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Finding time to go climb

Out of the many things on my SCSU to-do list, I finally made my way down to the Climbing Wall in Halenbeck. Lately, and even though it’s still relatively early into spring semester, I’ve felt the pressure of school coming down and wanted to take the edge off by doing something I enjoy, especially before midterms. And with this weekend off, and the wall open during the afternoon, I couldn’t find a better way to spend the nice February afternoon in St. Cloud. Not to mention I’ve been telling myself that I’d get on the wall since the first time I walked through Halenbeck during my tour. I’m not by any means an avid climber or an expert—being that the last time I went climbing was three years ago at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisc.—but I’ve always had a good time doing so. And so, on Saturday, when… Keep Reading

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Shoemaker receives award on the recent renovation

Terra General Contractors of Rogers has received an award in their work on the renovation of Shoemaker Hall. The 2014 Minnesota Construction Association Project of the Year (MCA), was awarded to the $17.4 million dollar renovation. The award was due to the design, leadership, and the historical content the project brought to Shoemaker Hall East and West. The building houses about 422 students and is about 100 years old. They began the process back in May 2012, the construction process began in May 2013 and was completed by May 2014. Director of Residential Life Daniel Pederson gave insight on how this award is going to affect St. Cloud State in the future.“The Shoemaker renovation project is an example of how we applied that thinking,” Pederson said.  “It also is a tremendous example of how we try to create a sustainability campus by repurposing an existing building, and adding features that… Keep Reading

Gallery: Wrestling takes down MSU-Moorhead

The St. Cloud State men’s wrestling team (5-0, 14-2) extended their winning streak to nine after defeating MSU Moorhead 45-0. The Huskies have now outscored their opponents 140-2 in their last three matches. The win also extended two other impressive streaks for the wrestling team. The win marked the 23rd consecutive victory for the Huskies at home and 33rd consecutive victory in NSIC play. This was the last home match of the season for St. Cloud State. RESULTS: 125: Tim Prescott (SCS) over Shane Novak (MSM) (MD 14-4) 133: Mike Rhone (SCS) over Blake Bosch (MSM) (Dec 5-4) 141:  Josh Howk (SCS) over Philippe Walker (MSM) (Fall 2:34) 149: Larry Bomstad (SCS) over Isaac Novacek (MSM) (MD 14-6) 157: Clint Poster (SCS) over Garrett Hoffner (MSM) (TF 15-0 7:00) 165: Gabe Fogarty (SCS) over Daniel Murakami (MSM) (TF 16-0 4:09) 174: Clayton Jennissen (SCS) over Michael Joseph (MSM) (Dec 4-2) 184: Dylon Braun (SCS) over Shawn Porter (MSM)… Keep Reading

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St. Cloud economy on the rise, despite recent closures

“Positive signs” was one of the comments St. Cloud’s Mayor Dave Kleis had to say regarding St. Cloud’s local economy recently. But, as of January 2015 stores such as Big Lots, Toys R Us, Work out World and Kmart in Waite Park have all announced they are closing their doors this month. ‘Going out of Business Sales’ can be seen in the Crossroads Mall, as the shopping outlet just lost its fifth consecutive store. Retailers closing in the mall alone include Wet Seal, P.S. From Aeropostal, New York & Company, Deb Shops and The Limited. Crossroad’s General Manager Darcy Eigan stated that the recent store closings would have a minimal effect on the success of the mall. “Out of 122 stores, five closures are not significant to us. It allows for more opportunities to re-merchandise and re-evaluate for what consumers want. We are constantly opening up stores and are in a… Keep Reading

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SCSU’s Naasz takes home fourth overall at Crashed Ice

An estimated 140,000 spectators crowded together on slippery, muddy grounds Saturday night to watch as the top Ice Cross Downhill athletes raced for a winning spot in this year’s Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St. Paul. People were already securing their spots near the boards around 4 p.m. The Crashed Ice finals consisted of the top 64 men and top 16 women Ice Cross Downhill athletes battling for a place on the podium. Starting at 6:45 p.m., the first heat of the women’s quarter finals was underway. Before heading into the heats, LaTasha Lee, Red Bull sounds select performer, sang the national anthem. Standing anywhere near the event that night, one could see the red glow from the fireworks way over head, and the cheering and banging on the sideboards from the crowd. After Lee’s performance, the first race got underway. Four athletes from the US, Russia and Finland… Keep Reading

Red Bull rider prepares for Crashed Ice

Focused on the upcoming Crashed Ice event in St. Paul this January, Cameron Naasz, international Red Bull rider, is getting ready for another world tour with Red Bull’s Team USA. With his sights set, Naasz began training intensively for the event, Jan. 17, just over a month ago. He said that he keeps in shape year round, staying fit for Crashed Ice, but now he’s “religious” about getting to the gym every day. “I say it every year. I’d love to win the event in St. Paul. It’s definitely what I’m shooting for; not second, not third, but first place,” Naasz said. “I’ve come in third place two years in a row now.” Working with a personal trainer in Minneapolis, he said that he’s been doing a lot of legwork, and “fast-twitch muscle work” to help build his endurance and to get in shape for the event. “I’m really just… Keep Reading

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