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Stearns Electric Solar Panels (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Stearns Electric Solar Panels (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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St. Joseph Looks to Have Solar Garden Installed In Town

St. Joseph is expected to approve a final service agreement on Monday night to subscribe for a community solar garden. The city is being asked by SunShare to provide energy on a subscription basis. They would build the solar gardens and parter with Xcel Energy.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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After 70 Years in Business, El Paso Closing Down This Fall

El Paso Sports Bar and Grill has become an icon in St. Joseph after a nearly 70 year history. The building is well known for its year-round fish frys, volleyball leagues and for hosting weddings and other events in it's banquet hall. Owner Carole Tamm says it's all sadly coming to an end in late September.

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Photo: City of St. Joseph
Photo: City of St. Joseph
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St. Joseph Moving Towards Nearly 100-Acre Distribution Center

St. Joseph is looking to move ahead with a proposed 745,000 foot distribution center. The center is proposed on 98.92 acres of mostly agricultural land in St. Joseph. The proposed location for the center is near 19th Avenue Northeast and County Road 133.

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Example of a Little Free Library (Photo: Bookus Blnder, Flickr)
Example of a Little Free Library (Photo: Bookus Blnder, Flickr)
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Little Free Libraries Popping Up in St. Joseph

Five Little Free Libraries have popped up in St. Joseph parks this summer. John Anderson is chair of the city park board and says a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book and bring back another to share.

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Possible location for the dog park. (Photo: City of St. Joseph Website)
Possible location for the dog park. (Photo: City of St. Joseph Website)
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St. Joseph Continues Discussion Towards Possible Dog Park

The St. Joseph park board is continuing to work towards creating a dog park in town. The plan was first presented to the city council earlier this month. John Anderson is chair of the park board and says a possible location for the park is a site between Fir Street and Highway 75, directly east of the Lake Wobegon Trail.

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Isaac Schweer, WJON
Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Foot Golf Course Coming to St. Joseph Park

St. Joseph is looking to add a foot golf course to a city park in the near future. The city park board is looking to add a six hole course to Northland Park, which is north of County Road 75.

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St. Joseph May Add City Community Development Director to City Staff

St. Joseph is looking to possibly add a city community development director to its staff in the near future. The community development director would be responsible for planning and economic development needs of St. Joseph.

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Richmond Woman Hurt In Two Vehicle Crash Near St. Joseph

A Richmond woman was hurt after being involved in a two car crash near St. Joseph yesterday (Tuesday) morning. The incident happened just before 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Stearns County Road 133 and 322 Street in St. Wendel Township, about two miles north of St. Joseph.

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The design for the proposed St. Joseph aquatic center. (City of St. Joseph)
The design for the proposed St. Joseph aquatic center. (City of St. Joseph)
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St. Joseph Council Clarifies Details on Proposed $6.1 Million Water Park

St. Joseph continued discussing a proposed $6.1 million water park on Monday night. The city council reviewed the project after confusion and frustration arose among members during a meeting in June. Some council members voiced concerns about operating costs, rainy weather impacting an outdoor water park and finding a specific location for the park before moving forward.

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Possible location for the dog park. (Photo: City of St. Joseph Website)
Possible location for the dog park. (Photo: City of St. Joseph Website)
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St. Joseph Weighing the Possibility of a Dog Park

St. Joseph is weighing the possibility of putting in a dog park in town. The park board presented the idea to the city council on Monday night. A possible location for the park is a five-acre site between Fir Street and Highway 75.

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