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St. Joseph kids look forward to school year at Kennedy

by Logan Gruber operations@thenewsleaders.com Swarms of children and parents descended on Kennedy Community School for open house night on Aug. 25.  Classes in the St. Cloud school district start Monday, Aug. 31. Finding a parking spot wasn’t easy, but every parent was as determined to find their spot as much as the children were their […]

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Craft show in Rice set for Sept. 12-13

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The annual Old Creamery Arts and Crafts Show in Rice will take place from 8 a.m-5 p.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. It’s one of the biggest outdoor craft shows in the state and attracts thousands of people from a wide area. This year, there will be […]

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Abbey prior steps aside due to allegation

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Yet another cloud has darkened St. John’s Abbey when it was announced last week the abbey’s prior had stepped down, pending results of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a student three decades ago. The Rev. Thomas Andert was replaced by interim prior Fr. Bradley Jenniges, OSB. In a statement from […]

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New Sartell construction, road updates announced

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A new round of detours and newly opened routes was put into place last week in Sartell because of the ongoing road-construction projects in the city. Here are what motorists should watch for: Second Street Roundabout: As of Aug. 20, it has been open to traffic on all but its northerly […]

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‘Garden’ to bring sun’s energy to area

by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Xcel Energy electrical customers in Stearns County will have the option to “go solar” sometime next year after a “solar garden” is built. Ground will be broken for the project this fall. The 3 megawatt solar facility, comprised of many fixed-in-place solar panels, will be built two miles north of Cold […]

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Woofstock will take place Sept. 12 at Wilson Park. Now in its 27th year, it's the most important annual fundraiser for the Tri-County Humane Society. This year's goal is $55,000.

Sept. 12 ‘Woofstock’ hopes to raise $55,000

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Pets and their owners will soon get together, celebrate, have fun and walk for a good cause at the 27th annual Woofstock Companion Walk 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at Wilson Park. The event is the biggest annual fundraiser for the St. Cloud-based Tri-County Humane Society, which serves pets and […]

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Brewery only a hop away in St. Joseph

by Logan Gruber operations@thenewsleaders.com Millstream Shops and Lofts are picking up a “bad habit” come October. Karen and Aaron Rieland of Avon have been thinking of opening a brewery since 2012 and after finding a space in St. Joseph and receiving a liquor license from the city, they’ve nearly achieved their dream. They are still […]