Ambar Espinoza Feature Archive

A suspicious package found outside Princeton, Minn.'s high school Wednesday contained an incendiary device, according to the school superintendent. (09/30/2009)
Stearns Bank in St. Cloud has acquired five institutions in the last year, more than any other buyer, making it the nation's top buyer of failed banks. (09/25/2009)
An exact replica of what's billed as the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex is on display at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud. (09/21/2009)
The president of Coborn's, a St. Cloud-based grocery chain, is urging his employees to oppose health care reform legislation. (09/16/2009)
Members of a House committee took a trial run on the Northstar Commuter Rail today -- in advance of its opening in November. (09/09/2009)
Republican candidates for governor said at a forum at the State Fair that opposing health care reform efforts isn't enough - they need a plan of their own. (09/07/2009)
A Minnesota man says his mother's health insurance agent encouraged her to call her senators and lobby against the proposed health care reform. (08/28/2009)
Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a park-and-ride station to bus passengers from St. Cloud to the Northstar commuter rail line. (08/27/2009)
About 100 people attended a Social Security seminar designed for women and hosted by Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann's office. (08/25/2009)
New Flyer, the bus manufacturer poised to benefit from stimulus money, will lay off more than 300 people by the end of the year after an order for 140 buses was delayed. (08/20/2009)
The first of this year's garlic crop was the center of attention this past weekend in Hutchinson when more than 2,000 people crowded the McLeod County Fairgrounds for the Minnesota Garlic Festival. (08/19/2009)
The city of Hutchinson has been awarded a $950,000 federal grant to develop its new industrial park. (08/11/2009)
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered high levels of estrogens from plant sources in some industrial wastewater. (08/10/2009)
The "cash for clunkers" program was touted as a way to stimulate the economy while helping the environment by getting gas guzzlers off the road, but some experts say the legislation doesn't go far enough to help the environment. (08/07/2009)
The U.S. Senate confirmed two Minnesotans for ambassadorships this week. (08/05/2009)