Lanes shift on CR 75 project

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Starting on Tuesday, May 28, eastbound traffic on CR 75 between Waite Park and St. Joseph will be shifted to the newly resurfaced eastbound lane, according to the Stearns County Highway Department. Westbound traffic will remain in the current location for approximately one day and then will also be shifted. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction

St. Joseph man injured in collision near New London

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A 73-year-old St. Joseph man was injured in a collision just after noon Tuesday, May 21, about six miles northeast of New London on Hwy. 23. Ronald Leon Stewart of St. Joseph was driving west on Hwy. 23 when his car collided with a pickup traveling east that had crossed into the westbound lane, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

City Council moves forward with affordable housing plan

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com Despite concerns over new road and infrastructure costs, the St. Joseph City Council is moving forward with its support for a new affordable housing development on the city’s east side. The council voted 4-1 to support the project at a meeting May 6 with council member Brian Theisen dissenting. The project includes a 48-unit apartment building

Marathon weather

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photo by Mike KnaakMay 11 was a great day for a 26-mile run. Some 294 people participated in the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon. Dan Feda, 44, Rochester, finished the course with a time of 2:45:30. The runners started in Holdingford and followed the trail through Albany and Avon before reaching the finish line in St. Joseph.

Police will soon have new tool to catch red-light runners

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by Stephanie Dickrell news@thenewsleaders.com Local law enforcement will soon have some help cracking down on drivers who run red lights. Stearns County received federal funding to install traffic-confirmation lights on several county-owned traffic signals, including some in St. Joseph, said Randy Sabart, the city’s engineer. A light is installed on the back of a traffic signal. It turns blue when

WWII vet, Wahlstrom wanted to be part of the action

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Legion plans Memorial Day events

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St. Joseph American Legion members will honor veterans with a series of events on Memorial Day, May 27. At 8:45 a.m., Legionnaires, members of Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will march to the 9 a.m. Service at St.  Joseph Catholic Church. After the service, Legion members families and guests will move to the St. Joseph Cemetery

May 17 News for refugees

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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. Our English volunteer teachers are key to opening up opportunities to those with little English skills in the St. Cloud area. On May 13, the St. Cloud school district recognized the contributions of one