SJN Slice Background

New flavors coming to Sliced on College Avenue

by Cori Hilsgen If you are looking for more local lunch and pizza options, Sliced on College Avenue in St. Joseph will soon offer some unique selections, including a flaxseed quinoa pizza crust, a homemade Alfredo pizza sauce, a special tomato pizza sauce and more. The quick-service restaurant, opening soon in the former Joe […]

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Schematic of the proposed water amenity in St. Joseph.

Council votes down soil testing for water amenity

by Logan Gruber The St. Joseph City Council voted 3-2 against testing soil at a possible site for the water amenity along CR 133 during it’s July 20 meeting. The site the water amenity committee has tentatively agreed would be a good location has some wet lowlands that may be of concern to build […]

SJN Colts Background

Colts purchase slows, but continues

by Logan Gruber While financing for the purchase of Colts Academy is moving forward, at least one hiccup in the project has surfaced. At the June 15 St. Joseph City Council meeting, council member Bob Loso requested city staff hire an inspector to go through the building and ensure all asbestos had been removed […]

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People to march for Northstar extension

by Dennis Dalman Every time Jan Sorell and Sartell senior citizens take a train trip to the Twin Cities, Sorell hears the same question and comment over and over again from her fellow seniors. “Wouldn’t it be nice if Northstar would come all the way to St. Cloud?” “I can’t wait until this rail […]

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Duane Pfannenstein (front) and Kameron Peck work on setting up the car merry-go-round.

Volunteers make July 3rd and 4th festive

by Cori Hilsgen It takes many helping hands to make the Joetown Rocks Festival come together. That includes everything from planning the concert and parade lineups and security to creating quilts to be auctioned off; from publicity and advertising for the event to printing and selling raffle tickets; from setting up the stands to […]

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Angie Schreifels, Sauk Rapids, (left) and Ann Schreifels, St. Joseph, view items at the St. Joseph parish festival Country Store.

St. Joe celebrates with festivities

by Cori Hilsgen July 3 kicked off two days of events for the Joetown Rocks Parish Festival. Crowds of people gathered to enjoy a free outdoor concert and fireworks July 3 and a parade, quilt auction and raffle drawing on July 4. July 3 concert performers included The Graduates, Jeremiah James Korfe, Maiden Dixie […]

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A monument to the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is located on Cemetery Ridge, off South Hancock Avenue in Gettysburg.

Part 2 of 4: Minnesotans were key to winning Civil War

by Rosie Court Guest Writer Imprisoned soldiers had high death rates. “Standards of Conduct” of warfare were violated. Confederate prisons, especially “Andersonville” in Georgia, were notorious for having inhumane conditions. It epitomized the horrors of the Civil War.  Prisoners had little shelter, lack of medical supplies, endured intense heat, insects, disease, overcrowding and virtually no […]