St. Joseph man ready for 500-mile fundraiser

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Gene Boysen is getting ready to roll…and roll and roll and roll. Boysen takes off Sunday, July 15, for the 500-mile Habitat 500 Bike Ride. The 54-year-old St. Joseph veterinarian hopes to raise as much as $2,000 through pledges for Habitat for Humanity. The nonprofit organization helps families build and improve affordable housing. “I’ve wanted to

And all that (Riverside) Jazz

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by Patric Lewandowski news@thenewsleaders.com There are many signs of summer in central Minnesota, from longer days, warm temperatures and the inevitable mosquitos to the various celebrations. But, for 16 Sartell and St. Joseph musicians, the surest sign of summer is coming together as Riverside Jazz. Riverside Jazz is the brainchild of Peter Olson, a retired band director from Sartell. “We

China’s cleanup raises recycling costs

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com China’s efforts to clean up its environment could hit St. Joseph residents in the pocketbook. The United States accounts for 40 percent of recyclables sent to China. In March, China lowered acceptable contamination levels from 3 percent to .5 percent in paper and plastic and banned all mixed paper. As a result, prices paid to recyclers

July Fourth parade winners announced

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The St. Joseph Lions Club announced the winners in the July Fourth parade. Winners selected by independent judges in the following categories were:  Wow Extreme!!  1. Skatin’ Place  2. Ringsmuth Riders   Cool Youth  1. St. Joseph Cub Scouts  2. Chinese Immersion #742   Fourth of July Theme 1. Foley Ambassadors 2. Sauk Rapids Ambassadors   Best-Dressed Business 1. Woods Farmers Seed and Nursery 2. SuperAmerica  

Funeral service for Loran T. Hall, 62, of Sartell

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Loran T. Hall, 62 Sartell Nov. 22, 1955 – July 4, 2018   Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Cathedral of St. Mary in St. Cloud, celebrating the life of Loran T. Hall, age 62, who passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 4, at his home. The Revs. Steven Binsfeld, Scott Pogatchnik,

St. Joseph approved for home improvement grant

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A federal grant will help low- and moderate-income St. Joseph homeowners repair and improve their homes. The city of St. Joseph and the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership have been approved for a grant of $178,624. There are some final steps to complete before the money is available from Minnesota’s Small Cities Development Program. The program provides homeowners with zero-interest, forgivable

Pfannenstein sworn in as police chief

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Mayor Rick Schutlz swore in new St. Joseph Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein at the July 2 City Council meeting Pfannenstein replaces Joel Klein who resigned May 31 in the midst of an investigation of a complaint against him. Pfannenstein, who had been serving as acting chief, was offered the job June 18. He joined the police

Lobbyist offers suggestions to secure bonding money

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The city’s lobbyist provided an update and offered advice on how to again seek legislative funding for bonding projects that were turned down during the 2018 session. The city had asked for $3.8 million for three different projects. The city intended the money would help finance the Jacob Wetterling Community Center, East Park and a CR