Category: Featured Stories

Taking Down a Downtown Name

In St. Cloud MN, there are many little shops, coffee shops and restaurants that make the city unique. One popular place in particular is a coffee shop that goes by the name of ‘Central Perk’ and no, not the one from ‘Friends’ the television show. “Everyday is different here. The busiest days are usually Friday and Saturday” Allen Sherr 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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Drug Take Back Box

Drug Take Back Box

Cold medicine, vitamins, and medication are a common staple in any given household, but how to handle these products after you are done using them or they have expired is more difficult and not well known. St. Cloud State Universities Student Health Services kicked off their Drug Take Back Week this Monday in an effort to help teach people how […]

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Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday that he will run for governor again eight years after leaving the office. Pawlenty had been treated as a candidate by the GOP for some time before his announcement and will look to lead the field for Republicans in the gubernatorial race this November. The Democratic race is still uncertain to replace Mark Dayton as he […]

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Immigration Series

ST. CLOUD, MN –  Policy concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been a hot-button topic for the country over the last few months. With protests and rallies taking place everywhere from San Antonio, Texas to Washington, D.C. and all the way back to here at home in Minneapolis, understanding just what all the fuss is about […]

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Potential Bump Stock Ban May Come from Department of Justice not Congress

Potential Bump Stock Ban May Come from Department of Justice not Congress

The Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions has spoken Tuesday about the potential for the Department of Justice to ban bump stock gun modifications without Congress passing a law. Bump stocks are modifications to specific semi-automatic rifles that allow the weapon to simulate automatic fire by manipulating recoil. This type of accessory was used in the Las Vegas […]

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Students Take Action

Students Take Action

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida suffered one of the worst school shootings since Columbine. The students could’ve stayed silent and mourned their fellow classmates but decided that wasn’t enough.  They began speaking out to various news outlet days after the shooting, shedding light on what they believe are faulty gun laws.   “A 19-year-old who can’t purchase an alcoholic beverage, should not be allowed to […]

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The Latest on the Florida High School Shooting

The Latest on the Florida High School Shooting

A day after a nineteen-year-old left seventeen students and faculty dead and fourteen more injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the man who did it will be held in custody without bond. Nikolas Cruz, the former student who was expelled from Marjory Stoneman, had a troubling past including comments on social media sites saying he was “going to be […]

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Valentine’s Day: Behind the Scenes

Valentine’s Day: Behind the Scenes

Valentine’s day is most commonly spent with a loved one, sharing gifts and celebrating romance. This holiday doesn’t come without critics but helps to fuel certain retail and service industries locally in St. Cloud. “Last time it was on a Wednesday we had over 600 deliveries that day, and at least that many pick-ups in the store.” Said Rhoda Paurus, […]

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Nassar Trial Aftermath Starts Wave of Legislation in Michigan

Nassar Trial Aftermath Starts Wave of Legislation in Michigan

Michigan lawmakers have begun a flurry of legislation in the wake of Larry Nassar’s trial conclusion. Both Republicans and Democrats have introduced bills addressing sexual assault, particularly on college campuses. Republican legislation centered on adding athletic trainers and coaches to the list of mandatory reporters of any sexual assaults. Additionally, their legislation explicitly prohibits anyone in authority from preventing the […]

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