Council considers new ‘shovel-ready’ industrial park on east side of city

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph could soon be home to new industrial businesses, if a plan to develop an industrial park comes to fruition. The City Council approved March 4 a preliminary plat of an industrial park development southeast of CR 133 and east of 19th Avenue NE. The development is just northeast of the St. Joseph Coborn’s. If

St. Joseph to host 4-day bicycle tour

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St. Joseph will host 300 bicyclists and support crew members this summer for the start and finish of the Bicycling Around Minnesota Tour. The riders will arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and camp overnight before heading out on the four-day ride on Thursday, Aug. 15. They will return on Sunday, Aug. 18. The riders will camp in the parking lot

Renovation confirms Church of St. Joseph’s foundations run deep

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.om Locals have always known the foundations of the Church of St. Joseph run deep. But a recent renovation has confirmed it. Underneath the worship space runs two hand-built, stone-wall foundations the length of the church. The foundations have held up the roof for 150 years, but are getting an update this winter. Construction crews will reinforce the

Nydeen, Steichen named Triple A Award winners

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph seniors Reid Nydeen and Derek Steichen were recently named the St. John’s Prep School Triple A Award (Arts, Academics, Athletics) recipients. Each year, the Minnesota State High School League recognizes high-school seniors from member schools who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field and in fine arts. Nydeen is the daughter of

Hommerding’s nursing skills touch many

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph resident Brenda Hommerding isn’t a person who likes having everyone’s attention focused on her, but she is a person who likes to focus her attention on other people. Especially if that means helping them when they need medical care. Hommerding has spent the past 32 years working as a nurse in the Medical Oncology

Vietnam-era veteran Klein enlisted in the Navy at 17

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Township elections are March 12

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Township elections and annual meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, March 12. In Collegeville Township, polls will be open from 1-8 p.m. at the town hall,  27724 CR 50. Rick Thompson is running unopposed for a three-year term as supervisor and Robert John Simon is running for a two-year term as treasurer. Brockway Township election hours are from 3-8 p.m. at

March 8 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Feb. 12 11:21 a.m. Revoked license. Jade Road. An officer