Attract birds and butterflies no matter what size your landscape

by Melinda Myers Add a little extra color and motion to your summer garden with containers designed to attract birds and butterflies. Many garden centers continue to sell annuals throughout the summer and many of these mid-season annuals are a bit bigger, providing instant impact. It’s easier than you think to attract birds and butterflies […]

Kendra Dierkes, 4, of St. Joseph, takes Ricky the Raccoon and Moobell to meet her mother April 20 during the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce community showcase.

Families flock to St. Joseph community showcase

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com The gym at Kennedy Community School was often crowded April 20 during the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase. This was the first year for the event and judging from attendance, it was something many enjoyed. Between 400 and 500 people attended the event, which was designed to introduce new […]


At long last, community center starts to take shape in city

At long last, a Sartell Community Center is taking shape. The idea, which began as a shimmering dream, is now almost visible. If all goes as planned, the 10,000 square-foot center will be built probably on the north end of Sartell City Hall and be attached to the city-hall building. It’s a perfect location – […]


Community showcase is good addition to city

Cities pride themselves on what sets them apart from their neighbors. Whether it’s a vibrant arts community, good schools, good roads or affordable housing, a city’s amenities and overall vibe is what makes residents want to live there and visitors stop in. The St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a community showcase. What […]