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Jugaad Leadership Program

Jugaad Leadership Program

The Jugaad Leadership Program (JLP) was established in 2015. "Jugaad" is a Hindi and Punjabi word that means "innovation." JLP is a leadership program that is supported by community partners and sponsors; the program ‘Train, Place & Connects’ Emerging Leaders of Color from underrepresented and marginalized communities to be professionals, leaders and advocates in their respective communities. Participants in this seven-session professional development training come from several countries across the globe and the United States.

The Beautiful Mind Project

The Beautiful Mind Project

Awareness around mental health is essential and that those living with mental health issues are deserving of care, understanding, compassion, and pathways to hope, healing, recovery, and fulfillment. Lucky for those of us in Greater St. Cloud, Marc Van Herr is working every week of the year to end the stigma and provide resources to our communities with The Beautiful Mind Project.

Great River Children's Museum,
Great River Children’s Museum

Great River Children’s Museum

If you’ve been downtown St. Cloud over the last year or two, you may have noticed that what used to be Liberty Bank’s headquarters is now the home of the Great River Children’s Museum. Though not open to the public just yet, the museum is well on its way to making a home in our community. Executive Director Cassie Miles indulged us with background, current status, and future prospects for the museum…

The Patriot Tour™

The Patriot Tour™

Nation of Patriots™ is a nonprofit organization that works on a national level to raise awareness for military issues and to gather financial support for the physical, emotional, and economic misfortune that our disabled veterans and their families live with every day.

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St. Cloud Young Eagles

St. Cloud Young Eagles

The St. Cloud Young Eagles program began in 1992 as a community outreach by local chapters of the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA). The chapters of EAA were encouraged to provide free plane rides for children interested in aviation through rallies open to the public and individual flights through personal contact. EAA 551, the St. Cloud chapter of EAA, began giving flights that same year. This summer marks 30 years of the Young Eagles!

Granite City Motor Park

Granite City Motor Park

Granite City Motor Park is an entertainment facility. They have a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval that hosts dirt track auto racing from early May through Labor Day. The track hosts WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Mod Fours, and Hornets on a weekly basis.

Sunny Mary Meadow

Sunny Mary Meadow

Liz Fiedler is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, the owner of a century farm in central Minnesota, a mom, a widow, a published author, and the owner of Sunny Mary Meadow - a flower business just outside of St. Joe. Liz and her late husband, Josh - the namesake of the century-old farm operation - started Sunny Mary Meadow in July 2020.

SCSU DNP program
SCSU collaborates with U of MN on Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

SCSU collaborates with U of MN on Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing need for registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the central Minnesota region and especially for advanced practice registered nurses to serve rural communities. In an effort to build a strong foundation for the future, St. Cloud State University collaborated with the University of Minnesota to build the SCSU Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP). The St. Cloud cohort at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing collaboration began in the fall of 2020.

Shines Stories: St. Joe Meat Market

Shines Stories: St. Joe Meat Market

The St. Joe Meat Market is more than a hundred years old. Originally a bar, it transitioned into a meat market in 1905 and has had generations of Pfannensteins working there throughout the years. The current owner, Harvey Pfannenstein, grew up working at the meat market with his 8 siblings. They now have 30 employees (3 of which are Harvey’s brothers), and many are nieces, nephews, daughters, and sons. It’s a true labor of love.

Shines Stories: Shannon Wiger & Co.

Shines Stories: Shannon Wiger & Co.

You learn something new every day – and after talking with Shannon Wiger, we learned what the term “adaptive reuse projects” means. Think of the building on the corner of 5th Ave and West Saint Germain downtown, home to GSDC and Kensington Bank… of both Hudson & Co, W | R Home Company, and KPower Yoga in St. Joseph… The Davidson Opera House downtown St. Cloud… These all had Shannon's magic touch (and vision + talent).