Negotiations to begin on design of city offices

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By TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com A vision for expanded city offices and a community center in the city’s downtown is a little closer to taking shape after a recent city council vote. Elected officials unanimously voted to start negotiating a contract for architectural services with Hagemesiter Mack, a St. Cloud architectural firm, for the design of a potential government campus. St.

Historical Society members encourage others to join

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Darol Studer and Marlin Eich encourage people to join the St. Joseph Area Historical Society. They especially would like to see younger people join. Studer is the St. Joseph Historical Museum curator and one of the founding members. Eich is the current president. Studer, with a twinkle in his eye, said his age is between 75

Public hearing set to update EDA rules

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council will hold a public hearing March 1 to update qualifications for serving on the city’s Economic and Development Authority. City officials previously delayed an appointment to the EDA to review membership provisions. New provisions will include one that states board members must be residents, work in or operate a business within