After leading St. Cloud’s police department for a decade, Blair Anderson cleaned out his locker on his last day as chief on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

St. Cloud's groundbreaking police chief retires: 'He took engagement to heart'

Blair Anderson fiercely defended his officers and city when policing and diversity were under fire.
State Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, shown in 2019 on the House floor.

Minnesota town backs down from abortion ordinance

December 3
The Prinsburg City Council unanimously shelved an ordinance suggested by a GOP state lawmaker who hoped to insert the western Minnesota town into the nationwide legal fight over abortion.
St. Cloud voters on Nov. 8 approved a tax increase to fund $20 million in park and trail improvements over the next three years.
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St. Cloud officials to begin planning for $20 million in park upgrades

November 27
Voters said no to a sales tax for Municipal Athletic Complex upgrades, but the city will still pursue the project with private funding.
Balloons marked the spot where a woman was fatally shot in March in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis.

St. Cloud woman charged in south Minneapolis killing is caught in Texas

November 30
Extradition efforts are underway in order to bring Erica Roberts back to Hennepin County to face charges of second-degree murder.
Osseo Superintendent Cory McIntyre answered a question Wednesday night as he was interviewed by the Anoka-Hennepin school board during a meeting in An
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Anoka-Hennepin school board chooses superintendent finalists

November 30
Sartell-St. Stephen School District Superintendent Jeffrey Ridlehoover and Osseo Superintendent Cory McIntyre will interview again next week.
A family makes their way on a sidewalk in the downtown area in Worthington, Minn., earlier this month.

In meatpacking towns, some say child labor is 'not a secret'

November 27
Labor Department attorneys say PSSI, a Wisconsin-based cleaning service, illegally employed six underage staff at JBS Pork in Worthington and Turkey Valley Farms in Marshall.
St. John’s defensive lineman Michael Wozniak, right, went against Wartburg’s Ethan Stockwell on Saturday in Collegeville, Minn.

Reusse: Playoff loss denies Wozniak a final 'excellent' Johnnies moment

November 26
Award-winning St. John's defensive tackle and Johnnies legacy Michael Wozniak was unable to lead his team on a long D-III postseason run.
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Minnesota briefs: Memorial to honor slain officer Tom Decker, others on 10th anniversary

November 26
Plus: U.S. Supreme Court allows Red Wing garbage plans to proceed; northern cities get grants for water projects.
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St. Cloud priest who pleaded guilty to sex abuse is dismissed from priesthood

November 22
While serving a prison sentence for criminal sexual conduct, Anthony Oelrich had remained a priest.

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