LTE – Apple Duathlon

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Sheri Schrock, Cohasset, Minn. I participated in my first Sartell Apple Duathlon on Saturday, May 26 and I would like to thank all the people who stood out in the downpour and the wind for hours to cheer us on, as well as all the volunteers who worked the race. I was freezing for 45 minutes on my bike –

Verso blast kills Albany man

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Verso paper mill officials have identified the victim of an explosion at its Sartell plant – Jon Michael Maus, 50, of Albany. He is the father of four children. Four others were injured in the explosion, but their injuries were apparently minor as they have all been treated and released at the St. Cloud Hospital. At

City’s monument commemorates 150-year-old conflict

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by Rosie Court St. Joseph Historical Society Minnesota’s heritage is rich in historical and cultural events. To preserve these events, monuments were constructed throughout the state at designated sites. Located in St. Joseph near Centennial Park is a monument built in 1941 by the federal Works Project Administration. The structure commemorates a blockhouse erected as a defense to protect settlers

City to apply for funding to restore monument

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The uncertainty is over. The monument located near Centennial Park is eligible for funding from the Legacy Amendment to assist with preservation efforts. The St. Joseph City Council voted 5-0 to apply for the funding May 17. The estimated cost of the project is about $25,000. The application is due June 1. City staff had been

Council votes on land split for McDonald’s

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Residents could see a slight glow from golden arches as early as this summer after a recent vote by the St. Joseph City Council. While plans to bring a McDonald’s restaurant to St. Joseph are in progress, council members voted 5-0 May 17 to allow the splitting up of land so development of the business can

Downtown beautification efforts to begin

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleafers.com A volunteer effort to help beautify the city’s downtown recently got a stamp of approval from the St. Joseph City Council. Elected officials unanimously approved the addition of hanging flower baskets at intersections along Minnesota Street and College Avenue, St. Joseph City Administrator Judy Weyrens said. Volunteers will reimburse the city about $5,500 for the project.