St. Joseph sets homeowner meetings to apply for rehab funding

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The city of St. Joseph will submitting an application to the Department of Employment and Economic Development requesting funding to fix up homes. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership has been asked by the city to compile and submit the application for the Small Cities Development Program, which is due Feb. 28. Meetings to answer questions and gather names of interested St.

Parks are a worthy investment for cities

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A community’s park system says a lot about the vibe of a city. In conversations about seasonal events, just the mention of a certain park can strike up memories of activities that happen in the park. Whether it’s hosting a baseball game or disc-golf tournament, parks make cities feel like home. Commitment to their upkeep and continuous improvement is a

Help save jobs: buy American, shop local

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Let’s help save American jobs; let’s start consciously shopping for products “Made in the U.S.A.” I’ve always tried to do that, but it’s problematic for a number of reasons. For example, some products are stamped with “Made in U.S.A.” on the outside, meaning the container was American-made, but the products “innards” were made somewhere else. For another thing, with a

Feb. 1 St. Joseph

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Local residents, Busse and Motzko, play part in Cold Spring GNTC’s ‘Something’s Afoot’ by Lois Bauer-Rieffer Two St. Joseph residents, have been busy with the play, ‘’Something’s Afoot’’ for the Great Northern Theater Company in Cold Spring since auditions in early December. ‘Something’s Afoot’ is a musical murder mystery comedy that will keep you guessing throughout. The production will be performed

It’s encouraging to see students embrace history

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The St. Cloud chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Its membership spans central Minnesota with support from members who live in the city of St. Joseph and beyond. The local organization recently held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Fund Banquet. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s

Feb. 1 legals

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City of St. Joseph Public Hearing The St. Joseph City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 to considering adopting a Street Light Utility Ordinance. The proposed ordinance will authorize the city to implement a utility fee to maintain a city-wide street lighting system. All property owners in the City of St. Joseph will be billed

Jan. 25 St. Joseph

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Six St. Joseph students were recently named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Students on the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. They and their major are as follows: Justin Anderson, sophomore, studio art; Lauren Holan, sophomore, undeclared; Joseph Justin, sophomore, chemical engineering; Nicholas Maleska, freshman, undeclared; Ryan Schleper, senior, accounting; and Allison Vogt, sophomore, undeclared.

City of St. Joseph Public Hearing Amendment to Ordinance 52.27

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The St. Joseph Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 to consider amending Ordinance 52.27 Subd. 5 (b) adding a provision to allow a non-owner-occupied rental license if a property owner has tried to sell their home without success. The new provision would allow for a one-time two-year interim-use permit affording the property