Why is the front page blank today?

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Hey, what gives? Why is the front page of this newspaper blank?

Good question; we have a good answer.

It’s Minnesota Newspaper Week (Aug. 13-19), and so we at the Newsleaders want to remind people of the importance of newspapers in everyone’s daily life and of newspapers as a foundation for an informed electorate in grassroots democracy.

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U.S. history rife with power vs. press skirmishes

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

It’s no accident the Founding Fathers saw fit to enshrine Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Those revolutionary makers of a new country knew all too well how tyrannical rulers in the “Old World” squelched free speech and free press to retain their power over others.

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Friends, food, festivities

Tatum Price, 12, of St. Joseph, is awed by a balloon that was twisted into a flower and given to her at the summer lunch-program celebration and carnival Aug. 10 at Klinefelter Park in St. Joseph.

Westra: Key to happy long life? Work, connect, don’t mope

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

At the age of 88, Mary Lou Westra of Sartell sometimes feels a strong sense of sorrow, what with so many funerals, as many as three in one day recently – all three the funerals of dearly departed friends she’s known throughout the years.

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Second annual appreciation picnic for local heroes Aug. 22

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

People who appreciate all the things local heroes – from the police and fire departments, and first-responders to the sheriff’s departments – do in the St. Joseph area will have a chance to say “thank you” at the second annual Heroes Appreciation Picnic.

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School board to choose a new member

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Seven people have filed for one open seat on the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

The application period for the position opened July 19 and closed Aug. 14.

Those who filed are Amanda Byrd, Franco Cusipag, Thomas Ebnet, Cindy Fitzthum, Taryn Gentile, Joe Hengel and Jeremy Snoberger.

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Children participate in VBS ‘Hero Central’

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

Who are your heroes? Children from the area recently learned about heroes in their lives.

More than 100 children from the St. Joseph area gathered for a week of Vacation Bible School from July 30-Aug. 3 at Resurrection Lutheran Church. They spent the week studying about God’s heroes in the church.

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Minnesota Street Market receives ‘Why Co-ops?’ innovation-funding grant

The Minnesota Street Market (St. Joseph Food and Art Cooperative) and five other food cooperatives in Central Minnesota have received a $49,600 Innovation Funding grant from the National Joint Powers Alliance of Staples.

The six cooperatives will use the grant to work together as a team on a “Why Co-ops?” campaign to educate the public about the value of food cooperatives in the Central Minnesota region.

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