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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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Israeli Prime Minister May Face Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister May Face Corruption Charges

The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu could face charges of corruption in two cases as Israeli media sources say police recommend indictments against Netanyahu. One case relates to Netanyahu allegedly accepting highly valued gifts from two billionaires – Israeli Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and Australian businessman James Packer. The other alleges the Prime Minister said he would give preferential […]

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Top US Intelligence Officials – Russia Trying to Meddle in Midterms

Top US Intelligence Officials – Russia Trying to Meddle in Midterms

Multiple United States intelligence officials have now said that there is signs of Russian attempts to meddle in the upcoming midterm American elections. In a Senate intelligence hearing Tuesday CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and the Director of the NSA Admiral Mike Rogers agreed that there was reason to believe that Moscow has an […]

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Government Budget Bill Stalls in Senate

Government Budget Bill Stalls in Senate

  Congress has continued its work today to prevent another government shutdown with a bipartisan budget bill. Early on Thursday lawmakers expressed confidence that a deal would be reached in the Senate to allow the House of Representatives and the President to approve the bill before the deadline. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin said that should the […]

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2018 Winter Olympic Games Are Under Way

2018 Winter Olympic Games Are Under Way

  The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are officially under way in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The qualifying rounds of alpine skiing, biathlon, curling, luge, and ski jumping began in the last twenty-four hours in Pyeongchang and the surrounding areas where some individual events are hosted. The first rounds of the figure skating competition begin on television tonight with the men’s single […]

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Chaos Above Local Subway

Chaos Above Local Subway

  Customers and employees in a local St. Cloud Subway restaurant got an unwelcome surprise when loud shouting was heard from the apartment above the Subway. Shortly after the shouting, a gunshot was heard and reported to police who responded along with Gold Cross ambulance service. According to Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton, police found a 23 year old man in the apartment suffering […]

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To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

(UTVS)Tonight at 7PM CST Minnesotans will have their first chance to engage in the political process with Caucus day.   Democrats and Republicans will go to their respective locations to decide on delegates being sent to the conventions, resolutions to be debated, and the first gubernatorial straw poll.   The process is an important step in deciding the issues that […]

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Accidental Weapon Discharge at Maplewood School

Accidental Weapon Discharge at Maplewood School

Maplewood Police say nobody was harmed when a school liaison officer’s weapon fired unexpectedly at the Harmony Learning Center. According to Police Chief Scott Nadeau the officer was sitting on a bench and talking with multiple third and fourth-graders when a third grade boy sitting next to him put his finger into the officer’s holster and pushed on the trigger. […]

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