Author: Brandon Weathers

Avon police officer receives Congressional Badge of Bravery

On September 17th, 2016, a man dressed as a security guard began stabbing shoppers at the Crossroads Mall, when an off-duty Avon police officer intervened. A year and a half later, Officer Jason Falconer is being honored with a congressional medal. “Congress created the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to recognize officers like Officer Falconer whose actions demonstrate remarkable […]

Read more ›

State legislatures putting the “citizenship question” in question

The White House’s decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census is being brought to court. 12 states are suing the administration for proposing the addition of the question. “The Census is supposed to be a count of residents, not citizens,” said political science professor Edward Greaves. Greaves agrees with opposers, saying implementing the citizenship question will […]

Read more ›

Downtown bar closing

  Many are surprised to see a note posted on the front door of Brother’s Bar&Grill announcing its closure. Douglas Boser, CEO of Inventure Properties which owns the building, explains that the change is necessary in order to keep up with the evolving culture of Downtown St. Cloud. “The bar scene isn’t what it was 10 years ago,” says Boser, […]

Read more ›

History of St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th is known as a day to celebrate Irish heritage. Today, when thinking of St. Patrick’s Day, one might think of leprechauns, four leaf clovers, and anything green in the closet. But not everyone knows what the holiday is for, or even who St. Patrick was. “The myth of the person has become more important than the actual person,” […]

Read more ›

Winter Misery Index

Many would describe Minnesota winters with one word: miserable. State Climatologist and St. Cloud State alum Peter Boulay developed the Winter Misery Index, which demonstrates how “miserability” has changed over the last Century. “Misery” is measured by the number of cold days and snow events a city experiences. We get one point every day the high is less than 10 […]

Read more ›

International Day for Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations made a declaration on February 9th to promote “Equality and Parity in Sciences for Peace and Development,” moving forward with gender equality in science industries. In their strive towards equal gender representation in these fields, the U.N. declared February 11th to be International Women and Girls in Science Day back in 2016. The same goal is being […]

Read more ›

St. Cloud Costco

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – St. Cloud shoppers could have a new super market to get their bargain deals from. At Mayor Dave Kleis’s weekly town meeting, business owners expressed their concerns for the addition of a Costco to the Granite City. The meeting was held at Stearns History Museum, which is one of the tentative neighbors. John Bodette, the […]

Read more ›

15-year-old suspected of arson

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, a fifteen-year-old boy is suspected of starting a fire in a Wyndemere Apartments detached garage. The fire department reports that the fire caused $130,000 of damage to an eight-stall garage. The police responded to the fire around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 3420 West St. Germain Street  when flames were visible through the roof, […]

Read more ›

Deer harvest predicted to exceed last year

The deer season has begun with a bang. 70,724 deer were registered in the first two days of the season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR reports that 57 percent of the nearly 71,000 deer taken last weekend were bucks. 67 percent of deer taken opening weekend last year were bucks. Although the opening weekend haul is about the […]

Read more ›

Free half-bridge

The replacement of a 57 year-old bridge that crosses international borders is leaving Minnesota and Canada with half a bridge each. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is giving away their half of the bridge that spans the Rainy River between Baudette and Canada. As the Star Tribune reports, the free half-bridge has a catch. Anyone who wants it will have […]

Read more ›