Shearing time at Triple T Alpaca

The alpacas at Triple T Alpaca are sheared once a year to help keep them cool in the summer months. The Foreston, Minn., farm was founded over four years ago and currently houses 32 alpacas with nine babies expected in the coming months.
St. Cloud

Jury awards $111M to college student after orthopedic care left leg permanently damaged

May 19
The man's attorney believes this is the biggest jury award of its kind in Minnesota "by a lot."
Outdoors

Call of the loons is heard — and the call to help them

May 20
The population of the state bird is stable, but conservation efforts like volunteer monitors prove they're essential to knowing that.
St. Cloud

Suit says Benton County elected official has failed to maintain residency, must be removed from office

May 13
The County Board wants the office to be declared vacant and allow a successor to be appointed.
Politics

Minnesota Supreme Court sends case over Walz's COVID shutdown orders back to lower court

May 18
Case was first filed in 2020 by central Minnesota business owner.
St. Cloud

New St. Cloud water safety program aims to reduce childhood drownings

May 10
The program, a partnership between St. Cloud schools and the YMCA, will expand to all second-graders next year.
Local

A fishing opener first: Governor's office partners with tribal nation

May 14
The Leech Lake Band stepped in to revive the annual event, as they showcased Cass Lake, East Seelye Bay.
St. Cloud

St. Cloud expands outdoor dining areas to lure patrons back downtown

May 7
It's the third year the city has installed concrete barricades to help restaurants hurt by the pandemic.