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New park shelter proposed for Millstream Park

by Frank Lee St. Joseph Park Board members presented a budget request at the St. Joseph City Council meeting Aug. 22 that included a proposal to build a new park shelter at an estimated cost of about $500,000. The park board spent more than a year evaluating Millstream Park, which is located north of […]

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Man dies after being trapped under car

by Frank Lee A St. Joseph area man died Monday afternoon after getting trapped underneath a car in his garage, according to Stearns County officials. Gary Glein had used a floor jack to lift up a vehicle he was working on in the garage at 30890 First Ave. NE just north of the St. Joseph city limits. The 58-year-old […]

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Small towns must change to find new life, vitality

by Dave DeMars Our rural towns and villages are not dying, they are merely victims of the narrative used to describe them. It’s a narrative that is straight out of the 1950s, according to Ben Winchester of the Center for Community Vitality, which is part of the University of Minnesota Extension program. Winchester presented […]

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The 28th annual Tri-County Humane Society's Woofstock Companion Walk hopes to raise $62,500 this time around to help the animals at its shelter. TCHS has achieved an outstanding 93.5 percent adoption rate.

Woofstock walkers hope to raise $62,500

by Dennis Dalman The goal of the 28th annual Tri-County Humane Society’s Woofstock Companion Walk is to raise $62,500, an increase of 25 percent from last year’s goal. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wilson Park in St. Cloud. The actual 5K walk will start at 10 a.m. […]

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Area schools prepare for the school year

by Cori Hilsgen Area schools are busy preparing for the 2016-17 school year with many back-to-school conferences, open houses, meetings and more. Kennedy Community School will host goal-setting conferences from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, and from 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, instead of a traditional open house. The conferences were designed to give […]

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Stained-glass windows reflect church heritage

by Cori Hilsgen New stained-glass windows that were recently installed in the interior front doors of the Church of St. Joseph Parish Center offer both beauty and glimpses of the history of the church. According to the parish business manager, Sandra Scholz, the windows were originally removed from the church when major renovation of […]

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New online menu to provide nutrition info about school meals

by Frank Lee Parents of Kennedy Community School students can now learn more about the nutritional value of the meals offered with a new digital online menu that provides nutrition facts. The St. Cloud Area School District 742 has launched Nutrislice for its schools, which is intended “to help boost you and your student’s […]