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Archive for February 6th, 2012

by / on February 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm / in Local, News

Bill proposes lower drinking age

(St. Cloud, Minn.) A new bill proposed by Representative Phyllis Kuhn would allow 18-year-olds to drink at bars and restaurants. It would also allow 16-year-olds to drink at these locations with a parent or legal guardian present. The bill did not include sales at off-site liquor stores. The bill has been brought up in the past but failed because it went […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm / in News, St. Cloud State

Nazi persecution of homosexuals

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – A brand new holocaust exhibit is on display now at the Atwood Memorial exhibit center.

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm / in National, News

Cruise ship captain faces hearing

FLORENCE, ITALY- The captain of the Costa Concordia faced a hearing to decide if he should remain under house arrest or not on Monday. Despite the charges held against him, which include manslaughter, shipwreck, and abandoning ship, the defense team was optimistic that Francesco Schettino would be freed. Since January 13, sixteen bodies have been found, with another 16 still […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm / in News, State/Region

Medical malpractice

MINNEAPOLIS- The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is responsible for protecting the public from physician errors and misconduct. But a Star Tribune investigation published on Sunday finds the board often shies away from punishing doctors whose mistakes harm patients or who demonstrate a pattern of substandard care. Records examined by the newspaper show that since 2000, at least 46 Minnesota […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm / in Local, News

St. John’s trades coal for gas

COLLEGEVILLE- St. John’s University has decided to rely on natural gas instead of coal for the next three years. Despite the drop in price of natural gas, the switch will be expected to increase the energy costs by five percent. The school will decide whether to permanently use natural gas after 2014. The switch will decrease carbon dioxide emissions by […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm / in Local, News

Freedom’s wings

Dr. Carolyn Williams is a prominent member of the St. Cloud community. She’s earned multiple bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees, she’s a member of multiple organizations, and she’s worked with the likes of NASA.

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm / in Local, News

Missing laptop from residence

A MacBook laptop was taken from a St. Cloud residence on Saturday between 3 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. The victim was not home at the time of the incident and told police that he was unsure if his apartment door was unlocked. Police believe the door was left unlocked since there were no signs of forced entry. Anyone with information […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm / in Local, News

Man arrested after switchblade threat

A Sauk Rapids man in being held in Stearns County Jail on Saturday after threatening a man with a switchblade. According to St. Cloud police at 2:19 a.m. officers were approached by a man in front of a bar in the 10 block of Fifth Avenue South and told them a man threatened to cut him. The suspect is identified […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Local, News

Mayor hosts meeting

ST. CLOUD- Mayor Dave Kleis will hold a next town hall meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 at the St. Cloud Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss city issues and concerns. Tweet

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in News, State/Region, Top Stories

Memorial for missing couple

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A memorial Mass has been scheduled for a Minnesota couple who are missing in the Italian cruise ship disaster. Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake are the only Americans missing in the Jan. 13 wreck. Italian authorities called off the search early last week due to the danger to rescue workers. Their […]

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