May 9th, 2013

The great George Jones sang what he lived

The great George Jones sang what he lived

George Jones, the greatest country singer of all time, was a cat with nine lives – at least. He was the real thing; he sang what he knew. His own messy life, like an out-of-control carnival [...]

Farewell Minnesota, it’s been ‘nice’ knowing you

Farewell Minnesota, it’s been ‘nice’ knowing you

I will soon trade in the snow and cold for wind and possible earthquakes. Yes, you read correctly. I’m moving to a place where earthquakes are more prevalent than the blizzards I’ve become accustomed to here [...]

Reader says ‘tear down that wall’

Reader says ‘tear down that wall’

Paul Ritzenthaler, St. Joseph I remember my first impression of St. Joseph. It came after my wife convinced me that my world went through a small community that wasn’t even a post office zip code…Pleasant Acres. [...]

Sartell schools fall short, fail to live up to reputation

Sartell schools fall short, fail to live up to reputation

Melissa Pickens, Sartell When my family decided to move, we chose Sartell because of the school system. Having four children (two older and two preschool age at the time), we knew education was an important factor in [...]

College of St. Benedict kicks off centennial year

College of St. Benedict kicks off centennial year

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The College of St. Benedict is planning a celebration, and St. Joseph will be experiencing many of the benefits. After several years of planning, excitement is in the air because the festivities [...]

Tiny ticks cause big misery for Koll family

Tiny ticks cause big misery for Koll family

by Dennis Dalman www.thenewsleaders.com Tiny ticks have caused big miseries for Jakin and Nicole Koll of Sartell. Both are suffering from Lyme disease, which is caused by infected deer ticks, so tiny they are slightly smaller [...]

Spring at last?

Spring at last?

People enjoyed Sunday’s warm weather by stopping for treats at the Cone Castle grand opening. Jakob Schmitz enjoyed sliding down one of the Party Time Inflatables. “It’s really fun,” Schmitz said. [...]

Woman raised in St. Stephen mourns friend George Jones

Woman raised in St. Stephen mourns friend George Jones

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A “little girl” who grew up in St. Stephen – now the brilliant singer Brittany Allyn – walked with pallbearers at the funeral of her “friend, mentor, employer, country music legend and [...]

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