Borgerding urges, ‘Become friend of Wobegon Trails’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Little did Cliff Borgerding realize in the 1970s that a railroad bed one-half mile from his home in Avon would someday become a bicycle trail he would come to know and love. At that time, Borgerding worked for the Fingerhut company in St. Cloud, with lots of employees that commuted from cities to the west: Sauk

Virus utterly changes world – at least for a while

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com By mid-March, the world had utterly changed – at least for the time being – with the closings of schools, churches, nursing homes, hospitals, community events and some work places, as well as unprecedented changes in how and where people meet. There are candidates debating without audiences, sports teams playing without spectators, students at home instead

Lions donate to send Explorer to state competition

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Y2K Lions recently donated $400 to the Stearns County Explorer Post 250 to help fund expenses for an Explorer to attend the April 24-26 state competition in Rochester. St. Joseph resident Stearns County Deputy Sheriff Brian Theisen attended the March 11 Y2K Lions meeting to discuss the program and accept the donation. Theisen is one

Refugee/immigrant news: summer soccer league planned

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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. ••• Cultural Bridges is sponsoring a summer soccer program for all children who live in and around St. Joseph.

How to stay safe from Covid-19 infection

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The following are prevention tips on how to best stay safe from the Covid-19 virus. These tips are based on information from the National Centers for Disease Control, based in Atlanta. Wash hands repeatedly all day with soap and hot water, and avoid touching one’s face. Do not shake hands or give hugs. Try to maintain

Schools to serve grab-and-go meals

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The St. Cloud school district Food and Nutrition Services will provide all district families with drive-thru and pickup free meals for the children in their family while the schools are closed. Only parents/guardians/students may pick up food. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult to receive food. Grab-and-go bags, including a lunch and snack for the day

St. Joseph cancels meetings, restricts building access

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The St. Joseph City Council meeting scheduled March 16 was canceled. Items from this agenda will be rescheduled, according to a statement from City Administrator Kris Ambuehl. Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the city of St Joseph will be restricting access to City Hall and other government facilities effective immediately. Access to the Community Center will also be restricted.

Emmer votes against coronavirus legislation passed by the House

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Rep. Tom Emmer was one of 40 Republicans who voted against a bill to address the coronavirus pandemic. The measure passed the House late March 13 by a vote of 363-40 and awaits Senate action. Donald Trump supports the bill. The legislation guarantees free coronavirus testing, establishes paid leave, enhances unemployment insurance, expands food security initiatives