Funeral for Sandra ‘Sandy’ Osbourn, 50, Bismarck, N.D.

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Sandra “Sandy” Osbourn Bismarck, N.D. July 27, 1970-Aug. 3, 2020 Sandra (Sandy) Osbourn, 50, died suddenly after a very short illness on Aug. 3. Burial will be back home in North Dakota and the family will have a private memorial service to celebrate her life at the Church of St. Joseph. This will be live streamed for all to see

CARES money will be spent for public safety, health needs

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph’s $551,340 share of CARES Act federal funding will be split between public safety and public health needs, the City Council decided Aug. 3. Congress passed the measure in the spring with the money distributed by the states to each locality based on population. The money can only be used for expenses related to the

Park Board members approved

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com For months, the St. Joseph Park Board lacked members but now residents have stepped up to serve. The City Council at its Aug. 3 meeting appointed members nominated by Mayor Rick Schultz. The appointees are Elijah Stenman, Abby Lyon, Andy Rennecke, Mary Stommes and Tim Rocky. In addition, Keith Schleper will be the St. Joseph Lions

Public health, economy are both part of virus solutions

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We can’t escape numbers. Usually, this time of year, we keep an eye on baseball batting averages, win/loss records and how many days the temperature reaches 90 degrees. But since spring, watching a new set of numbers took over our attention – the Department of Health’s daily posting of how many Minnesotans tested positive for Covid-19, how many have died

Cultural connections: Embracing cultural differences

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Tani waa kuu muhiim adiga.  Fadlan aqri. Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo. Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community. ••• by Juliana Howard In his book, ​”Africans and Americans: Embracing Cultural Differences​,” Joseph Mbele gives a glimpse of

Please wear a mask

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation, the numbers are simply horrendous. 4.6 million cases have been confirmed as of the time of writing in the United States, with more than 150,000 dead. Despite these statistics, it seems like a large chunk of people seem to be “over” Covid-19, not thinking it deserves concern. While I too am