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NCHC TV re-introduced as streaming service for most games

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Following the streaming path being blazed by sports media outlets across the country, the NCHC has re-introduced and revamped the smartphone application, NCHC TV. The program also has the capability to stream all NCHC games live to computers, Roku’s, and Apple TVs. There are multiple different price points offered to acquire the service. For all access to all NCHC games over the course of the year, the price is $109.95, plus tax. There are also an array of other options available, including a $26.95 monthly pass as well as cheaper team-specific packages. These packages also include all locked content on the NCHC website. Available in the App Store and the Google Play Store, NCHC TV will upload post-game press conferences, pre-game interviews, in addition to other behind the scenes content. This will all be watchable on demand, on the website or on the app. The app is also an effective…

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How 90 Minutes of no power made its impact on St. Cloud State University 

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On Friday, September 22 at approximately 8:14 a.m., electrical power at St. Cloud State University and other parts of St. Cloud had failed. Xcel Energy, the local electric company, had shared exactly what went wrong that morning. “The failure was due to the splice of a wire,” stated a repair representative from the company. “That one wire and overall equipment failure had caused 1,900 customers of Xcel Energy to lose power.” Even though the incident did not last long – an hour and a half to be exact – it still caused some serious effects that occurred on campus. Staff at the Department of Residential Life were quick to act, making sure all of the residential halls were as functional as possible. Action by staff in each hall was taking place the moment the lights started to flicker on and off. Hall Directors and Community Advisors had reported immediately to…

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With ice getting thinner, safety is a must

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With temperatures rising and ice getting thinner, many ice fishers are running a risk when bringing their vehicles onto the frozen lakes. There have been cases all around the area of fishermen losing their snowmobiles, ATV’s and automobiles to the ice. The Department of Natural Resources website recommends five inches for snowmobiles and ATV’s, eight to 12 inches for cars and small pickup trucks and at least 12 to 15 inches for medium to large pickup trucks. Local fisherman and St. Cloud State University student Connor Huberty said, “I wouldn’t be scared if I’m walking on the ice, but with rising temperatures, I would be hesitant to take any vehicle on the ice.” “Usually I check the access to the lake and check if other vehicles are out there,” Shane Olmscheid, another student from St. Cloud State University said. “And if there is a good amount of vehicles out there it…

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St. Cloud community come together in Unity

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Over 200 people gathered in Atwood Mall at SCSU on Tuesday evening for the #StCloudUNITED event, just three short days after the attacks at Crossroads Center by previous SCSU student, Dahir Adan. The idea for the event came after the Somali Student Association contacted Student Government on Monday morning, wanting to collaborate on a peaceful celebration in light of the recent occurrences. “We didn’t know what kind of event we wanted,” Randy Olson, Vice President of Student Government said. “But this is just about unity. It’s about building a bridge where I think people didn’t think there was one.” Olsen said numerous organizations were happy to support the event, as well as community leaders. Among the leaders was SCSU Interim President, Ashish Vaidya, who spoke proudly of the student leaders who organized the rally, as well as those gathered in Atwood Mall. “We are a family, a community, and we…

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St. Cloud quarterly business report: capital expenditures decline, more investment in cyber security

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St. Cloud business professionals gathered at Resource Training Solutions in Sartell to discuss the current economic standing in the quarterly business report for the St. Cloud area and the rest of central Minnesota. The event was hosted by St. Cloud State University Economics professors Rich MacDonald and King Banian, who worked with the St. Cloud Times to put together surveys and publish the data. According to their research, the central Minnesota area is expecting a decline in capital expenditures and future outlook is as weak as it was in 2008. This means that businesses are uncertain of what the future will hold for their companies. One reason is because of the 2016 election. With a potential decrease in capital expenditures, employers can expect an equal amount of hires as they do layoffs. “Businesses traditionally, if they are uncertain, will usually make cuts in capital expenditures during an election season because a…

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Attack at Crossroads Center mall sends victims to E.R.

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A stabbing incident at Crossroads Center occurred at 8:15 p.m., leaving nine victims hospitalized. St. Cloud Police were joined on scene by multiple law enforcement agencies including Waite Park, Cold Spring and St. Cloud Fire Department. Sgt. Jason Burke with St. Cloud Police Department released that the suspected attacker of the incident was shot and killed in the mall. Riley Price, St. Cloud State University student and employee at H&M in Crossroads Center was present at the time of the attack. “It was probably around 8:30, and I was near the back of the store and I heard screams, it definitely sounded like a man,” Price said. “But I didn’t think anything of it because people yell in that area a lot. Then I saw a man sprint past the store, and like a minute later another man ran after him, his whole back was covered with blood, shirt off,…

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City enters agreement for new electronic records system, approves Feb. 8 agenda

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City Council members met Feb. 8 to address a number of items on the agenda that included subscribing to a new electronic records system and some local businesses being in violation of city ordinances. Agenda items eight, nine and 10 were pulled by council members that evening. Item eight was a request for approval to authorize the city attorney to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Judicial Branch to allow access to the New Minnesota Government Access (MGA) electronic records system. The request was made by City Attorney Matthew Staehling. According to the agenda, the Minnesota Judicial Branch is replacing the current system, Odyssey, with the New MGA, which requires the city to enter into a Master Subscribers Agreement. By gaining access, it would help the legal department in supplying legal services, the agenda stated. Staehling said the city has been subscribed to the Odyssey system for almost 10…

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Leadership program to help minorities’ voices be heard

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A new leadership program plans to pave the way for minority individuals in Central Minnesota by providing leadership opportunities and resources for success. The Jugaad Leadership Program is an initiative created by Eunice Adjei-Bosompem that plans to set up members with guidance, information, skills and resources through a 7-month program that is currently accepting applications. “As an immigrant coming from Ghana… I didn’t know where resources were,” Adjei-Bosompem explained. “I know most minorities also goes through the same thing and they don’t even know how to start, how to dress for interview, or how to even be at a decision making table.” That was what inspired her to develop a program crafted to help minorities, whether they are new to the country or lack the confidence and resources to become leaders within the community. “Jugaad” is Hindi and Punjabi for innovation, which is what Adjei-Bosompem hopes to instill in the program’s…

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Bells ring in St. Cloud for a good cause

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If you haven’t seen them, you may have heard the chiming of bells outside of shops all over town as the Salvation Army continues their annual bell ringing. Volunteers began ringing the bells outside of stores Nov. 13, and plan to continue until Christmas Eve. Shannon Smithers, the special events and volunteer coordinator for the St. Cloud Salvation Army, says the holiday season is by far the busiest time of the year for the organization as a whole. “People need Christmas toys for their children; we still have the shelter, the food shelf and all those things going on,” Smithers said. “We also have increased volunteers for bell ringing, people coming in to make meals for Christmas and Thanksgiving, along with everything else that we do all year round.” Many programs are offered through the Salvation Army, but the kettles with people bell-ringing tend to snag many people’s attention. The…

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