Kennedy students salute veterans

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photo by Mike KnaakVeterans and students say the Pledge of Allegiance to open Kennedy Community School's Veterans Day program. photo by Mike KnaakKennedy Community School students pass out thank-you cards to veterans during the school's Veterans Day program. photo by Mike KnaakKennedy Community School third-grade choir sign patriotic songs during the school's Veterans Day program.

Legislators visit Kennedy school

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Two local legislators visited Kennedy Community School Nov. 4 to learn about the school’s unique programs and hear from school leaders what state government can do to help education. Rep. Lisa Demuth (R-Cold Spring) and Sen. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) toured the school with Principal Anna Willhite and Assistant Principal Richmond Tweh. On a walk through school,

Barrett’s Music hosts grand opening in St. Joseph

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A music shop known as Barrett’s Music had its grand opening Nov. 9 in the building that housed for seven years a previous music shop, Riff City Guitar, at 708 Elm Street E. in St. Joseph. Barrett’s Music is owned by Sartell residents Micah and Jeanine Barrett. Long-time music enthusiasts, music teachers and musical performers, the

Ground broken for new humane society facility

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Not to be outdone by tall people and their shovels, a black-and-white pooch named Roger dug in the dirt at the Nov. 7 groundbreaking for the Tri-County Humane Society. The crowd that gathered at the event applauded, cheered and chuckled as Roger, spurning the use of a golden shovel, used his front paws to dig, dig,

Refugee/immigrant news: Homework Helpers need more help

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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 Dave Leitzman Not long ago I overheard one of our Homework Helper tutors working with a kindergartner during

Nov. 15 St. Joseph people

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Stephanie Tresco of St. Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University. The online university conducted commencement ceremonies to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 10,000 students from across the country.

Voters lose with only Trump on the ballot

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Republicans who vote in Minnesota’s new presidential primary next year will have only one choice on the ballot. Even though he’s not the only announced candidate, only Donald Trump’s name will appear. Last month, the state Republican Party notified the Secretary of State that the “list” of candidates for the March 3, 2020, primary will be a short one –