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Archive for February 16th, 2012

by / on February 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm / in Local, News, Top Stories, Video

Auto body class repairs veteran’s SUV, spirit

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Students in an auto body class at St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC)  helped a Minnesota veteran Thursday by fixing his totaled SUV.

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 9:55 pm / in State/Region

Vikings new stadium must wait

Talks of the Vikings leaving town if a new deal for a stadium was not finalized; though it was never finalized. It looks like the Vikings will be staying at the metrodome another year at least. On Wednesday the deadline passed to file for a new location for the Vikings to play. The news was official Wednesday, even though it […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm / in News, State/Region

Minnesota’s White Earth Tribe pushes for Twin Cities casino, help fund new Vikings stadium

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Northwestern Minnesota’s White Earth Tribe wants to open a Twin Cities-area casino that its chairwoman says would help a poverty-stricken tribe and be a source of state money for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor said Thursday that the 20,000-member tribe has desperate needs in health care, education and housing that […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in News, State/Region

Minn. House passes new law regarding teacher layoffs, putting more emphasis on teacher performance

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The House has passed a bill that would let schools consider teacher performance in layoff decisions. State law currently requires that seniority be the only consideration in teacher layoffs. The bill moves to weigh teacher evaluations relating to student performance into those decisions. Lawmakers passed the bill Thursday 68-61. Republicans say the measure would help […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm / in Sports, St. Cloud State

NSIC nullifies 13 Winona State men’s basketball games

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The Winona State University Athletic Department announced Monday that one of its student athletes was named ineligible for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. The university recently discovered a violation that had occurred in the men’s basketball program with a misapplication of NCAA transfer rules. Upon discovering the violation, Winona State University reported the violation to the NCAA, […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm / in News, State/Region

Unemployment rate lowest in four years

Applications for unemployment benefits are at an all-time low. This will be the fifth week in a row that the number for unemployment benefit applications has decreased. This is the fewest number of claims since March 2008. The average number for applications has dropped thirteen percent in the past year. This decline shows that the job market is picking up. […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in Sports, St. Cloud State

Huskies ranked in latest poll

ST. CLOUD, Minn.- The St. Cloud State University men’s basketball team in a latests NCAA poll are ranked 4th in the Central Regional Rankings. The Huskies are currently 18-5 overall and 14-5 in the NSIC. Of the 28 region teams, the top eight will advance to the NCAA region tournement starting March 10-13. Top finishers in the NSIC and the RMAC […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm / in High School, Sports

Prep basketball preview

St. Cloud Tech @ Alexandria 7:30 p.m. The Central Lakes Conference (CLC) boys’ basketball season continues tonight with games across the region. The St. Cloud Tech Tigers are riding a three-game winning streak coming into tonight’s game against Alexandria.  The Tigers have climbed the ladder in the CLC, rising all the way to third in conference standings. Alexandria has not […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm / in High School, Sports

Regular season finale preview

The final regular season games for boy’s hockey in the Central Lakes Conference (CLC) will take place tonight. The St. Cloud Tech Tigers travel to Fergus Falls with a chance to move up two positions in CLC standings. The Tigers have come on as of late, winning three out of their last four. In a previous game this season the […]

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by / on February 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm / in Local, News

Domestic assault Tuesday night, two people face charges

Two people are facing charges after a domestic assault Tuesday night. Officers were called to the 800 block of Ninth Ave N around 10 p.m. Police say 34-year-old Steven Turman of St. Cloud assaulted 36-year-old Aisha Stephens of St. Cloud. While officers tried to calm the situation, police say Stephens assaulted Turman in return. Stephens is being charged with misdemeanor […]

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