Council OKs water main extension

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Construction of a water main extension near 20th Avenue SE will go ahead after the St. Joseph City Council approved on a split vote the project’s assessments and low bid at its Sept. 8 meeting. The approval came after a public hearing on the project, which will pay for a construction of a looped water main

Dahlgren: Finance skills a boost for school board

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Al Dahlgren of St. Joseph is gratified his extensive knowledge of business and accounting can help the St. Cloud school board “unravel the incredibly complex business of school finance.” Dahlgren, 61, is treasurer of the school board and is vying for re-election, competing with six other candidates, including two other incumbents. There are four seats open

Andreasen: Reading mastery is key to all students’ successes

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Even though his 2016 bid for a seat on the St. Cloud school board failed, Scott Andreasen of St. Joseph remains active in the school district. He is one of seven candidates, three of them incumbents, competing for four open seats on the board. Andreasen is a community member of the district’s board finance committee and

Council approves downtown streetscape plan

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A proposal to improve the look of downtown St. Joseph moved ahead when the City Council approved the final plan and bidding for the streetscape project. The improvements include repairs to the existing street-scape on the south side of Minnesota Street from Chapel Lane to First Avenue NE. The work includes replacing pavers, tree planters, benches

Does racial injustice happen here?

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Could it happen here? That’s the question civic and law enforcement leaders have heard from citizens since George Floyd’s killing and the protests that followed. The question brought new attention to how Central Minnesota’s police and sheriff’s departments operate so incidents of racial injustice don’t happen here. The Central Minnesota NAACP chapter organized a Zoom discussion on Aug. 1 with

Aug. 31 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Aug. 20 3 a.m. Attempted entry. First Avenue NW. The