St. Joseph Winter Farmers’ Market starts at 3 p.m. today

The St. Joseph Winter Farmers’ Market will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in the fellowship hall of Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Joseph. Angela Ringsmuth and Emmett Doyle will perform holiday music including vocals, guitar, piano and accordion. Many vendors will be present with locally produced goods that make great gifts, […]

Array Services Group encourages healthier living

Array Services Group, a leader in revenue cycle, accounts receivable management and call-center solutions, recently finished a six-month weight-loss challenge in its strides to promote healthier living among employees. Array began the challenge in June with more than 100 participating in the contest; by the end of November, participants had lost a total of 1,024.4 […]

The Benedictine Sisters Schola Choir performs during the third annual tree lighting event Dec. 7 in downtown St. Joseph. A light dusting of snow helped to make the evening more festive.

Annual tree-lighting event draws families

The third annual tree-lighting and caroling event in St. Joseph was a hit this year with more community collaboration to help ignite the holiday spirit. Sponsored by the St. Joseph Action Group, the tradition included appearances by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and a Living Christmas Tree. Hundreds came out to support the event, organizers said. […]

Tracey Birr of St. Joseph (left) discusses the fine points of lefse-making with customer Marie Popp of Rice durin g the debut of the Winter Farmers' Market in Sartell. The event, which attracted hundreds of people, took place in the council chambers of Sartell City Hall.

When it comes to lefse, Birr just can’t say ‘no’

Tracey Birr is a woman who just can’t say “no.” Not when it comes to lefse, that is. “Do you have any lefse, Tracey?” “When are you going to make another batch of lefse?” “I’ve just got to have some lefse, Tracey. Can you make me some?” It never fails. Birr always says “yes, yes” […]

The St. Cloud Area Fun Singers perform at Ridgeway Place, an assisted-living complex in Sauk Rapids. The choir is comprised of 37 members, 13 of them from Sartell, including Joyce O'Driscoll (right) who serves as emcee of the popular choir's shows. Sandy Hurd of Sartell also serves as emcee for about half of the performances.

Singers bring lots of fun to audiences

In their many performances, it’s obvious to audience members why “Fun” is the key word in St. Cloud Area Fun Singers. It’s because the singers and their audiences have lots of fun at their hour-long concerts, which combine lively tunes, folksy humor and plenty of surprises. The “Fun Singers” are 37 senior citizens, 13 of […]

Angie Reisinger, one of the stars of "Catalog Bride," arrives at the premiere of the movie at Trobec's Bar.

Trobec’s Bar hosts world premiere of ‘Catalog Bride’

About 100 people gathered at Trobec’s Bar Tuesday night for the world premiere of “Catalog Bride,” a movie conceived and directed by Ben Ferche of St. Stephen. The audience took its leisurely time eating big steak suppers, sipping drinks and chatting merrily. Then there was a stir in the crowd when it was announced one […]