Foster families needed in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Jennifer Thelen is looking for a few good families. Thelen of St. Joseph is a social worker with Stearns County Human Services. Although recruiting and licensing foster-care families is a year-round job, Thelen is trying to get the word out during May, Foster Care Appreciation Month, about the need for families to care for children. Currently,

Horses break ground on Spring Plow Day

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Lenny Gillitzer’s farmyard and field was a hub of activity May 5, as dozens of members of the Northern Minnesota Draft Horse Association and their teams of horses gathered for their Spring Plow Day to work their horses, have fellowship, share experiences and to prepare Gillitzers’s field for planting. The Gillitzer field, east of St. Joseph

Ice is out just in time for fishing opener

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Opening fishing for walleye, northern, bass and others opens Saturday, May 12,  with anglers making plans to fish locally or go north to favorite destinations, while others will stay home because of obligations or to avoid the crowds altogether. One of the latest ice-out dates predicted for a number Minnesota lakes this year had many wondering if

Sartell Chamber sponsors annual leadership conference

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Hundreds of area business professionals and aspiring leaders from around the Sartell area had the opportunity to hear from experts and known industry leaders at the annual Leadercast event hosted by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce. “I really enjoy attending the Leadercast event,” said Jessica Houle, vice president of the board of directors for the

Kennedy students share activities with Woodcrest tenants

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you think you might be in the wrong location seeing seniors participating in activities at Kennedy Community School and students participating in activities at Woodcrest of Country Manor in St. Joseph, you aren’t. Students at Kennedy  and Woodcrest are implementing a new intergenerational partnership. Laura Freese, Kennedy Community School’s academic coach, said the partnership is