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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. 15, 2014 Volume 25, Issue 32 Est. 1989 Town Crier Franny Fest set this weekend Franny Fest, the St. Francis Xavier Parish Fall Festival, will be held Friday-Sunday, Aug. 15-17 on the parish grounds. Highlights include a Teen Night for grades 7-12 from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday; a 10K, 5K, 1K walk and run, food, refreshments, kids’ games, silent auction, a 4 p.m. Mass followed by live music by Tres and Big Toe and the Jam on Saturday; and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses, bake and plant sales, Belgian waffle breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a raffle drawing on Sunday. For more information, visit St. Cloud hosts summer art crawl The annual St. Cloud Sizzlin’ Summer Art Crawl will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Friday Aug. 22 in Downtown St. Cloud. The Art Crawl features more than 30 selected artists around venues in historic downtown St. Cloud. There will be musicians, art demonstrations, performers and activities that are fun for the whole family. For more information visit Unused med collections set Aug. 16, 20 Two unused medication disposal collections, sponsored by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and Stearns/Benton Physicians Association, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Senior Expo in the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud; and from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 during Summer Time by George at Lake George, St. Cloud. These collections are in addition to the permanent drop boxes located at the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and the Sartell, Melrose, Paynesville and Waite Park Police Offices. For further information on the program please call 320-259-3700. Postal Patron Flippin’ Cancer the Bird benefit set for Bruno by Cori Hilsgen A Bruno’s Hooters’ benefit, also known as Flippin’ Cancer the Bird, will take place for local business owner Mary Bruno from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Middy Bar in St. Joseph. The benefit will include Bruno live music, food, beverages and a silent auction. Bruno said she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in mid-April. She had a lumpectomy to remove cancer calcifications and also did genetic testing for the cancer gene because her mother, Maryann Bruno, had the same diagnosis about four years ago and a maternal aunt also had breast cancer two years ago. “I was positive for that gene and informed that once you have had cancer the probability of its recurrence is significantly higher in the breast and ovaries,” Bruno said. “(I) decided to go ahead and be aggressive about getting those body parts out of the picture.” She said her surgeries were long, and recovery has been painful, but the doctors and nurses did a good job with helping manage the pain through medications. Bruno said Dr. Paul Mitchell at the St. Cloud Hospital and Dr. John Houle at Midsota Plastic Surgeons in St. Cloud have been wonderful through everything. Both of her two surgeries were performed at the St. Cloud Hospital and a follow-up surgery will be done at Midsota. “Turns out Drs. Mitchell and Houle are masters at what they do,” Bruno Let me out, let me out, let me out! contributed photo Three-year-olds Elijah Mixteco (left) and Landon Nothnagel, both of St. Joseph, plead with local authorities to “Let me out” during the Aug. 5 National Night Out held in Morningside Loop. The neighborhood enjoyed a potluck and children were able to tour police and fire department vehicles while all visited with local police officers and firefighters. Neighborhood organizers said they want to say a big “thank you” to both police and fire departments for stopping by with stickers, tours of the rigs and coloring books. Ribbon-cutting set for Army Reserve building The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting for the new U.S. Army Reserve headquarters building at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 in St. Joseph. The 40,000 square-foot, one-story brick building is located in east St. Joseph, just off CR 75, east of the former Del-Win Ballroom location. The building is battalion headquarters for the 367th Army Engineer Battalion, which has about 1,000 members in five Upper Midwest states. Those members get together annually for joint training in one place, otherwise they customarily train in their own facilities. Ground was broken for the new building last April. Paid for by federal funds, the approximately $10-million structure houses classrooms, training simulators, For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. maintenance, storage and other resources geared to training, equipment and special meetings. There are other Army Reserve headquarters in various places throughout Minnesota, including in Brainerd, Buffalo and Willmar. A full-time staff of about two dozen people will work in the building. College entrance gets a face lift Contest gives $10,000 to help neighborhood improvement projects One charitable organization, nonprofit organization or local government agency will win $10,000 in the Build Your America contest, sponsored by Stanley Black and Decker. To enter the contest, go to and submit a brief essay of your proposed project on how you would like to honor your community with the $10,000 grand prize for a neighborhood-improvement project, renovations to a historical landmark, school, park, recreation center and more. The contest will run through Dec. 31. For more information, visit and click on Aug. 15 Criers. said. “Both are total rock stars and had a great bedside manner and knew exactly how to deal with me. They were not only excellent at what they do, but Bruno • page 5 by Cori Hilsgen photo by Cori Hilsgen The College of St. Benedict’s north entrance is being reconstructed and was expected to reopen this week. The College of St. Benedict’s north entrance off of Minnesota Street is getting a face lift. “Our 2006-07 Campus Master Plan identified a need to make the north entrance as recognizable as our main entrance,” said Brad Sinn, executive director of facilities for CSB, in a recent email. The college purchased and removed three homes during several years with this project in mind. Sinn said the 2014 Landscape Master Plan showed the need for a more visible entrance. “The new north entrance is also our first project that highlights a more sustainable landscape with lower-maintenance native plant materials, use of local materials and permeable paving surfaces to reduce runoff,” Sinn said. The road was scheduled to reopen this week, pending no delays for weather conditions. Landscaping is planned for early September. Most traffic is currently being routed to the south entrance during the closure.

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