Kindergarten, preschool enrollment opens

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Kindergarten enrollment and preschool registration for Kennedy Community School begins Jan. 24. A morning open house for kindergarten enrollment is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. with a presentation at 9 a.m. There will be an evening open house for kindergarten and preschool from 5-6:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 If you can’t attend an open

Presidential primary absentee voting began Jan. 17

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Absentee voting began Jan. 17, for the March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary. Voting in the Presidential Nomination Primary will be different from a statewide primary election with the following differences: • The Democratic-Farmer-Labor  and Republican parties are the only major political parties that will participate in the Presidential Nomination Primary. Donald Trump and the Republican Party have decided only Trump’s

St. Joseph woman injured in crash

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A St. Joseph woman was injured Jan. 10 when the vehicle she was driving hit a patch of ice, crashed into the ditch and rolled onto its roof, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, Caitlin Popp, 18, crawled out the vehicle and walked to a nearby residence for help. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on

New solar panels power Millstream building

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com From street level, the newest addition to downtown St. Joseph isn’t visible. But a climb to the top of Millstream Shops & Lofts reveals the roof filled with a new installation of solar panels. The solar equipment was installed in the last month and should be in operation in the next few weeks once Xcel Energy

Council approves street, utility study

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com How to develop roads and utilities in southeast St. Joseph will be the subject of a study approved by the St. Joseph City Council at its Jan. 6 meeting. The council approved spending about $27,000 to study street and utility needs in the area where an apartment building is planned. The area in question is between

Team collaboration at Vex EDR

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photo by Carolyn BertschTeam collaboration at Vex EDRKennedy Community School students perform maintenance on a robot Jan. 4 at the Vex EDR Tournament, which took place at Sartell Middle School. They are (left to right) Emily Hammond, 14; Rylan Dierkes, 13; and Sophie Birkholz, 14. Said Dierkes: “Our robot has been experiencing technical difficulty.”

News for refugees/immigrants – Faith in democracy

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you

Top spellers move on to next challenge

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contributed photoSt. Joseph Catholic School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders participated in a Spelling Bee held at the school on Dec. 20. Winning participants include (left to right) first place James Hanauska, grade 5; second place Cecelia Weldon, grade 6; third place Brady Skahen, grade 6; and fourth place Aquiliana Wolf, grade 6. Winning participants will represent the St. Joseph Catholic