Peterson returns from Afghanistan

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Back from Afghanistan, David Peterson was sworn in once again as a member of the Sartell City Council at its March 12 meeting. Peterson was thanked for his service and welcomed back warmly by the council and city staff. For the past seven months, Peterson served as a member of the Minnesota National Guard in Afghanistan. A couple of years

Must Go Crier ‘Drinking Liberally’ starts local chapter

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A new “Drinking Liberally” chapter will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the American Legion in St. Joseph. Drinking Liberally is an informal, non-programmatic gathering of left-leaning progressives who want to share ideas while also sharing a pitcher or a pint. It’s not affiliated with any political  party. It is not an organization created for

Highway 23 expansion project

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Highway 23 expansion project east of St. Cloud resumes March 19 Motorists traveling on Highway 23 will use detour Motorists traveling on Highway 23 from Highway 95 east of St. Cloud to Highway 25 in Foley will encounter a detour beginning Monday, March 19. Construction will resume to expand Highway 23 east of St. Cloud to a four-lane divided highway.

Grand Opening for Healing Journey

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The Healing Journey Thrift Store is having their grand opening from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  March 30 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 31. The store recycles treasures for transitional care. Profits benefit the Quiet Oaks Hospice House. The store is located next to the Minnesota School of business. Donations are accepted during business hours.

Mental Health walk/run

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Cold Spring to hold mental health event Let the Sun Shine Run/Walk is gearing up for its second annual event at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring. This event was created in memory of Jonathon Robbins who ended his own pain after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. There is a 2.2-mile run/walk and a

Commissioner to host open meeting

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Mark Bromenschenkel, Stearns County commissioner from Sartell, will host an open meeting for his constituents in St. Joseph from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 10. The meeting will take place at The Local Blend, a coffee shop on main street. Bromenschenkel’s Commissioner District 2 includes Sartell, St. Joseph, Waite Park; and the townships of LeSauk, St. Joseph, St. Wendel and part

United Way volunteer opportunities

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Llama Llama Read-A-Rama 2012 ~ United Way Day of Action Llama Llama Read-A-Rama is a St. Cloud Area community initiative to encourage reading with children, starting at birth. The fun continues Thursday-Saturday April 12-14. Volunteers can read to children and assist with projects in preschools, Head Start Reach Up Inc., and Boys and Girls Clubs. Volunteers can also help with the

Volunteer oportunities

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March is Food Share Month March is Food Share Month in Minnesota where donations are matched during the month.  During this time of significant economic distress, many area families are using local food shelves more than ever before. Consider leveraging the match by running a food drive within your work place, church or service club and donate to your local