SJU hosts health policy panel

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by Mike Knaak The Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St. John’s University will host a health-care summit Friday, April 20. Panelists will discuss whether a single-payer health-care system would work in Minnesota. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Quad 170. Speakers include state Sen. John Marty, a Ramsey County DFLer; John Nyman, a professor at the University of

Pawlenty’s poor support for higher education disqualifies him

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After eight years as a lobbyist for the financial industry, Tim Pawlenty wants to return to Minnesota’s governor’s office. The Democrats competing for their party’s nomination quickly responded when Pawlenty made his long-predicted announcement. After his announcement, Democrats attacked what they consider the failings of his administration. The critics citied  inadequate funding for health care, infrastructure and public education. Republican

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 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 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