“We were pleased. Between the police staff and the city and the university, we saw positive results.”
— St. Cloud Police Chief Dennis Ballantine to the University Chronicle of St. Cloud State, which saw fewer citiations at this year’s move-in weekend compared to last year’s — 196 vs. 240.
The event is known for heavy drinking and partying, but St. Cloud has drawn kudos recently for its efforts to curb student drinking and addiction at the school.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.