Tour of Saints adds new 18-mile option

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Next weekend cyclists from statewide and beyond will take to the trails on their bicycles in the 32nd annual Tour of Saints. The event is slated for July 8. The first thing event director Michael Doyle wants interested parties to know is that it is not a competitive event. “It’s not a race,” Doyle said. “It’s

City Council to vote on EDA appointment

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The St. Joseph City Council will consider the appointment of Doug Danielson to the St. Joseph Economic Development Authority next month. Danielson, a manager at Sentry Bank in St. Joseph, could fill the seat once held by Chad Davey. In a letter to the mayor and members of the EDA, Davey resigned from the EDA citing a heavy workload and

Site of former credit union demolished

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph resident Ellie Studer stood by a tree in the rain and watched as the building that once housed the Central Minnesota Credit Union and a few other local businesses came down June 13. “I wish I could just get one brick,” Studer said. Studer is a member of the St. Joseph Historical Society. She

Seniors, veterans can choose cats for free

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s so crowded with cats and kittens at the Tri-County Humane Society the staff members wonder if they themselves will have to be evicted to make room for more and more cats. As the staff is fond of saying, “It’s not raining cats and dogs; it’s raining cats and cats and more cats.” The only room

Police consider adding surveillance to parks to deter vandalism

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Vandalism may be an inevitable occurrence in city parks, but the St. Joseph Police Department is working on ways to help prevent it. St. Joseph Police Chief Pete Jansky said he is gathering information about the cost of adding surveillance equipment in city parks. While the addition of equipment has been discussed previously, it all comes

Resident is Stearns County’s Child Care Provider of the Year

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph resident Sally Larson doesn’t have to remind her students about what’s next on the schedule. They remind “Ms. Sally.” “We keep a very good schedule here,” Larson says with a smile. Children rule at Country Kids Family Child Care, and Larson wouldn’t have it any other way. On a Wednesday morning you might find

Lease extended, search for space is underway

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The address is 124 First Ave. SE, St. Joseph. It is where Little Saints Academy is housed and where that child-care center would like to stay. Owner and director Amy Bonfig’s lease with the St. Cloud School District was set to expire in October. The district granted a temporary extension of the three-year lease that will