Category: News

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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Prince’s Death is Finally Closed

Prince’s Death is Finally Closed

The case on Prince’s death has come to an end. Dr. Michael Todd had previously been accused of breaking the controlled substances act by prescribing medication for Prince to his bodyguard. Dr. Todd denies being part of Prince’s overdose but agreed to settle a federal civil violation by paying $30,000. Prosecutors of Prince’s case are filing no criminal charges for the […]

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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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Minneota Lake and Stream Data Collection

Minneota Lake and Stream Data Collection

With the eventual arrival of spring weather comes thawing lakes. Soon, many Minnesotans will take part in volunteering for the  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to help collect data from lakes and streams. The MPCA uses this data to determine water quality to help maintain and reduce pollution levels of lakes and streams. If levels are acceptable, the water may be appropriate for […]

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Tribes Denied Involvement in Pipline Review

Tribes Denied Involvement in Pipline Review

Two tribes have been denied additional involvement in the environmental review of the Dakota pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the requests of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux to be involved in the process following their request. Last year, Judge Boasberg allowed the oil to flow between North Dakota and Illinois with an order that the Army […]

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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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Party Bus Update

Party Bus Update

Another teen has been arrested after a fatal shooting in Inver Grove Heights. In March a large fight broke out between 40 -50 teens in front of a movie theater, where a kid was shot and killed. Police said that the shooting was due to rival gang affiliation. Also police have yet to figure out which one of the three […]

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