Conrad Wilson Feature Archive

Across the nation, spiking corn prices and limited supply are forcing a growing number of ethanol plants, including this one in Little Falls, Minn., to temporarily close — yet another symptom of the worst drought in half a century. (08/28/2012)
The city of St. Cloud is scheduled to swear in its new police chief at 11 a.m. Monday. (08/27/2012)
Teachers in St. Cloud are due to start voting on a new contract on Monday. The tentative agreement would give teachers their first raise since 2007. (08/27/2012)
About 200 people marched through parts of South Minneapolis on Sunday to voice opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a valid ID at the polls. (08/26/2012)
The St. Paul Public School District held a commencement ceremony this weekend for more than 100 students who graduated. (08/26/2012)
Stanley Crooks, chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community - one of the nation's wealthiest tribes - has died. He was 70 years old. (08/25/2012)
Allegiant Air announced Thursday it will begin regular flights between St. Cloud's Regional Airport and the Phoenix area. The announcement brings air service back to a community that's been without it for nearly three years. (08/23/2012)
Xcel Energy wants to end a solar energy incentive program in Minnesota by the end of 2013 that many in the solar business say has been the main driver of growth. (08/20/2012)
The Memorial Day explosion and fire at Verso Paper in Sartell was caused by overheating in one of the mill's air compressors, according to a report by investigators. The explosion killed one employee and injured four others. (08/13/2012)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says her concern about the Muslim Brotherhood's influence on the U.S. government and allegations she made regarding links to fellow Congressman Keith Ellison are about national security, not religion. (08/09/2012)
Officers on Thursday raided Triple Crown Sweepstakes and seized what authorities allege are illegal gambling devices, similar to video slot machines. (08/09/2012)
Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar met with leaders in Sartell Friday afternoon to discuss the future of the now-shuttered Verso paper mill. (08/03/2012)
Verso Paper Co. officials announced this afternoon that they won't reopen their paper mill in Sartell, Minn., which was heavily damaged by a fire in late May. (08/03/2012)
Tobacco use will be banned on the campus of St. Cloud State University starting Wednesday. (07/31/2012)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that Minnesota will have to present compelling new information if it's to be successful in appealing the decision to deny individual assistance to flood victims. (07/26/2012)