Kirsti Marohn, MPR News

Kirsti Marohn

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Saint Cloud, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Kirsti:

‘Dude, you’re winning’: In divided St. Cloud district, candidates for MN Senate experience bumpy election ride

In central Minnesota, two candidates running for the Minnesota Senate in a politically divided district experienced a tumultuous ride as they waited on their race results. → Read More

St. Paul to start school year with distance learning; St. Cloud eyes hybrid plan

The St. Paul district says it will revisit the decision in late September. St. Cloud’s school board is expected to vote on the superintendent’s recommendation on Aug. 19. → Read More

U of M Morris now carbon neutral on electricity

The latest milestone means the balance of the electricity the university uses is generated from clean energy sources that don’t give off carbon dioxide, which contributes to climate change. → Read More

Report names upper Mississippi ‘most endangered’ U.S. river

The annual report cites challenges such as climate change and the loss of natural floodplains. → Read More

As fire continues, state halts most Northern Metal operations in Becker

State pollution control regulators Friday ordered the Northern Metal Recycling to stop accepting scrap metal at its site in Sherburne County, effectively halting the company's operation at the facility before it could begin. → Read More

Downtown St. Cloud starts cleanup after Press Bar fire

St. Cloud will recover from the loss of an iconic building with a colorful history dating back more than a century, the city’s mayor says. → Read More

St. Cloud high school put on lockdown after 'large' fight

The St. Cloud Police Department said the fight broke out around noon and involved “numerous students.” The school was put on lockdown Wednesday afternoon in response to the incident. → Read More

DNR to close Mille Lacs to walleye fishing Sept. 6

A busy fishing season and high catch rates in July and August when the water was warm led to an increase in fish that were caught and released but died anyway, officials said Monday. → Read More

MN Supreme Court: St. Paul voters can decide trash question

The Minnesota Supreme Court ordered St. Paul’s trash question to be included on the ballot in the Nov. 5 election, upholding a lower court’s ruling. → Read More

On hot days, thrill-seekers flock to Stearns County's Quarry Park

The Travel Channel named Quarry Park to its list of top 10 swimming holes in the United States in 2016. The park is also popular in the summer for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, scuba diving and geocaching. → Read More

Minnesota cities seeking more time to cut salt from wastewater

State regulators say Avon's wastewater treatment plant is releasing too much chloride into nearby Spunk Creek, which empties into the Mississippi River → Read More

Hearing on wolves' protected status draws large, passionate crowds

The hearing was the only opportunity, anywhere in the country, for members of the public to give input in person on the federal proposal to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. → Read More

See a turtle on the road? Help it live another day

June is nesting season for turtles, and females are looking for a place to lay their eggs. But roads can be a deadly hazard. → Read More

Sherburne County proposes expanding jail for more ICE detainees

Sherburne County has the second-largest county jail in Minnesota, capable of housing 732 inmates → Read More

Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature

There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned. → Read More

In Becker, little shock over news of coal plant's early demise

Residents of the central Minnesota city were already bracing for the Sherco power plant to close two of its three coal-fired units. Now, with the possibility of the entire plant closing earlier than expected, residents are looking ahead to a post-coal future. → Read More

St. John's University president to step down in August

Michael Hemesath was the first layperson appointed to a full term at the 162-year-old Catholic university. The school plans to appoint an interim president while it decides how to choose a permanent replacement. → Read More

Xcel's new plan: Coal-free by 2030, nuclear until 2040

Xcel Energy said Monday it plans to shut its Minnesota coal plants, the last two in the Upper Midwest, a decade earlier than scheduled, putting the utility on pace to be coal-free earlier than expected. → Read More

A primer on life jackets: Especially in cold water, they can save your life

Just a few weeks ago, many of Minnesota's lakes and rivers were covered with ice. And wearing a life jacket can make a critical difference in the chances of survival for boaters and anglers who fall overboard into cold water, officials say. → Read More

Douglas County deputy shoots man after struggle

The incident happened about 1 a.m. Tuesday in Kensington, Minn., the sheriff's office said. The wounded man is hospitalized following surgery. The BCA is investigating. → Read More