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Historical Photo: Front of the St. Cloud Prison
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Behind the Granite Wall: History of the St. Cloud Prison [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

The St. Cloud Prison is home to a thousand Minnesota inmates. Prisoners over the past 125 years helped build the correctional facility -- and its massive granite wall -- brick-by-brick.

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Aftermath of Oklahoma Tornado in Photos

A massive tornado touched down just south of Oklahoma City on Monday, killing dozens.

At least seven of those killed were students at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore. The twister, which measured 2 miles at one point, has been given a preliminary classification of an EF-4 tornado (winds of 166 to 200 mph), according to weather officials.

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Twins fans bundle up for the 2013 Home Opener
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Minnesota Bundles Up for Twins Home Opener [PHOTOS]

Minnesota Twins fans didn't mind the cold too much. They were at Target Field Monday for the earliest -- and maybe the chilliest -- Home Opener in club history. Alas, the Twins lost the opener, 4-2 to the Detroit Tigers.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Watkins Man’s Rescue Sleds Saving Lives Around the World [AUDIO, PHOTOS]

There are places in this world normal ambulances and rescue equipment can't reach - and those places are exactly where you might find snowmobile and ATV-pulled sleds made by Orion Sleds and Trailers of Watkins.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Family-Run St. Martin Trailer Maker Has National Clientele [AUDIO, PHOTOS]

There aren't very many companies making custom, low-bed trailers for huge pieces of equipment in the U.S, but a leader in the field is right here in our area. St. Martin's Palomino Manufacturing Corporation is today's "Made in Central Minnesota" business.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Princeton Company Ships Over 6 Million Cases of Liquor Worldwide in 2012 [AUDIO]

Some of the most famous brands of spirits the world over are created and bottled right here in our backyard. United States Distilled Products is the latest business being featured in our "Made in Central Minnesota" series.

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Thousands Honor Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker At Burial Services [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

Hundreds upon hundreds of law enforcement officers, lights flashing, led the procession on Wednesday afternoon from Collegeville's St. John's Abbey, through Cold Spring and Richmond, before arriving in the tiny community of St. Nicholas to bury one of their own, Cold Spring's Tom Decker.

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Student Kyle VanOverbeke shares his work (Photo by WJON's Abby Faulkner)
Student Kyle VanOverbeke shares his work (Photo by WJON's Abby Faulkner)
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SCSU Students Use Photography to Learn, Teach About Mississippi River [PHOTOS, AUDIO]

ST. CLOUD - Many of us see and cross over the Mississippi River on a daily basis, but how much do we really know about it?

That's the question a St. Cloud State University class is asking and answering through a public photo project

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Decoy Company Creates Functional Urns [AUDIO, GALLERY]

A local company has found a unique way to honor the memories of outdoor enthusiasts and their pets. "Wildlife Urn" is a branch of the Jennings Decoy Company in St. Cloud - and this week's featured "Made in Central Minnesota" business.

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Arts Fundraiser Recalls the Roaring 1920s [PHOTOS]

Did you notice a line of classic cars and 1920s garb in downtown St. Cloud on Friday night? The spectacle was all for a good cause.

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