Skahen accepted to Honor Choir for third year

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. John’s Prep ninth-grade student Jack Skahen not only loves to sing, but he is also very good at it. He was recently selected by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Honor Choir to participate in the State 9-10 Boys’ Honor Choir. This is the third year he has been chosen for the honor that

Jack Frost temp doesn’t deter Polar Run Club

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s a chilly December Saturday morning in Sartell. The thermometer has dipped to around 18 degrees. Fluffy snowflakes are slowly falling as the gentle breeze assists them on their descent to the frost-covered ground. The air is crisp. Most people would be cuddled under a blanket, enjoying a warm beverage and getting ready to plan their

Gillach of SJU named to Good Works Team

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Wide receiver Will Gillach of St. John’s University was one of 22 athletes honored at half-time during the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans. Gillach was named to the American College Coaches Association’s Good Works Team, a prestigious annual roster to pay tribute to players who volunteer and work selflessly to help others. A

Joe Town Vibe: Why are downtowns important?

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(Note to our readers: This column comes from a new, loosely knit independent group of area business people and residents who love and want to promote the energy and enthusiasm of downtown St. Joseph. They’ve named themselves Joe Town Vibe, and their purpose is to promote the creativity, vitality and vibe of events, businesses and people here. We’ll be running

Coborn’s launches extensive nutrition-education system

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A new nutrition ratings program dubbed “Dietitian’s Choice” has begun at Coborn’s stores in the area, including the one in St. Joseph. Cash Wise stores and Marketplace Foods stores will also feature the new system. Dietitian’s Choice will replace NuVal, a previous nutrition-ratings system that informed shoppers of the nutritional value of food items on a

Carlbom manages Coleman campaign

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A former mayor of St. Joseph, Richard Carlbom, is now managing the “Coleman for Governor” campaign for DFL contender Chris Coleman. Carlbom said the campaign so far has raised more than $800,000 from residents throughout the state. Coleman, 56, is an attorney and politician and was elected mayor of St. Paul in 2006, a term that

Bertsch honored with ‘2 Under 20’ award

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Young entrepreneur and visionary Alex Bertsch of Sartell is being honored as one of the two winners in the third annual “2 Under 20” awards by the St. Cloud Times. Bertsch, the son of Carolyn and Matt Bertsch, is a senior at Sartell High School. The other winner is Georgina Simon, a student at St. Cloud