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by / on February 13, 2016 at 12:41 am / in Local, News, State/Region

Valentine’s themed trek

This Saturday, couples will be able to enjoy a romantic walk through three Central Minnesota parks.     Glacial Lakes State Park near Starbuck, Lake Maria State Park near Monticello, and Robert Ney Memorial Park near Maple Lake will all be hosting a Valentine’s themed trek. People will be able to walk or snowshoe on candlelit trails.  Food and refreshments […]

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by / on February 12, 2016 at 8:42 pm / in Main Menu, News, Top Stories

School bus driver with Foley for over 50 years

FOLEY, Minnesota – One school bus driver has been driving students to and from Foley Schools for 51 years. Don Beehler has been driving bus No. 16 for over half a century. It all began in February of 1965. A previous Foley school bus driver was planning on retiring in March, and the Foley school district needed someone to take his place. Don took the position, and […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 7:39 pm / in Health, News, State/Region

Water Testing

Minnesota Health Officials are reviewing water quality testing after looking at samples that are too hot to identify is there are chemical contaminants. Health Officials are testing for chemicals such as cyanide, nitrate, and fertilizer. These samples are supposed to be tested at roughly 40 degrees. The Minnesota Department of Health said today, that they have shipped some samples at […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm / in News, State/Region

ISLAMIC GROUP

MINNEAPOLIS, MN-  A Minnesota man has plead guilty today to supporting the Islamic State. Twenty-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame  plead guilty to one-count of supporting the Islamic State with materials. Warsame confessed in a U.S District Court today that he was helping other men from the Somali community in Minnesota to join the fight in Syria. Warsame learned about the Islamic State from you […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 5:06 pm / in Featured Stories, Local, News, St. Cloud State, Video

SEW AND GROW

ST CLOUD Minnesota- For these women it gives them something to learn. Not only does it give them something to learn, but it gives them more . Irene Callahan the programs coordinator says “It gives them the opportunity to come into the community and socialize with the people because they are new to the area”. The African Women Alliance Organization […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 3:40 pm / in Local, National, News, State/Region

Helping Nepal International

St. Cloud, Minnesota-  A local group on the St. Cloud State campus is looking for your help to raise money for Nepal through henna tattoo’s. Back in April of 2015, Nepal was hit by an earthquake that killed over 8,000 people. Shiwani Shrestha, President of Helping Nepal International (HNI) says, “The earthquake that happened in Nepal was really devastating. A […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm / in News, State/Region

Increase in kids with health insurance

MINNESOTA – A recent study finds that more kids in Minnesota have health insurance.  After the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 the percentage of uninsured children in the state dropped from 6.3 percent (86,000) in 2013 to 3.5 percent (48,000) in 2014.  The increase in children with health insurance from 2013-2014 saw a major increase with non-White […]

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by / on February 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm / in News

Diversion lawsuit

  FARGO,  North Dakota – A diversion project around the Fargo/Moorhead area, has been under debate since 2013, when a group of North Dakota and Minnesota residents argued that there are better and cheaper options than the diversion, and attempted to stop the diversion all together. The construction was then halted last year when a federal judge didn’t want constrution to continue until the Minnesota Department […]

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by / on February 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm / in News, Politics, State/Region

New parents who work for the state could have paid leave

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Minnesota workers who are new parents could gain six weeks of paid leave. Governor Mark Dayton announced Tuesday, February 9th a new proposal to offer paid leave to new parents who work for the state. Out of the 35,000 people who comprise the workforce, an estimated 500 employees would utilize the paid leave. Parents of biological or adopted children would […]

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by / on February 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm / in Local, Money, News, Sartell, State/Region

Sartell comprehensive plan update

SARTELL, Minnesota- You are now able to take a look at just what the city of Sartell has been up to for the past 13 years in the comfort of your own home. The Sartell Planning Commission has put together a virtual open house tour that takes a look at the investment, development, and allocation of services in the Sartell […]

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