BREAKING NEWS: Verso Will Not Reopen Sartell Paper Plant, 259 Laid-Off Permanently
SARTELL — The Verso Paper Company Plant in Sartell will not re-open and 259 paper plant workers will be permanently out of jobs. That’s the word this afternoon from Verso officials at a news conference at Sartell City Hall. The Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Lyle Fellows says there are “too many challenges due to the extent of the damage” from an explosion and fire at the plant that kille
Times, Dates When Local Olympians Will Compete
Central Minnesota is fortunate to have a few athletes competing in the London Olympics. The opening ceremonies are this Friday night, then the athletes will be getting down to business. So when will we need to be paying attention to how our local athletes are doing?
Marcus Parkwood Theatres: All Showings On as Scheduled [VIDEO]
WAITE PARK – The movies will be shown as usual tonight (Friday) at Marcus Parkwood Theatre in Waite Park. In a statement posted on their Facebook page, they say, “We are saddened by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the associates at the Century Theater and the Aurora, CO community. These se ...
Rock-Fest this Weekend in Rockville
ROCKVILLE – It’s Rockville’s turn to celebrate this weekend. Their annual Rock-Fest runs today (Friday) through Sunday.
Your Computer May Lose Internet Access Monday
UNDATED – Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.
‘Toughest Competitors Alive’ Battle in Can-Am Games
ST. CLOUD – Eleven men are competing against each other today (Friday) for the title of Toughest Competitor Alive” in the Can-Am Police Fire-Games in St. Cloud. The only local competitor is Adam Bondhus from Anandale. It’s an eight-event competition that includes: a 5K run, shot put, 100M sprint, 100M swim, Rope Climb, Bench Press, Pull-Ups, and Obstacle Course. Most of the even ...
Can-Am Teams Cook-Up Some Four Alarm Chili
ST. CLOUD – Competitors in the Can-Am Police-Fire Games put down their guns and hoses on Wednesday afternoon and picked-up their pots and pans for the Chili Cook-Off.
K-9, SWAT Teams Wow Crowd at Can-Am Ceremony [PHOTOS]
ST. CLOUD – The crowd was treated to quite a spectacular opening ceremony Sunday night for the Can-Am Police Fire Games. The North Memorial Air Care helicopter flew over the near capacity Husky Stadium to open the ceremony, followed by the Minnesota Police Pipe Band. Th ...
Miss Sauk Rapids Pageant is Tonight
SAUK RAPIDS – Rapids River Days starts tonight (Thursday) in Sauk Rapids with the 2012 Miss Sauk Rapids Scholarship Pageant. It starts at 7:00 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 10 and under.
Granite City Days Starts with Lemonade Art Fair
ST. CLOUD – St. Cloud’s Granite City Days kicks off today (Thursday) with the 39th annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair. It runs from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at St. Cloud State University. Granite City Days opening ceremonies will be at 7:00 p.m. And the ...
Waite Park Family Fun Fest highlights Germain Night
WAITE PARK – The celebration continues today (Friday) in Waite Park. Family Fun Fest events today at the Community Park include: the “Best of Show” car show at 4:30 p.m., Germain night from 4:00 until 10:00 p.m., and the Grand Marshall ceremony at 7:00 p.m.
Summerfest Kicks-off Today in Sartell
SARTELL – Sartell is celebrating their 20th Summerfest today (Friday) and tomorrow. Today’s events include the Mayor’s 5K walk/run at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The Sartell Community Band Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Lion’s Community Park...