Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94, of St. Joseph

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Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94 St. Joseph Oct. 26, 1924-Dec. 2, 2018 Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94, of St. Joseph died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. His funeral was held Friday, Dec. 7 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, officiated. Burial with military honors

Church of St. Joseph raises $1.63 million for capital campaign

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The Church of St. Joseph raised $1.63 million during a capital campaign to renovate their sanctuary, the parish announced Dec. 10. The parish had set a stretch goal of $1.5 million. “As with any very old building, you never know what surprises we might encounter during construction,” said Dean Budde, campaign co-chair, in a statement. “We are thankful for the

Funeral for Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94, of St. Joseph

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Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94 St. Joseph Oct. 26, 1924-Dec. 2, 2018 Daniel T. Nierengarten, 94, of St. Joseph died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, will

How will future generations commune with the dead?

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My wife spends many hours communing with the dead. She’s found friends who lived in Civil War-era St. Cloud, then a city of about 2,100, while doing research for St. Cloud State University Archives and Stearns History Museum. These folks have come to life, not by time travel or supernatural powers, but through the pages of the city’s early newspapers.

Community Center ready for pickleball action and more

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com After years of hoping and wishing, the establishment of the St. Joseph Community Center is finally taking shape. The first recreational sport laid out in the new center are two pickleball courts. Now what’s needed are people to use them. When the city took over the care and maintenance of the old Kennedy Elementary School, there

Measures needed to increase turnout, protect the vote

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Minnesotans voted in record numbers on Nov. 6, again leading the nation with the highest voter turnout – almost 64 percent. Stearns County’s turnout reached 70 percent compared with the national average turnout of about 50 percent. That is the highest percentage of voter participation in Minnesota for a midterm election since 2002 and the raw turnout of 2,593,922 was

We should keep Thanksgiving special

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Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the Christmas holiday season is in full swing. However, something I see every year is that Thanksgiving, the traditional American holiday of being grateful and enjoying time with family and friends, is increasingly being absorbed into the Christmas season. Whether you are in favor of this trend or not, I believe it is