MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE — Some people dream they can fly. Others work to make such dreams come true. Donnie Gardner, Floyd Balentine and Vic Smith, Black airline pilots who doggedly pursued opportunities to soar even when their skies weren’t easy to navigate, want to smooth the route. Since 2014, their Twin Cities Aerospace Career Education Academy summer
THE NEWSLEADERS — Marena Kouba, a former Sartell resident, has just been honored with a Carnegie Medal for saving the lives of three struggling swimmers on July 19, 2020. The incident happened when Kouba and her boyfriend were visiting a Lake Superior beach on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. … If it had not been for Kouba’s
The officials selected for the Gophers-Michigan game Saturday made history as the first all-Black officiating crew for a Power Five football game, according to the Big Ten.
The political science departments of St. Cloud State University and College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University teamed up to discuss the upcoming national, state, and local elections and inform students on the election process. Panelists: Dr. Jason Lindsey (SCSU), Dr. James Cottrill (SCSU), Dr. Jim Read (CSB/SJU), and Dr. Claire Haeg (CSB/SJU). Watch
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