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Reaching Everybody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader St. Joseph Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 30 Est. 1989 St. Joseph Park and Ride has moved Town Crier by Cori Hilsgen Wiggle, Jiggle, Jam set Aug. 6 at library The St. Joseph Park and Ride facility has moved to a new location. Previously located at Interstate Highway 94 and CR 2, it is now located about onethird mile east of the old location on the right of Minnesota Street. Jodi Teich, highway engineer for Stearns County Department of Highways, said the new location was built to accommodate more motorists. The existing lot was too small for the amount of vehicles using it. The department had also received some complaints about the lack of lighting in the parking lot. When the CR 2 St. Joseph bypass was built, additional land was purchased to build the new facility. Teich said parking will be more organized at the new facility because it’s much larger than the old one and is paved, striped and has better lighting. Motorists should begin using the new lot immediately. All vehicles should be removed from the old facility. Please contact the Stearns County Highway Department at 320-255-6180 with any questions or concerns. Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam, for children ages 3 to 12, will be held from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. Wendy’s entertaining and interactive musical program inspires children to move, create and listen. Every child at the show gets an opportunity to dance, jump, move and be a part of the concert. The event is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The attendance limit is 30 and advanced registration is required. 320-253-9359. Basil the Therapy Dog visits library Aug. 10 Basil the Therapy Dog will be looking for children, ages 5 to 10, to read to her from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. Call 320253-9359 or stop by the library to register. The limit is four. Fun at Arc Buddy Walk Join the fun at Arc Midstate’s annual community picnic and Buddy Walk and Roll scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Help with activities, cheer participants, help serve food. Enjoy music and dancing. Arc Midstate provides support and advocates to secure and enhance opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to choose how they live, learn, work and play in their communities. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit and click on Criers. MN Bluegrass, Old-Time Fest ticket giveaway The Newsleaders has a limited amount of FREE tickets to the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Fest Aug. 8-11 at El Rancho Manana, Richmond. Anyone interested, please email with your name, phone number and amount of tickets requested or like the Newsleaders on facebook by Wednesday, Aug. 7. Your name will be placed in a drawing and winners will be notified via email no later than noon Thursday, Aug. 8. For additional information and criers, visit and click on Criers. INSERTS: Culligan Schultz Soft Water Postal Patron photos by Cori Hilsgen Above, the old St. Joseph Park and Ride facility has been moved to a location on Minnesota Street. All vehicles should be removed as soon as possible. At right, the new Park and Ride facility, now located on Minnesota Street, is open and motorists should begin using it. The new facility is larger and can accommodate more vehicles. Atkins tells history of CSB women, times by Cori Hilsgen Annette Atkins knows history. She is a history professor at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and recently wrote a book about some of the history of the past 100 years of CSB. Her book “Challenging Women Since 1913: The College of St. Benedict” celebrates the college’s centennial and discusses the changing needs of women. Atkins said the book is about CSB in a larger context, but the book is also about what happened in the United States during the last 100 years. One change she discusses is the 1972 Title IX of the Education Amendments and women’s roles in athletics. The legislation significantly changed the environment for women’s sports. More options for girls at the grade- and high-school levels, created more demand for college-level sports and offered many more opportunities for females. Another change she talks about is women’s sexuality. Atkins discusses how the student and sexual revolutions of the 1960s created all sorts of controversy on college campuses, including CSB. This led to discussions about birth control, the AIDS epidemic, “hooking up” and other topics. She goes on to explain a kind of postsexual revolution had taken place by 2010 and the pendulum seems to have swung from one extreme to the other. What was once considered taboo has shrunk, and women are now more confident to talk about and express their feelings on the subject. Atkins states that likely neither characterizes the typical CSB woman. She explains that how a college relates to students who they expect will never be sexually History • Page 3 photo by Cori Hilsgen Annette Atkins recently wrote a book about the history of the College of St. Benedict. Her book “C h a l le n ging Women Since 1913: The College of St. Benedict” celebrates the centennial of the college and discusses changing women’s issues during those years.

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