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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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Questions Remain on Proposed $6.1 Million St. Joseph Aquatic Center

St. Joseph city council members still have questions on the proposed $6.1 million aquatic center project. A few members would like to revisit potential locations and maintenance costs before the project moves forward. Several say they would like to find a specific location picked for the project before moving forward with soil borings, which would cost the city $6,000-$8,000.

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Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Joseph Approves Purchase of Colts Academy Building For Community Center

St. Joseph has approved a purchase agreement with District 742 for the Colts Academy (Old Kennedy) building to use as a future community center. The district is selling the building to St. Joseph for $2.3 million. The city plans to bring in a building inspector to make sure there are no issues.

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Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud District Approves Purchase Agreement to Sell Colts Academy

The St. Cloud area school district has approved a purchase agreement with St. Joseph for the sale of Colts Academy. The district is selling the building to St. Joseph for $2.3 million. St. Joseph could use the building for a possible community center or new city government center.

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Photo: City of St. Joseph
Photo: City of St. Joseph
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100-Acre Distribution Center Could Come to St. Joseph

A nearly 100 acre distribution center could be coming to St. Joseph. St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz says a developer is looking into the possiblity of building the center in town. City documents say the proposed location for the center would be near 19th Avenue Northeast and County Road 133.

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Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud District Approves Sale of Colts Academy Building to St. Joseph

The St. Cloud Area School District has approved the sale of the Colts Academy building to St. Joseph for $2.3 million. The building used to be the Kennedy Community School and is at 124 1st Avenue Southeast. St. Joseph wants the building for a possible community center.

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Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Joseph Moves to Buy Colts Academy Building For Community Center

St. Joseph is moving to buy the Colts Academy building from the St. Cloud Area School District for a possible community center. The building used to be the Kennedy Community School and is at 124 1st Avenue Southeast. District 742 will review selling the building to the city for $2.3 million on Wednesday night.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Improvements Coming to Popular St. Joseph Downtown Building

A popular building in downtown St. Joseph will see some updates in the near future. The old Loso building at 25 Minnesota Street West is home to the Minnesota Street Market, Closet to Closet and the Artisan Naan Bakery. A balcony will be added to the front of the building and will feature historical photographs. Other improvements include repainting the building facade, adding more lighting and reconstructing the roof overhang.

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The proposed design for the St. Joseph aquatic center. (City of St. Joseph)
The proposed design for the St. Joseph aquatic center. (City of St. Joseph)
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St. Joseph to Start Fundraising for Proposed $6.1 Million Aquatic Center

St. Joseph is starting initial fundraising for a proposed $6.1 Million aquatic center project. The city wants to see what kind of sponsorship and money could be available for the project. Mayor Rick Schultz says a portion of the project costs will need to be covered by fundraising. The proposed aquatic center includes a lazy river, lap pool, splash pool, zero depth entry pool, climbing wall and a zip line.

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St. Joseph Looking to Possibly Update Government Center, Police Department

St. Joseph is looking to possibly update its city government building. The primary focus is on the Police Department, which operates from the building. A recent community task force study recommended the city update their government building to give the department more space.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Changes Coming to Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center in St. Joseph [VIDEO]

Change is coming for the historic Rolling Ridge Wedding and Event Center and Scenic Specialties location in St. Joseph. Owner Randy Schmitz says they have had increasing requests to use the property for special events like weddings over the past few years. Schmitz bought the historic 1896 farm in 2001. It's located at 31101 County Road 133.

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