May 1 Town Criers

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Make cards for health care workers, first responders

Show support and thanks to essential workers from the safety of your home by creating a note of thanks and United Way will deliver it. Visit and click on the Covid-19 Resources page to complete the thank-you form.

Help families in crisis

Consider becoming a volunteer for the St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery, a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. This family-focused service provides free, 24-hour hotline support to parents dealing with personal stress or crisis, such as an illness, housing problems, financial strains or other issues. Contact Connie Orth, St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery at 320-654-1090 or

Mask makers needed

Put your time and talents to use making masks for at-risk community members. This link,, shows how masks are used and also shows patterns for making masks. Completed masks can be dropped off at Coborn’s, 900 Cooper Ave. S, St. Cloud, behind the service counter during store hours and at Whitney Senior Center West Door, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, in the covered bin marked MASKS. The bin will be available Monday-Friday 8-4:30 p.m.

Attention parents of 2020 graduates

Parents of 2020 grads and home-schooled students are encouraged to submit their graduate’s name, parents’ names, school they’re graduating from and future plans to be included in the May 29 edition of the St. Joseph Newsleader. Deadline is Friday, May 8. Submit information to

Attention parents of 2020 graduates

Parents of 2020 grads, please be aware your student should have received an email from the school with a link to an online form to collect bio information to be included in the 2020 Grad Tab publishing in the May 29 edition of the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader. Deadline to submit these forms is Friday, May 8. Please check in with your student to ensure they turn the information in in a timely manner. Home-schooled students or those attending schools other than Sartell High School are also encouraged to submit their name, parents’ names, school they’re graduating from and future plans to be included separately in the May 29 edition.

Newsleaders seeks GoFundMe donations

During these turbulent times, advertising support has dwindled. The Newsleaders wants to continue providing up-to-the-minute local coverage both on our website and in print. Please help support the Newsleaders by viewing/contributing to our GoFundMe page on Facebook. Thank you to our contributors! Any amount is greatly appreciated.

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