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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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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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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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Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Tim Bray shows integrity by standing up for fired employees Tim Bray, a senior engineer at Amazon, resigned on Friday over concerns about the company’s decision to fire workers who were outspoken critics of its labor practices. Amazon has fired multiple warehouse employees who criticized the working conditions at Amazon facilities. In a blog post, Bray said he snapped when […]

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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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Medtronic donating $1 Million worth of products to Insulin for Life USA

Medtronic donating $1 Million worth of products to Insulin for Life USA

Medtronic will give $1 Million worth of product donations to Insulin for Life USA to help struggling patients during COVID-19. (UTVS) – Today Medtronic announced they will be donating much-needed diabetic supplies to Insulin for Life USA to help patients in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. The company will donate sensors, infusion sets, and reservoirs to Insulin for Life USA. […]

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Walz Signs Lease for Alternate Care Center in Roseville, MN

Walz Signs Lease for Alternate Care Center in Roseville, MN

New Alternate Care Site in Roseville, MN (Minnesota) – Governor Walz and the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) officially signed the lease for an alternate care center in Roseville, MN. “Minnesotans deserve as much peace of mind as we can give them during this pandemic, and signing this lease is another way we’ve made good use of the time Minnesotans […]

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Life Link offers ray of hope as Covid-19 cases reach record high

Life Link offers ray of hope as Covid-19 cases reach record high

Today The Minnesota Department of Health reported a massive jump in COVID-19 cases as 463 more Minnesotans have tested positive. The 463 person jump is a new single-day increase high in the state of Minnesota. The additional cases have now brought Minnesota’s total case number to 4,644 with a total of 319 deaths. The main reason for the increase in […]

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