by Heidi L. Everett email@example.com Stearns County will be awarding approximately $3 million in grants to businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related requirements to slow the spread of the virus in Minnesota. St. Joseph Community Development Director Nate Keller said this is exciting news. “We strongly encourage all to apply regardless if you have or
by Heidi L. Everett firstname.lastname@example.org A stolen St. Cloud police car was left abandon at Millstream Park in St. Joseph Jan. 7. The suspect fled on foot and was later arrested hiding at a nearby home. On Jan. 7, St. Cloud police were called to Kwik Trip located at 6250 County Rd. 120 in reference to a suspicious person. According
by Heidi L. Everett email@example.com Stearns County Parks and the Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota are challenging you to cross country ski (or hike or snowshoe) this month. “This year has been a challenge for everybody,” said Sarah Weed, parks operations coordinator for Stearns County Parks. “One of our annual events, the Moonlight Ski, usually occurs the first weekend
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org The pandemic put the kibosh on the original wedding plans for Breana Buettner and Jordan Lenz, but it resulted in 300 meals for people in need. The couple, who now live in St. Joseph, planned a big wedding for Dec. 12 at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course dining hall in Sartell. They paid a $2,500 deposit for
by Heidi L. Everett email@example.com Kindergarten enrollment for the St. Cloud School District begins Jan. 25 for students who will be five years old by Sept. 1, 2021. Continued safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic are shifting how enrollment is processed for the 2021-22 academic year. Families and caregivers will have three ways to enroll. The first enrollment option is
by Heidi L. Everett firstname.lastname@example.org On Dec. 22, Murray Allen Dirks, 44, of St. Joseph, was convicted of a felony and sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for disseminating pornographic work. This was his fifth conviction. Dirks was initially convicted for actions in May and June 2016 in which he engaged in electronic communication relating or describing sexual
by Heidi L. Everett email@example.com For the fourth time in two weeks, Stearns County sheriff deputies have been called to a breakthrough on thin ice. On Jan. 3, deputies were dispatched to Big Watab Lake in Collegeville Township for a fish house that went through the ice. When deputies arrived, they found the fish house was being removed from the
While 2020 headlines tell of all we lost due to COVID-19, these snapshots tell all that we gained. Celebration and connection. Compassion. Resilience. Hope. We truly are in this together.