Council votes on land split for McDonald’s

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Residents could see a slight glow from golden arches as early as this summer after a recent vote by the St. Joseph City Council. While plans to bring a McDonald’s restaurant to St. Joseph are in progress, council members voted 5-0 May 17 to allow the splitting up of land so development of the business can

Downtown beautification efforts to begin

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleafers.com A volunteer effort to help beautify the city’s downtown recently got a stamp of approval from the St. Joseph City Council. Elected officials unanimously approved the addition of hanging flower baskets at intersections along Minnesota Street and College Avenue, St. Joseph City Administrator Judy Weyrens said. Volunteers will reimburse the city about $5,500 for the project.

St. Joseph Saints fall to Cold Spring Springers

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Saints baseball team started off strong May 20 against the Cold Spring Springers but in the end couldn’t keep the momentum to maintain the lead. The Saints lost to the Springers 3-12 at Springer Park in Cold Spring. It was the team’s first loss of the season after winning three of their first

France’s gift to America

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Column by Ron Scarbro Back in the 1700s when America was young and fighting for her independence from England, France came to our rescue. They sent troops, arms and money. Their assistance was invaluable. They later gifted us with the Statue of Liberty, a gift that still shines off our shore welcoming visitors as well as new citizens. During World

‘Family Man’ Hommerding’s family now supports him

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Glenn Hommerding is a “family man” who has spent many years supporting and standing by his family, but now he is being supported by them. Hommerding was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in autumn 2010. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease of the nerve cells that are in the spinal cord and

I like Facebook; I dislike Facebook

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

People often ask me what I think of Facebook. “Not much” is my answer. Well, actually, I should say, “I like it and I dislike it.” I like Facebook because it’s fun to keep up with old friends or acquaintances whom I’ve lost to those twin tyrants – time and distance. In just the past couple of years, it was

Senior Connection moves into storage

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Members of the Sartell Senior Connection all have a “wait-and-see” excitement about the new center they will move into next fall. “We’ll just have to wait and see,” said member Gerri Boser. “We’re not sure what it will look like yet because there’s going to be extensive remodeling in that part of the building. So we’ll