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Archive for February 14th, 2012

by / on February 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm / in News, State/Region

Anoka-Hennepin school board ends policy blamed for bullying

COON RAPIDS, Minn. – Minnesota’s largest school district has abandoned a much-criticized policy that required teachers to remain neutral when issues of sexual identity came up in the classroom and replaced it with one that’s meant to foster a respectful learning environment for all students, gay or straight, religious or not, liberal or conservative. With only one voting no, the […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm / in Local, News

Man from Big Lake dies after hitting house

ELK RIVER, Minn. – A Big Lake man was killed Saturday night after the SUV he was driving hit a house in Orrock Township. The owners of the house, Lionel and Janene Callies, were watching television just after 7 p.m. when they heard a crash and found that a vehicle had driven into their house in the 16800 block of […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm / in Local, News, Top Stories, Video

Drug crave among college students

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – In college it’s exams and papers that bombard students, especially when the semester comes to a close. Staying up all night to cram, students get help with a prescription stimulant called Adderall. Adderall is used to treat those with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). According to CBS Minnesota, “colleges consider it one of the most commonly […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm / in National, News

McDonalds asks suppliers not to use hog crates

DES MOINES, Iowa – McDonalds said Monday it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to provide plans by May to phase out crates that tightly confine pregnant sows, a move that one animal rights group predicted would have “a seismic impact” on the industry. The U.S. pork industry generates sales of about $21 billion a year, according to the National […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm / in Local, News

16-year-old involved in hunting accident

Foley, Minn– This past weekend marked a reminder of the importance of safety while hunting and using firearms. A 16-year-old Elk River boy accidentally shot himself in the foot this past weekend near Foley. The boy was rushed to St. Cloud Hospital and treated for the wound. This injury was not life threatening according to Sheriff Brad Bennet. Bennet claimed […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm / in Local, News, Top Stories, Video

Students celebrate multiple identities

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Some students say they do not fit into the politically correct African American category.

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm / in Sports, St. Cloud State

SCSU closes gap with new athletic director

St. Cloud, Minn–The selection process is under way for St. Cloud State, as they search for a temporary Athletic Director position to fill. Recently current Assistant Athletic Director Scott Schreiner partnered to be a vice president of St. Cloud’s Northwoods League baseball team, and has stepped down from his position on what is expected to be a temporary basis. The […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm / in News, State/Region, Top Stories

New renovations flying in

(ST. CLOUD, Minn.) – Walking into the general aviation building at the Saint Cloud Regional Airport, a person can feel relaxed with big couches, friendly faces, and cookies sitting at the table but with this new $136,000 dollar upgrade to the building, the lounge area will be looking a bit nicer. Dan McDowell, the MnDOT Aeronautics Public Affairs Coordinator, told […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm / in News, State/Region

Sartell wants to maximize Minnesota’s school trust lands

St. Paul, Minn– Sartell Legislative Representitive Tim O’Driscoll says school districts may not be getting maximum value from Minnesota’s school trust lands. O’Driscoll joined a group of lawmakers at the state capitol to present a proposal to generate new commission and to re-manage the states school trust lands. The Minnesota DNR responded recently with a statement leaning towards the proposal […]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm / in Local

Regional spelling bee at SJU

COLLEGEVILLE- Top spellers in grades five through eight will compete at the regional spelling bee at St. John’s University on Wednesday. There will be two different sessions held, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. Two students from each session will be chosen to advance to the multiregional state bee held in Fergus Falls. The regional spelling […]

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