I tell my friends “I’m very close to having seen and/or done it all”. A North Dakota farm kid that survived peeing on an electric fence. A radio DJ that ran a Sunday morning show under the air name “Skip Church”. Got a date with Carrie Underwood. Got stood up by Carrie Underwood. Retired from radio at 25 to go home and farm. Retired from farming at 46 and went back to radio. Divorced - two boys, (Drew and Gabe), two dogs (Reno, the Siberian Husky and Rorschach, the Dalmation) and a cat (Moody).
Report Shows State Teacher Shortage Worsening
The biennial Teacher Supply and Demand Report includes an overview of the supply of qualified teachers in Minnesota and specific data about their job satisfaction.
Ridesharing Under Scrutiny in Minnesota
The Minnesota Rideshare Association has approached city and state leaders asking for more protection for rideshare drivers, especially in the percentage of each fare the driver keeps.
Minnesota State System Drives $8.4 billion into State Economy
A new study released by Minnesota State finds the 26 colleges and seven universities created 62,125 jobs and generated $649.2 million in state and local taxes in the fiscal year 2021.
Feed Our Future Scammer Pleads Guilty
Officials say 42-year-old Liban Yasin Alishire enrolled two community kitchens, Community Enhancement Services and Lake Street Kitchen, in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs and claimed to be feeding over 870,000 underprivileged children during the COVID pandemic.
Xcel Wants Monticello Nuclear Plant Extension
Xcel Energy has applied to keep the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant producing power through 2050.
Mnsure Warns of Insurance Scams
MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, is warning residents of new scams during this year’s open enrollment period through January 15th.
MN Chamber Talks Legislative Priorities
With this year’s legislative assembly just days old, officials with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce held a forum with legislative and business leaders to discuss this session’s priorities.
Princeton Teacher Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Student
Court records say 63-year-old Kimberly Neubauer of Princeton pled guilty to throwing a hockey stick at a student during class at Princeton Primary School last March, causing the student to lose a baby tooth.
FFA Growing in Minnesota
Over the past three years, officials say there have been more than 20 new chapters added statewide, with a dozen new chapters in the works next year.
Rules Relaxed for Propane Drivers
Governor Tim Walz has signed Executive Order 22-24 to loosen regulations for drivers transporting fuel in the state.
Minnesota students report less tobacco, more stress
More than 135,000 Minnesota students took the survey in school during the first half of 2022.
Where are all the available workers?
The Quarterly Business Report for the St. Cloud area is published four times a year through the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs.
Sartell Man Arrested While Shoveling Snow
Friday afternoon, Sartell police officers were sent to check an address for Chad Hagen, who was wanted for several felony warrants and reported to be outside shoveling a driveway.
New Report Reveals Minnesota Business Stressors
The eighth annual Business Benchmark report from the Minnesota Chamber finds Minnesota businesses face some of the highest tax rates in the nation, and lag behind other states in overall growth.