January 9th, 2014

A monster almost killed a husband and daddy

A monster almost killed a husband and daddy

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com For many harrowing days and nights, Ben Dirkes faced imminent death from a threatening monster, and every dreadful minute his wife, Kerri, faced that monster with him. And now, thankfully, the monster [...]

Poet Marwitz respects cold weather

Poet Marwitz respects cold weather

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph resident and poet Will Marwitz has a great deal of respect for cold weather — the kind we have been experiencing this week. [...]

Hammer-Cofell to perform originals at ‘Local Roots’ concert

Hammer-Cofell to perform originals at ‘Local Roots’ concert

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When Adam Hammer of Sartell was challenged in a “Songwriters’ Contest” to write a song about “skinny-dipping,” he accepted the challenge. In 20 minutes, seemingly without any effort, the song just came [...]

Cofell-Hammer to perform originals at ‘Local Roots’ concert

Cofell-Hammer to perform originals at ‘Local Roots’ concert

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s a rare writer who would pen a song that includes a chorus sung by rotten-food items, but Dave Cofell of St. Joseph is just such a writer. [...]

‘Home Stretch’ takes guesswork out of first-time homebuying

‘Home Stretch’ takes guesswork out of first-time homebuying

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Many people thinking of buying their first home have no idea what a thicket of challenges and glitches the process can become. That is why the “Home Stretch” workshop was developed – [...]

My Cold Footsteps Speak, a poem by Will Marwitz

My Cold Footsteps Speak, a poem by Will Marwitz

My Cold Footsteps Speak by Will Marwitz from his book “Turning the Cup.” I have world-of-work to enjoin As I awaken from my alarm and body clock jarring my head. Oh, to stay in bed! No, [...]

Sartell 2013 Year in Review: Good omens for future popped up all over

Sartell 2013 Year in Review: Good omens for future popped up all over

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The year 2013 in Sartell might well be described as “onward and upward,” because so many positive trends set in earlier years were either growing by leaps and bounds or coming to [...]

Monastery archives getting back to routine after flood restoration

Monastery archives getting back to routine after flood restoration

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com This past June, the St. Benedict’s Monastery oratory and archives flooded. Prioress Sister Michaela Hedican noticed the problem when she went to the oratory to pray at about 4:30 a.m. on June [...]

Switch to our mobile site