Steve Joul, Central Minnesota Community Foundation President Central Minnesota was recently rocked by some terrible tragedies in Cold Spring and Little Falls. These tragedies remind us families in our communities face difficult challenges that are multifaceted and impact us all. Amidst these challenging times, it may be difficult to see the silver lining this holiday season. Glimmers of hope I
by TaLeiza Calloway email@example.com Residents will see a hike in water and sewer rates next year. Members of the St. Joseph City Council voted 5-0 to approve the increase that will help offset the debt in the city’s water-and-sewer funds, city officials said. The debts are general-obligation debts backed by taxpayers. The effect of the proposed rate increase on an
The College of St. Benedict and the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict have donated to the city of St. Joseph for many years. This year, they doubled their annual voluntary financial contribution that is given in recognition of the value placed on the relationship between the two. Sue Palmer, vice president of finance and administration for the College
Nothing says winter like a storm that drops 11 inches of snow within one day. Yes, it’s pretty to look at as its falling and coating the trees and sidewalks. It’s not too fun to drive in. With the recent surprise visit by snow, it’s a good time to update winter survival kits and review the rules of winter. The
Everyone’s a member in December At the Minnesota Street Market, everyone is a member in December. Enjoy member discounts, PLUS spend $50, receive a gift certificate for $10 to the Market; spend $100, receive a gift certificate for $25. Use our handy online shopping form for holiday shopping. Gift sets available. Eat good food from the Market! Hours are 10
Marcus Theaters is offering discounted movie tickets, gift cards and gift certificates with no expiration date now through Feb. 1; proceeds benefit animals at the Tri-County Humane Society. For every two tickets purchased, receive a complimentary snack voucher. For more information, call 320-252-0896 or stop by the Tri-County Human Society at 735 8th St. NE, St. Cloud.
Y2K Lions announce peace poster winners All Saints Academy winners are (left to right) Caitlin Skahen, second place; Carson Huls, first place; and Reid Nydeen, third place. St. John’s Prep School contest winners are (left to right) Hannah Weldon, first place; Elizabeth Kolb, third place; and Annie Ellis, second place. Kennedy Community Elementary School winners are (left to right) Megan
Northstar Link, Metro Transit and BNSF Railway have teamed up to offer free rides on select bus and train trips this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, in exchange for donations to Toys for Tots. For the commute on Friday morning, Dec. 14, and for the Holidazzle trip Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, people boarding Northstar Link buses with new,