Efforts continue to preserve historic monument

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Efforts continue to preserve a historic monument commemorating the Sioux Uprising near Centennial Park in St. Joseph. Built by the Works Progress Administration in 1941, it stands at the corner of 2nd Avenue NW and Birch Street. The WPA was started by a presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935. Its purpose

CSB student earns Patterson Award

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Alex Lenzen rose above the rest in a field she has always had an interest in–psychology. The 22-year-old College of St. Benedict student is the recipient of the 2012 Donald G. Patterson Award, a top honor from the Minnesota Psychological Association. She was presented with a plaque April 21 and a $350 award at a banquet

Titanic keeps sinking in my mind

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Why am I still riveted by anything to do with the sinking of the H.M.S. Titanic, as if that disaster happened just yesterday? I’ve been pondering that question for the past week, prompted by the centennial of that ship’s sinking on April 15, 1912. Whenever I happen to channel-flip through TV and glimpse something about the Titanic, I always think,

All of us should re-learn tornado-survival tips

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Although Minnesotans – famously so – are a weather-hardened species, this past winter, which was practically “balmy,” has probably spoiled us to some extent. But let’s not fool ourselves. A benign winter is not necessarily the harbinger of a balmy, pleasant summer. A drought is possible, as are destructive floods. A lethal heat wave could develop, not to mention –

Graves endorsed to challenge Bachmann

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A former St. Cloud resident, Jim Graves, was endorsed last Saturday as the DFL candidate to challenge incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann for Minnesota’s 6th District congressional seat in the Nov. 6 election. Graves, who was endorsed at the 6th District DFL Convention in Blaine, is the owner of Graves Hospitality, a company that builds and maintains

Graves endorsed to challenge Bachmann

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A former St. Cloud resident, Jim Graves, was endorsed last Saturday as the DFL candidate to challenge incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann for Minnesota’s 6th District congressional seat in the Nov. 6 election. Graves, who was endorsed at the 6th District DFL Convention in Blaine, is the owner of Graves Hospitality, a company that builds and maintains

Reichert is chosen as next principal for St. John’s Prep School

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Matthew Reichert was recently selected as the next principal of the St. John’s Preparatory School. Reichert has been filling in as acting principal since July 2011. He will continue as acting principal for the rest of this school year and will begin duties as the principal on July 1. Reichert, who is originally from Richmond, was

Former credit union site is part of city’s history

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com In 1958, Ellie Studer married her husband, Darol. They held their reception at the St. Joseph VFW—the building that is now the former site of the Central Minnesota Credit Union at 35 College Ave. N. When the building was built in November 1904, it was home to the First State Bank of St. Joseph. In 1917