Patrick Fischer (number-2 in photo above), a wide receiver for the Sartell Sabres, had to sit out the team's last game because of a knee injury he suffered a few weeks ago. He was injured during a game against St. Cloud Apollo. Fischer is now recovering from knee surgery.

Fischer watches team lose from sidelines

by Dennis Dalman Patrick Fischer had to watch from the sideline, his heart sinking, as his teammates lost to Moorhead last Friday and blew their chances for a chance at the state football championship. On Nov. 2, the Sartell Sabres lost to the Moorhead Spuds, 35-21, in the Section 8-5A game played at Collegeville. […]

Congregants celebrate Mass – with a big difference

by Dennis Dalman At the altar, the Catholic priest made the ritual preparations for the Holy Eucharist – the sanctified bits of bread members of the congregation would soon ingest. It’s called transubstantiation, a mysterious process in which Catholics believe the bread and wine are turned into the “body and blood of Jesus Christ.” […]


Evening with David Wellstone

“Hope and remembrance: an evening with David Wellstone,” sponsored by DFL Senate District 13, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in Sauk Rapids Government Center, 250 Summit Ave. N. A presentation by the son of Sen. Paul Wellstone will be based on his new book, “Becoming Wellstone: Healing from Tragedy and Carrying […]


Veterans’ Day salute to those who served

One of the things we older people do for entertainment is sit around and remember. We think back on our earlier days. One of my favorite pastimes is considering the decisions I’ve made that have brought me to this point in my life. I recollect my choices. I ponder what life would have been like […]


Local construction projects continue

Local construction projects continue in the St. Joseph area. Various projects include the addition of a gathering space for the Church of St. Joseph, the bypass at Stearns CR 2, the new McDonald’s and the CapX 2020 powerline project. The gathering space for the St. Joseph Catholic church parish construction is taking place between the […]

Voters in St. Joseph fill out their ballots Nov. 6 at the fire hall. Election judges said people were lined up outside as early as 6:30 a.m. to vote.

Election Day 2012

Council wages go unchanged

by TaLeiza Calloway Wages for St. Joseph City Council members will remain as they are after a recent council vote. Elected officials voted Nov. 1 not to institute a cost-of-living increase. City council member Bob Loso made the motion to keep their wages where they are, given the state of the economy. The vote […]

Here comes Santa Paws

Here comes Santa Paws, here comes Santa Paws, right down Santa Paws Lane at the Tri-County Humane Society. In what has become a happy annual tradition, pets and their owners can get their Christmas photos taken with “Santa Paws” on Nov. 16-18. Times are from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. […]