Mayor says city services are ready to support St. Joseph residents

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by Rick Schultz St. Joseph mayor My father and mother were born in 1929 and 1931 respectively and lived through the post-depression recovery. They both lived, worked and participated in World War II, in which everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing were rationed. Communities banded together for blood drives and other needed supplies to

School meal delivery expanded for Kennedy students

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com The St. Cloud school district is expanding locations and delivery for meal distribution while schools are closed. Starting Wednesday, March 25, grab and go meals will be delivered by school bus to neighborhood stops surrounding Kennedy Community School. Meals are free to all St. Cloud school district students and distributed Monday through Friday. On March 20,

Graduation gap still exists between white students, black students

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com St. Cloud’s two public high schools improved their four-year graduation rates in 2019, but there’s still a significant gap between white students and black students. At Apollo High School, the overall graduation rate was 79.4 percent, compared with 77.4 percent a year earlier. At Tech High School, the overall graduation rate was 81.4 percent compared with

Borgerding urges, ‘Become friend of Wobegon Trails’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Little did Cliff Borgerding realize in the 1970s that a railroad bed one-half mile from his home in Avon would someday become a bicycle trail he would come to know and love. At that time, Borgerding worked for the Fingerhut company in St. Cloud, with lots of employees that commuted from cities to the west: Sauk

Virus utterly changes world – at least for a while

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com By mid-March, the world had utterly changed – at least for the time being – with the closings of schools, churches, nursing homes, hospitals, community events and some work places, as well as unprecedented changes in how and where people meet. There are candidates debating without audiences, sports teams playing without spectators, students at home instead

Lions donate to send Explorer to state competition

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Y2K Lions recently donated $400 to the Stearns County Explorer Post 250 to help fund expenses for an Explorer to attend the April 24-26 state competition in Rochester. St. Joseph resident Stearns County Deputy Sheriff Brian Theisen attended the March 11 Y2K Lions meeting to discuss the program and accept the donation. Theisen is one

March 20 – St. Joseph people

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Shelbi Keehr and Rachel Zimmer of St. Joseph were named to the fall semester dean’s honors list at Bemidji State University. To be eligible for the list, students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 grade-point average during the semester. Margaret Donnay of St. Joseph was named to the fall semester president’s list honors at Bemidji