Krewe, a new St. Joseph restaurant, will feature New Orleans cuisine

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A New Orleans-style Cajun/Creole restaurant is coming to St. Joseph this spring in the 24 North Lofts building under construction on College Avenue. The restaurant, Krewe, will feature a locally sourced farm-to-table menu and full bar. Krewe is owned by Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas who also own The Model Citizen, a farm-to-table teaching restaurant in

Jan. 2 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, 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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Dec. 26

Dec. 26 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, 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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Dec. 19

Not all shoppers are created equal

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There’s shopping and then there’s SHOPPING. The definition depends on what you mean by shopping. I’m more of a lower-case shopper. By that I mean I go shopping when I need a specific item. So I’m more of a buyer than a shopper., I’m definitely not a SHOPPER…someone who likes to check out products and dream about what they’d buy

$7,000 donation brightens downtown St. Joseph

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St. Joseph’s streets are more festive this Christmas season thanks to a $7,000 donation from the St. Joseph Lions to buy 18 lighted wreaths. Fundraising events during 2016 and 2017 supported the purchase. The new decorations arrived in June and then where hung by St. Joseph Firefighters. The Lions’ donation was added to a city fund to buy more decorations.

Protect Minnesota voters’ secret ballot

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The secret ballot may not be so secret if Minnesota’s presidential preference primary goes ahead as planned. The presidential primary law requires separate ballots for each political party, requires that all voters disclose to election officials the party ballot they choose and makes that data public record. The primary will take place on the first Tuesday in March 2020. The

Reader encourages, ‘Go ahead, talk to strangers’

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Carol Weiler, Sartell I agree with the editorial “It’s Time to Talk to Strangers” (in the Dec. 14 Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader). I make an  effort to do so, and it is rewarding. When my husband and I travel outside of this country, we inevitably wind up eating a meal in a restaurant and striking up a conversation with our  neighbors at

Scrooge and Mr. Grinch deserve better treatment

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Luke Green, Sartell During this holiday season I urge community members to be mindful of the transformative power of the Christmas spirit. It presents itself in many forms: goodwill, kindness, altruism and forgiveness. Two gentleman I believe that are in need of better treatment this holiday season, and henceforth, are Ebenezer Scrooge and Mr. Grinch. One hundred seventy-five  years ago,