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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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St. Cloud Area Students Make $500 Million Impact on Economy

Every year St. Cloud sees a shift in its economy when nearly 25,000 students return to the area for fall semester.

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(Photo: Tim Lyon)
(Photo: Tim Lyon)
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WJON In Depth – What’s Next: Sartell’s Future Without the Verso Paper Plant [VIDEO]

It's a day thousands will never forget. A community forever changed after a devastating incident Memorial Day 2012. Four years ago, May 28th 2012, an explosion and devastating fire destroyed the Sartell Verso Paper Mill, leaving one dead and injuring several others.

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Saket Soni speaks at SCSU. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
Saket Soni speaks at SCSU. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
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Speaker Calls for SCSU Students to Stand Up for Exploited Workers

The 6th annual Global Goes Local Conference wrapped up Tuesday at St. Cloud State University, featuring various guest speakers and events to bring to light perspectives on the immigrant experience in Minnesota. Saket Soni, executive director of the National Guestworker Alliance in New Orleans, delivered a presentation called "The New Economy: Organizing Immigrant Guest Workers and Day Laborers."

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Dr. Bruce Corrie. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
Dr. Bruce Corrie. (Photo: Isaac Schweer, WJON)
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Professor Speaks at SCSU About Economic Benefits of Immigrants

The 6th annual Global Goes Local Conference is going on this week at St. Cloud State University, featuring various guest speakers and events to bring to light perspectives on the immigrant experience in Minnesota. Dr. Bruce Corrie, an economics professor at Concordia-St. Paul, laid out the positive impact immigrants have on the economy in his lecture titled "What If We Looked at Immigrants Differently?"

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Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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Black Leaders See Business Fund, Summer Jobs to Close Gaps

Leaders from Minnesota's black community have answered Gov. Mark Dayton's call to assemble a plan tackling economic gaps.

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King Banaian
King Banaian
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SCSU’s King Banaian Discusses 2016 Economy

St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs King Banaian was my guest on WJON today. He talked what he expects from the local, state and national economy in 2016.

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King Banaian
King Banaian
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King Banaian Talks Gas Prices, Local Unemployment and More [AUDIO]

St. Cloud State Dean, School of Public Affairs and Economics Professor King Banaian talked with me on WJON today. Topics discussed included the local unemployment rate, gas prices, the interest rate, and the economy feasibility of a new High School for Tech.

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Downtown St. Cloud
Downtown St. Cloud
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St. Cloud Ranked #8 National Destination For Law Graduates

A data-science group has recently ranked the St. Cloud metro area as a top destination in the United States for law graduates looking to start their career. The GoodCall research team ranked St. Cloud #8 in the county using data from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and indeed.com.

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King Banaian Talks Gas Prices, Minimum Wage and More [AUDIO]

St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs King Banaian was my guest today on WJON. He says gas prices may go up this spring but doesn't see $3 a gallon gas anytime soon.

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Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll address the community during the State of the City Address. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll address the community during the State of the City Address. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Sartell Mayor Says Economy Growing Stronger During State of the City Address [AUDIO]

The economy is growing stronger. That was the message this afternoon (Tuesday) at the annual Sartell State of the City Address.

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