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U.S. Bancorp finances $50 million towards small businesses

U.S. Bancorp finances $50 million towards small businesses

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), is financing $50 million to help provide loans through the Small Business Adminstration (SBA). The loans will help struggling small businesses. USBCDC is the tax credit and community investment subsidiary of U.S. Bank, which is based in Minneapolis. The money will go to seven community development financial institution (CDFI) customers. Each CDFI recieves between […]

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Keeping Students Online During Distance Learning

Keeping Students Online During Distance Learning

LINK TO PACKAGE: https://youtu.be/fu1u5M1yJ24 One of the biggest challenges for school districts around the country is making sure students in rural areas have internet connectivity. During this COVID-19 pandemic, the internet and electronic devices have become a hot commodity. “Like toilet paper, these devices are flying off of shelves faster than ever before.” Even trying to find a good internet […]

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Great River Energy headquarters in Maple Grove, MN utilizes 100% green energy.

Great River Energy to Close Coal Plant, Invest in Renewables

Coal Fired Plant in North Dakota to Close in 2022. Minnesota energy producer Great River Energy released a plan Thursday to close the largest coal-fired plant in North Dakota as it aims to move towards renewable energy resources. The company looks to replace most of the lost energy with wind farms in Minnesota by 2023. Additionally, the plan states that […]

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Fishing season for prized walleye, trout, pike, and bass opens May 9th.

DNR Urges Safety As Fishing Season Opens

“We can have a great opener and stay safe,” says DNR Commissioner. As Minnesotan anglers eagerly await Saturday’s fishing opener, caution is being recommended in how fishers commute and launch to combat COVID-19. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen wishes to keep the tradition of fishing in Minnesota through the current pandemic while maintaining safety for communities who experience […]

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COVID-19 Leaves College Football Season in Limbo

COVID-19 Leaves College Football Season in Limbo

In just four short months college football is scheduled to kickoff. While this may excite some the future of college football this year is still very much up in the air. Not one of the 14 schools in the Big Ten Conference can say for sure they will have students back on campus this fall. No students means no football. […]

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St. Cloud Rox Hopeful to Start Season Mid-Summer

St. Cloud Rox Hopeful to Start Season Mid-Summer

The St. Cloud Rox baseball season is a tradition across the Greater Granite City Area. What is usually dubbed “Your Nine Inning Vacation” has been delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Rox who are a member club of the Northwoods League have been a St. Cloud staple since Vice President and Co-Owner Scott Schreiner purchased the club in 2012. […]

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Fishing Season Approaches for Central Minnesota

Fishing Season Approaches for Central Minnesota

As more fishing opportunities become available for Minnesotans, many might still have some questions about availability, accessibility and regulations for this spring. The DNR has created a page to learn more about fishing regulations during COVID-19. One of the biggest concerns for those who fish are the social distancing regulations. Feel free to go out and enjoy the outdoors but […]

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MSHSL Cancels Sports and Events for Remainder of Academic Year

MSHSL Cancels Sports and Events for Remainder of Academic Year

In alignment with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz decision to extend the remainder of the 2019-2020 Academic Year in Minnesota schools to fully online, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) closely followed suit. The cancellation will effect all winter, spring, and summer sports and activities that would have had games/events before the COVID-19 Pandemic started. In a press release received […]

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Coronavirus cases rise in Stearns County

Coronavirus cases rise in Stearns County

  The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has made Americans and people around the world live in an alternate lifestyle than they are used to. Social distancing has become the new normal, and the wait to return to normal just got longer. Today during a press conference, Governor Tim Walz extended his executive stay at home order until May 18th, which […]

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Small Business Lawsuit

Title Boxing and several other small businesses in Minnesota are asking for a fighting chance with Governor Tim Walz because of the potential extension of the stay at home order which is threatening many small business. Small businesses have been losing costumers, to big stores like Walmart, since their doors have been shut due to the stay at home orders. […]

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