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Archive for February 21st, 2012

by / on February 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm / in News, State/Region, Top Stories

New lines drawn for minnesota district maps

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The lines have been drawn today for the congress of Minnesota as the new redistricting maps were revealed today at 1 pm.  Many of the predictions of the map were not superised to see that some changes were made to certain districts such as district 6th. In district 6th, Rep. Michelle Bachmann was the leading congresswoman […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm / in Local, News, Top Stories

Zaffiro’s expanding to the Midwest

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Food and entertainment are a two-team collaboration, working for the restaurant of Zaffiro’s. Zaffiro’s headquarters is based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The concept of the restaurant attached to Marcus theater’s was expanding so they brought the concept to St. Cloud. “They started this concept back in Milwaukee, three years ago…it was working well there so I […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm / in News, State/Region

Minn. house passes sex offender notification bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After a Ramsey County judicial panel gave the green light for Clarence Opheim’s release into a neighborhood halfway house, state lawmakers’ phone lines lit up. There was an outrage over the loophole in the state law. The current law does not require community notification when a convicted sexual psychopath, like Opheim, is moved from a secure […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm / in Local, News, Top Stories, Video

Somali famine continues to escalate

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Omar Omar, an SCSU student, works two jobs in order to send money to his family in Somalia. He says his relatives struggle with the famine.

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm / in Local, News

Commercial builder opens St. Cloud office

ST. CLOUD- A large commercial builder is expanding their offices by opening a Regional Branch Office in St. Cloud. McGough Construction has named St. Cloud native Jim Rothstein to be the General Manager. Their current projects include local buildings, expanding both the St. Cloud hospital and the ITSELF building on St. Cloud State University campus. McGough Construction’s headquarters are in […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm / in Local, News

A woman gives foundation $6 million donation

WILLMAR- The Central Minnesota Community Foundation received its largest donation since it was established back in 1985. Alice Cox, who died on Dec. 29 at the age of 97, gave their affiliate Willmar Area Community Foundation her entire estate of over $6 million. CMCF President Steve Joul states his donation will increase their assets to over $71 million. Cox spent […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm / in News, State/Region

Fish house removal deadline set by DNR

With the warmer temperatures, the ice on state lakes is getting thinner. The Minnesota DNR is reminding anglers to remove their ice houses by the March 5 deadline. Fines will be assigned to those who don’t comply, the confiscation of the ice house property can also be applied. The March 5 deadline applies to the southern two-thirds of the state, […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm / in News, State/Region

Bachmann looking for stronger Medicaid oversight

ST. PAUL, Minn– U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she plans to introduce new federal legislation to obtain more oversight of government spending on healthcare programs due to a federal investigations of how Minnesota distributes Medicaid insurance. At a news conference Monday at the State Capitol, Bachmann claimed that taxpayers deserve to know if their money is being spent efficiently. Bachmann […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm / in Local, News

Car crashes into Waite Park building

WAITE PARK- A St. Joseph man fell asleep while driving causing him to crash into the Traut Wells building in Waite Park Monday night. Timothy Cooney, 52, was not injured during the accident and did not have to go to the hospital. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud said Cooney’s truck jumped the curb and struck the building. Tweet

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm / in Local, News

Police arrest man after assult

ST. CLOUD- Police arrest a man after assaulting another man Friday night. They escorted Brian Edward Triepke, 43, from St. Cloud to the Stearns County Jail. Authorities state the victim was found with apparent head trauma and was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital. Tweet

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