St. Joseph man arrested in infant’s death

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by Mike Knaak mknaak@thenewsleaders.com A St. Joseph man has been arrested in the death of a 7-month-old Rice infant. James Robert Wood, 29,  was arrested Tuesday by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and he is being held in the Benton County Jail. Wood could be charged with third-degree murder. At about 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 13, deputies, firefighters and paramedics

St. Joseph council candidates answer tough questions

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com There are three people running for election to the St. Joseph City Council in the coming Nov. 6 election. They are Dale Wick, Brian Theise and Anne Buckvold. Wick and Buckvold are both incumbents while Theisen is running for election for the first time. Wick has served for 16 years on the council. Buckvold was appointed

Bishop from India visits St. Joseph Catholic School

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Bishop Sebastian Thekethecherial from Kerala, India, visited students at St. Joseph Catholic School on Sept. 27. For the past few years, fifth- and sixth-graders at the school have sponsored a family from India through the WE SHARE program run by Dave and Kathy Rennie from Bloomington. Kathy Rennie is originally from St. Joseph. This year, the

‘Crooked Hinges’ to open Oct. 11

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A repurposed furniture and décor business dubbed Crooked Hinges will open Thursday, Oct. 11, in St. Joseph. The shop is in an older, cozy, redesigned house, at 38 Birch St. E. (on the frontage road right across Hwy. 75 from the hardware store). Crooked Hinges will be open only four consecutive days each month – every

Oct. 5 news for refugees

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Ogeysiis!  Importante para Usted, por favor léalo  Please read! Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a volunteer-run organization and committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to easing your transition into our community. Check this space to make announcements that especially apply to our Refugee Neighbors in St. Joseph as well as those whose first

Keep it local during Oct. 18 trash pickup

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“If you see something, say something.” That admonition usually applies to airports and other potential terrorism targets. But on Oct. 18, in St. Joseph, those words will apply to refuse. That’s when the city has scheduled the next curbside rubbish pickup and the city is as serious about the warning as any airport security officer. During the last pickup in