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King Banaian  (Photo - Jay Caldwell)
King Banaian (Photo - Jay Caldwell)
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SCSU’s Banaian Talks Gas Prices, Retail and Brexit [AUDIO]

St. Cloud State Dean, School of Public Affairs and Economics Professor King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He talked about gas prices and how the new Kwik Trip convenience stores will impact St. Cloud gas prices. He also discussed retail, summer travel and the effect of Brexit.

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David McNew
David McNew
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SCSU Astronomers Intently Watch Jupiter Probe’s Mission

A solar-powered spacecraft is circling Jupiter on a mission to map the huge planet and explore its gravity and magnetic fields. Several St. Cloud State students and professors are watching the Juno spacecraft mission closely, due to their involvement with a local project that involves studying Jupiter via radio signals.

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Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
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Bill Allowing Beer Sales At SCSU Hockey Games Passes State Legislature, Awaits Governor’s Signature

You can expect to be able to enjoy a cold beer at all St. Cloud State University home hockey games next season. State Representative Tama Theis of St. Cloud says her bill to allow beer sales at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center passed yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

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Yiwei Zheng (Photo: St. Cloud State University website)
Yiwei Zheng (Photo: St. Cloud State University website)
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SCSU Professor Sentenced in Ivory Smuggling Case

A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor has been sentenced for illegally smuggling items made of elephant ivory from the United States to China.

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Lee Voss, WJON
Lee Voss, WJON
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SCSU Looks to Minimize Financial Losses From Coborn Plaza Apartments

St. Cloud State University is ramping up marketing efforts to reduce financial losses from the Coborn Plaza Apartments. The apartments have 453 student units. SCSU President Earl Potter says occupancy hasn't kept up with projections, in part because the apartment business model was put together just before the Great Recession.

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Dennis Warner and The D's
 (Photo Courtesy: warnersongs.com)
Dennis Warner and The D's (Photo Courtesy: warnersongs.com)
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The Weekender: Live Music, Comedy & Hair

This weekend offers a wide range of entertaining options around the St. Cloud area as Dennis Warner and the D's perform their brand of folk Americana music at the Paramount, the hilarious comedy, Boeing-Boeing hits the stage at Pioneer Place, SCSU puts on their production of Hair the Musical, radio icon Ira Glass visits St. Ben's, and the St. Cloud Singing Saints perform their annual spring concert with a world champion barbershop quartet. Read more in The Weekender!

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WJON News
WJON News
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SCSU Budget Plan Calls for $5.7 Million in Staff Reductions

St. Cloud State unveiled a plan to balance their 2017 budget on Thursday, which calls for $5.7 million in staff reductions. St. Cloud State Vice President Tammy McGee presented the budget plan. She says they will also need to lay off a handful of employees.

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(Photos: Getty Images)
(Photos: Getty Images)
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Fall SCSU Film Class to Focus on New TV ‘Golden Age’

Have you noticed how good TV is these days? A new St. Cloud State University class offered this fall will discuss how the small screen has overtaken the big screen as the go-to for visual storytelling.

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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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