I tell my friends “I’m very close to having seen and/or done it all”. A North Dakota farm kid that survived peeing on an electric fence. A radio DJ that ran a Sunday morning show under the air name “Skip Church”. Got a date with Carrie Underwood. Got stood up by Carrie Underwood. Retired from radio at 25 to go home and farm. Retired from farming at 46 and went back to radio. Divorced - two boys, (Drew and Gabe), two dogs (Reno, the Siberian Husky and Rorschach, the Dalmation) and a cat (Moody).
Area Hiring Managers Talk Hiring Worries
Area hiring managers spoke about the frustrations of finding and keeping employees yesterday at the Great River Regional Library. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry hosted the event to promote the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline.
SCSU Dedicates Pearson Department of Communication
St. Cloud State University gathered Thursday to dedicate the Judy C. Pearson Department of Communication Studies. The university's first named department honors teacher, author, and speaker Judy Pearson.
Heating Costs Are Expected To Rise
The National Energy Assistance Director’s Association estimates home heating costs could go up 17% this winter, to the highest level in more than 10 years.
District 742 Auction Offers Unique Items
District 742 is hosting a surplus equipment auction at the District Services Shop on Osseo Avenue at 9:00 am.
District 742 Announces Attendance
At last night’s school board meeting, the total enrollment at all schools in District 742 was listed at 9,557. That’s down from 9,710 students at the beginning of the school year in 2021
St. Cloud Area School District Announces Proposed Tax Levy
At last night’s board meeting, the district announced a proposed total “2022 pay 2023” levy of just over $32.9 million. The proposed levy is $1.7 million more than the “2021 pay 2022” levy announced last year.
Sauk Rapids Train-Jacking Sends One To Hospital
Just after 8:00 Tuesday morning, Sauk Rapids Police responded to an assault near the intersection of Benton County and 1st avenue north.
Grants Available To Promote Sustainable Agriculture
The Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program’s Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Program will pay up to $50,000 to farmers and select organizations for projects that showcase energy efficiency, environmental benefits and profitability of sustainable agriculture.
Fraud: MN nonprofit receive 47 charges
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged 47 defendants in what prosecutors are calling the largest COVID-19 Fraud Scheme in the nation.
SCSU Now A Center Of Cyber-Defense
St. Cloud State has been re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency.
MN Court Says COVID-19 Lockdowns Were Legal
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled against two businesses that stayed open during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Apple Harvest Is Underway
The apple harvest has begun in Central Minnesota.