Barrett’s Music hosts grand opening in St. Joseph

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A music shop known as Barrett’s Music had its grand opening Nov. 9 in the building that housed for seven years a previous music shop, Riff City Guitar, at 708 Elm St. E. in St. Joseph. Barrett’s Music is owned by Sartell residents Micah and Jeanine Barrett. Long-time music enthusiasts, music teachers and musical performers, the

Ground broken for new humane society facility

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not to be outdone by tall people and their shovels, a black-and-white pooch named Roger dug in the dirt at the Nov. 7 groundbreaking for the Tri-County Humane Society. The crowd that gathered at the event applauded, cheered and chuckled as Roger, spurning the use of a golden shovel, used his front paws to dig, dig,

Refugee/immigrant news: Homework Helpers need more help

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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. by Dave Leitzman Not long ago I overheard one of our Homework Helper tutors working with a kindergartner during

Life on the farm prepared Bechtold for the Army

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. Profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining with Post 328 to recognize veterans and Legion members who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict and Cold War tensions. by Tom Klecker Leonard “Lenny” Bechtold, 76

Initiative started for outdoor SaveStations in Pleasant Acres

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com According to Advocates for Health, sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in our country and claims about 350,000 lives each year. It kills 1,000 people per day or one person every two minutes and about 95 percent of victims die before they reach the hospital or other emergency help. These are some of

St. Joseph Jaycees help fund BizTown trip for students

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Are fifth- and sixth-graders ready to run and operate businesses? St. Joseph Catholic School fifth- and sixth-graders recently had a chance to show how efficient they could be in the business world when they took a trip to Junior Achievement BizTown. The St. Joseph Jaycees helped fund the students’ trip to the 12,000-square-foot city with 18

Summer market ends on a high note

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Customers and vendors alike were delighted to enjoy temperatures in the mid- to high 60s for the final outdoor St. Joseph Farmers’ Market of the season. The market will move from the parking lot to the inside of Resurrection Lutheran Church beginning Saturday, Nov. 9. The market’s hours will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Additional information can be found on their