Month: September 2017

The New Twitter Update

The New Twitter Update

Attention Twitter users, do you find yourself not being able to fit in everything you want to say in a single tweet? Well, there may be a new update to the social media platform for you to look forward to. Twitter is doing a trial run on a small group of users that is allowing them 280 characters per tweet […]

Read more ›
Mother Arrested for Drunk Driving with Five Kids

Mother Arrested for Drunk Driving with Five Kids

On Monday Tasha L. Schleicher (pictured above), 40, had five of her children in her vehicle when she drove drunk. Because of driving under the influence she veered into a median cable barrier at highway speed near Rochester. When authorities made it to the scene they found the mother was breast-feeding her baby. The deputy smelled the odor of alcohol coming from Schleicher, and […]

Read more ›
Rep. Steve Scalise Returns to State Capitol

Rep. Steve Scalise Returns to State Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R)-La returned to the House floor in the State Capitol today three months after being struck in the hip by a bullet.  Scalise made his first appearance on the floor since a gunman opened fire on a republican v. democrat baseball practice in nearby Alexandra, Virginia this past June.  Members of the house […]

Read more ›
Excel energy to build 300-megawatt farm

Excel energy to build 300-megawatt farm

  Minneapolis, Minnesota – Xcel Energy has announced that they plan to build a 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota, the project is expected to start operations in 2021. Xcel is the nations top utility wind provider, and with the addition of the Dakota project it will make Excel the first U.S. utility to […]

Read more ›
Saudi Women driving ban lifted

Saudi Women driving ban lifted

          RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that they will allow women to drive for the first time next year in June, 2018. This comes as good news and a major step forward for women rights. For decades, Saudi women endured arrests and harassment for getting caught driving. The kingdom’s ban […]

Read more ›

Irma May Force Mobile Homes Out Of Florida Keys

Living in the Florida Keys may be getting more expensive. After Hurricane Irma swept through, the usually affordable vacation spot is considering taking out over 7500 mobile and recreational homes and replacing them with new permanent structures that follow building regulations. Building the new structures would put a hard hit on the traditional Key West tourism offering an affordable vacation for […]

Read more ›
Target to raise minimum hourly wage

Target to raise minimum hourly wage

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – For most college students, excelling in their studies, making friends, and living on their own are all challenges they face in school. But, it often feels as if economic troubles take the forefront of their worries. Finding a job that you like is one challenge. Finding a job that you like and that pays well is […]

Read more ›
Michigan man charged with Sexual Misconduct of a 7-year-old girl

Michigan man charged with Sexual Misconduct of a 7-year-old girl

Minneapolis, Minnesota – A man from Michigan was charged with second-degree sexual conduct for attempting to sexually assault a 7-year-old girl while he was staying as a guest at an Airbnb in Minnetonka. Derril Kinchen had rented a spare bedroom through the Airbnb website, and after just 15 minutes of him arriving back from a wedding, the girls father found […]

Read more ›

U. S. Department of Education is Funding Literacy Improvement in Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- $21 million will go to improve literacy for 30,000 Minnesota students. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program will be funding reading coaches, summer literacy programs, teacher training, classroom supplies, and data collection. The program will support efforts by teachers, non-profits, and families to improve reading skills for Minnesota students. The […]

Read more ›

St. Cloud Church Offers Support with Hurricane Relief

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- First Presbyterian Church of St. Cloud is collaborating with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) on the Gift of Heart Project in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The church will be assembling buckets of supplies to assist flood recovery in affected areas of Texas and Florida. The buckets will include scrub brushes, disinfectant soap, trash bags, […]

Read more ›