WJON — St. Cloud State Economist King Banaian joined me on WJON today. King says the gas prices dropping below $2.00 a gallon is an indication that the summer travel season is over and that less people will be doing driving vacations anytime soon. He says many Minnesotans chose to do their “holidays” within driving
Stearns County social worker Farhiya Iman ’11 ’17 has been awarded a 2020 Minnesota Department of Human Services Outstanding Refugee Award. Iman also owned Nori Cafe & Creamery, which announced its closure in August.
WJON — St. Cloud State Political Science Professor Patricia Bodelson joined me on WJON today. We discussed polling. She indicated that polling in 2016 proved not to be accurate but expects the polling to be more accurate this time. She says that good polls call both landlines and cellphones. She said not all polls did that 4
ST. CLOUD TIMES — While some sectors of the local economy continue to be devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many area firms are now beginning to recuperate from this spring’s shock waves. Overall, local employment was 3.1% lower in July 2020 than it was one year earlier, but this is a clear improvement from what was seen
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE – Ryan Voz ’98, co-owner of the Willmar Stingers, has been named as the fourth President/Commissioner of the Northwoods League. Voz, who has spent 22 years in the Northwoods League, started as an intern with the St. Cloud River Bats in 1998, was General Manager of the Alexandria Beetles from 2001-06 and was Northwoods
WJON — Being a law enforcement officer is a very challenging job even under the best of circumstances, but this year with the protests and rioting and calls for change by some have made it even more difficult. While established professionals are out on the job there’s another crop of future cops going through the Criminal Justice
Former St. Cloud State University student-athlete Tyler Koivisto ’15 recently won the Northern Ireland Open golf tournament in his Challenge Tour debut.
WCCO-TV reporter Bill Hudson ’80 signed off for the last time in August after more than three decades at the station.
WJON — St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He indicates that he expects our current low interest rates to continue for the next 2 years. He says many people have refinanced their homes and can continue to do so. King says the local housing market continues
WJON — The students are back on campus this week at St. Cloud State University and the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. King Banaian is the Dean of the School of Public Affairs at SCSU. He says the return of the students will give the local economy a much needed boost, according to a study