Student-teacher ‘soaking it in’ at Pine Meadow

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com It’s 9 a.m. Reading time is over and now it’s time for prefixes. The second-graders dig in, led by Katie Strand. She quizzes the engaged children about re-, pre- and un- as casually as if they were chatting about their favorite movie character or snack food. Strand is student-teaching this year with Justin Foss at Pine

Businesses, individuals honored with Choice awards

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Two businesses and two individuals were honored with “Choice” awards at the annual Sartell Chamber of Commerce awards night Nov. 14 at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course. The honorees were the St. Cloud-based Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, large business; House of Pizza in Sartell, small business; Jed Meyer, Sartell Citizen of the Year; and Jessica Houle,

Group aims to make Joetown a tourist town

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Attracting visitors to St. Joseph – and making sure they want to return for another visit – is the goal of the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau. CVB members welcomed local business and community leaders to Bad Habit Brewery on Nov. 18 to introduce the CVB’s mission to drive tourism. Ann Riesner of the La

Students make crafts to fund Catholic Social Teaching action projects

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by Cori Hilsgen news@the newsleaders.com St. Joseph Catholic School sixth-grade students in Susan Huls’ classroom have been busy crafting and making items for the Friday, Dec. 6, Winterwalk Christmas Arts and Craft Sale, to fund their Catholic Social Teaching action projects this year. The Arts and Craft sale is from 4-8 p.m. and students plan to host their booth during

Refugee/immigrant news: Photo exhibit brings back memories

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. by Martina Talic A couple of weeks ago, I heard about a photography exposition by James A. Bowey at Benedicta

Navy gave Bruemmer an education, future career

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. Profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans will be published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining with Post 328 to recognize veterans and Legion members who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict and Cold War tensions. by Tom Klecker Lloyd Augustine

Sartell couple opens music shop in St. Joseph

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A music shop known as Barrett’s Music had its grand opening Nov. 9 in the building that housed for seven years a previous music shop, Riff City Guitar, at 708 Elm St. E. in St. Joseph. Barrett’s Music is owned by Sartell residents Micah and Jeanine Barrett. Long-time music enthusiasts, music teachers and musical performers, the