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Ferry to Bridge

In 1856, Simon Stevens and Ferry Company installed the first swing-cable ferry across the Mississippi River in Clearwater, MN. The ferry was a flat-bottom, almost raft-like boat that swung on a rope and that brought travelers from one riverbank to the other. Today, a bridge stands in the former ferry route, but the memory is […]

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Shooting Star

One of the fastest growing sports for high school students is trap, skeet and clay shooting competitions. In the St. Cloud Area, Del Tone Luth Gun Club is a competition ground for local and visiting high school teams. “The sport has brought excitement and energy to Del Tone Luth staff as well as shooters across […]

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Jetting the Mississippi

Boating the Mississippi can be a daunting task, and rightfully so in some instances. Rocks, trees and other unseen obstacles can hide under the surface in some places. That’s why it’s advantageous to consider using a jet boat. Jet boats do not have out drives or props – they’re propelled by an intake and water […]

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Fly the River

The Mississippi River offers a wide variety of fishing options, from snore to kayak and even fly fishing. Fly fishing on the Mississippi can often yield muskies, norther, and most commonly small mouth bass. Using muddlers and popping bugs can pull in bass twenty inches and five to six pounds in rocky shorelines and stream […]

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Industrious Innovation

The St. Cloud area has humble pride in a number of innovative companies, notably New Flyer Industries. New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States. Recently, they expanded their innovation to a line of medium-sized, low floor MiDi buses thanks to a 350,000 square foot facility expansion. […]

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St. John’s University – The Bible

The first hand-written illuminated in 500 years, the St. John’s Bible was completed in 2011 after 13 years of hard work and dedication by the St. John’s Monastery, master calligrapher Donald Jackson, and many others. It has since traveled thousands of miles and has even been graced by the presence of Pope Francis. Bible […]

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