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St. Joseph kids look forward to school year at Kennedy

by Logan Gruber Swarms of children and parents descended on Kennedy Community School for open house night on Aug. 25.  Classes in the St. Cloud school district start Monday, Aug. 31. Finding a parking spot wasn’t easy, but every parent was as determined to find their spot as much as the children were their […]

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Craft show in Rice set for Sept. 12-13

by Dennis Dalman The annual Old Creamery Arts and Crafts Show in Rice will take place from 8 a.m-5 p.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. It’s one of the biggest outdoor craft shows in the state and attracts thousands of people from a wide area. This year, there will be […]

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Abbey prior steps aside due to allegation

by Dennis Dalman Yet another cloud has darkened St. John’s Abbey when it was announced last week the abbey’s prior had stepped down, pending results of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a student three decades ago. The Rev. Thomas Andert was replaced by interim prior Fr. Bradley Jenniges, OSB. In a statement from […]

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New Sartell construction, road updates announced

by Dennis Dalman A new round of detours and newly opened routes was put into place last week in Sartell because of the ongoing road-construction projects in the city. Here are what motorists should watch for: Second Street Roundabout: As of Aug. 20, it has been open to traffic on all but its northerly […]

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‘Garden’ to bring sun’s energy to area

by Dennis Dalman Xcel Energy electrical customers in Stearns County will have the option to “go solar” sometime next year after a “solar garden” is built. Ground will be broken for the project this fall. The 3 megawatt solar facility, comprised of many fixed-in-place solar panels, will be built two miles north of Cold […]

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Woofstock will take place Sept. 12 at Wilson Park. Now in its 27th year, it's the most important annual fundraiser for the Tri-County Humane Society. This year's goal is $55,000.

Sept. 12 ‘Woofstock’ hopes to raise $55,000

by Dennis Dalman Pets and their owners will soon get together, celebrate, have fun and walk for a good cause at the 27th annual Woofstock Companion Walk 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at Wilson Park. The event is the biggest annual fundraiser for the St. Cloud-based Tri-County Humane Society, which serves pets and […]

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Brewery only a hop away in St. Joseph

by Logan Gruber Millstream Shops and Lofts are picking up a “bad habit” come October. Karen and Aaron Rieland of Avon have been thinking of opening a brewery since 2012 and after finding a space in St. Joseph and receiving a liquor license from the city, they’ve nearly achieved their dream. They are still […]