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SCSU to require masks on campus for fall semester

SCSU to require masks on campus for fall semester

St. Cloud State University announces new changes for the upcoming fall semester (UTVS) When students return to campus in August for the fall semester things will operate differently than in the past. St. Cloud State University will be requiring the use of face masks for faculty, staff, students, and visitors in all buildings including classrooms and labs in an effort […]

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St. Cloud diocese in Minnesota to pay abuse victims $22.5M

St. Cloud diocese in Minnesota to pay abuse victims $22.5M

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A settlement agreement says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Cloud in Minnesota will pay sexual abuse victims $22.5 million and file for bankruptcy. Terms of the agreement were announced Tuesday. Some 70 victims say they were abused by 41 priests in cases that date back to the 1950s. The Star Tribune reports attorney Jeff […]

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People gather around a makeshift memorial Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near where an black man was taken into police custody the day before who later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday. The firings come a day after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck and kept his knee there for several minutes after […]

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Minnesota Department of Education, Others Release New Guidelines for Graduation Ceremonies

Minnesota Department of Education, Others Release New Guidelines for Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies will look a lot different this year as new guidelines are released (UTVS) On Friday the Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Higher Education, and Department of Health released new guidelines for schools that want to have commencement ceremonies. Because of social distancing measures put in place as a result of COVID-19, the three departments recommend schools hold […]

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St. Cloud State recognized for community service efforts

St. Cloud State recognized for community service efforts

Five teams rank nationally for community service along with athletic rankings For the third consecutive year, the St. Cloud State University athletics department was recognized as one of the top in the nation in terms of community service. The Huskies recorded a high finish in the NCAA Division II Teamworks  HelperHelper competition. They Huskies ranked No. 28 in the country for their […]

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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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