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Apr 1, 2020

St. Cloud Extends Parking Permits and Parking Meters Will Not be Enforced Until May 1

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis addressed changes to parking enforcement in the city during his daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes included two key things. Parking permits are being extended until May 1st and parking meters not being enforced until after May 1st.  If you have a city permit, you do not need […]

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Apr 1, 2020

Snow-Rain Mix Heading to Central Minnesota This Weekend

Central Minnesota could see snow mixing with rain this weekend, starting Thursday.  According to St. Cloud State University meteorology professor Bob Weisman, another major precipitation-producer is on the way. He expects it to start Thursday afternoon through Friday, with colder air moving in towards the back half of the storm. This could raise the possibility […]

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Apr 1, 2020

How To Still Use the St. Cloud Library Services Remotely

While the Great River Regional Library system, including the St. Cloud Library is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there are many great options for library services from your home. Communications and Development Assistant for the library system Julie Bouchie says with your library card and computer or tablet/phone, you can access the digital world […]

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Mar 31, 2020

Department of Health Releases New Webpage with COVID-19 Information Set to be Updated Daily

The Minnesota Department of Health has released a web page that updates daily with information about COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota. The new web page has information on case updates, testing information, a demographic table, an interactive map that shows the cases within each county, and more. Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties have a […]

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Mar 31, 2020

St. Cloud State University is Manufacturing Face Shields for CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital

St. Cloud State University is manufacturing face shields for medical staff at CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital as they prepare to treat COVID-19 patients. Professor of the Department of Environmental & Technological Studies, Kurt Helgeson, says they started making the face shields in bulk Monday. The demand is for them to produce 750 medical face shields […]

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Mar 31, 2020

Hey? Can I Flush this? Generally, No, You Cannot.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, and so many Americans stocking up on essential needs like toilet paper and wipes.  It’s important to remember what you can flush down the toilet. The City of St. Cloud’s Public Works department is asking you to not flush any wipes, tissues or other toilet paper alternatives down the toilet.  Instead, […]

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Mar 30, 2020

Stearns County Reminds Residents of Medication Drop Box Locations

During the COVID-19 pandemic there may be a need for disposal of unwanted/unneeded medications.  The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department has released a list of medication drop box locations that can be found throughout Stearns County.   Here is the full list of drop box locations:   Stearns County Sheriff’s Office • Lobby: available Tuesdays from 8 a.m. […]

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Mar 30, 2020

Recovery Community Network Stops In-Person Services, Announces New Program

The Recovery Community Network (RCN) of Central Minnesota has announced that it has stopped all in person peer-to-peer recovery services in compliance with Federal and State Guidelines and has announced a new program to still help people in recovery. The decision to discontinue the in person programs are only for the foreseeable future in order […]

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Mar 30, 2020

St. Cloud Police Department Hosting Online Auction

The St. Cloud Police Department has announced an online auction starting Monday. Auctions contain estates, personal properties and business liquidations. The auction opens March 30 at 8:00 a.m. and ends Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. For more information on where to join the auction, follow this link.

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Mar 30, 2020

Two Injured After Crash Sunday Night In Monticello

The Minnesota State Patrol has reported that a vehicle crash with injuries occurred on Sunday evening in Monticello.  Twenty-two-year-old Alexis Lafleur, of Blaine was heading northbound on Highway 25 when she went through a red light and crashed into another vehicle, which was eastbound on Chelsea Road.  24-year-old Emily Cliett, of Clearwater was the driver […]

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Mar 30, 2020

St. Cloud Fire Department Says Go Ahead with Your Fire Pit Fire

The St. Cloud Fire Department has announced that there will be no bans on recreational fires, so your family fires in the back yard fire pit are good to go. Any burning restrictions that are currently in place, do not impact your recreational burning permit at this time.  Make sure to still follow the rules […]

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Mar 27, 2020

Central Minnesota Arts Board Steps Up to Help Impacted By COVID-19

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit many businesses and employees hard, and one area that has experienced event cancellations is the arts and music scene. The Central Minnesota Arts Board has responded with Artist Emergency Grant Program and extending their current project grant round deadline to April 8th. Executive Director Leslie LeCuyer […]

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