Allison Donahue, St. Cloud Times

Allison Donahue

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud, MN, United States

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Past articles by Allison:

Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School principal leaves district after 18 years

Sauk Rapids-Rice middle school principal, Nate Rudolph, is resigning after 18 years with the district. → Read More

Sartell-St. Stephen partners with community to add fresh produce to school lunch

In the first three weeks of donations, the Sartell-St. Stephen school district has already received about 270 pounds of fresh vegetables. → Read More

Here's when Central Minnesota students go back to school

Here is when St. Cloud area K-12 schools, colleges and universities are heading back to class → Read More

'Diversity is a benefit to mankind': Baha'i Unity Picnic focuses on community oneness

Baha'is of Central Minnesota hosted the 2nd annual Unity Picnic on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Lake George. → Read More

4-H Engineering Challenge introduces students to STEM

About 33 teams of students showcased their homemade machines to address water pollution at the 5th annual Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge → Read More

Volunteers fill exposed shoreline with native plants during drawdown

Volunteers have been working to get 45,000 plants in the exposed mud flats around cabins and public access points at Little Rock Lake. → Read More

Sauk Rapids-Rice expected to approve a $37 million referendum to replace Pleasantview

School board members met Monday night to discuss a $37 million referendum to rebuild Pleasantview Elementary → Read More

St. Cloud VA starts early with smoking ban for veterans

On July 15, the St. Cloud VA implemented a no-smoking policy for all patients and visitors. Employees are allowed to smoke for now. → Read More

Takin' it to the streets: Sartell officials get resident perspective on street safety

Sartell city council members and residents met on 13th Ave N to discuss solutions to street safety issues in their neighborhood Monday → Read More

What is Namaste Care for end-of-life patients?

Moments Hospice came to St. Cloud in April and has brought with it a connection-based approach to dementia care new to Central Minnesota → Read More

Could the housing market determine your ability to choose area schools?

Last year, Sauk Rapids-Rice limited open enrollment into the district, similar to Sartell's policy. Is the housing market too tight for new families? → Read More

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: how local gardeners get creative with pesky weeds

Many people might find weeds to be a nuisance in their yards or gardens, but some local gardeners are finding new ways to give these plants a purpose → Read More

Sartell outdoor performance venue to open after landscape completion

The landscaping project at the new Lake Francis performance patio is the last thing holding back the city from inviting crowds to concerts and events. → Read More

Want to learn how Sauk Rapids-Rice school district runs? This new community program will teach you.

Sauk Rapids-Rice's District Academy is a program designed to get community members involved in school board operations. → Read More

Get on board with Central Minnesota's first ever long-distance skateboarding race

A three-day, 200-mile distance skateboarding race will be taking over Lake Wobegon Trail and Central Lakes Trail from July 19-21. → Read More

Toppan Merrill announces $6 million expansion in Sartell

Toppan Merrill is closing operations in St. Cloud and expanding Sartell facilities. → Read More

Benton County proposes law to raise tobacco purchasing age to 21

Benton County board will vote in July to amend the tobacco ordinance, which would prohibit rural vendors to sell to anyone under 21. → Read More

Eagle Scout brings new game to Sauk Rapids and the kids are going gaga over it

Ian Cairns, a boy scout member of Troop 9, built a Gaga Ball pit at the Sauk Rapids Municipal Park for his Eagle Scouts project. → Read More

St. Cloud man suspected of assault tries to flee police at hospital

A St. Cloud man is being held at the Stearns County Jail after his suspected involvement in a street fight and attempt to flee from police custody → Read More

New Sartell public safety facility provides safe room, SafeTrade stations

The new facility will offer more amenities to help people stay safe and provide police and fire departments with ample space. → Read More