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Couple awarded ‘Telly’ award for documentary by Cori Hilsgen

Town Crier Companions sought

The Sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery and St. Scholastica Convent are active in diverse ministries throughout the community. Each site offers unique opportunities for volunteers of all ages to accomplish important, fulfilling tasks and projects. St. Scholastica’s biggest needs are Sister Companions. Volunteers will drive and accompany nuns to appointments, read aloud, write letters for the nuns or play cards, games and visit. Contact Sr. Marina Schlangen, St. Scholastica Convent at 320-251-2225.

Catholic Charities seeks school supplies

Students and families are preparing to go back to school. With your help, Catholic Charities is preparing to assist those who are not able to afford basic school supplies. Advanced registration for our Back to School program has already begun, and we’re expecting about 2,000 children will need help. Will you make a gift to help them? Your gift of cash, or a supply drive at your office or church or in your neighborhood would be greatly appreciated. For more information, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on Criers.

Chorale announces auditions Aug. 11, 12

Great River Chorale, a select, auditioned 45-voice choral ensemble based in St. Cloud, announces auditions for the 2013-14 concert season from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday, Aug. 12 at Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Drive S.E., St. Cloud. The chorale rehearses Sunday nights and holds extra rehearsals prior to concerts. Members are skilled professional and avocational musicians and choral enthusiasts who desire to sing high quality repertoire at the highest level of excellence. To schedule an audition and for more information, visit www. and click on Criers.

GRRL seeks input on survey

The library has posted an openhours survey on its website, griver. org. The survey will be available through August. Staff will review the data and make any necessary changes for 2014. For more information, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on Criers.

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“Arrival” is a documentary about four women’s stories before they came to the United States and how they are creating a better life for themselves and their families. Chuck Czech (left) is shown recording some of these women working together during a canning class.

More than 200 apply for first archery hunt at SJU by Cori Hilsgen

More than 200 bow hunters have applied for a chance to hunt at St. John’s campus land this year. St. John’s Abbey is offering the hunt to 100 hunters to help cull the deer population to a healthier number. This is the 12th controlled deer hunt since 1933. Controlling the deer population allows a natural regeneration of the forest ecosystem. This is essential for the long-term habitat of deer and other ecosystem components, according to the website. St. John’s Arboretum coordinator Jenny Kutter said an archery hunt allows an extended season for hunting, is safer and doesn’t conflict with other campus events such as football games. “We are thrilled with the turnout for the St. John’s Abbey’s first archery hunt,” Kutter said. “The feedback we’ve gotten from hunters is they find it a privilege to have the opportunity to hunt in a place as natural and scenic as the abbey arboretum.” Interested hunters needed to apply by Aug. 5 and a lottery

will be used to determine the 100 hunters. Kutter said the area is about 2,800 acres. Most of it will be available for hunting, but some areas closer to campus will be closed. The arboretum is within the Collegeville State Game Refuge. All wildlife species other than deer are protected and cannot be taken. The archery season runs from Oct. 26-Dec. 31. Hunters must be able to take an antlerless deer in a zone covering SJU. They must bring and use their own Minnesota DNR archery licenses and must follow the Minnesota State Big Game laws. The entire arboretum is in a “DNR Managed Deer Area” for 2013. Only hunters with valid SJU hunting permits are allowed to hunt in the arboretum. Hunters are asked to be respectful of campus events. Individual and party hunters can earn a future chance to take a buck after harvesting three antlerless deer from SJU. For more information, call the SJU Arboretum office at 320-3633163.

Chuck Czech and Mary Christen Czech, husband and wife, were recently awarded a bronze “Telly” award for a documentary called “Arrival: Women’s Visions for a New Home.” “Arrival” was selected from almost 12,000 entries from 50 states and five continents. Telly awards are judged by a high merit standard and do not compete against each other. They honor the best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content and outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs. Winners receive a silver or bronze award. Arrival is a half-hour documentary produced by KSMQ public television and funded in part through Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Chuck is a production manager at the KSMQ Telly • page 8

Three spend National Night Out behind bars

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From front to back, Cailin and Avery Nothnagel and Aaliyah Mixteco are banished like criminals to the back seat of a St. Joseph Police Department squad car Aug. 7 during National Night Out. The Morningside Loop Group of St. Joseph invited Police Chief Pete Jansky and members of the St. Joseph Volunteer Firefighters to a gathering of 40 neighbors who joined in for a potluck. The group did end up in a family’s garage for awhile because of a brief but intense storm earlier that evening. For an additional photo of the event, visit

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Andre Estevez, senior, son of Ellen and Joseph Estevez, both of St. Joseph, will be studying abroad at the Stiftsgymnasium Melk, Austria, during the 2013-14 academic year. Now in its 48th year, the exchange program at St. John’s Prep began in 1966 and is the oldest one-year high school-level exchange program in the United States. It’s a unique study abroad program, offering students a yearlong/travel study option at the more than 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey of Melk. This program features a full academic curriculum enriched by travel throughout Austria and in other countries in

Europe. Emmerich Sack, German teacher and exchange-program coordinator, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in the German language and culture. We are pleased to offer this program, now in its 48th year.”

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Christian Gaetz, son of Rose and Rick Gaetz of St. Joseph, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ College of Science and Engineering. He is majoring in mathematics. Amanda Faber, St. Joseph, recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valley City (N.D.) State University.


July 15 2:58 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. College Avenue S. Two individuals stated they were walking back to their car and a white Ford F150 passed them several times and swerved toward them and honked their horn. They requested an escort to their vehicle which was parked in the area. Escort was given and officers were unable to locate the truck in question. 7:15 a.m. Accident. CR 75/CR 2.

Ella Mae Phillipp

Jamie and Brad Phillipp, St. Joseph, announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Mae, at 6:50 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 in St. Cloud Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and measured 18 inches. She joins brothers Peter, 6, and Landon, 3, Grandparents are Kathy and Mike Phillipp and Gladys and Al Lommel, all of St. Joseph.

Minor accident at stated intersection. Both vehicles were at stoplight to take right off CR 75. Vehicle #2’s foot slid off the brake and bumped into vehicle #1. Photos taken. No reported injuries. Both given accident info sheets. 6:28 p.m. Found property. Elm Street E. A Minnesota driver’s license was found at McDonald’s and turned over to officer. Owner contacted and license was returned. 9:57 p.m. Harassment. Dale Street E. Complainant was involved in a driving situation in St. Cloud prior to calling St. Joseph police. He was “chased” by another male. He called

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93 children unite for 30th year of VBS by Cori Hilsgen

Ninety-three St. Joseph area children, ages 4 through sixth grade, united to celebrate Vacation Bible School July 28-Aug. 1. Held at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, VBS is coordinated between three area churches: RLC, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Gateway Community Church. The coordinators of VBS were Rachel Kuebelbeck from Resurrection, Marian Bach from St. Joseph’s and Pastor Bruce Tes-

Blotter from page 2 St. Cloud police department, however was not satisfied with the action they took. He then called to report harassing phone calls and Facebook messages. He was advised to get an HRO right away and to revisit his complaint with the St. Cloud police by talking to a different officer. The gist of the texts and Facebook messages were suspect calling complainant names and also saying “he would get his money one way or the other.” Unknown what

sen from Gateway. Kuebelbeck said this is the 30th year VBS has been coordinated between the churches, and so they wanted to recognize how special it’s been they have been working together for so long. They celebrated the anniversary by bringing in a bouncing inflatable for the children to play on the last evening of VBS. Participants explored a “Kingdom Rock” theme. Activities included opening and closing prayers, Bible stories, games, snacks, music, an imag-

ination station and others. Participants received a compact disc of songs. Kuebelbeck said these songs included “upbeat” praise and worship songs that children learned to do hand actions with while listening to them. Many participants remember songs from past years and will sing them long after the year’s program has ended, she said. Kuebelbeck said the use of the Kingdom Rock theme shows the children they are not alone and can stand strong with God. VBS • page 4

was meant by this. Officer informed complainant and his mother that extra patrol would be provided for the night. Officer attempted to talk to suspect to tell him to stop the harassment, however he hung up on the officer three times.

July 17 1:25 p.m. Narcotics. Elena Lane 600 block. Maintenance found about 100 marijuana plants growing by the bike jump area. Contacted officer from drug task force. He stated he would do nothing. Told us to contact city maintenance and have them destroy the plants.

July 16 11:39 a.m. Fraud. E. Minnesota Street. Victim’s credit card was used in Guthrie, Okla. on July 16, 2013 for amount of $3.46. Credit card company caught it and contacted the victim. Credit card company took care of it and just wanted him to report it to police. No further action.

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Vacation Bible School participants (front left to right) Lexi Wiesser, J.P. Schmit and Bethany Knopp enjoy using hand actions to the new praise and worship songs they learned this year. Many children continue to perform the songs after their VBS experience has ended.

VBS from page 3 They talked about the resurrection story and how God’s strength can conquer even death. Faith formation director Bach has been involved in some form of VBS since 1987. She said various studies have shown the participants will remember the experience for many years afterward. “VBS is a wonderful time for children to grow in their faith,” Bach said. “It’s been a marvelous experience ecumenically for the three churches.” Kuebelbeck said VBS is a very friendly atmosphere and a nice opportunity for the three

churches to come together. It also offers a faith experience for people who don’t usually attend or belong to a congregation. “It takes away the intimidation of not being connected with a church,” Kuebelbeck said. Pastor Bruce Tessen of Gateway church enjoys how the churches work together for VBS. “It’s very exciting to be a part of our community VBS again this year,” Tessen said. “I think it’s great the churches in St. Joseph work together to make this a successful event each year. A lot of planning goes into this, but it’s definitely worth it. Each year, parents tell us how much it meant to their children to be able to attend and how it has really helped

them in so many ways.” A few changes to VBS this year included an imagination station instead of a crafts station. Children participated in an exploration activity, which they could bring home with them and continue to explore. Another change was a shortened end time. Each evening was shortened by 30 minutes to allow parents with younger children a chance to go home earlier. Participants, parents and volunteers all worked together to create a fun, faith-based experience. Parent Jo Schmit said her son J.P., 9, has been attending VBS for five years. “When we pulled up in front of the building he said ‘sweet’ because he remembered it from past years and was excited,” Schmit said. Amber and Allie Hilsgen, 8, have been attending VBS for four years. They said they especially enjoyed the imagination station this year. “I can’t wait until next year to learn more about God,” Allie said. “VBS was so much fun, I’m sad to see it end,” Amber said. Violet Meyer, 5, enjoyed coming to VBS. As she was enjoying snack time with friends, she also learned how to encourage others and how to help support and build each other up. “I like it,” Meyer said. “I like that my mom volunteers at it.” More than 55 volunteers worked together to coordinate the fun-filled week for VBS participants.

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Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 Kuebelbeck said she is so grateful to the volunteers who create the chance for these kids to share God’s love with everyone around them. Volunteer Kari Haynes, 18, has been helping with VBS for six years. “It is a time when children can learn about God, but also have fun with friends,” Haynes said. This was Melanie Mueffelmann’s first year of volunteering, but her three children, 10-year-old Grant and 7-yearold daughters Chloe and Paige, have been attending for three years. “The kids love it and look forward to it,” Mueffelmann said. This was also Sarah Hogan’s first year volunteering. Her daughter Kayla, 13, was also volunteering and her children Carter, 8, and Cora Lee, 8, were attending VBS. “It encourages them to have a personal relationship with God,” Hogan said.

Jess Kompelien has been volunteering for three years. Her children, Avery, 11, and Olivia, 8, have also been attending VBS for three years. “It’s a nice collaboration between the three congregations,” Kompelien said. “It helps the children develop a relationship with God and shows them how to share it with other people.” Participants also donated to a Habitat for Humanity service project during the week. They

discussed building a kingdom or home and each day added something such as a door, light or other piece of the house. Participants could also write prayers and sign their names on 2” x 4” boards to be used in the Habitat house. The building of the house is scheduled to begin sometime this August. VBS participants could bring money to donate toward the Habitat house. Kuebelbeck said more than $250 was donated.


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Four- and 5-year-old children enjoyed playing together for an outside activity with the parachute at this year’s Vacation Bible School.

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Our View Tyrants everywhere should heed Malala’s United Nations’ speech The standing ovation received recently by Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations was a tremendous moment for humanity. Yousafzai is the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was viciously shot in the head by Taliban thugs while she was sitting on a bus taking her to her school. The Taliban, a radical Islamic sect, is not only against education for girls, but is also against any advance in civilization and culture made during the past 1,000 years. In other words, the Taliban is living in the Dark Ages. They are the ones who harbored al Qaeda as they trained for their terrorist attacks against the United States. Fortunately, Yousafzai survived. She has become an unstoppable force for the rights of girls and women throughout the world. At the United Nations, she said:” “Dear friends, on the 9th of October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. They thought the bullets would silence us, but they failed . . . The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this – weakness, fear and hopelessness died; strength, power and courage were born.” Yousafzai, in her speech, called for free, compulsory education for all children in all countries. “The extremists were and they are afraid of books and pens; the power of education frightens them,” she said. “They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them, and that is why they killed 14 innocent students in the recent attack in Quetta, Pakistan. “I speak not for myself but those without a voice . . . those who have fought for their rights – their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.” She also said people are so weary of war. Any peace treaties, she said, must include guarantees to protect the rights of girls and women, too. Yousafzai told the audience she believes completely in non-violence, having been inspired by great leaders like Mohammed, Jesus Christ, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. The Taliban, she said, are misusing the name of Islam for their own personal benefit. Yousafzai, of course, is so right. Nothing scares tyrants and thugs more than the power of education and enlightenment, especially when it’s coming from girls and women who have been long suppressed and brutalized. This remarkable young girl, a born leader, is going to be inspiring this world for a very long time. Wouldn’t it be great if someday she becomes the leader of Pakistan, a day when tyrants and thugs like the Taliban have withered on their own vines?

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Opinion Past few years, August hasn’t been kind In general, I enjoy summer aside from the heat, the humidity and the bugs. This summer has been quite enjoyable with moderate temperatures and less of both humidity and bugs. Despite this, it’s been difficult to enjoy August the past few years. My mother’s birthday is in August. We lost her to cardiac arrest in spring 2010. I remember her saying many times, “Who wants a birthday in August?” My mom would equate August with January in that during both months you’d have to hunker down in the house to avoid the outdoor extremes. She enjoyed her central air, which she insisted on running anytime the mercury hovered around 70 or higher. My dad would complain he would have to wear his jeans and a parka in the car from May through September because Mom wouldn’t allow him to turn off the air and open the windows; she refused to wear shorts because she said her legs looked too stubby (mom was 5-foot-half-an-inch tall and she wouldn’t let you forget the half-inch either) and her hair might get mussed. Surprisingly, we all miss her quirky ways even more now that she’s gone.

Janelle Von Pinnon Publisher Last August, I spent six weeks on bed rest due to a sciatic nerve injury. I have a high threshold for pain but it’s pretty debilitating and you feel very helpless and are very reliant on others to feed you, help you retrieve things and take you to doctor and physical therapy appointments. I’m also not a very gracious patient; when you hurt, you hurt. Needless to say, my family was extremely thankful when I could walk and fend for myself again. This August, I’m healthier than last year and am very happy about that. But two of my co-workers are having their own health issues. One had back surgery and the other’s battling colon cancer. Though both seem to be recuperating nicely and should be back in full force soon, it has put the Newsleader office in somewhat of a tailspin. We tried to plan ahead for both to be out most of August, but were unable to find competent help in a very

short time-frame. Luckily, one of our writers offered to help by providing additional stories while our head writer is lying low. And my daughter stepped up to the plate to help with office duties, although she’s made it perfectly clear she will not be entering this profession anytime soon. She starts her generals at St. Cloud State University this fall and is pursuing a degree in musical therapy and community psychology. On the brighter side, though, August provides numerous activities to enjoy if you are able to get out and about. This weekend alone, a family or individual could take in the Sartell Rock’n Block, Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, the Benton County Fair and/or my and my family’s particular favorite, Take a Day Off On the Mississippi River. Activities for all ages abound at all these events and more. After fighting the crowds, I’ll plan to partake in my favorite summertime activity, which is to pour a tall, cold glass of tea and curl up with an awesome book in my rocker on the porch. Here’s to you Mom! Happy Birthday!

Letter to editor

Letter in response to ‘Republicans should put up or shut up’

Bob Grise St Joseph

Two weeks ago President Obama’s biggest fan, Dennis Dalman, stated “Republicans should put up or shut up” concerning health-care reform. Apparently Dalman is not very well read. First off, Republicans and Conservative think tanks have offered many ideas to improve the affordability of healthcare and health-care insurance. Who is it that has pushed to allow interstate competition in health insurance? The Republicans. Who is it that wants progrowth economic policies so people can get good full-time jobs that provide health insurance? The Republicans. True John Roberts saved Obamacare – who knows why. Some say he was threatened. But Roberts didn’t proclaim it to be a good law. It isn’t. In fact Obamacare is so bad Congress just last week exempted itself from 75 percent of its cost, as the rest of us face skyrocketing premiums. Acting IRS

chief Danny Werfel, who is tasked with enforcing Obamacare, told a House Ways and Means Committee hearing he doesn’t want Obamacare for himself. Wow. Funny how Dalman calls the Republicans obstructionists because they don’t support another federal program that is already admitted to cost three times what it was originally billed to cost. “Obamacare is a train wreck” says Democrat Sen. Max Baucus. Obamacare’s IPAB is a rationing board that’s destined to fail, says Democrat Howard Dean. Many moderate Democrats are jumping ship on Obamcare. Why? Because most of us are happy with our health insurance, and the promised cost savings were a deliberately fabricated lie and because Obamacare is killing our economic recovery. This year almost all of the new jobs created were part time. More than 13,000 pages of rules and regulations already associated with Obamacare, tell the tale – it’s a nightmare for the average citizen but a

bureaucrat’s dream. The tipping point for medical costprice inflation began after 1965 when 85 percent of the population (employed workers and the official old, poor and disabled) suddenly acquired tax-subsidized health insurance. The appearance of near-free care (the boss or government pays for it) and subsequent unrelenting demand has not been stopped in more than four decades by gatekeeper schemes says Dr. Robert W. Geist, a retired medical doctor. Obamacare is just another driver of demand, while at the same time driving down supply. Lose-lose. Every level of government has promised too much and delivered too little. Time to get back to our roots and limit government and grow the private sector. No central authority can accomplish the functions of freely determined prices for the allocation of labor and capital. Market-based solutions are our only hope for improving our condition.

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Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 9 Blood drive, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., American Red Cross, 1301 W. St.. Germain St., St. Cloud. 1-800-733-2767. Pickleball, blend of badminton, tennis and pingpong, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Brat sale, sponsored by St. Joseph Lions Club, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Joseph Meat Market. St. Joseph Farmers’ Market, 3-6:30 p.m., near the Wobegon Trail Center, C.R. 2. The Isaacs with opening act Chris Stone, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. concert, Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud. www.

Saturday, Aug. 10 Therapeutic Horseback Riding volunteer training for Project Astride, Avon Hills Paints and Quarter Horses, Avon. Brat sale, sponsored by St. Joseph Lions Club, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Meat Market. Take a Day Off on the Mississippi River, sponsored by Outdoor Family Fun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Stearns County Mississippi River Park, 41300 C.R. 1, Rice (seven miles north of Sartell). Free, no experience necessary, all equipment provided. Basil the Therapy Dog for ages 5 to 10, 11 a.m.-noon, Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. 320259-9359. Pork Chop and Corn-on-the-cob Feed, 4-8:30 p.m. dinner, St. James Parish, Jacobs Prairie (CR 2 between Cold Spring and St. Joseph).


Monday, Aug. 12 Pickleball, blend of badminton, tennis and pingpong, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Blood drive, noon-6 p.m., American Red Cross, 1301 W. St.. Germain St., St. Cloud. 1-800-733-2767. A Matter of Balance, 1-3 p.m., by Catholic Charities Hope, today and Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7, Counseling Program, 157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, second-floor conference room. 320-229-4591. Market Monday, 3-6:30 p.m., Sartell City Hall, 125 Pine Cone Road N., Sartell. 55+ driver improvement course (eight-hour first-time course), 5-9 p.m., Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N., St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294.

Tuesday, Aug. 13 55+ driver improvement course (four-hour refresher), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Life Assembly of God, 2409 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294. Blood drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Red Cross, 1301 W. St.. Germain St., St. Cloud. 1-800-733-2767. Sartell Chamber of Commerce, 11:45 a.m., City Hall. 320-253-2171. 55+ driver improvement course (eight-hour first-time course), 5-9 p.m., Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N., St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294. Holistic Moms Network, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Earth Co-op, St. Cloud. 320252-2489. Wednesday, Aug. 14 “Explorting the Impact of the Minnesota Sales Tax Legislation,” 8:3010:30 a.m., Gorecki Center, College of


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St. Benedict, 37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph. 320-363-4011. Pickleball, blend of badminton, tennis and pingpong, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Walking group, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m., St. Joseph Community Fire Hall. www.stjosephchamber. com. Buddy Walk and Roll, sponsored by Arc Midstate, 5 p.m. registration, 5:30 p.m. walk, Sauk Rapids Municipal Park. 320-251-7272 or SummerTime by George, 5-9 p.m., Lake George, St. Cloud. Free live concert by GB Leighton and Art Faire. 55+ driver improvement course (eight-hour first-time course), 5-9 p.m., Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N., St. Cloud. 1-888-234-1294.

RESOLUTION 2013-032 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE 102 (Regulation of Noise) RECITALS: WHEREAS, on July 18, 2013, the City Council for the City of St. Joseph repealed the text to Ordinance 102, entitled “Regulation of Noise” and replaced it in its entirety; and WHEREAS, the City of St. Joseph desires to publish the Ordinance by Summary Publication; and

WHEREAS, the intent of the proposed Ordinance is to discourage certain loud, avoidable, unnatural and unnecessary noise, which under certain circumstances and conditions, constitute a serious threat to the health, the welfare, the conThursday, Aug. 15 Coffee and Conversation, a se- tentment and the feeling of wellnior discussion group, 9 a.m., Country being of the residents of the City Manor, Sartell. of St. Joseph; and

Walking group (advanced), 9 a.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Walking group (beginners), 4 p.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Pickleball, blend of badminton, tennis and pingpong, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. St. Joseph City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. 320-363-7201.


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WHEREAS, the amended Ordinance outlines the noise prohibited, unlawful acts, the landlord responsibility of controlling noise regardless of residing at the prop-

erty and the enforcement provisions. THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED: 1. The City Council has reviewed the proposed Summary Publication and finds the summary of the Ordinance clearly informs the public of the intent and effect of the Ordinance. 2. The City of St. Joseph directs the City Administrator to publish the Ordinance by Summary Publication. Adopted this 1st day of August, 2013, by a vote of 5 in favor and 0 opposed. CITY OF ST. JOSEPH By Rick Schultz, Mayor By Judy Weyrens, Administrator Publish: Aug. 9, 2013

RESOLUTION 2013-034 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE 90 (Regulation of Golf Carts, Neighborhood Friendly Vehicles, All-Terrain Vehicles and Snowmobiles) RECITALS: WHEREAS, on Aug. 1, 2013, the City Council for the City of St. Joseph repealed the text to Ordinance 88, entitled “Snowmobile” and Ordinance 90, entitled “AllTerrain Vehicles” replacing it in its entirety; and WHEREAS, the City of St. Joseph desires to publish the Ordinance by Summary Publication; and WHEREAS, the intent of the proposed Ordinance is to provide for reasonable regulations for the use of special and recreational motor vehicles on public and in conformance with private property; and WHEREAS, the amended Ordinance requires an annual permitting process for Golf Carts and Neighborhood Friendly Vehicles, identifies areas where recreational/ special vehicles can be operated, provides specific guidelines for each type of special/recreational

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Telly from front page station which is a PBS affiliate television station located in Austin, Minn. “KSMQ is dedicated to telling the stories of Minnesota,” Chuck said. “We deal with Minnesota culture, history, arts, public affairs, agriculture (and) education. “Arrival” is one of several longform documentaries we’ve produced in the past couple of years.” “Arrival” was aired in April as a companion piece to “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a movement promoting women’s rights worldwide. It features four local women who immigrated to central Minnesota. These women traveled from various parts of the world and had different experiences when coming here. All sought to create a better life for them-

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selves and their families. The four women are Anisa A., Janette Yiran, Mayuli Bales and Florence Orionzi. Anisa A. is a refugee from Somalia. She fled the civil war by a dangerous boat trip to Yemen and then moved to the United States. She works as an interpreter in St. Cloud. Yiran came from Cameroon and is the current executive director of the African Women’s Alliance and is a graduate student at St. Cloud State University. Bales traveled from Mexico and is the current director of Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Communities. She also serves at the Diocese of St. Cloud’s Multicultural Services office. Orionzi fled the war in Uganda and eventually came to Minnesota. She currently acts as board chair of the African Women’s Alliance and is a graduate student at St. Cloud State University. These women speak about their travels, how highly prized education is and how

different educational systems are in their countries of origin. They also tell about how they are empowering themselves to be successful, how proud they are that they are able to give their children a better life and many other things. “There’s an old saying ‘Ideas divide while stories unite,’” Chuck said. “That is, there are potential barriers to fully understanding someone who’s different from us – language, culture, religion, national origin – but we can develop a better understanding if we heard their stories. Stories allow us to walk in someone else’s shoes for a brief moment. And that’s what we hope ‘Arrival’ accomplishes.” The Czechs have lived in St. Joseph for 20 years. When PBS national announced it was doing a documentary on the “Half the Sky” book, Chuck began looking for local angles of new Americans coming to Minnesota. He said

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at first he had trouble connecting with people in new immigrant communities. Mary works at Tri-County Action Program, a federally designated Community Action Program for Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties which offers opportunities for the economic and social well-being of residents. She came on board as coproducer of the documentary because she was able to talk to people in her network to see who would be willing to participate. Women who were interested came forward to share their stories. The Czechs couldn’t use all of the stories because they had limited time. They were only able to include these four women’s stories. “Working on ‘Arrival’ was a labor of love for me,” Mary said. “The women who shared their lives with us and trusted us to get their stories right are truly heroic. They left everything they knew and loved to make better lives for

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 themselves and their loved ones in a strange, new land and they share their gifts with us to make our community better.” Mary said Minnesota has always been a destination for immigrants. In 1900, it wasn’t unusual for many different languages to be spoken in different areas of St. Cloud. At that time, 29 percent of our total population was foreign born. If you look around the area, you will see currently there are still immigrants and refugees coming, but they are coming from more diverse regions, she said. “Our goal in making the documentary was to foster more understanding of the new Americans in our midst,” Mary said. “Having our work recognized nationally was a bonus.” To learn more about the “Half the Sky” movement, visit halftheskymovement. org. To view the documentary visit watch?v=ao8qkC8pKUM.

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