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St. Cloud passes $72 million city budget for 2012

St. Cloud passes $72 million city budget for 2012

Dec 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - St. Cloud city council members approved a nearly $72 million general funds budget Monday, a final spending plan more than 2 percent lower than last year. Read More...

Student found dead at UMD

Student found dead at UMD

Dec 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of student on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. Read More...

Cowboy Jack's gets final liquor license approval

Cowboy Jack's gets final liquor license approval

Dec 6, 2011 at 9:09 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Cowboy Jack's is a go in downtown St. Cloud. Read More...

Waite Park mail processing center fate still undecided as Postal Service unveil cuts

Waite Park mail processing center fate still undecided as Postal Service unveil cuts

Dec 6, 2011 at 9:09 am

WAITE PARK, Minn. (KNSI) - The future of the Waite Park mail processing center remained undecided Monday as the U.S. Postal Service announced plans for massive agency cutbacks and reduced services. Read More...

Vikings stadium hearing to cover financing options

Vikings stadium hearing to cover financing options

Dec 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota state senators are meeting for another Capitol hearing on the Vikings' stadium push, this one to discuss how the state might raise money for a portion of the cost. Read More...

Maple Grove teacher on paid leave after students burned

Maple Grove teacher on paid leave after students burned

Dec 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - A Maple Grove Junior High School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after a science experiment burned four students, one of them seriously. Read More...

Season ends for Upper Mississippi River shipping

Season ends for Upper Mississippi River shipping

Dec 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The navigation season has officially come to an end on the Upper Mississippi River. Read More...

Dayton is mulling next steps on child care union

Dayton is mulling next steps on child care union

Dec 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to meet with the state attorney general to consider the next steps on a union push for in-home child care providers. Read More...

Unions gloomy about day-care vote via Legislature

Unions gloomy about day-care vote via Legislature

Dec 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Union leaders say they doubt they'll ask the Legislature for a vote on unionizing child-care providers if that's the path they have to follow. Read More...

Dayton to counties: No relief in surplus

Dayton to counties: No relief in surplus

Dec 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is telling leaders of Minnesota's counties that he's sympathetic to their financial difficulties, but he's not promising any relief. Read More...

Judge hears arguments in child care union vote

Judge hears arguments in child care union vote

Dec 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Opponents of an upcoming election to unionize Minnesota home-based child care providers are asking a judge to stop the vote. Ramsey County Judge Dale Lindman heard the request Monday to suspend the mail vote due to start this week. Read More...

Patient attacks St. Cloud Hospital staffer in ER rampage; 5 injured

Patient attacks St. Cloud Hospital staffer in ER rampage; 5 injured

Dec 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A St. Cloud Hospital patient was arrested and faced assault charges after he became combative and attacked several staff members in the hospital's emergency room Saturday, a police spokesman said. Read More...

Cuts to first-class mail to slow delivery in 2012

Cuts to first-class mail to slow delivery in 2012

Dec 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service says it wants to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers and slow first-class delivery next spring, citing steadily declining mail volume. Read More...

Cops: St. Cloud man arrested after firing gun into apartment wall

Cops: St. Cloud man arrested after firing gun into apartment wall

Dec 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A St. Cloud man was drinking with a neighbor when investigators said he picked up a .22 caliber handgun and fired a shot through the wall of his apartment Saturday, according to a St. Cloud police spokesman. Read More...

Stadium expert expects seat fee to be discussed

Stadium expert expects seat fee to be discussed

Dec 5, 2011 at 9:09 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings say personal seat licenses are just one vehicle that can be used to help fund a new stadium. Read More...

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