Farm restoration project nurtures artistic spirit

Artists Anne Meyer and Dom Venzant knew they wanted to transform the farms they grew up on into a haven for creative expression. Rather than Venzant living out this vision in Wisconsin and Meyer doing the same in St. Joseph, they decided to anchor in Minnesota and the Meyer Farm Project was born.

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Council votes to replace welcome sign at city entrance

Residents and visitors to St. Joseph will get a digital greeting as they enter the city. The brick welcome sign near the entrance of the city will be replaced by a digital one. St. Joseph City Council members voted recently to replace the welcome sign along CR 75 with an electronic one.

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Daylight savings ends

Daylight savings ends
Daylight savings time, which started in March, ends Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. residents should turn clocks back one hour to reflect the ending of Daylight savings time.

Winter parking rules are in effect

Winter parking rules are in effect in St. Joseph. Rules kicked in Nov. 1.
Parking on any city street is prohibited between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. The winter parking rules are in effect until April 1.
If residents have questions about the parking rules, they can call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250.

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City conducts amenities survey

Residents and businesses in Sartell are invited to take part in a community survey from no until Nov. 15.

The purpose of the survey, which consists of 15 questions, is to help elected city officials determine which amenities they would like in the city. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. It takes only a few minutes to complete.

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Your vote matters

With the election just four days away, we are officially in information overload. Every time you check the mailbox, it’s no longer just the usual bill or solicitation to start a magazine or newspaper subscription. With every visit down the driveway, there is a political flyer reminding us why a particular candidate deserves a chance or an additional term in office. And it doesn’t stop there.

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Bromenschenkel to host meeting

Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel will host another citizen meeting to hear from the people in his district.
Residents of Stearns County District 2 are invited to attend “Coffee with Commissioner Bromenschenkel” in St. Joseph. It’s a chance for people to raise any concerns they may have, talk about county issues or simply meet Bromenschenkel in a casual atmosphere.
The meeting will take place from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Local Blend Coffee Shop in St. Joseph on main street.
Anyone not able to attend the meeting can contact Bromenschenkel at P.O. Box 190, Sartell, MN  56377, by phone at 320.493.9180 or by email at
Coffee with Commissioner Bromenschenkel is generally held the first or second Saturday of every other month and alternates between three locations in District 2 – St. Joseph, Waite Park and Sartell.
Commissioner Bromenschenkel represents the cities of St. Joseph, Sartell and Waite Park; the townships of Le Sauk, St. Joseph and St. Wendel; and precinct 2 in Collegeville Township.

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Christmas at Whitby Gift Shop opens this weekend

by TaLeiza Calloway

The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict are already thinking about the holidays.

The Christmas at Whitby Gift Shop in St. Joseph will open Saturday, Nov. 3 with new offerings.

In addition to pottery, silk scarves, needlework, candles, jewelry, cards and more made by the sisters, customers will find homemade candy made in the monastery kitchen. New this year is the addition of truffles, peanut brittle and caramel corn. Cracked-wheat bread mix from the monastery bakery will also be available.

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