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St. Cloud Metro Unemployment Rate Drops 1% in April

The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped last month. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says we're at 3.8 percent in April, down from the 4.8 percent we had in March.

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Haley Harmon and Brianna Corey 
 (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
Haley Harmon and Brianna Corey (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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The Bulldogs Pitching Duo are the All-Star Students of the Week [VIDEO]

Becker Bulldogs Softball has had a season to remember and they were led by the pitching duo of Senior Haley Harmon and Sophomore Brianna Corey. The two are WJON's All-Star Students of the Week. The girls discussed their season together as they look to make a push towards the state tournament, as well as what the future holds for their softball careers.

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Christenson emphasizes that life without geometry would be pointless. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Christenson emphasizes that life without geometry would be pointless. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice 5th Grade Teacher Retiring After Working in District Since 1971 [VIDEO]

A Sauk Rapids-Rice teacher is retiring this spring after working in the district since 1971. Colleen Christenson is a 5th grade teacher at Mississippi River Elementary School. Christenson says she knew she wanted to be a teacher at an early age and that things have changed drastically in the classroom since she started.

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Swimming Quarry
Quarry 11 at Stearns County's Quarry Park & Nature Preserve, Photo by Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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New Swimming Quarry to Open in Stearns County

Stearns County is close to opening another swimming quarry. Quarry 11 at the Stearns County Quarry Park & Nature Preserve will provide more gradual slopes, swimming platform, bathrooms and picnic shelter for families.

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Weather Related Announcements For Monday, May 25th, 2015

We have some weather related announcements for today (Monday), May 25th, 2015:

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Inside the new Pizza Hut on 5th Avenue. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Inside the new Pizza Hut on 5th Avenue. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Pizza Hut Featuring Full Bar Open in St. Cloud [VIDEO]

A new Pizza Hut-Wingstreet on 5th Avenue in St. Cloud is having its grand opening on Monday. The Pizza Hut is at 305 5th Avenue South, the building previously held a campus bookstore. The restaurant will also feature a full bar and sports bar atmosphere with several large TV's.

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Man Hurt In Rollover Off I-94

A Minneapolis man is hurt after going off the road on Interstate 94 and rolling his car.

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St. Cloud Yard Waste Collected, Compost Site Closed on Memorial Day

If you're planning on doing some yard work this weekend, St. Cloud officials say the white yard waste bags will be picked-up as scheduled on Monday - even though it's Memorial Day.

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Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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St. Cloud VFW To Hold Special Memorial Monument Dedication

A special memorial service will be held at the St. Cloud VFW Post 428 tomorrow (Monday) to remember the many who have served. The VFW will officially dedicate their monument, located in front of the building, to honor our military.

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Stearns County Highway 31 to Close Tuesday

A Stearns County road construction project begins Tuesday on County State Aid Highway 31 south of Greenwald. Highway crews will grind the pavement off in preparation for resurfacing.

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