March 23 Joe Town Vibe: History of the St. Joseph Farmers’ Market

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Note to our readers: This column is part of a series from a blog recently started by a loosely knit independent group of area business people and residents who love and want to promote the energy and enthusiasm of downtown St. Joseph: The Joe Town Vibe. To find the column online or to read web-exclusive blogs posted every Tuesday please visit

Center aims to end youth homelessness

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A community problem that advocates say is largely hidden will soon get a highly visible solution. Pathways 4 Youth, a resource center founded by central Minnesota’s Rotary clubs, plans an open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The center, 203 Cooper Ave. N., Suite 206, St. Cloud will open for clients the week of March

Suicide suspected in woman’s death

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A woman found dead near a walking trail at St. John’s University died as a result of a suicide, according to the Stearns County sheriff’s office. Walkers on the trail reported finding the body of a 31-year-old woman about 4:30 p.m. March 9. The woman was not a member of the St. John’s student body or

125 high school students take part in walkout

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Sartell-St. Stephen High School students could face discipline for participating in the National Student Walkout on Wednesday, March 14. About 125 of the high school’s 1,200 students participated in the walkout that marked the one-month anniversary of the killing of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert sent this statement to

Food shelves need your help all year long

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Assigning a month to a cause or concern serves to bring attention and focus engagement. That’s the case this month with hunger and food shelves. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign helps stock almost 300 food shelves statewide. In 2017, more than $8 million and 4.7-million pounds of food were donated. FoodShare gathers a pool of incentive funds donated by huge

Hockey is the real March Madness

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“How’s your bracket coming?” That question could be heard in every office and sports bar this past week as March Madness, also known as the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament, kicked in. After selection Sunday, college basketball fans studied the odds and bracketology predictions to pick the final winner in the 68-team tournament. But here in the State of

March 16 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 www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Feb. 28 11:04 p.m. Forced entry. 10th Avenue SE. Officers