Category: Local

Credit Union Charity

Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union, along with Sartell High School has received the Simon Hellermann Philanthropy award. The award was created in 1999 to honor credit unions who are committed to assisting their local communities and well as contributing to a humanitarian cause. Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union received the honor after partnering with Sartell High School to provide financial […]

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Drops in Teenage Drinking

Teen drinking rates in Minnesota have continued to drop over the years, according to new data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Data shows that students who feel comfortable consulting their parents about issues or problems are less likely to consume alcohol. Students reporting experiences of trauma caused by abuse are more likely to have consumed alcohol before the […]

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Increased Violence in State Prison

Ten Oak Park Heights employees were sent to the hospital last month, with injuries caused by inmates. Last months injuries totaled more than the last five years combined. Records show that attacks on employees have gone up over 80 percent between 2013 and 2017. Attacks against other inmates has also continued to rise. State Representative Jack Considine considers resolving the […]

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St. Cloud State’s New President Canidates Announced

St. Cloud State’s New President Canidates Announced

The search for St. Cloud State University’s new president has been narrowed to the final four. Brian Johnson, Daniel Shipp, Dione Somerville, and Robbyn Wacker are the current candidates. The candidates will be visiting campus between April 24 to 27 to meet the community. Brian Johnson has worked for several universities over the last decade including acting as the president of […]

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Breckenridge Father Charged With Murder of his Toddler Son

Breckenridge Father Charged With Murder of his Toddler Son

A Breckenridge father is being charged with the murder of his toddler son after a week long investigation. The boy was found dead on April 10 in the father’s apartment in Breckenridge, Minnesota. According to WDAY-TV, 35-year-old Tracy Brant is being charged with the murder, third-degree assault, and malicious punishment of his 3-year-old son, Winter Barker.

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Preferred Credit, Inc. to Recieve Diversity Award

Preferred Credit, Inc. to Recieve Diversity Award

Preferred Credit, Inc. of St. Cloud will be receiving the inaugural St. Cloud Area Chamber Diversity Award next week for their commitment towards creating a work environment free from discrimination and bias. The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is recognizing the financing company for its attitude towards welcoming diversity in central Minnesota. Currently, thirty percent of Preferred Credit, Incorporated’s 100 […]

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Slashing at Sauk Rapids Elementary School

Slashing at Sauk Rapids Elementary School

An 8-year-old boy from Sauk Rapids has cut three other students with a knife at school. Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise says that the boy cut three children Monday morning at Pleasentview Elementary School, and then went to the office and turned over the knife. None of the children stabbed were seriously hurt and no charges are expected because […]

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Sauk Rapids Stabbing at Elementary School

Sauk Rapids Stabbing at Elementary School

Police say three students at an elementary school were attacked at a Sauk Rapids Elementary School. Reports say an eight-year-old boy brought a kitchen knife to Pleasantview Elementary School, allegedly wounding three students with the ages of eight, nine, and thirteen. One of the injured children is a seventh-grader who was waiting to catch a transfer bus. The other two […]

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A New Dog In Town

Former St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey Coach Bob Motzko announced his resignation from the university three days after the Huskies were knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the first round against Air Force. A search committee that included Athletic Director Heather Weems and university President Ashish Vaidya immediately formed to find his replacement. “Heather and I talked very quickly […]

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Shooting in Lake Elmo

Early this morning a Washington County Deputy shot and killed a man who was armed and making suicidal threats. Deputies received reports of a man with a gun threatening suicide at a Lake Elmo intersection. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation by speaking to the man first, followed by using non-lethal ammunition. Later a deputy fired and shot the man, […]

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