Learn how to become a high school sports official

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The Minnesota State High School League needs officials and judges for all sports. If you’re interested, the league has organized an online recruitment forum via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday June 23. During the forum, longtime official Mike Spanier of Sartell will share his experiences. Spanier will talk about the many rewards, challenges and experiences that kept him returning each

More businesses begin to re-open, cautiously

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Spring has sprung, summer is just around the bend, and many St. Joseph residents who are finally able to go to local businesses are mighty happy about de-isolating in the nice weather. Those are the many people tired of being cooped-up or otherwise isolated due to the ongoing virus pandemic, which started a deadly infection swath

Crown Royal and other quilts to be auctioned at online auction

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com People who enjoy an occasional alcoholic drink usually have a preference for what they like to drink. If you are one of these people and prefer to drink Crown Royal Whiskey, a blended Canadian whiskey, you might be interested in a quilt the Church of St. Joseph quilters pieced, quilted and hand-stitched for the parish’s annual

Cooking homemade treats for the troops

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Resurrection Lutheran Church has a reputation for being community minded and serving those who serve including the military. When the Rev.  Jennifer Thul’s husband deployed, Terri Boysen and Joan Thralow started thinking and planning and organizing ways to help. When asked what soldiers need, chaplain Maj. Daryl Thul initially said sheet sets and blankets. As the deployment went on and

Refugee/immigrant news: Resources for persons affected by the pandemic

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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. ••• Senior Dining Meals on Wheels is available for those who are home bound and unable to get out.

Candidates file for offices with primary elections

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Filings closed June 2 for elected positions with a potential primary on Aug. 11. Here are the filings for offices as recorded by the Secretary of State. U.S. Senate DFL incumbent Tina Smith will be challenged by Steve Carlson, Ahmad R. Hassan, Paula Overby and Christopher Lovell Seymore Sr. Republicans will have a choice between the party

St. Joseph council approves citizen-friendly budget software

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Ways to open up city government and encourage more citizen participation were the focus of the June 1 St. Joseph City Council meeting. Members approved one new service but postponed a decision on a second plan so they could do more research. The council unanimously approved paying $7,000 a year for budgeting software that will provide

CR 133 resurfacing between St. Joseph and Sartell begins

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Resurfacing will begin on CR 133 between St. Joseph and Sartell on Tuesday, June 2. The work will approximately take two to three weeks to complete. Expect lane closures if driving through the area, according to the Stearns County Highway Department. Drivers should find alternate routes, expect delays and use caution while traveling through the work zone area.