Participate in community survey, use your voice.

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The quality of city services is what shapes a community. For many residents, that can be a determining factor in whether they stay in a city or move to another one. Improvement of city services is not the sole responsibility of city officials. Residents have to speak up about what works, what doesn’t and make suggestions so change can occur.

Photo contest promotes safe winter

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Whether this winter is mild or miserable, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants to make sure Minnesotans are prepared for both outdoor and indoor hazards. HSEM sponsors an annual photo contestas part of its effort to provide Minnesotans with the information they need to prepare for winter. Amateur photographers, adult and youth,

City seeks applicants for open board posts

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Applications are now available to fill several open seats on the St. Joseph Planning Commission, Park Board and Economic Development Authority. Residents who are interested in applying can download the application on the city’s website, www.cityofstjoseph.com. The deadline to apply is Dec. 21. There are three open seats on the city’s planning commission. These seats are held by commission chairwoman

Tree lighting, caroling event tonight

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The annual tree-lighting and caroling festivites, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 7 in Downtown St. Joseph. The evening will include the lighting of a 17-foot Christmas tree on the outdoor plaza of Bello Cucina (the corner of Minnesota Street and College Avenue); caroling by Kennedy Community Middle

Nov. 30 St. Joseph blotter

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If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes. Nov. 3 5 p.m. Fire alarm. Luetmer Hall, College of

St. Joseph company is leader in ‘green’ building

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About 20 men and women in the construction industry recently journeyed to St. Joseph to get a lesson in a growing area of environmentally friendly building practices. Hosted by Borgert Products Inc. of St. Joseph, the two-day school offered an introduction to permeable-interlocking-concrete-pavement installation, a practice that helps reduce the amount of run-off in rivers, that can save money and provide

Survey to help city prioritize services

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Residents have a chance to share their thoughts on city services in an effort to make them better. The city is participating in an online survey offered by the League of Minnesota Cities. Specifically, the survey looks at city services and how they can be improved. This is the second time the city has participated. The LMC coordinated the survey