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Winter Walk, Art Crawl combine next weekend in St. Joseph

by Logan Gruber A number of volunteers, community organizations and businesses have pooled their resources to create a weekend of festivities. The Winterwalk will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in downtown St. Joseph; the Christmas-tree lighting will be held at 6 p.m. at the patio of Bello Cucina, at 15 E. Minnesota […]

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St. Joseph council agrees to hire community dev. director

by Logan Gruber The St. Joseph City Council voted 3-2 to approve adding the position of community-development director to the city staff and to begin hiring for the position. Council members Bob Loso and Renee Symanietz voted against it. The Nov. 16 council meeting was tense as members debated the merits of the position. […]

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The Great River Chorale will perform "Made in Minnesota: Music of the Season" Dec. 4 and Dec. 6.

Chorale, Cantabile to perform holiday concert

by Dennis Dalman Music, poems and sing-a-longs will be performed when the Great River Chorale and the Cantabile Girls’ Concert Choir together present their 15th annual holiday concert, Made in Minnesota: Music of the Season. There will be two concerts: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 6, both at Bethlehem […]

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Apollo senior Ethan Novacinski has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at St. John's University next year. He plans to study biology and pursue a health career either as a physical therapist or a physician's assistant.

Student spotlight: Novacinski plans to play basketball at SJU

by Cori Hilsgen Apollo High School senior Ethan Novacinski has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at St. John’s University next year. Even though he received invites and information from other colleges, he chose SJU because he knew he wanted to be closer to home. “After visiting several schools this summer, I […]

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Six advertising signs were recently purchased from money received from a Thrivent Action Team Kit for Fare for All distributions. The signs will be used throughout the area on future distribution days to increase awareness.

All-time record set at November distribution

by Cori Hilsgen The St. Joseph Fare for All site set an all-time record and sold 980 packages to 486 households, selling 418 holiday packs. Organizer Amanda Roles said the record surpassed last year’s two November distributions combined  – in both households served and packages sold. In November 2014, the site sold 884 packs […]

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Place of Hope sets open house

by Dennis Dalman Place of Hope in St. Cloud will host a Christmas Open House from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Visitors are being asked to bring a new unwrapped gift for boys and girls so they can be placed in Place of Hope’s “Kids’ Hope Shop.” Starting the week of Dec. 17, children […]

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St. Joseph city council rejects location of dog park

by Logan Gruber While a 4-2 vote by the park board in favor of placing a dog park in the drainage easement between Fir Street and the Wobegon Trail brought the matter before the St. Joseph City Council, a 2-3 vote of the council sent the dog park matter back to the park board […]