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COVID-19 Leaves College Football Season in Limbo

COVID-19 Leaves College Football Season in Limbo

In just four short months college football is scheduled to kickoff. While this may excite some the future of college football this year is still very much up in the air. Not one of the 14 schools in the Big Ten Conference can say for sure they will have students back on campus this fall. No students means no football. […]

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St. Cloud Rox Hopeful to Start Season Mid-Summer

St. Cloud Rox Hopeful to Start Season Mid-Summer

The St. Cloud Rox baseball season is a tradition across the Greater Granite City Area. What is usually dubbed “Your Nine Inning Vacation” has been delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Rox who are a member club of the Northwoods League have been a St. Cloud staple since Vice President and Co-Owner Scott Schreiner purchased the club in 2012. […]

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Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Tim Bray shows integrity by standing up for fired employees Tim Bray, a senior engineer at Amazon, resigned on Friday over concerns about the company’s decision to fire workers who were outspoken critics of its labor practices. Amazon has fired multiple warehouse employees who criticized the working conditions at Amazon facilities. In a blog post, Bray said he snapped when […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

(Minnesota) With the COVID-19 Pandemic going on and the stay at home order still being enforced in most states, it can be a time of extreme isolation for people. Not only has the pandemic changed how we live our lives on a day to day basis, for some it could be impacting their Mental Health. That being said…May is Mental […]

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Fishing Season Approaches for Central Minnesota

Fishing Season Approaches for Central Minnesota

As more fishing opportunities become available for Minnesotans, many might still have some questions about availability, accessibility and regulations for this spring. The DNR has created a page to learn more about fishing regulations during COVID-19. One of the biggest concerns for those who fish are the social distancing regulations. Feel free to go out and enjoy the outdoors but […]

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The State Fire Marshal announced that the cause of the Ultimate Sports Bar and Grill fire from April 6 is undetermined. Photo credit: Tim Speier, University Chronicle

Cause of Ultimate Sports Bar fire released

The cause of the fire at the Ultimate Sports Bar and Grill in Waite Park on April 6 has been ruled undetermined by Minnesota Deputy State Fire Marshal Investigator John W. Steinbach. Steinbach concluded the fire originated in the storage room of the bar where “cloth type loom wiring and two light fixtures are located.” He said the possibility that […]

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St. Cloud State University reported its first confirmed COVID-19 lab tested case on April 30. Photo credit: Tony Langfellow

SCSU reports its first confirmed COVID-19 case

A member of the St. Cloud State University community has been officially diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from a lab test. Students and staff were notified via email from President Robbyn Wacker at about 2 p.m. today. According to the email, once a person has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health explored the nature and conditions of […]

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MSHSL Cancels Sports and Events for Remainder of Academic Year

MSHSL Cancels Sports and Events for Remainder of Academic Year

In alignment with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz decision to extend the remainder of the 2019-2020 Academic Year in Minnesota schools to fully online, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) closely followed suit. The cancellation will effect all winter, spring, and summer sports and activities that would have had games/events before the COVID-19 Pandemic started. In a press release received […]

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Coronavirus cases rise in Stearns County

Coronavirus cases rise in Stearns County

  The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has made Americans and people around the world live in an alternate lifestyle than they are used to. Social distancing has become the new normal, and the wait to return to normal just got longer. Today during a press conference, Governor Tim Walz extended his executive stay at home order until May 18th, which […]

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Sauk Rapids high school seniors sign national letters of intent

Sauk Rapids high school seniors sign national letters of intent

The Sauk Rapids- Rice high school shined light on athletes in the class of 2020 who were congratulated with letters of intent. Fourteen seniors were honored and will be collegiate athletes this fall. Football, basketball, soccer and ice hockey were some of the many sports that the students committed to. Colleges ranged from University of Wisconsin-Stout, North Dakota Sate University, […]

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