Finally, lake-river drawdown set to begin

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by Dennis Dalman After years of planning and a red-light delay of one year, it’s now a green-light go for a water-level drawdown at Little Rock Lake near Rice and the Mississippi River north of Sartell. The Department of Natural Resources announced this week that the drawdown will take place starting on Aug. 1 and end on Sept. 15.

Benefit set for family whose barn burned

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by Dennis Dalman On a viciously cold and windy below-zero day, Feb. 8, Norb Walz was plowing snow by his rural St. Joseph house when he looked up and saw black smoke rising from his barn. The sight just about broke Walz’s heart. Just as he figured, the barn would be a total loss. “I just knew when I

Menzhuber intercepted, interpreted intelligence in Vietnam

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Couple down-sizes, ready for move to tiny house

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by Dennis Dalman Heidi Everett of rural St. Joseph has been waking up every morning with countless do-lists staring her in the face. She and her husband are so busy it’s as if they’re packing for a trip that will last for years; so busy it’s as if they’re trying to find good homes for umpteen orphans, so busy

Gourmet dinner fundraiser to help Imagination Library

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by Dennis Dalman Gourmet theme dinners will soon be served in St. Joseph, Sartell and St. Cloud to raise money for Imagination Library in Central Minnesota. The dinners cooked and served at the homes of volunteers will take place in St. Cloud April 6 (10 dinners) in St. Joseph April 13 (five dinners) and in Sartell, also April 13

Pine Point now has AED Save station

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by Dennis Dalman There are 48 neighbors who live in the Pine Point area of Sartell, and no one knows when or if one of them will have to use an automated external defibrillator stored at the neighborhood’s new “AED Save” station. Of course, everyone hopes they will never have to use it, but they are glad it’s there

Pickleball grows in popularity as fun exercise

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by Dennis Dalman On so many nights, when Ken Ramler of Sartell prepares to go to sleep, he thinks of playing pickleball first thing in the morning and the thought always energizes him with happiness. At age 69, he’s played pickleball for five years and loves the game because, as he put it, it’s not only good exercise but

Quick-thinking wife saves husband’s life

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by Dennis Dalman One day, Jerry Hess of St. Cloud gave his wife, Judy, a tiny jeweled angel for her charm bracelet. “This is for you because you are my guardian angel,” he told her. She was delighted, moved to the point of tears. Judy is not only Jerry’s guardian angel, she’s also his lifesaver. Thanks to her quick