Goodbye, neighbors from Hell

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

Column by Candi Valasity Everyone at some point has had a neighbor they can’t tolerate. They seem to be numerous and unavoidable, but if being a neighbor from Hell were an Olympic event, mine would have a wall of gold, silver and bronze medals. At one apartment I lived in I couldn’t have anything on the wall because the bass

Brat sale funds to buy baskets

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A brat sale, sponsored by the Y2K Lions will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 25 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday May 26 at the St. Joseph Meat Market. Proceeds will be donated toward the purchase of flower baskets to be hung on St. Joseph city lamp posts throughout downtown this summer.

Volunteers needed

TaLeiza CallowayCriers, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

The Sartell Volunteer Garden Club needs volunteers. At the first Garden Club meeting recently, only seven people attended. Most of the garden beds in the city’s 40 parks have not been “adopted” yet by volunteers and as a result those beds are in need of care. What’s needed is volunteers who are willing to weed, maybe mulch and prune here

Poet Conway wins prestigious award

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Nothing can prepare oneself for death, according to poet Mark Conway of Avon. Conway is the director of the Literary Arts Institute at the College of St. Benedict. He has just been honored with a prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship Award. Like most poets, Conway has been pondering death and wrestling with death for years, especially in

Garden Club needs volunteers

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Volunteers are badly needed for the Sartell Volunteer Garden Club. At the first Garden Club meeting recently, only seven people attended. Most of the garden beds in the city’s 40 parks have not been “adopted” yet by volunteers. As a result, those beds – featuring mainly perennials such as shrubs and perennial flowers – are looking

Survey to help prioritize city services

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Condition of city streets. Overall appearance of the city. Quality of services provided by the city. These are just a few examples of city concerns residents can comment on when taking an online survey of city services. The city is participating in the survey, which is offered by the League of Minnesota Cities. The survey looks

Students attempt to walk across America with Walk-a-thon

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Under a cloudy sky and sprinkling of rain, 750 students and 150 staff members of Kennedy Community School participated in a Walk-a-thon May 11. With the theme: Walk across America, the goal was to raise money for the school and see if walkers could actually log enough miles to go across the United States. They did