SJU selects layperson as 13th president

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway St. John’s University will be led by one of their own in the coming months. A search committee selected 1981 alumnus Michael Hemesath to serve as the school’s 13th president – a move that for the first time shifts the 155-year tradition of leadership from that of the monks to a layperson. Hemesath will take his

Input requested for park improvements

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway Residents are invited to the next meeting of the St. Joseph Park Board to share suggestions for future upgrades to Cloverdale Park. Park Board Chairman John Anderson said the board will hold its next meeting at 6.30 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the park, weather permitting, to brainstorm ideas for improvements to the park. An area

Former credit union to be demolished

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway The St. Joseph City Council voted earlier this month to spend about $9,000 to demolish the former Central Minnesota Credit Union building. The move will not only create space for proposed expanded city offices and a community center but is expected to save the city some money, too. St. Joseph City Administrator Judy Weyrens said the

Efforts continue to preserve historic monument

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway 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

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway 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

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

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

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

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

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman 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