April 20 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. April 4 6 p.m. Nuisance. Birch Street E. A renter

Business leaders urged to plan for threats

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein urged business leaders Wednesday, April 11, to develop a plan for active threats. Klein spoke at the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce meeting a week after an attack occurred at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. “We like to talk to businesses. What is your plan? Have you thought

16 building permits issued in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders A total of 16 building permits were issued in St. Joseph in 2017, according to statistics compiled by the Central Minnesota Builders Association. All the permits were for single-family, detached homes. The builders ‘association tracks permits for 10 central Minnesota cities from statistics compiled by Stearns and Benton counties. The area recorded 266 detached, single-family permits

St. Joseph to host Old Glory Run

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This year’s Old Glory run will take place on Saturday, May 19, in St. Joseph. The event consists of a 5K run/walk/wheel and 1K fun-run for children. Funds from last year’s run were used to buy a vehicle to transport veterans to the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Event planners are seeking donations and sponsorships from local businesses. To

Rep. Emmer, we’d like to see you

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Has anyone seen Rep. Tom Emmer? Our Sixth District representative is running for re-election and like all members of Congress, he just completed a two-week break over Easter. March for Our Lives organizers urged members of Congress to conduct town halls during their recess to discuss gun-safety legislation. Emmer didn’t take up the challenge, but his Democratic opponent, Ian Todd

City questions could use more answers

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“You can observe a lot by watching,” so said legendary Yankees Hall of Fame catcher and philosopher Yogi Berra. I’d like to amend that famous quote a bit. “You can learn a lot by asking.” That was the idea in 2010 when the Legislature created the Council on Local Results and Innovation. The council compiled 10 performance benchmarks for cities