Dahlgren: Finance skills a boost for school board

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Al Dahlgren of St. Joseph is gratified his extensive knowledge of business and accounting can help the St. Cloud school board “unravel the incredibly complex business of school finance.” Dahlgren, 61, is treasurer of the school board and is vying for re-election, competing with six other candidates, including two other incumbents. There are four seats open

Andreasen: Reading mastery is key to all students’ successes

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Even though his 2016 bid for a seat on the St. Cloud school board failed, Scott Andreasen of St. Joseph remains active in the school district. He is one of seven candidates, three of them incumbents, competing for four open seats on the board. Andreasen is a community member of the district’s board finance committee and

Council approves downtown streetscape plan

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A proposal to improve the look of downtown St. Joseph moved ahead when the City Council approved the final plan and bidding for the streetscape project. The improvements include repairs to the existing street-scape on the south side of Minnesota Street from Chapel Lane to First Avenue NE. The work includes replacing pavers, tree planters, benches

City plans public hearing for sale proposal

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleadersc.com A proposal to take bids for the sale of city property will be the subject of a public hearing before the St. Joseph City Council at one of its September meetings. The date will be announced soon. The council has been considering selling the St. Joseph Community Center building (formerly Kennedy Elementary School). The city is

Women of Today rock

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photo by Carolyn BertschCamden DeWeese, 4, of St. Joseph, happily paints his rock a shade of blue at the Aug. 17 Women of Today rock painting event at Melody Park in St. Joseph. photo by Carolyn BertschIdeas are shared by artists at the Aug. 17 Women of Today rock painting event at Melody Park in St. Joseph. They are (left

Humane Society’s new home is the cat’s meow

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Its first home was a repurposed old gas station that sometimes flooded with rain. But now – nearly a half century later – the Tri-County Humane Society has just moved into its third home – a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility. The old gas-station locale, on Lincoln Avenue in east St. Cloud, was just a stone’s throw to