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Citywide garage sale has some homeowners raking in the dough

by Frank Lee operations@thenewsleaders.com When it comes to turning a profit in the annual St. Joseph citywide garage sale, you could say Kelli Frieler knows a thing or two about selling. The wife and stay-at-home mother of two was just one of many residents who participated in the three-day event sponsored by the St. Joseph […]

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Historical Society to have Memorial Day display at American Legion

by Frank Lee operations@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Area Historical Society plans to honor veterans on Memorial Day with a one-day display Monday, May 30 at the American Legion Post 328. Vice President Ellie Studer said the display, which is open to the public, will feature a lot of memorabilia. The display will be set up […]

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Emily Heying, 21, of St. Joseph, is a student at the College of St. Benedict who went to the Old Glory Run May 21 in St. Joseph to support a friend who is running in the annual fundraiser for disabled American veterans.

Old Glory Run attracts crowd, raises funds for vets

by Frank Lee operations@thenewsleaders.com Some came to St. Joseph to run. Others came to walk. But all of them who participated in the Old Glory Run came to support disabled American veterans. The outdoor event on May 21 took place for the first time in St. Joseph instead of Cold Spring because of road construction, […]

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Minnesota Counties Fair a hit with students

by Mollie Rushmeyer news@thenewsleaders.com The first Minnesota Counties Fair at All Saints Academy’s St. Joseph campus created a sense of Minnesota pride and encouraged the sixth-graders to delve into the history and culture of 17 Minnesota counties on May 17 and 18. Students from Susan Huls’ sixth-grade class chose a county to represent last spring. […]

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Janel Bitzan, of BerganKDV of St. Cloud, presents an overview about the results of a required and an independent annual audit of the city of St. Joseph to the St. Joseph City Council at its May 16 meeting.

Independent audit of city shows consistent budgeting, spending

by Frank Lee operations@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council had hired BerganKDV to conduct an independent audit for the last year, and the results of the required annual audit were presented at its May 16 meeting. The St. Cloud-based business audited financial statements of the “governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the […]

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Food shelf donations second highest in the state

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The generosity of people, churches, organizations and companies in the greater St. Cloud area and beyond remains outstanding, making the Catholic Charities Food Shelf the second highest in the state for most food collected in March. During the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, more than $160,000 and 210,000 pounds of food were donated […]