Feb. 8 news for refugees

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Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo  Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a volunteer-run organization and committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to easing your transition into our community. Check this space to make announcements that especially apply to our Refugee Neighbors in St. Joseph as well as those whose first

Tell your hockey story to win rink upgrades

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The Sartell Youth Hockey Association is looking for help to win as much at $150,000 to upgrade Bernicks Pepsi Arena. The hockey boosters want community members to enter the Kraft Hockeyville Contest online and tell stories about hockey in Sartell. Judges will score each story and a community’s overall rank can be increased by submitting videos and photos. To submit

Feb. 8 St. Joseph people

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Madeline Haeg of St. Joseph has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Crookston. To qualify, a student must attain a minimum 3.66 grade-point average.  Emily Boysen of St. Joseph has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Augustana University, Sioux Falls, S.D. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students with a minimum 3.5

During extreme cold, more chilling news for Minnesotans

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In the midst of the coldest weather in 25 years, Minnesotans heard more chilling news on Jan. 29 from the country’s top spies. Buried in the national intelligence chiefs’ 42-page assessments of worldwide threats were several paragraphs that demand urgent attention. The report says Russia and China have the ability to cripple gas and electric supplies now. Utilities and government

Future professional journalists honored at a difficult time

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When 500 of Minnesota’s small-town reporters, editors, advertising sales people and publishers gathered for the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention in Bloomington in late January, they began their awards program by focusing on the future of journalism. The awards program did not start with announcing the awards from the more than 4,100 entries in the annual Better Newspaper Contest, but

Guest column: Catholic Church should be investigated as an organized crime group

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by Rob Schwegel, St Joseph The FBI defines Transnational Organized Crime as groups that are self-perpetuating associations of individuals who operate, wholly or in part, by illegal means and irrespective of geography. They constantly seek to obtain power, influence and monetary gains. TOC groups’ primary goal is economic gain and they will employ an array of lawful and illicit schemes to generate

Make political campaigns shorter

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Over the last few weeks, we have seen more than a half dozen Democrats declare or signal their runs for the White House in 2020. This list includes well-known names such as Elizabeth Warren, as well as relative newcomers such as Kamala Harris and Julian Castro. The stage is being set for a race with huge numbers of Democratic candidates

Feb. 8 public notice – City of St. Stephen hearing on Sixth Avenue street improvements

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO SIXTH AVENUE SE, ST. STEPHEN, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. Stephen will meet in the Council Chambers of the St. Stephen City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, to consider the making of street improvements on Sixth Avenue SE from County State Aid Highway