Beasley honored at Kennedy assembly

by Dennis Dalman

Moses Beasley of St. Joseph was a boy who loved his family, loved his friends, loved to make people smile and loved to give.

That is how Moses was remembered during a welcome-back assembly Sept. 8 at Kennedy Community School.[...]   Read More -->

St. Joseph to apply for homeowner, commercial rehab funding

Submitted news release

The city of St. Joseph will submit a preliminary proposal to the Department of Employment and Economic Development requesting funding to fix up homes. The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership has been asked by the city to compile and submit the proposal for the Small Cities Development Program, which is due Nov. 9.[...]   Read More -->

St. Cloud schools need tutors like Bunde to help students

by Cori Hilsgen

Marti Bunde wasn’t sure if she would enjoy working with children when she first became a tutor for the Minnesota Reading Corps program, part of AmeriCorps, but she said she quickly found she does.

Her tutoring has made a difference in students’ reading success at Kennedy Community School.[...]   Read More -->

Kay’s Kitchen to open restaurant in St. Cloud

by Cori Hilsgen

The ever-popular Kay’s Kitchen in St. Joseph is about to have a second location – a new one in St. Cloud.

Tanya Finken, Kay’s Kitchen owner, has not yet decided on a name for the new place, but it will be located in the Midtown Square Mall on Division Street, St. Cloud, and it will open in November or December, depending on when construction is completed.[...]   Read More -->

500 people, 250 pets walk for Woofstock

by Dennis Dalman

On a perfectly beautiful morning, happy people and pets took part Sept. 9 in the 29th annual Woofstock Companion Walk in east St. Cloud, trying to raise a goal of $60,000.

The actual amount raised has not all been tallied yet, but as of Monday the preliminary amount raised was about $45,000. Last year the net amount raised was $51,450.[...]   Read More -->

Stueve celebrates 105th birthday

by Dennis Dalman

At Clara Stueve’s birthday party, the cake was way too small to decorate with a candle for every year of her life – 105 candles, to be exact.

Lots of family members and friends gathered Aug. 28 at Arlington Place in St. Joseph to celebrate Stueve’s birthday. Although she is hard of hearing and cannot speak very well, it’s obvious Clara had a good time, enjoying cake and ice cream, with happiness apparent in her frequent smiles.[...]   Read More -->

Zimmer foundation helps with cancer-center donation

by Cori Hilsgen

Because of help she received through the Mark Zimmer Foundation, St. Cloud resident Tami Jean Amundson was able to make a donation to the Coborn Cancer Center, Acupuncture Patient Services.

Amundson was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2008 and was cancer-free for more than seven years until recently when she was re-diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.[...]   Read More -->

‘Rock for Alzheimer’s’ to take place Sept. 23

by Cori Hilsgen

Music fans will have a chance to listen to some local performances to help raise awareness of and fund research for Alzheimer’s disease.

Local talent will gather for the second annual “Rock For Alzheimer’s” event from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the parking lot behind Bad Habit Brewing Co. in St. Joseph.[...]   Read More -->