Category: News

Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

Nonprofit manager sentenced for fraud scheme

A Brooklyn Park resident and former Twin Cities nonprofit manager has been sentenced to prison for fraud and false statements. Clarissa Lynn Combs, 49, was sentenced to 71 months in prison after conspiring to commit both wire fraud and making a false statement. She originally plead guilty back in December of 2019 and was sentenced today in front of US […]

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President Trump

BREAKING: President and first lady test positive for covid-19

Earlier this morning President Donald Trump announced that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus along with his wife Melania. This could be a large health risk to the President, as he sits in on of the more risky age categories for contracting the virus. He is 74 years old which is the category with the third most amount […]

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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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Police Car Lights

Deadly three car crash

On Friday, September 26th at approximately 2:16 PM, the Douglas County Sheriffs Office responded to a call about a three vehicle accident on County Road 82 Near E Victoria Lake Road SE. A dump truck driven by 65 year old Paul Carlsen of Garfield, Minnesota, was driving westbound on county road 82. It blew a tire which caused the dump […]

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Fire

Structural fire destroys building

Last Saturday multiple 9-1-1 calls were received about a structural fire near Kensington, Minnesota. At 12:37 AM Douglas County Dispatch was notified about a fire at a Midwest Grain Systems building. When the Kensington Fire Department arrived at the building, it was completely engulfed in flames. Multiple other fire departments helped put the blaze out, including the Lowry, Brandon, Evansville, […]

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Abuse in the palm oil industry

Abuse in the palm oil industry

After an in-depth investigation by the Associated Press, it was found that many laborers in Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry are being exploited. In the countries of Malaysia and Indonesia, which account for 85% of the world’s palm oil, some workers are being exploited by child labor, literal slavery, and even rape allegations. The palm oil industry is worth over […]

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Structural fire destroys shed

Structural fire destroys shed

Yesterday the Meeker County sheriff’s office received word of a potential structural fire in Forest City Township. As firefighters and deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered a shed that was smoking heavily and was completely engulfed in flames. The shed is owned by James and Katie Peterson. Luckily, no one was injured or near the shed during the fire. […]

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Tech boys soccer taking on Rocori

Tech boys soccer taking on Rocori

After last Thursday’s dominating 7-1 victory over Fergus Falls, the St. Cloud Tech boys soccer team is looking to continue their winning ways. Tech is taking the pitch tonight in Rocori against the Spartans. The Tech Tigers are heading into the game ranked fourth in the Central Lake Conference with a current record of 3-1-1. On the other hand, the […]

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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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