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Millstream Arts Festival to be held Sept. 25

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The annual Millstream Arts Festival will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in downtown St. Joseph. The event is an outdoor juried art show that draws many people to the area and includes a variety of music, dancing, visual arts, literature and poetry, foods, children’s activities and more. […]

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Community service planned for Jacob Wetterling

by Frank Lee operations@thenewsleaders.com There will be a community memorial service for Jacob Wetterling, the St. Joseph boy who was abducted in 1989 and whose remains were recently located on a Paynesville farm after almost three decades after he went missing. The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph will host the community memorial service at […]

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Crossroads stabbing attack still under investigation

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Waves of shock, horror, fear and disbelief swept through Central Minnesota and rippled worldwide last weekend after a knife-wielding man went on a sudden rampage and stabbed 10 shoppers in Crossroads Center in St. Cloud. The attacker, 22-year-old Dahir Adan of St. Cloud, was shot to death by an off-duty, part-time […]

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Footgolf course to kick off opening

by Frank Lee operations@thenewsleaders.com St. Joseph City Council member Matt Killam took the idea of constructing a six-hole footgolf course in Northland Park and ran with it by raising funds for the new activity during the past year. There will be a grand opening at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the neighborhood park, which is open from 10 […]

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United Cerebral Palsy fundraiser to be held Sept. 30

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota Oktoberfest Renaissance Festival benefiting people with disabilities will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Molitor’s Quarry located at 425 35th St. NE, Sauk Rapids. The event will include food sampling by Applebees, Christine’s Sweet Confections, John Dough’s Pizza, Manea’s Meats, Molitor’s […]

Absentee ballots now available

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com For the first time in Minnesota history, voters can now vote via absentee ballot without having some kind of excuse. Previously, voters could request absentee ballots if they knew they would be out of the district – say, on vacation – during Election Day. Now, they can vote by absentee ballot […]

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Woofstock raises at least $44,000 for pets

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Dogs and their proud owners converged at St. Cloud’s Wilson Park on Sept. 10 for the 28th annual Woofstock Companion Walk, one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the Tri-County Humane Society. At this Woofstock, $44,000 was raised as of Sept. 13. However, that is a preliminary amount as more donations and […]