Category: Local

Jupiter Moon Ice Cream Opens In St. Joseph

Jupiter Moon Ice Cream Opens In St. Joseph

The pandemic has proven to be a challenge for many businesses, causing lots to shut down, but it can be an opportunity for others to start up. UTVS News Reporter Kenny Johnson was able to get the scoop on the new ice cream store ‘Jupiter Moon’ which just opened in downtown St. Joseph. The business started as an ice-cream cart […]

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St. Cloud State University to host free COVID-19 tests

St. Cloud State University to host free COVID-19 tests

(UTVS) St. Cloud State University is hosting a free COVID-19 saliva test for all students, faculty, and staff from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow November 18th in the Atwood Memorial Ballroom. Participants who take the test will be emailed their results within 48-72 hours. To register for the event, use the Huskies Connect Page located here. Walk-ins will not […]

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School during the pandemic

School during the pandemic

School for children of all ages this year has had to be completely changed due to the COVID pandemic. Many students have had to adapt to a blended learning model of both virtual and in-person learning. District 742 has had some struggles with managing COVID-19 cases, but so far they are doing okay and have lots of plans for how […]

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St. Cloud Senate Race: who has your vote?

St. Cloud Senate Race: who has your vote?

This fall in St. Cloud there are two primary candidates running for the senate seat in district 14. First up is the incumbent republican Jerry Relph. Relph has been the senator for the St. Cloud area since winning the district back in 2016 by defeating democrat Dan Wolgamott. Relph was born in Boston, but attended college at Carleton and has […]

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Zebra mussels found in Lake Minnie-Belle

Zebra mussels found in Lake Minnie-Belle

The Minnesota DNR (Department of Natural Resources) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Minnie-Belle in Litchfield. The DNR reported finding zebra mussels on a private dock and a boat lift on the Meeker County lake after someone reported a possible sighting. Zebra mussels are damaging because they compete negatively with native species, can injure swimmers, negatively […]

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Update On The Press Bar

Downtown St. Cloud has been missing a big feature of it since the Press Bar burnt down in February. The bar was a big part of the restaurant and bar scene of downtown St. Cloud for decades. Since it burnt down the city has worked on cleaning the site up. Now though the city and residents of St. Cloud are […]

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Local theatre during the pandemic

Local theatre during the pandemic

One of the many industries shut down by COVID-19 is theatre and live arts. The Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud is just one of many venues that has closed down due to local and state restrictions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Although live crowds may not be able to gather in the Paramount, the […]

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Apple orchards open for season

Apple orchards open for season

Apple orchards in central Minnesota have finally opened for the season. Although COVID-19 restrictions have changed a couple of aspects of Collegeville Orchards, business is still as usual. UTVS Reporter Kenny Johnson has the story on how one local orchard is operating during the tricky times of 2020. Check out the video below for the full story.  

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St. Cloud pride week goes virtual

St. Cloud pride week goes virtual

UTVS News Reporter Sydney Wolf has the story on how St. Cloud Pride Week went virtual.

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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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