St. Joseph area residents weather week of storms

by Mike Nistler

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.[...]   Read More -->

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

by Dennis Dalman

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.[...]   Read More -->

ASA playground is ready for July 4 celebration

[/media-credit] The All Saints Academy playground has been moved to a new location and is in place and ready just in time for the July 4 celebration.

photo by Cori Hilsgen

The All Saints Academy playground has been moved to a new location and is in place and ready just in time for the July 4 celebration.

A wiggle and a walk, and a gaggle and a talk

photo by Tara Wiese

This line of Canada geese, mothers, fathers and children alike, stopped traffic along Pinecone Road on Wednesday as they strolled across at the school zone toward Pine Meadow Elementary School as if to enroll the young’un’s for fall classes.[...]   Read More -->

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

by Mike Nistler

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 Realtors, the College of St. Benedict and local civic organizations to back the project.[...]   Read More -->

Sartell Pediatrics makes magazine’s honor roll

by Dennis Dalman

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 used to be a drive-through bank and, later, a bar-nightclub.[...]   Read More -->

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

by Cori Hilsgen

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 good-bye to the staff after the buses left – again, I broke down. I love this school, all the kids and families. The staff is like my family. Leaving is an incredibly emotional experience for me.”[...]   Read More -->

Historic women-priest ordination takes place

by Dennis Dalman

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.[...]   Read More -->