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Sister Clarus Himsl and the Home Economic CSB students gather around Baby Drake.

Dierkhising learns he was 1942 CSB practice baby

by Cori Hilsgen Imagine learning that you had gone to the College of St. Benedict when you were a mere infant. Drake Dierkhising recently learned he had been an honorary member of the CSB class of 1942. He was the home-management department’s baby and served as a practice baby for the seniors who took […]


People encouraged to attend veterans’ parade

A veterans’ parade will take place starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Administration Health System campus. National Veterans Day is Nov. 11. This event will be the seventh annual local veterans’ parade, which has been spearheaded each year by the St. Cloud Times. After a social gathering at the VA at […]

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Last weekend's sunny, 50-degree weather brought many visitors to the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail.  While on the 15-year-old trail, which is starting to show a lot of wear, many bicyclists, runners, walkers and others enjoyed scenic views such as this taken by Avon, Minn.

Lake Wobegon trail is seeing some wear and tear

by Cori Hilsgen Some cracks have started to appear and tree roots are pushing up through the surface of the much-used Lake Wobegon Regional Trail. The trail, which opened 15 years ago, extends from St. Joseph to Osakis and has a branch that extends northeast of Albany to Morrison county. Used by several hundred […]


New Bishop Kettler installed

by Cori Hilsgen Bishop Donald Kettler, 68, was installed as the bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud this week. He will be the ninth bishop to oversee the 131 Catholic parishes in the diocese. Installation included solemn vespers, an evening prayer and an installation Mass, all held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. […]