Army Colonel Mark Vande Hei, a 1989 graduate of Saint John's University is preparing for a trip of a lifetime. After years of hard world and training, Vande Hei got news last summer of his assignment to take off for the International Space Station in March 2017.
One of Stearns County's most unique pieces of artwork was set a blaze this (Wednesday) afternoon. For over three years the all-natural stickwork structure known as "Lean on Me" has been capturing the eyes of travelers along County Road 159.
The College of Saint Benedict, St. Cloud State University and Saint John's University are all hosting spring commencement ceremonies this weekend. More than 1,180 St. Cloud State students expected to participate in commencement ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The 100th annual commencement ceremony at the College of Saint Benedict is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Clemens Field House.