New solar panels power Millstream building

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com From street level, the newest addition to downtown St. Joseph isn’t visible. But a climb to the top of Millstream Shops & Lofts reveals the roof filled with a new installation of solar panels. The solar equipment was installed in the last month and should be in operation in the next few weeks once Xcel Energy

Council approves street, utility study

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com How to develop roads and utilities in southeast St. Joseph will be the subject of a study approved by the St. Joseph City Council at its Jan. 6 meeting. The council approved spending about $27,000 to study street and utility needs in the area where an apartment building is planned. The area in question is between

Baseball, softball program planned for St. Joseph

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The city of St. Joseph will host a meet and greet on starting a community ball program for the coming summer. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. Former Minnesota Twins player Al Newman will be at the meeting. Planners want to start a community T-ball, baseball and softball program. Call

Jan. 10 St. Joseph people

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Central Minnesota Arts Board awarded $119,388 in support of 19 regional arts projects. Criteria used in evaluating applications include: artistic quality and merit, demonstrated need, outcomes and evaluation, and ability to complete the proposal. Grants were awarded to these three St. Joseph-area groups: Athena Music and Leadership Camp, $7,000, a five-day residential summer program for middle and high school female-identifying

News for refugees/immigrants – Faith in democracy

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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. Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you

Top spellers move on to next challenge

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contributed photoSt. Joseph Catholic School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders participated in a Spelling Bee held at the school on Dec. 20. Winning participants include (left to right) first place James Hanauska, grade 5; second place Cecelia Weldon, grade 6; third place Brady Skahen, grade 6; and fourth place Aquiliana Wolf, grade 6. Winning participants will represent the St. Joseph Catholic

Jan. 10 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Three Sartell students graduated on Dec. 14 from Minnesota State University, Mankato. A previous news release by the university included incorrect information. They are the following: Hannah Lakmann, bachelor’s degree; Kristen Manning, bachelor’s degree, cum laude; McKenzie Specht, bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude. Central Minnesota Arts Board awarded $119,388 in support of 19 regional arts projects. The grants included Central Minnesota Youth

Roads unite Republicans, Democrats

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What does it take to get six Democrats and three Republicans to work on the same goal? The answer: When Minnesota needs federal money to rebuild roads, bridges and highway interchanges. Most of Minnesota’s congressional delegation wrote to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asking why the state didn’t get any funding through the Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage