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Sprint cellphone, data services experiencing problems after cut cable

June 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sprint cellphone and data services in the area are experiencing problems after a regional fiber optic cable was cut earlier today, according to local Sprint officials.
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Paul supports expected to make noise at Minnesota GOP convention

May 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is no longer actively campaigning for president, but his supporters are still expected to make some noise this weekend when Minnesota Republicans hold their state convention in St. Cloud. Continue Reading

High school store puts students behind the counter

February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s a Wednesday morning and the student-run secondhand store at Apollo High School is bustling with shoppers. The store is starting its second full year of operation. It provides work experience and real-life skills for students, said Jen Fox, who teaches the work-experience class at Apollo High School.
The store and Iggy’s coffee shop near the school district offices serve as two work-experience programs for Apollo students. The secondhand store replaced a computer recycling program that ran out of Apollo for two years. Continue Reading

Minnesota GOP elects Pat Shortridge new party chair

December 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Republicans have elected political consultant Pat Shortridge as their new state party chair. Shortridge defeated businessman Todd McIntyre and Terry McCall, the party’s 2nd District chairman, at a meeting of the party’s State Central Committee in St. Cloud. Continue Reading

St. Cloud eyes extension of Beaver Islands Trail

September 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Trail users could soon get a lengthened view of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud has plans for two extensions for the Beaver Islands Trail, which runs from 33rd Street South through the St. Cloud State University campus. About 40,000 people use the trail each year, Parks and Recreation Director Scott Zlotnik said. The trail is used for skiing, biking, walking and running. Continue Reading

Metropolitan Airports Commission chief offers blueprint to bring back air service to area

September 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Regional oversight of St. Cloud Regional Airport could help efforts to regain commercial air service in Central Minnesota, the director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission said Friday. Continue Reading

Birthday twins stay connected for 38 years

September 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Ann Gefre and Lucille Evans met face to face for only the third time Thursday, and yet each soon-to-be 88-year-old knows nearly everything about the other one. Continue Reading

Bad economy stalls a generation

September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Ashley Cassidy has spent most of her career trying to find a way to support herself without her parents’ help. So far, it hasn’t been easy. Continue Reading

Fate of some Minnesota state agencies up in the air

September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Sunset Commission will periodically review state agencies, bureaus, boards and commissions, and issue recommendations on whether to abolish, continue or reorganize them. Continue Reading

Howes-Dayton meeting set stage for Minnesota budget deal

July 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A pair of grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, with chips on the side, may have been just what the budget doctor ordered. That was the menu for a secret 45-minute Monday lunch at St. Cloud’s Jules Bistro between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker. Their meeting may have laid the groundwork for a state budget deal framework announced Thursday evening. Continue Reading