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CSB Christmas tree-lighting kicks off holiday season

by Frank Lee

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Teresa Ning didn’t experience many white Christmases while living in California, but the College of Benedict student was expecting a little more snow when she moved to St. Joseph.

The first-year student from La Habra Heights is majoring in global business and communications but took time out of her studies to help with the holiday festivities on campus Nov. 29.

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Rassier, Larson plan to sue law enforcement

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Two men, who claim their civil rights were violated, plan to sue local law enforcement for actions taken after two notorious murder cases – that of St. Joseph boy Jacob Wetterling and of Cold Spring-Richmond Police Officer Tom Decker.

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Salvation Army rings bells to help less fortunate

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

Salvation Army bell-ringers are ringing for a good cause and reminding one and all of the admonition “There but for fortune go you or I.”

The bell-ringing goal this Christmas season is to raise $429,000 overall, with about $200,000 of that raised directly from kettle donations. The rest of the funds come from generous business, corporate and individual donations sent via the mail or online. Last year’s amounts raised were similar, just a tad lower.

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Brewery, Lions join forces for JDRF fundraiser

by Frank Lee

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Bad Habit Brewery and the St. Joseph Lions Club will hold a fundraiser in which part of the proceeds from every pint sold will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which is focused on type 1 diabetes research.

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St. John's Prep eighth-grade student Jack Skahen, pictured in his St. John's Boys' Choir tuxedo, was recently named to the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Honor Choir for the second year in a row. The honor recognizes outstanding young Minnesota choral musicians.

Skahen named to honor choir

by Cori Hilsgen

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St. John’s Prep eighth-grade student Jack Skahen was recently named to the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Honor Choir for the second year in a row.

The honor recognizes outstanding young Minnesota choral musicians.

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‘Scam Jam’ to help seniors avoid rip-offs

by Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com

A free “Scam Jam” seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the The Grands at Mulligans in Sartell.

The session, open to the public, is designed mainly for senior citizens and caregivers for the elderly. It is co-sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota/North Dakota and the American Association of Retired People.

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SJP donates food, cash to food shelf

by Frank Lee

operations@thenewsleaders.com

Students, faculty and staff from St. John’s Prep School in Collegeville shared the spirit of Thanksgiving by donating food and money Nov. 15 to the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf.

SJP delivered 20 boxes of meals and $1,030 in cash to the food shelf, according to Jill Pauly, director of communications and events at the school.

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Wetterling’s killer sentenced for child pornography

by Frank Lee

operations@thenewsleaders.com

Jacob Wetterling’s murderer was recently sentenced in a federal court to 20 years in prison but not for killing the St. Joseph boy who was abducted and fatally shot almost three decades ago.

Danny Heinrich, 53, of Annandale was sentenced on the morning of Nov. 21 in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis by Judge John Tunheim on one count of receiving child pornography.

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