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Great River Regional Library. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Great River Regional Library. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Great River Regional Library Seeing More Digital Checkouts [AUDIO]

The Great River Regional Library system is seeing more digital checkouts and technology usage in its locations. Last year over 160,000 digital checkouts were made using the library website.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Le St. Germain Hotel Becoming Courtyard by Marriott in March

The Le St. Germain Hotel will become a Courtyard Suites by Marriott in March. The hotel, located at 404 West St Germain Street, was sold in 2012.

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Cameron Naasz, Photo courtesy of Red Bull Crashed Ice
Cameron Naasz, Photo courtesy of Red Bull Crashed Ice
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News @ Noon: SCSU’s Cameron Naasz Ready for Red Bull Crashed Ice in St. Paul [AUDIO]

The Red Bull Crashed Ice is event is back in downtown St. Paul this weekend, and once again this year one of the top competitors is expected to be a student from St. Cloud State University. Cameron Naasz says it's great to be back in front of the home crowd.

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Steven Wright
Steven Wright
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Website Names Sartell a “Best Place For Young Families”

Sartell is one of the best places in Minnesota for young families. That's according to a new list by the website nerdwallet.com. They ranked seventh on the list, behind Monticello, Waconia, Ham Lake, Lakeville, Alexandria, and North Mankato.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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St. Cloud Subaru Moving Into ‘Toys R Us’ Building

We now know what the plans are for the former "Toys R Us" location in St. Cloud. St. Cloud Subaru has bought the building and lot, and have plans to move in later this year. Owner Scott Bement says they'll take over the building by late February, and will start remodeling the building in March.

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National Report Ranks St. Cloud As ‘Top Performing” City

A new report has named St. Cloud as one of the "top performing" cities in the U.S. The Milken Institute ranks St. Cloud at number 26 on their list for small cities. The Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth.

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Jim Muellenbach shows us the layout of the shelter at the Salvation Army (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Jim Muellenbach shows us the layout of the shelter at the Salvation Army (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Salvation Army Gives You The Tools To Get Back On Your Feet [VIDEO]

This week in our Behind the Scenes series on WJON, we walk through the Salvation Army and see how they help so many people get back on their feet.

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Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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Houseplants Not Just For Producing Oxygen [VIDEO]

With the mild winter many of us with green thumbs are itching to get our gardens planted. However you don't have to wait for the ground to thaw.

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News @ Noon: St. Cloud City Council President Talks Contruction Projects, Air Service, Tech Building [AUDIO]

This is expected to be a big year for construction projects in St. Cloud. City Council President Jeff Goerger says the specific designs for a new parking ramp in downtown St. Cloud aren't done yet. But, they're still on target to break ground in April.

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DNR: Don’t Let Lack of Snow Keep You Indoors

Many Minnesota winter enthusiasts are feeling the blues these days because there's not enough snow. Snowmobiles are sitting idle and cross-country skis and snowshoes remain packed in garages.

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