Ambar Espinoza Feature Archive

Federal and state emergency management crews have spent the past two days meeting with city officials in seven counties to assess the damage left behind by at least 18 tornadoes in Minnesota last week. (06/24/2010)
Alumni from the high school spent two years planning a big reunion of anyone who has ever attended the school. But after a tornado struck the town last night, it has become a different sort of reunion. (06/18/2010)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finished a $2 million deal to acquire 200 acres of land on Dead Lake near Fergus Falls. (06/17/2010)
The Canadian bus company New Flyer presented the city of St. Cloud with four new transit buses on Wednesday. (06/16/2010)
New farmers face many challenges, from capital to farming experience to access to land. A program called Farm Beginnings has been helping beginning farmers for more than a decade. (06/14/2010)
The Northstar commuter rail begins offering service to Twin games during weeknights, beginning Tuesday. (06/08/2010)
A St. Cloud pastor has upset Muslims and Christians with a paid newspaper advertisement that questions whether Islam threatens the United States. (06/02/2010)
In Cold Spring, about 90 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, a color guard, a rifle squad, and local Boy Scouts visited four cemeteries to honor the sacrifices made by soldiers, an annual tradition that's more than 50 years old. (05/31/2010)
The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into allegations of harassment of Somali students in St. Cloud and Owatonna, agency officials confirmed on Tuesday. (05/25/2010)
In the west-central Minnesota community of Willmar, some Latino residents are upset that the city council is considering a federal immigration law enforcement training program for police officers. (05/19/2010)
In the west-central Minnesota community of Willmar, some Latino residents are upset that the city council is considering a federal immigration enforcement training program for police officers. (05/19/2010)
A Muslim civil rights group says a St. Cloud school district report released this week on the harassment of Somali high school students is flawed. (05/14/2010)
Some Ojibwe tribal members plan to protest for treaty rights by fishing Lake Bemidji today. Eleven years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Mille Lacs band, a decision that still angers many business owners and anglers around Lake Mille Lacs. (05/14/2010)
The St. Cloud school district has found that most of the student harassment complaints filed by a Muslim civil rights group are not valid. (05/13/2010)
A St. Cloud State University professor has found evidence of slavery in several Minnesota counties before the Civil War. Among them was Slyvanus Lowry, St. Cloud's first mayor. (05/07/2010)