Council approves Bello Cucina’s liquor license, indoors and out

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Bello Cucina, an Italian restaurant, is one step closer to opening in St. Joseph, thanks to two approvals by the St. Joseph City Council. The business is scheduled to open April 23. Council members approved a liquor license for the business April 5 and amended the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for the sale of liquor

Identity tax fraud is on the rise

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, Opinion, St. Joseph0 Comments

For many, the month of April means it’s “tax time.” With the 17th of April being just days away, there are some who are scrambling to make sure they have filed their taxes, don’t owe the government and if they do, have paid their taxes by now. As if getting through the process of filing taxes is not enough to

Lab School fish fry cooks up 1,350 meals. UB April 13

Cori HilsgenNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Cori Hilsgen www.thenewsleaders.com More than 1,350 meals were served during the 30th annual fish fry which was recently held at the All Saints Academy. Alex Schleper coordinated the event, which brought together 95 parents, 35 fifth- and sixth-graders and some college students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, who served as volunteers. Volunteers were kept

As Senior Connection ages, it gets better and better

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

They claim as people get older, they just keep getting better and better. Well, that may be a sweeping generalization, although it certainly is true in many cases. However, one thing is for sure: As the Sartell Senior Connection gets older, it does indeed get better and better, and there’s no doubt about it. During its first meetings years ago,

Hosch to join EDA, council says

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Larry Hosch is the newest member of the St. Joseph Economic Development Authority following a recent council vote. The St. Joseph City Council voted 5-0 in support of Hosch’s appointment to the board. The 34-year-old was one of four contenders to fill an open seat. Other applicants included Doug Danielson, Tanya Finken and Mike McDonald. St.

Kennedy students to witness prescribed fire

Christian GilmanCriers, St. Joseph0 Comments

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in close collaboration with St. Cloud Area School District 742, will conduct a prescribed fire on a 46-acre parcel of restored prairie adjacent to the Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph, to improve prairie restoration and reduce the hazardous fuel load. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Private Lands Office in Waite

City compost site is open

TaLeiza CallowayCriers, St. Joseph0 Comments

The city’s compost site is open for the 2012 season. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. The St. Joseph compost site is open to city residents and St. Joseph Township residents. Permits can be purchased at St. Joseph City Hall. The city’s compost site is west of town on Stearns County Road 75;

El Paso event to help ‘Stride’

Dennis DalmanCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

A “Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza” at the El Paso Bar and Grill in St. Joseph will raise funds for the Stride Academy. The event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, which is Mexico’s Independence Day (“Cinco de Mayo” means Fifth of May). The Stride Academy Choir will entertain at lunch-time. Based in St. Cloud, Stride Academy is