Sue McLean, an independent Twin Cities concert promoter, passed Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Any regular show-goer in the region has attended countless shows booked by McLean over the past four decades. McLean is responsible for booking the Basilica Block Party since it began in 1995 ... More >>
Okay, so nobody was about to mistake either of them for Harvard or Stanford in the first place. But still, it's disappointing to see both St. Cloud State and MSU-Mankato on The Center for College Affordability and Productivity's list of the 25 universities with the worst professors.SEE ALSO: Jim Fet ... More >>
MNGOP leaders are accusing the DFL of race-baiting with a new anti-Rep. King Banaian mailer.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is one of the least racist states, according to Google (and Harvard)-- Bemidji cross burning: Two white men, ages 19 and 20, arrested [MUGSHOTS]-- Racist Art Song's chicken wings sign un ... More >>
Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
Big retailers often contract out their janitorial work, meaning they aren't directly involved in staffing the workers that keep stores clean.But a report released earlier this week alleges that some of the janitors who clean Target, Best Buy, and Kmart stores have been treated like modern day slaves ... More >>
We hope it was worth it, St. Cloud State College Republicans.Thanks to your decision not to cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus appearance last night, you may never have the opportunity to work for the MNGOP. Not only that, but the event itself turned out to be a embarrassing dud.According to the St. Cl ... More >>
MNGOP leadership has issued a stern ultimatum to St. Cloud State College Republicans -- cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus speaking engagement and concert, scheduled for tonight, or you'll have trouble finding Republican jobs in the future.While working for the MNGOP doesn't exactly sound like a sun-dr ... More >>
Bradlee Dean isn't taking the news that MNGOP leadership is demanding St. Cloud State Republicans cancel his scheduled on-campus appearance lying down. Yesterday, on his radio show, Dean put the MNGOP on blast, saying that if he were a state Republican leader, he wouldn't want himself speaking to yo ... More >>
The U of M rejects more than half its applicants. The Business Journals' study of which Minnesota colleges are most selective contains some findings that won't surprise you, and some that might.On the "not surprising" side of the ledger is the fact that Northfield's Carleton College is the most s ... More >>
America's longest state shutdown could finally end.By signing his name 12 times, Mark Dayton could end the shutdown this morning. It took six months of arguing and 19 days of shutdown, but the legislature's special session finally passed 12 budget bills, with the last of them passing at around 3: ... More >>
Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer.
"My son was brought here at a young ag ... More >>
Leah Ayers is out on bail.Police say St. Cloud State University student Leah Ayers hacked her way into pictures Grady Sizemore's junk. She's now free on bail while her case works its way through the Dakota County court system.
The 19-year-old is said to have used a pilfered ID and password t ... More >>
Giving "tea bag" a whole new meaning.Cleveland Indian Grady Sizemore was caught with his pants down on the Internet last year, and a 19-year-old St. Cloud State University student from Apple Valley named Leah M. Ayers may have done the exposing.
Sizemore's problems began when he thought it w ... More >>
Not the clear favorite after all.MPR and the Humphrey Institute released a poll the week before Election Day that predicted a victory for Mark Dayton over Tom Emmer in the governor's race.
Team Emmer complained and said its own internal numbers show the race a toss-up.
Dayton, left, jumps out to an early lead.Maybe you were expecting to wake up and see that either Mark Dayton or Tom Emmer was your new governor? Sorry. It looks like 2008 deja vu all over again. The governor's race entered automatic recount territory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
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Emmer, right, trails again.Two polls in two days maintain the trend: Democrat Mark Dayton is leading Republican Tom Emmer in the governor's race as Election Day approaches. And these most recent results put Dayton's lead outside the margin of error.
Photo: akaaliasA tough week for the un-tenured at St. Cloud StateIt's been a rough past week for a couple dozen faculty members at St. Cloud State University. In order to balance a stiff budget and meet union deadlines, the college sent out 26 layoff notices on the same day late last week to ... More >>
Photo via Superman's MySpace pageLeave it to Superman to somehow escape the wrath of the criminal justice systems. John Fillah, St. Cloud's resident "Superman," was charged with disorderly conduct in March 2009, but a Stearns County judge found him not guilty for the incident. Now he can go ba ... More >>
James Scott MillerJames Scott Miller, the 49-year-old New Hope man who said on Craigslist he'd be happy to use Somalis as target practice, pleaded guilty yesterday to making terroristic threats. Jailed since March, he worked out a deal in which he faces a faces a possible maximum 90 days behi ... More >>
Granite City Baptist Church-Academy's anti-Islam ad in the St. Cloud TimesEver wonder where some folks get their ideas about Islam? Some of them read what Pastor Dennis Campbell of Granite City Baptist Church-Academy has to say in this St. Cloud Times newspaper ad:
"How do Moslems seek to ta ... More >>