delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:06:59 +0000 Aging America Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:39:31 +0000 Ryan Anderson
Her talk was part of the Wellspring Faith In Action Lunch & Learn series.

Gilman-Waldner said Monday that by 2020, [...]]]>
Author Stopping at St. James Library Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:56:36 +0000 Ryan Anderson
Anne Lundquist, the library’s assistant director, said Helget’s book is historical fiction, and it concerns two brothers separated at birth.

"Clement and Angel, a pair of newborn twins, are abandoned and then separated in the logging [...]]]>
Dinner and a Show Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:21:55 +0000 Ryan Anderson
"Who Killed the Rock Star?" is a Mystery Dinner Theater production, and it starts at 6:30 p.m. each night. Attendees can enjoy a four-course meal as they attempt to solve the crime.

Linda Becken, a member of the church, has directed the previous handful of shows at Presbyterian, but she’s also a theater veteran, having directed [...]]]>
Books Aplenty Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:47:24 +0000 Ryan Anderson
The St. James Library, in conjunction with the Friends of the St. James Library, is holding a book sale Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Proceeds from the sale are used to help promote library programs.
Human Services Finally Back Home Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:01:30 +0000 Ryan Anderson
The first day of business back in the building was February 18. The Human Services building was originally completed in 2002.

Social Services Supervisor and [...]]]>
Pathstone Commended for their Service Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:46:55 +0000 Ryan Anderson
Those in St. James can receive home care from Pathstone, and they can expect a local connection. Two nurses actually live in St. James, and Kris Zellmann, a registered nurse and the home services manager, has made her home in St. James for 35 years. [...]]]>
New Owners Hope for Fairy Tale Tenure Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:09:45 +0000 Ryan Anderson
Anderson began the store in Windom in November 2007, and she moved it to St. James May 1, 2012.

"It’s time for a change, for the store to go to another level," she said. "These girls will take it where it should be."
Frozen Water Service Line Public Notice Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:23:00 +0000  
You can help prevent your line from freezing by letting the water run at a pencil lead size stream from a faucet. Letting the water run at this level will average .25 gpm (1/4 gallon per minute) which equals 10,800 gallons in 30 days.
The question arises about if a 1/8 gallon per minute continuous water [...]]]>
Eagles Swoop in to Help one of their Own Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:41:25 +0000 Ryan Anderson Hudson, 74, has spent her life in St. James, and she's been part of the Eagles Club since 1976--where she'd worked many benefits for other people.
“I never thought anything like this would ever happen to me,” she added. “It's kind of a shock to realize you just never know what's going to happen (to you). [...]]]>
DNR Water Report, New Meters the Focus of City Council Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:54:25 +0000 Nicholas Cicale "What it says is how many gallons we pump from the wells, how many gallons we sell," said Sturm. "We have to keep track of the gallons used for flushing anything that isn't accountable."
For the full story, please see this Thursday's edition of the St. James [...]]]>
Welcome to America Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:35:39 +0000 Ryan Anderson Though Wojan noted, “It's not so different” here from her home in Leipzig, she went on to detail crucial differences, like the fact that it costs $2,500 to obtain a driver's license in Germany, and--though college is free--the standards one needs to meet in order to attend university are incredibly [...]]]> Anytime Fitness named Business of the Year Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:49:35 +0000 Ryan Anderson The award is voted on by other chamber businesses, so it's peer-given, said Jennie Firchau, the chamber's executive director. Anytime Fitness beat out other finalists, like Edward Jones and The Stray Cat Coffee House--among others--to join past winners like St. James Electric, Johnson's Meat Market, True Value Radio Shack, and the Good Samaritan [...]]]> Blowing Snow Closes Roads Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:52:22 +0000 Ryan Anderson The roads were closed at 5:30 p.m. Sunday night, said Roger Risser, the county's engineer and public works director. Hwy. 60 was re-opened at around 7:20 a.m. this morning, and the other highways followed suit at roughly 9 a.m.
For more, please see Thursday's edition of the St. James Plaindealer.]]>
My Final Column Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:10:16 +0000 Marissa Hennen Human Services Director Fired Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:58:31 +0000 Ryan Anderson The Watonwan County Board appoints the head of Human Services, and they're currently considering candidates to act as interim director until a permanent replacement can be found, said County Auditor Don Kuhlman.
Collins was promoted to his position as director in June 1995 after spending five years as fiscal supervisor in Human Services, [...]]]>
City Council Says Yes to Los Potros Opening New Patio Section Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:09:13 +0000 Marissa Hennen "We would like to turn the property into a patio for our restaurant and develop the upstairs as a residential area," said Los Potros owner Maria Hidalgo.

The council passed [...]]]>
Mayor Speaks Out about Plant Closure Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:16:33 +0000 Ryan Anderson The statement began: "The City of St. James is disappointed to hear about the closure of Tony Downs Foods here that affects the jobs of 75 direct employees and an additional 15 contracted employees. We will work with Tony Downs Foods to see if a re-use of the building is feasible after the plant closes its doors May 30."
For the rest of [...]]]>
Pool Master Wows with his Skills in La Salle Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:49:08 +0000 Ryan Anderson La Salle--Dave Pearson, a world-renowned speed pool champion, gave lessons to Kristy Bloomquist and some of her pool aficionado friends Saturday in La Salle.
“This is a once in a lifetime [...]]]>
Butterfield to Finish Installing New Meters Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:39:03 +0000 Ryan Anderson Mayor Ken Pankratz said half the town is already outfitted with the new technology, and the other half should be complete by the end of this year. This second half of the project is estimated to cost around $20,000.
For the full story, please see tomorrow's print edition of the St. James Plaindealer.]]>
Downs Foods Plant Closing Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:00:10 +0000 Ryan Anderson The company said they are trying to find other places within the company for the 75 workers at the facility.
“The current competitive atmosphere of the food industry makes it more efficient for the St. James product lines to be manufactered elsewhere,” the statement said. “We are actively seeking [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:06:59 +0000