Identity tax fraud is on the rise

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, Opinion, St. JosephLeave a Comment

For many, the month of April means it’s “tax time.” With the 17th of April being just days away, there are some who are scrambling to make sure they have filed their taxes, don’t owe the government and if they do, have paid their taxes by now. As if getting through the process of filing taxes is not enough to

Lab School fish fry cooks up 1,350 meals. UB April 13

Cori HilsgenNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Cori Hilsgen www.thenewsleaders.com More than 1,350 meals were served during the 30th annual fish fry which was recently held at the All Saints Academy. Alex Schleper coordinated the event, which brought together 95 parents, 35 fifth- and sixth-graders and some college students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, who served as volunteers. Volunteers were kept

Hosch to join EDA, council says

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Larry Hosch is the newest member of the St. Joseph Economic Development Authority following a recent council vote. The St. Joseph City Council voted 5-0 in support of Hosch’s appointment to the board. The 34-year-old was one of four contenders to fill an open seat. Other applicants included Doug Danielson, Tanya Finken and Mike McDonald. St.

Kennedy students to witness prescribed fire

Christian GilmanCriers, St. JosephLeave a Comment

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in close collaboration with St. Cloud Area School District 742, will conduct a prescribed fire on a 46-acre parcel of restored prairie adjacent to the Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph, to improve prairie restoration and reduce the hazardous fuel load. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Private Lands Office in Waite

City compost site is open

TaLeiza CallowayCriers, St. JosephLeave a Comment

The city’s compost site is open for the 2012 season. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. The St. Joseph compost site is open to city residents and St. Joseph Township residents. Permits can be purchased at St. Joseph City Hall. The city’s compost site is west of town on Stearns County Road 75;

El Paso event to help ‘Stride’

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

A “Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza” at the El Paso Bar and Grill in St. Joseph will raise funds for the Stride Academy. The event is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, which is Mexico’s Independence Day (“Cinco de Mayo” means Fifth of May). The Stride Academy Choir will entertain at lunch-time. Based in St. Cloud, Stride Academy is

Restaurateurs face economic challenges, especially skewed licensing fees

sproutadminLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

Betzy Gaetz, Owner, Anton’s Restaurant, Waite Park As the state slowly inches out of the recession, Minnesota restaurants and their 178,000 employees are still facing daunting challenges. The improving economy has resulted in soaring food prices; the cost of beef is up almost 12 percent in the last year, while the prices of pork, bread, potatoes and dairy products have

Students value service trip experience despite evacuation from Tanzania

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com Ashley Irons and Maggie Niebur had talked about all they wanted to do before leaving Tanzania during a service trip. The College of St. Benedict graduates had one goal: to be content with their experience. The students are participants in the Benedictine Women Service Corps., an outreach program of St. Benedict’s Monastery. The program invites CSB