Benefit set for family whose barn burned

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by Dennis Dalman On a viciously cold and windy below-zero day, Feb. 8, Norb Walz was plowing snow by his rural St. Joseph house when he looked up and saw black smoke rising from his barn. The sight just about broke Walz’s heart. Just as he figured, the barn would be a total loss. “I just knew when I

Menzhuber intercepted, interpreted intelligence in Vietnam

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Pickleball grows in popularity as fun exercise

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by Dennis Dalman On so many nights, when Ken Ramler of Sartell prepares to go to sleep, he thinks of playing pickleball first thing in the morning and the thought always energizes him with happiness. At age 69, he’s played pickleball for five years and loves the game because, as he put it, it’s not only good exercise but

Cardiac arrest survivor hopes for Save stations

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by Dennis Dalman Mark Hilsgen of St. Joseph, a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest, is hoping St. Joseph will soon have one or more “defibrillator save stations.” It’s not surprising since an automated external defibrillator (AED) is what saved his life almost 10 years ago. “They should put save stations in as central a location as possible, where most

Westbound CR 75 will be closed Thursday

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Westbound lanes on CR 75 from CR 2/CR 3 in St Joseph to 28th Avenue in Waite Park will be closed on Thursday, April 4, according to the Stearns County Highway Department. The closure should last just one day. The work is part of the project to rebuild and resurface CR 75 from Waite Park to St. Joseph.    

Middle school 6th-grader represents Sartell at state Geography Bee

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Sartell Middle School sixth-grader Yazaan Anjum once again represented Sartell at the State Geography Bee on March 29 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. He did not move on to the national event. Yazaan qualified for his second state competition after placing first at the Jan. 7 Sartell Middle School Geography Bee moderated by global studies teacher Jenny

Sartell-St. Stephen school board set to vote on budget cuts

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by Mike Knaak The Sartell-St. Stephen school board is expected to vote Monday, April 8, on a list of budget cuts and revenue increases  proposed by district leadership. The cuts and search for increased revenue come after voters rejected an operational levy last fall. The cuts and revenue increases would total at least $1.25 million and in addition, the