April 26, 2013 by James
The Business Awards Luncheon of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is taking place early this May.
The luncheon will be held in honor of [Read more]
March 9, 2013 by Sarah
The Kinder Olympix are taking place in St. Cloud this month, offering a fun event for children aged six and under.
A presentation of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation, it will be a [Read more]
February 4, 2013 by Sarah
Events such as the upcoming Central Minnesota Wellness Expo can only help people get on the road to living healthier and longer lives – especially those who may be finding their health-conscious New Year’s resolutions a little [Read more]
January 1, 2013 by James
The production of iron ore in Minnesota rose slightly in 2012, constituting a third annual increase consecutively – another indicator of the industry’s successful recovery from the economic downturn.
Recently released state data confirmed that the [Read more]
December 12, 2012 by Mark
The largest donation ever made in a Salvation Army Red Kettle in St. Cloud happened on December 3.
A spokesperson for the Salvation Army in St. Cloud said that an impressive roll of 11 $100 bills was discovered by a volunteer who was manning a kettle at Mills Fleet Farm.
Major Lee Morrison reported that someone anonymously and very unobtrusively slipped the bundle into the pot. He said:
“There were 11 of them all bundled together so we know one person put them in.”
There have been reports from across the state of Minnesota of thousand dollar bills turning up in the Salvation Army’s famous red kettles, but Morrison said that he is certain that a donation of this size has never before been made in the St. Cloud area.
The St. Cloud corps of the Salvation Army has set a target of $220,000 this holiday season which it plans to reach by December 24. As of the start of last week, Morrison believed it was behind schedule by about $14,000.
Print companies typically help these types of campaigns by printing out ‘thank you’ cards and small calendars that kettle ringers give out to people who place donations in the pots, sometimes with a miniature candy cane as a token of esteem. Banner printing is also done so that signage can be placed by the kettle ringers explaining the fundraising goal for the year and the needs in the community.
The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign has been operating in the United States since 1891. Captain Joseph McFee modeled the campaign after witnessing a charitable initiative in England. Vowing to feed the poor in St. Francisco that Christmas of 1891, McFee put out a crab pot to collect coins and encouraged passers-by to “keep the pot boiling” with donations.
November 5, 2012 by James
On October 29, several police officers in St. Cloud were awarded citations for saving lives.
Three officers were honored in a [Read more]
October 23, 2012 by James
Employees of a national bank chain participated in a one-week volunteer blitz to improve the lives of St. Cloud citizens.
Nearly 300 volunteers from [Read more]
September 17, 2012 by James
It is hoped that the days of noxious diesel fumes billowing from city buses will soon be a thing of the past. The federal government, in an effort to help municipalities run cleaner and [Read more]
August 23, 2012 by Mark
Towards the end of August, St Cloud State University will see around 17,000 new and returning students moving into the residence halls, with a variety of events to [Read more]
July 22, 2012 by James
A St. Cloud auto parts manufacturer has inked an extended agreement to produce truck parts for General Motors.
Grede Foundries recently announced that [Read more]