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CMAB Executive Director Leslie LeCuyer presents at the Arts Economic Impact Study presentation. (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
CMAB Executive Director Leslie LeCuyer presents at the Arts Economic Impact Study presentation. (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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The Arts Are Big Business in Central Minnesota [VIDEO]

Creative Minnesota and the Minnesota State Arts Board have released the numbers in the economic impact study the arts have on Minnesota. Central Minnesota, region 7W, is one of the leaders when it comes to the arts between the eleven regions.

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(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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UPDATE: Waite Park Names Three Finalists For New Staff Position

Interviews are expected to begin this week to fill a new staff position in Waite Park. The city has begun the search for their new Planning and Community Development director.

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Driver in Drug Deal Robbery, Shooting Pleads Guilty

One of three men charged in connection with a July 2014 shooting incident in St. Cloud has agreed to a plea agreement.

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Spelling Bee winners Grant Cohrs (left) and Braden Martini (right) hold up their trophies. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Spelling Bee winners Grant Cohrs (left) and Braden Martini (right) hold up their trophies. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice Student Knocked Out of State Spelling Bee

An eighth grade Sauk Rapids-Rice student has been eliminated from the Multi-State Regional Bee. Braden Martini, who won the Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee, lost in the first round of today's (Monday) contest held in Fergus Falls.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Sartell-St. Stephen School District Planning to Use Solar to Cut Energy Expenses

The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is expected to move forward tonight (Monday) with an energy-saving plan using solar power. Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert says Sunrise Energy Ventures is planning on building a solar farm on the old golf course down in Monticello, which is where the power would be generated.

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Two People Arrested After Chase Through Waite Park, St. Cloud

Two people have been arrested after a police chase through Waite Park and St. Cloud. The incident began just after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday when a Waite Park police officer saw a traffic violation at the intersection of 10th Avenue South and 1st Street South.

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Crossroads, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Crossroads, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Police Chief: Stepped-Up Patrols At Crossroads Mall, No Threat Made [AUDIO]

Shoppers at the Crossroads Shopping Center may notice a few more police officers this week. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says, even though there's no specific threat to the local mall, they do want to be proactive.

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St. Joseph Making Plans for Community Center, Water Facility [AUDIO]

St. Joseph is considering not just one, but two, new community facilities. City Administrator Judy Weyrens says the first priority is to build a new community center. Plus, Weyrens says they've hired U.S. Aquatics to come up with some designs for some sort of water feature...

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GREAT Theatre Announces 2015 – 2016 Shows

GREAT Theatre Company and GREAT Children's Theatre have announced their 2015 - 2016 schedule. Highlights include Mary Poppins, Grease, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Mr. Popper's Penguins.

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Sarah Korf, flickr
Sarah Korf, flickr
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Portion of 10th Avenue North Closed For Two Days

Starting Monday, 10th Avenue North from 1st to 2nd Street North in St. Cloud will be closed. The closure is due to utility repair work in the area.

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