Gov. Tim Walz listened as St. Cloud Public Services Director Tracy Hodel described the city’s process of turning liquid waste into fuel and fertiliz

Walz visits St. Cloud on statewide tour highlighting infrastructure needs

Several cities are requesting money for water and wastewater projects as part of the state's bonding bill.
St. Cloud school district’s Discovery elementary in Waite Park will be one of two new “full-service” community schools next year paid for by a
St. Cloud

Two St. Cloud schools to become full-service hubs for learning, family health

December 5
The central Minnesota school district was awarded a $2.5 million federal grant to fund full-service community schools.
Recent St. John’s University graduate Jervon Sands will head to Oxford next year.
St. Cloud

St. John's University alum named Rhodes scholar, only 2nd time in school history

December 1
Jervon Sands plans to study environmental change at Oxford and then tackle the climate crisis in his native Bahamas.
St. Cloud State President Robbyn Wacker, shown on campus in March 2022.
St. Cloud

St. Cloud State president to step down amid friction over budget cuts, layoffs

November 27
Robbyn Wacker, the university's first female president, will step down in June.
A new deer hunters group is challenging the management of gray wolves.

New Minnesota deer hunters group wants changes in wolf politics

November 30
With meetings across the north, Hunters For Hunters seeks to amplify voices of people who believe Minnesota's wolf population is a problem going unaddressed.
A man attending the Great River Regional Library board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21, holds a sign while Avon resident Sandy Klocker speaks at the open for
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St. Cloud library system tackles record number of requests to ban, move books

November 25
The board approved an updated policy after challenges over "obscene" books.
A young moose stands near a road southwest of Grove City, Minn., on Oct. 29. Fans have been following the moose’s movements through a “Central MN
St. Cloud

A 'moose on the loose' in central Minnesota draws thousands of fans

November 21
A Facebook group has been following the young male, hoping he would successfully make it across I-94.
High Schools

Hutchinson grinds out victory over Rocori, wins Class 4A championship

November 24
The winning touchdown was scored in the final six minutes on a 15-play drive.
St. Cloud

Avon woman dies in rural Stearns County crash

November 30
Officials said Susan Lemke lost control of her vehicle on frost-covered roads and hit a truck head-on.

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