Feb. 2 Joe Town Vibes: College towns

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(Note to our readers: This column is part of continuing series from a blog recently started by a loosely knit independent group of area business people and residents who love and want to promote the energy and enthusiasm of downtown St. Joseph. We’ll be running their weekly Friday blog post here. The author today is SJU intern, John Stevens, who

New high school, fundraising and calendar occupy board attention

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board had a full menu of items that occupied its attention at the regular Jan. 22 meeting. Those concerns included the progress of the new high school, fundraising for a new athletic complex and school calendars for 2018 through 2020. Lee Gruen, project manager for the new high school, presented the board

Text-to-911 still in early stages throughout county

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been nearly two months since the Minnesota Department of Public Safety launched the text-to-911 service statewide. But since the service has been active, law enforcement throughout Stearns County have seen limited use of the technology. “As far as I know, we haven’t had any 911 calls through texting,” said St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein.

Sneaky disease almost kills Sartell baby

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Most people, if they even hear of it, will dismiss from their minds National Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day, Jan. 26. Most have never heard of it. Not the Stephen and Julie Muenchow family of Sartell. They hope people on that day and forever after will learn and remember what that disease is. Kawasaki can be deadly

Community reacts to white nationalist posters

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Community leaders are speaking out and planning action after white nationalist posters appeared on main streets in St. Joseph last week. About two dozen members of Cultural Bridges, a group formed more than a year ago to help immigrants, plans to ask the St. Joseph City Council to support a resolution affirming St. Joseph as a

‘A Night of Hope for Place of Hope’ concert Jan. 26

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are looking for something to break up the boredom of staying inside during the cold month of January, the Social Justice Concerns Committee at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell is hosting “A Night of Hope for Place of Hope” Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 to benefit Place of Hope Ministries

A blend of local talent percolates at open mic

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by Patric Lewandowski news@thenewsleaders.com There’s a special tradition that’s grown up during the past eight years in St. Joseph. Whether it’s the dead cold of winter or a beautiful summer evening, every Tuesday, performers gather at Local Blend for one of the longest continuous open-mic nights in Minnesota, hosted by Dave Cofell and Adam Hammer. “We get players of all