Gold Star Mother Jeanette Faughn remembers her daughter, Marine husband

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. Profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans are being 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 Jeanette Faughn,

Joetown Christmas Treasure sale begins Nov. 7

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are starting your holiday shopping, you have a chance to find some treasures at the annual Joetown Christmas Treasure Sale at the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall parish center. The sale will be from noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and  8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. In

Refugee/immigrant news: Somali woman seeks a home in our midst

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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 Kaylee McGovern I’m not from Minnesota. I was born and raised in Washington state, just north of Seattle,

Applications open for legislative page program

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High school juniors have an opportunity to spend a week at the Capitol as a legislative page. Applications for the page program are now open for the 2019 session with a Nov. 28 deadline. High school pages attend meetings with legislators, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary and others. Pages also assist members and staff during House floor sessions and

Aging Mastery classes taking place at Heritage Hall

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are age 50 and older and interested in participating in a fun educational behavior change incentive program for aging well, you have a chance to attend classes from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Classes began in September, but are ongoing. During the

Ghostly greetings

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photos by Mike KnaakTwo neighbors on Fifth Avenue SE teamed up again this year to create an elaborate Halloween display. Sharon Fiereck and Mary Kay Hoeschen have combined their decorations and skill for the past six years and alternate the display between their yards. This year the decorations enliven Fiereck's yard at 118 Fifth Ave. SE.

St. Joseph ranks high as a safe place to live

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph residents should sleep well tonight. The city has been ranked as one of Minnesota’s safest places to live. Behind No. 1 safe city Big Lake, St. Joseph ranked eighth, according to a study conducted by Security Baron, a company that specializes in home and cybersecurity issues. The rankings are based on FBI data for