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Archive for February 15th, 2012

by / on February 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm / in Local, News, Top Stories, Video, Weather

Area businesses are feeling the heat

KIMBALL, Minn. – Brown is not a color that we are used to seeing this time of year, and the one place you can go to see a little bit of white is feeling the heat from Minnesota’s mild winter weather. Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area has been seeing a decrease in their customers due to the lack of snow in the area.

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm / in News, State/Region, Top Stories, Video

Daniel Bergin talks about latest documentary

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Historical documentaries may not be for everyone, but for documentary producer Daniel Bergin, it’s his life.

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm / in Local, News

Elk River teacher on trial for underage affair

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A former Elk River teacher is accused of having an affair with an underage student. He says he’s innocent of all charges because the affair took place during the summer, when he wasn’t in a position of authority. 36- year-old Matthew Ellsworth is on trial in Ramsey County District Court for criminal sexual conduct. Defense attorney Allan Kaplan […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm / in News, State/Region, Video

Regional Spelling Bee at St. John’s University

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. –  This morning the regional spelling bee returned to St. John’s University looking to advance four contestants to move on to the next round. Sandra Cordie, the director of education programing said “schools have had a classroom bee, a school bee and maybe a district bee if they have a larger district, from that their winners come […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm / in Local, News

St. Cloud to have a rail extension

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Northstar Corridor Development Authority (NCDA) and other supporters of commuter rail may want to extend the Northstar service to St. Cloud. In order for that to happen there must be an 80 percent increase in daily ridership for the government to assist in expansion. Four counties may need to come up with $350 million to meet […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm / in Local, News

St. Cloud physician awarded for excellence

ST. CLOUD, Minn.- Eric Mcfarling, a doctor at St. Cloud Hospital, is receiving high honors. He was given the Physician of Excellence award from employees and peers. The purpose of the award is to recognize a medical staff member for commitment to patient satisfaction and teamwork. Tweet

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm / in Local, News

Judge reconsiders sentence in home invasion

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minnesota Court of Appeals states that, Stearns County District Court Judge John Scherer falsely sentenced Corey Dell Andrews to 12 1/2 years in prison. He was convicted of first-degree burglary, simple robbery, fifth-degree assault and false imprisonment. The sentence was about twice as long as recommended by state sentencing guidelines. Scherer relied on the […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm / in News, State/Region

Stearns County plans to sell hundreds of tax-forfeited lots

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Stearns County will auction hundreds of tax-forfeited vacant lots this summer in efforts to get vacant lots back on property tax rolls. Yesterday the county board approved a process and a minimum bid price to sell the lots. Minimum bids are 60, 50 or 40 percent of their assessed value. A typical St. Cloud or Sartell […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm / in News, Politics

After censure Maple Lake mayor refuses to resign

MAPLE LAKE, Minn. – There are accusations of Maple Lake Mayor Mike O’Loughlin harassing two women and making raunchy comments at an award ceremony. The Maple Lake city council wants the mayor to resign after a couple of the women came forward. The mayor insists he isn’t going anywhere. Tuesday, the Maple Lake City Council voted to censor O’Loughlin, and this censor […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 11:42 am / in Local, News

Sauk Rapids-Rice principal not liable for boy’s injuries according to courts

  SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. – Austin Motl was paralyzed and won’t walk again after falling during a jump on a snowboard in January 2006. The incident occured at Powder Ridge under principle Larry Stracke’s supervision. The activity was school-sponsored at the Powder Ridge Recreation Area and Stracke wasn’t found liable, according to the state Court of Appeals. The family of […]

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