Some 30 families affected by the devastating June 17 tornado in Wadena will gather tonight for a Camp Noah reunion at the Wadena Elementary School.
You’ll soon have a chance to weigh in on the DNR’s draft plan to guide state and regional parks and trails Legacy Amendment funding for the next quarter century. The plan will be available for review and public comment starting early next month.
The St. Cloud school district is reopening a program aimed to reduce the number of suspensions among middle and high school students next month, the St. Cloud Times reports. The Times quotes the director of student services and special education saying that the district cannot close its achievement gap when students are not in school. Read more →
The university details why programs must go.
The former Fergus Falls State Hospital is an imposing collection of Victorian-style buildings. The problem is no one knows what to do with the complex. The city is seeking buyers with ideas — and money. Someone put up an ad on Craiglist offering the site for $1. The city didn’t put up the ad, but doesn’t mind the publicity.
Even though the proposed Big Stone II power plant project has gone belly up, a proposed power line project in western Minnesota might still move forward. Backers of wind energy want the line to distribute their greener electricity.
Ambar Espinoza updates listeners on top stories from central Minnesota. She addresses news that Lutheran Social Services will help resettle a sizable group of refugees from Somalia and Iraq in the St. Cloud area. She also talks about recent storms that knocked down thousands of trees and damaged homes in two central Minnesota counties.
The Wadena-Deer Creek High School got hit hard during the tornadoes that struck Minnesota on June 17. Not only did the building suffer damage from high winds, but the sprinklers also went off and soaked the library. Now the district is asking for donations to replenish to shelves.
Blue Angels, bombers and biplanes wowed crowds over the weekend at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. A nicely edited YouTube video gives you the death-defying highlights.
You hear about how newspapers are struggling. You don’t always get to see the top-notch reporting they’re still cranking out. Don’t miss these stories: In Mankato, the touching life and death of a baby. In St. Cloud, cities get stuck when housing dreams crash. In Duluth, a mother lode of copper could spell trouble for the Boundary Waters.