Kindergarten, preschool enrollment opens

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Kindergarten enrollment and preschool registration for Kennedy Community School begins Jan. 24. A morning open house for kindergarten enrollment is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. with a presentation at 9 a.m. There will be an evening open house for kindergarten and preschool from 5-6:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 If you can’t attend an open

Presidential primary absentee voting began Jan. 17

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Absentee voting began Jan. 17, for the March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary. Voting in the Presidential Nomination Primary will be different from a statewide primary election with the following differences: • The Democratic-Farmer-Labor  and Republican parties are the only major political parties that will participate in the Presidential Nomination Primary. Donald Trump and the Republican Party have decided only Trump’s

Instead of Democrats, stick with Trump

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Bob Grise, St. Joseph Chaos replaced competence in the Oval Office writes Editor of the St. Joseph Newsleader, Mike Knaak. Democrats’ policies are so bad they can’t win the debate, so they call those that disagree with them names like Russian stooge, racist, homophobe, climate denier and now causers of chaos. No chaos when nice guys like George Bush and

Lions continue spirit of giving

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by Carolyn Bertsch news@thenewsleaders.com On a brisk, sunny Saturday morning, Jan. 4, Le Sauk Lions Club members drove up and down Sartell streets in four trucks with trailers to collect dry, brittle, expired Christmas trees to deliver to the city’s compost site. The trees were gathered from driveways in several neighborhoods in exchange for a minimum $7 donation and a

New solar panels power Millstream building

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com From street level, the newest addition to downtown St. Joseph isn’t visible. But a climb to the top of Millstream Shops & Lofts reveals the roof filled with a new installation of solar panels. The solar equipment was installed in the last month and should be in operation in the next few weeks once Xcel Energy

Council approves street, utility study

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com How to develop roads and utilities in southeast St. Joseph will be the subject of a study approved by the St. Joseph City Council at its Jan. 6 meeting. The council approved spending about $27,000 to study street and utility needs in the area where an apartment building is planned. The area in question is between

Team collaboration at Vex EDR

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photo by Carolyn BertschTeam collaboration at Vex EDRKennedy Community School students perform maintenance on a robot Jan. 4 at the Vex EDR Tournament, which took place at Sartell Middle School. They are (left to right) Emily Hammond, 14; Rylan Dierkes, 13; and Sophie Birkholz, 14. Said Dierkes: “Our robot has been experiencing technical difficulty.”

Baseball, softball program planned for St. Joseph

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The city of St. Joseph will host a meet and greet on starting a community ball program for the coming summer. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Government Center, 75 Callaway St. E. Former Minnesota Twins player Al Newman will be at the meeting. Planners want to start a community T-ball, baseball and softball program. Call