16 building permits issued in St. Joseph

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders A total of 16 building permits were issued in St. Joseph in 2017, according to statistics compiled by the Central Minnesota Builders Association. All the permits were for single-family, detached homes. The builders ‘association tracks permits for 10 central Minnesota cities from statistics compiled by Stearns and Benton counties. The area recorded 266 detached, single-family permits

St. Joseph to host Old Glory Run

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This year’s Old Glory run will take place on Saturday, May 19, in St. Joseph. The event consists of a 5K run/walk/wheel and 1K fun-run for children. Funds from last year’s run were used to buy a vehicle to transport veterans to the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Event planners are seeking donations and sponsorships from local businesses. To

Rep. Emmer, we’d like to see you

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Has anyone seen Rep. Tom Emmer? Our Sixth District representative is running for re-election and like all members of Congress, he just completed a two-week break over Easter. March for Our Lives organizers urged members of Congress to conduct town halls during their recess to discuss gun-safety legislation. Emmer didn’t take up the challenge, but his Democratic opponent, Ian Todd

City questions could use more answers

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“You can observe a lot by watching,” so said legendary Yankees Hall of Fame catcher and philosopher Yogi Berra. I’d like to amend that famous quote a bit. “You can learn a lot by asking.” That was the idea in 2010 when the Legislature created the Council on Local Results and Innovation. The council compiled 10 performance benchmarks for cities

Gun-safety students deserve praise, not slander

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You just know right-wing conspiracy theorists, including Fox (Fake) News barkers, are in a defensive squirm when they feel compelled to attack young students demonstrating for gun-safety laws. One of those student leaders – the admirable David Hogg — has become a lightning rod for the bad-mouthing of the Ultra-Right-Wing folks. Have they no shame? Instead of championing those idealistic

Public notice: City of Sartell Invitation for bids – Pinecone Road North improvements

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CITY OF SARTELL Invitation for Bids 2018 Pinecone Road North Improvements The City of Sartell will solicit bids for street reconstruction, reclaim and overlay, trail construction, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, street lighting and turf restoration improvements for the 2018 Pinecone Road North Improvements at the office of the City Administrator, City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N., Sartell, Minnesota,