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by / on September 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm / in Local, National, News, St. Cloud State, State/Region

It gets better

  ST. CLOUD, Minn- September is Suicide Awareness Month, and the non-profit organization Active Minds is looking to spread awareness about mental health. “Mental health is something that touches each of us. One in five people have a form of mental health disorder, such as depression and schizophrenia” said Shelby Illg, a member of the organization. Studies say that around […]

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by / on May 1, 2015 at 9:08 pm / in National, News, State/Region

Protests in Baltimore escalate throughout the nation

AP-US–Baltimore Protests-The Latest,6th Ld-Writethru Latest on Baltimore protests: Thousands march across US Eds: APNewsNow. Updates with Oakland protest. Will be updated. With BC-May Day, BC-US–May Day-History By The Associated Press 9:15 p.m. About 1,000 protesters decrying police brutality have marched in downtown New York at a May Day rally that took on a new message amid national outrage over a […]

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by / on April 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, National, News, Top Stories

Disaster Abroad Hits Home

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – A massive earthquake has shaken the lives of several St. Cloud State students from Nepal. The 7.8 magnitude quake destroyed areas in and around Kathmandu. Many villages along the slopes of Mt. Everest are entirely unaccounted for due to an avalanche triggered by the tremor. The death toll so far has risen over 4,000. Disaster relief efforts […]

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by / on April 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm / in Local, National, News, St. Cloud State, State/Region

Second chances

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The whole month of April is recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month each year. It is designed to raise awareness and educate the public to reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism. St. Cloud State University held a health fair inside Atwood Memorial Center today, and U-Choose was able to interview and give their incite on why we […]

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by / on April 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm / in Business, Local, National, News, State/Region

Gold-n-Plump Expansion

  ST.CLOUD Minn. Gold-n-Plump Company has begun the first half of a $35-million expansion. This addition includes new machines and a new building to add space to the processing area. The new equipment will make processes more automatic than before. President of G-N-P Steve Jurek says the new development will make the plant one of the most mechanized plants for […]

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by / on March 4, 2015 at 6:42 pm / in Local, National, News, St. Cloud State, State/Region

Sleep and study

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – This week, March 2nd through the 8th, is National Sleep Awareness week. This week each year is designated to educate the public and promote the importance of getting a good nights rest. Dr. Carol Borden, Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. Cloud State, says that sleep is more important than we think it is. “We live […]

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by / on March 3, 2015 at 7:50 pm / in Business, Local, National, News, Politics, State/Region

Minnesota House bill would help agriculture exports to Cuba

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Seeking to fan agriculture exports to Cuba, a Minnesota House panel took initial steps Tuesday to spend state money on promoting the shipment of goods to the island nation amid improving relations with the United States. The bipartisan bill that the House Agriculture Finance Committee kept in the budget mix would designate $100,000 to promote […]

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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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