lofts become reality

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Construction will begin soon on a 17-unit residential and retail complex on College Avenue North. Developers of 24 North Lofts announced Tuesday, March 6, that after four years of planning, the project will soon be a reality. Partners Jon Petters and Dr. Gustavo Peña announced in a press release that financing and the construction contract are

View housing trends at Home Show, March 9-11

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Central Minnesota Builders Association Home Show, will be noon-8 p.m., Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 11 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center and will again feature the Forever House. This evolving house has four rooms that visitors can walk through to see new home

CSB/SJU to host traveling Arab Film Fest

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Hundreds of film lovers and critics from around the Midwest – and the country – gather every fall in Twin Cities to partake in the annual Twin Cities Arab Film Fest. Sponsored by Mizna, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to promote Arab-American culture, the film festival showcases both international and domestically made films highlighting the