St. Cloud School Board Candidate: Cindy Harner

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contributed photo Cindy Harner Name: Cynthia (Cindy) R. Harner Age: 45 Family: three children in District 742 Employment: Advertising manager for Minnesota Trails Magazine 1) Please share your background and relevant experience: First and foremost I am a mother with three children in District 742. I have served the past four years on the St. Cloud School Board and have

Farmers’ market hosts Harvest Festival Sept. 14

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Please add additional info via Jim Degiovanni’s request for additions to his advertisement scheduled to run 9/7/12. I also told him we would provide the crier FREE for this event being they have done quite a bit of advertising this season. JVP The St. Joseph Farmers’ Market will host its annual Harvest Festival Sept. 14 during expanded 3-7 p.m. market

UB 9/14. Portrait of twin earns State Fair blue ribbon

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Claire Miller of Sartell won tops at the Minnesota State Fair for a painting of her little sister, Elise — a twin who was born 16 seconds after Claire. Claire, the daughter of Todd and Deb Miller, is 14. She will be a ninth-grader this school year at Cathedral High School. At the State Fair, Miller

City officials to consider a paperless option

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com At their next St. Joseph City Council meeting, city officials will consider transitioning from paper meeting packets to electronic ones. During a recent tour of the new Sauk Rapids Government Center, St. Joseph officials discovered Sauk Rapids has gone paperless with some council members using iPads to view their council packets. One council member in Sauk Rapids

Citywide food shelf drive set for Sept. 29

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com A community-wide effort to help those in need is slated for Sept. 29 in St. Joseph. The second annual citywide food drive will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. in front of the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf on 25 1st Ave. NW, across the street west of the St. Joseph Meat Market. Unlike last

Your tax dollars at work – the no-no list

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Ron Scarbro The State Department has an employee with a position known as “Chief Diversity Officer?” Who knew? His name is John Robinson. His job is apparently to identify violations of political correctness rules which would at some level offend someone. He then publishes these offenses to make certain they come to an end. We the taxpayers are paying for

St. Joseph sets preliminary 2013 budget

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com As 2013 preliminary budget numbers reflect an increase, residents could see a hike in the city’s tax rate. Elected officials are proposing about a 4.1-percent increase in the tax rate. The tax rate could go from 50.47 to 54.58, said the city’s finance director,  Lori Bartlett. “St. Joseph’s tax rate has been pretty level,” she said.

Council approves return of a city archery range

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com A familiar recreational activity will soon return to the list of things to do in St. Joseph. City council members recently approved partnering with Archery Country of Waite Park on the installation of an archery range on the very southeast corner of the city. Specifically, the range will be at the water-treatment plant 2 site next