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by / on February 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm / in Local, Main Menu, National, News, State/Region

Graduation rate sharpens in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Minnesota is on track to exceed its goal of graduating 90 percent of high school students on time by 2020, the state’s education commissioner said. State Department of Education data released Tuesday show about 81 percent of students graduated in the 2013-2014 school year, an increase of roughly 6 percentage points from four years prior. […]

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by / on February 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, National, News, State/Region, Top Stories

A Most Livable Community

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce released a report earlier this month revealing St. Cloud’s cost of living is 5% lower than the national average. The statistics come from the ACCRA Cost of Living Index which is compiled and published quarterly. Six components comprise these rankings including housing costs, grocery items, utilities, transportation, health care, and […]

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by / on February 13, 2015 at 2:32 am / in Featured Stories, Local, National, News, Top Stories, Video

The new fad

Bracelets come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Some are small, some are silver, some even have beads on them, but one type of bracelet has been the talk of the town that focuses on the health of the person wearing it.

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by / on February 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm / in Main Menu, National, National, News, State/Region

Rochester Mayo Clinic and Children’s Heart Project

The famous Mayo Clinic continues to live up to its reputation as one of the leading hospitals in the world. Four Mongolian children are in Rochester to undergo heart surgery on Monday February 9th. The children traveled for more than 6,000 miles to stay with Minnesota host families. One of the families has experience with Rochester Mayo’s Cardiology Department. The […]

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by / on February 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm / in National

Minnesota Man Charged With Lying To FBI Agents

A Minnesota man is being charged with making false statements to FBI agents back in November 2014 during a terrorism investigation. Hamza Ahmed reportedly took a bus from Minneapolis to JFK airport in New York City with three other individuals and was stopped from boarding his flight to Syria. When questioned by agents, the 19-year-old said he didn’t know any of […]

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by / on January 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, National, News, State/Region, Top Stories, Video

The missing link

Les Green spoke Tuesday night at the St. Cloud Public Library discussing black history. Green believes that black history shouldn’t just be celebrated one month out of the year.

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by / on November 25, 2014 at 5:08 pm / in Business, Featured Stories, Main Menu, National, News

Redbox increases rental rates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online. The increase announced Monday means the price to check out a DVD from one of Redbox’s nearly 44,000 in-store kiosks will increase from $1.20 per day […]

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by / on November 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm / in Main Menu, National, News, State/Region

Catholic priest extradited from India for sexual assault charges in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A judge has set bond at $1 million cash for a Roman Catholic priest extradited from his native India on accusations of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota. The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul was arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges in Roseau County District Court Wednesday. Prosecutors also charged the 59-year-old priest with assaulting a second victim. […]

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by / on November 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, National, State/Region, Top Stories

Somali-American man from Minneapolis killed in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – A Somali police officer says gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Wednesday that Abdullahi Ali Anshur, an engineer helping the Mogadishu government with urban planning and drainage systems, was killed after armed men stopped his vehicle and sprayed it with bullets. Anshur, 60, was a graduate of California State University […]

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by / on November 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, National, News, State/Region, Top Stories

Minneapolis organization doing it’s part to help prevent Ebola

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – A non-profit organization based in Minneapolis is setting up an Ebola treatment center in a remote area of Liberia, an effort that comes with logistical challenges. The American Refugee Committee is using federal funds to erect what amounts to a ‘tent city’ in the rural community of Fish Town near the border with Cote d’Ivoire […]

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