1 lane only on eastbound CR starting April 15

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More traffic lane closures are coming for CR 75 between St. Joseph and Waite Park. Beginning Monday, April 15, traffic will be reduced to one eastbound lane from the Interstate Highway 94 ramp west of St. Joseph to 15th Avenue in Waite Park. Westbound traffic will remain reduced to one lane. Left turns should only be made where left turn

Housing meeting moved to April 14

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A meeting to discuss how the community can support new housing originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11, has been moved to Sunday, April 14, because of the forecast for heavy snow. The meeting is planned from 6:30-8 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the Church of St. Joseph. The discussion, A Place to Call Home, is intended to galvanize support for

Benefit set for family whose barn burned

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com On a viciously cold and windy below-zero day, Feb. 8, Norb Walz was plowing snow by his rural St. Joseph house when he looked up and saw black smoke rising from his barn. The sight just about broke Walz’s heart. Just as he figured, the barn would be a total loss. “I just knew when I

Menzhuber intercepted, interpreted intelligence in Vietnam

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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

Couple down-sizes, ready for move to tiny house

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Heidi Everett of rural St. Joseph has been waking up every morning with countless do-lists staring her in the face. She and her husband are so busy it’s as if they’re packing for a trip that will last for years; so busy it’s as if they’re trying to find good homes for umpteen orphans, so busy

Gourmet dinner fundraiser to help Imagination Library

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Gourmet theme dinners will soon be served in St. Joseph, Sartell and St. Cloud to raise money for Imagination Library in Central Minnesota. The dinners cooked and served at the homes of volunteers will take place in St. Cloud April 6 (10 dinners) in St. Joseph April 13 (five dinners) and in Sartell, also April 13

Quick-thinking wife saves husband’s life

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com One day, Jerry Hess of St. Cloud gave his wife, Judy, a tiny jeweled angel for her charm bracelet. “This is for you because you are my guardian angel,” he told her. She was delighted, moved to the point of tears. Judy is not only Jerry’s guardian angel, she’s also his lifesaver. Thanks to her quick