Dec. 2

Boy Scouts to sell Christmas wreaths

Boy Scout Troop 84 will be selling wreaths at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in front of Coborn’s in St Joseph.

St. Joseph Chamber hosts annual ‘Winterwalk’

The St. Joseph Chamber invites all to celebrate the holiday season from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. A tree lighting will kick off the evening at Bello Cucina followed by various activities at Heritage Hall including a photo-op with Santa, a visit from Mrs. Claus, treat bags, craft making and refreshments. Heritage Hall is located inside the Church of St. Joseph. Also, be sure to look for luminaries outside of businesses offering treats and deals. We’ll see you there.

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Nov. 25

Holiday Art Crawl set Saturday

The Holiday Art Crawl, featuring 20 local artists and musicians, will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Locations include Bruno Press, 154 Fifth Ave. S.E.; Bad Habit Brewing Co., 15 E. Minnesota St.; Local Blend, 19 W. Minnesota St.; and Minnesota Street Market, 27 W. Minnesota St. Visit all four locations and be entered to win gift baskets.

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Nov. 18

St. Stephen changes date for extravaganza

The City of St. Stephen Winter Extravaganza date has been changed to Sunday, Dec. 11. Santa and  Mrs. Claus will visit with children from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Please note the change in date and mark you calendar.

Red Cross needs blood donations to help ensure a sufficient supply throughout the holidays

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Nov. 11

Music ‘Match Up’
winner announced
The winners of the family entertainment package from the Newsleaders’ Halloween music ‘match up’ contest were chosen randomly from among all correct entries received before 5 p.m. Nov. 2. The winner from the Sauk Rapids-Rice community is Cathy Sauer; from the Sartell-St. Stephen community is Susan Schlosser; and from the St. Joseph community is Marvin Schmitt. We hope all of you had as much fun playing as we did creating the contest.

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Nov. 4

Daylight saving time ends 

Daylight saving time, which started in March, ends  at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Residents should turn clocks back one hour before retiring Saturday evening, Nov. 5, to reflect the ending of daylight saving time.

Metro Bus offers free rides Election Day, Veteran’s Day

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Oct. 28

World Heritage looking for community reps

World Heritage International Student Exchange Program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in your community. WH provides academic-year and semester-exchange programs in the United States for high school students around the world. Students are 15-18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements, and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American adventure. Local representatives also have the opportunity to support American high school students in their journey abroad. For more information, call 800-888-9040, go online at or email

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Oct. 21

League of Women Voters to hold Sauk Rapids candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the St. Cloud Area is sponsoring a free candidate forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Sauk Rapids City Council Chamber. The forum will feature two candidates running for mayor: Kurt Hunstiger and Guy Konietzko, along with four candidates vying for two open seats on the city council: Merle Gales, Steve Heinen, Nicholas Sauer and Layne Schmitz. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear the candidates address issues of concern to Sauk Rapids voters. Questions will be invited from the audience in written form, and the League of Women Voters will provide a moderator and timer to conduct the forum.

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Oct. 14

All Saints sets October workathon

The 33rd annual All Saints Academy Workathon will be held Saturday, Oct. 29. Staff, students and parents will volunteer their time to assist the elderly and disabled residents of the St. Joseph community. Volunteers will rake leaves, clear gardens, sweep sidewalks and other jobs for those who need help. If you have a job you would like done by these volunteers, or if you would like to make a donation, please contact the school office at 363-7505, ext. 150.

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