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St. Joseph area residents weather week of storms

by Mike Nistler news@thenewsleaders.com For the most part, St. Joseph residents were spared the worst when it came to last week’s stormy weather. A couple different rounds of storms knocked down trees and left some without power, but compared to other places in central Minnesota, that didn’t seem so bad. By early this week. Xcel […]

Paige, Shawn and Brady Grabow hold the weird-and-wacky bras they designed and created for the "BRAsterpiece" exhibit at the River's Edge Convention Center, which starts July 1. Paige (left) holds a pink-sequined bra that she titled, "It's not the size of the girl, but the size of the fight in the girl." Shawn (middle) is displaying a feathered bra he and son Brady made. It's called "Give a HOOT in the fight against breast cancer." Brady is holding a Pac-Man bra, made by sister Paige.

‘BRAsterpiece’ designed to bring hope to breast-cancer sufferers

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Bras, bras and more bras – of all shapes, sizes and colors – will be exhibited starting July 1 in a show entitled “BRAsterpiece” at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. “BRAsterpiece” is a play on words for “Masterpiece,” and its BRA stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. The […]

Group seeks funds to rehab vacant rental houses in St. Joseph

by Mike Nistler news@thenewsleaders.com With a July 11 deadline looming, local realtor Cori Ehlert hopes to garner support for securing an application to receive state money that would help restore rental houses in the city. Ehlert is asking the City of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, the St. Cloud Area Association of […]

Sartell Pediatrics makes magazine’s honor roll

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Sartell Pediatrics has been honored in a featured story in the monthly “Minnesota Physicians” magazine as one of eight architecturally superb health-care buildings in Minnesota. Sartell Pediatrics is owned by Dr. David Smith and his wife, Jill, program manager. The clinic is located on 2nd Ave. S. in Sartell in what […]

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Moeller says ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you’ to Kennedy, St. Joseph

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Diane Moeller is saying “goodbye” and “thank you” to Kennedy Community School and St. Joseph. Moeller’s official last day was June 7, the last day of the school year. “It was an incredibly difficult day for me,” Moeller said. “Saying good-bye to the student body was too hard, I cried. Saying […]

Bernie Sykora of Sartell was one of three women recently ordained as a priest.

Historic women-priest ordination takes place

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com During the ordination of three women priests last Sunday, there were tears flowing throughout the church, but they were tears of joy. The ordination, which is not recognized as valid by the Roman Catholic Church, took place at a “guest” church, St. John’s Episcopal Church in St. Cloud. One of the […]