Kennedy opens with new schedule

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by Julianne O’Connell news@thenewsleaders.com St, Joseph’s Kennedy Community School is preparing to open the 2020-2021 school year. To avoid the spread of Covid-19 the school is following the No. 1 aim of Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan: Prioritize the safety of students and staff. When Kennedy opens its doors on Sept. 9, the new norm will have pre-kindergarten through second grade

From South Korea to south St. Joseph

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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 Martina Talic Recently I had the honor of meeting Pok Hughes, a South Korean woman who lives

Thank you for sharing your stories

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Thank you for sharing your stories After having had the honor of writing and sharing your stories for the St. Joseph and Sartell Newsleaders for more than 10 years, it is time for me to say goodbye to my consistent stories. Perhaps, in the future, I will write an occasional story. I want to thank everyone

Tired driver hits tree

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A St. Joseph man was injured Aug. 8 when the pickup he was driving left CR 4 and crashed into a tree, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Alexander Legatt, 21, was driving west about 5:22 p.m. on CR 4 near Quail Road in St. Wendel Township when the truck left the road, drove over a field approach and

Safety issues addressed, third craft event OK’d

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A third craft event will go ahead, although not as big as originally planned, after the event organizer satisfied a majority of St. Joseph City Council members that it will be conducted safely. The event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 19, on land just east of the Government Center, the location of two earlier events on

City departments add supervisors

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The St. Joseph City Council approved supervision positions in two departments to increase accountability, transparency and leadership. During a work session July 27, Police Chief Dwight Pfannenstein told council members he wants to add a second sergeant to his department and Public Works Director Terry Thene proposed a supervisor. The council approved the two positions at its Aug. 3 meeting.

CARES money will be spent for public safety, health needs

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph’s $551,340 share of CARES Act federal funding will be split between public safety and public health needs, the City Council decided Aug. 3. Congress passed the measure in the spring with the money distributed by the states to each locality based on population. The money can only be used for expenses related to the

City Council approves new Park Board members

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com For months, the St. Joseph Park Board lacked members but now residents have stepped up to serve. The City Council at its Aug. 3 meeting appointed members nominated by Mayor Rick Schultz. The appointees are Elijah Stenman, Abby Lyon, Andy Rennecke, Mary Stommes and Tim Rocky. In addition, Keith Schleper will be the St. Joseph Lions