St. Joseph Police Officer Joel Klein directs traffic during the funeral procession Dec. 5 for slain Cold Spring-Richmond Police Officer Thomas Decker, who was killed in the line of duty Nov. 29. More than 2,300 vehicles from agencies throughout Minnesota and even from neighboring states participated in the procession to show solidarity and support. The vehicles traveled side-by-side in the procession, which lasted 30 minutes.

Cold Spring officer’s murder stuns area

  Memorialized as a “brother, uncle and friend to many,” Cold Spring-Richmond police officer Thomas Decker was buried with full police honors Wednesday after a funeral at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville. Decker, 31, is the father of four children: Kelly, 8; Jade, 7; Justin, 6; and Devon, 5. Decker was murdered at 11 p.m. Nov. […]

Area choirs, including the Great River Chorale, Cantabile Girls’ Choir and Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, will perform “A Child’s Christmas” concert Dec. 15 and 16 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Performers include several Sartell and St. Joseph residents.

Local members of chorale will perform ‘A Child’s Christmas’ concert

“A Child’s Christmas,” a holiday concert recalling the innocence and wonder of Christmas as seen through a child’s eyes and ears, will be performed Dec. 15 and 16 by the Great River Chorale and its musical guests at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. The concert will include traditional Christmas carols, new music and […]

Wacosa recycles holiday lights

Don’t throw those old holiday light sets in the garbage. Recycle them instead. WACOSA, in collaboration with the Recycling Association of Minnesota, is collecting unwanted light strings, electrical, telephone and appliance cords this holiday season. WACOSA workers will remove the bulbs from the holiday light strings and then all bulbs and donated cords will be […]