St. Cloud NewsGeoComm Completes NG9-1-1 GIS Assessment Project for Iowa
St. Cloud, MN GeoComm is pleased to announce they have recently completed several portions of a Next Generation 9-1-1 project for the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division . This project lays the groundwork for developing a statewide NG9-1-1 GIS dataset.Powder Ridge celebrates 60 years
Powder Ridge celebrates 60 years Kimball ski area marks anniversary Saturday with $5 lift tickets and ski rentals Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2015/02/27/powder-ridge-celebrates-years/24152235/ Skiers take to the slopes at Powder Ridge Ski Area during the early years of the Kimball ski hill. Powder Ridge is celebrating its 60th anniversary Saturday.A large truck hauls freight Wednesday on Stearns County Road 2 near Cold Spring.
Heavier trucks: Safety threat or common sense? A bill being debated at the Capitol would raise the weight limit for trucks in Minnesota Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2015/02/27/heavier-trucks-safety-threat-common-sense/24143419/ A bill that would increase the weight limits for trucks hauling freight on Minnesota highways and county roads is attracting a lot of debate at the state Capitol. The bill would allow trucks up to 97,000 pounds spread over seven axles, more than 8 tons heavier than the current 80,000-pound limit.Northland Mostly Misses Out on Speed Limit Boosts
Speed limits will soon be rising 340 miles of rural two-lane highways in Minnesota, but northeastern Minnesota drivers won't be able to put the pedal to the metal yet. No highways in St. Louis, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or Cook counties are on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's list of those getting higher speeds.Can you work from home? Tool will calculate savings
National Telework Week starts Monday and a new online tool can evaluate how much money and greenhouse gases you can save Can you work from home? Tool will calculate savings National Telework Week starts Monday and a new online tool can evaluate how much money and greenhouse gases you can save Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/watchdog/2015/02/27/can-you-work-from-home-tool-will-calculate-savings/24058687/ About 50 million people in the US want to work from home, according to data from Global Workplace Analytics . And WalletHub has launched a telework savings calculator that allows you to input information about your vehicle, the length of your commute and the number of days you'd like to work from home.Student suspensions in St. Cloud school district increased by nearly...
In suspensions spike, local schools seek answers Local schools say they have efforts underway to stem a rising tide of student suspensions. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2015/02/26/suspensions-spike-local-schools-seek-answers/24091147/ Student suspensions in St. Cloud school district increased by nearly 60 percent in the 2013-2014 school year.Vote on teacher layoff and licensing bill delayed
Disagreement over the cost of a bill to overhaul how Minnesota licenses teachers and how school leaders cut staff kept the legislation from debate on the House floor Thursday. Instead, the Ways and Means Committee is expected Monday to take a closer look at a fiscal report for the legislation sponsored by Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie.The Weekender: An Award Winning Duo, Tributes to the Greats, and More
This weekend is full of tributes to great musicians, including Simon & Garfunkel, and Elton John. There is also a performance by two great musicians on violin, and piano.Woods Farmer Seed & Nursery growing into new home
Woods Farmer Seed & Nursery growing into new home Moving a business across town is no easy feat Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/money/2015/02/25/woods-farmer-seed-nursery-growing-new-home/24012593/ Tom and Ellen Woods talk about the transition to the new location of Woods Farmer Seed & Nursery on Tuesday in Waite Park. The store's grand opening is planned for Thursday.7 Ways to Take Bulk Buying Beyond Costco
After "cooking more meals at home," most frugal living enthusiasts suggest "buying in bulk" to cut food costs. And it's true, those big jugs of ketchup and giant packages of ground beef from Costco really can trim your food budget, especially if you plan meals and have organized storage.Pet shelter removes a barrier to leaving domestic abuse
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Animal lovers know that pets are family, so the prospect of leaving one behind to flee an abusive situation can be agonizing.Graduation rate up in St. Cloud, statewide
Graduation rate up in St. Cloud, statewide St. Cloud schools' graduation rate, including for students of color, increased in 2014. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2015/02/24/graduation-rates-area-schools-minnesota/23932129/ Sauk Rapids-Rice High School graduates get off the buses and walk to Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University for graduation in 2014.CSB: Augie Blanks Fort Hayes St.
No. 23 Augustana College softball held Fort Hays State University to three hits in a 4-0 victory over the Tigers on Sunday in St. Cloud, Minn. Jenelle Trautmann struck out four batters and allowed just two hits and Carley Pickett struck out five batters yielding just one hit while striking out five to earn a three-inning save.Professor, others explain HD Radio
Like satellite signals, HD Radio broadcasts digitally using radio waves but with different frequencies. "In-band on-channel," or IBOC: "That's what you're referring to when you say HD Radio," according to Jim Gray, director of operations at KVSC-FM in St. Cloud.Police arrest 2 after pursuit across 2 cities
Police arrest 2 after pursuit across 2 cities Driver, passenger led officers to house on the south side, police said Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2015/02/21/police-arrest-pursuit-across-cities/23821769/ Officers arrested two people late Saturday afternoon after their vehicle led police from Waite Park to a home on St. Cloud's south side, where a standoff followed, according to a statement from police. About 3 p.m., a Waite Park police officer saw a traffic violation at Second Avenue and Second Street South in Waite Park.Tomorrow Could Be Coldest Day Of The Winter
Tomorrow could be one of the coldest; if not the coldest day of the winter. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for tonight and tomorrow for wind chills in the -35Es to -45Es range.Thanks to rural influx, GOP focus turns outstate
If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county metro area and into the countryside. The new rural-dominated House Republican majority is putting outstate issues at the top of its agenda, and Greater Minnesota lawmakers from both parties already have proposed ideas for spending most, if not all, of the state's projected $1 billion budget surplus.