Matt Perkins, St. Cloud Times

Matt Perkins

St. Cloud Times

Saint Cloud, MN, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

A second family: Nurses build bonds with patients and their loved ones

Three St. Cloud Apollo students learned about LPN career opportunities during a Nov. 17 Spark tour The Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. → Read More

How investigators move forward when the trail of evidence goes cold

One year ago, a confession and sentencing ended the 27-year search for answers in the Jacob Wetterling case, but other cold cases haunt our region. → Read More

Minnesota woman's Facebook activism aids LuLaRoe class-action suit

St. Cloud-area woman Pam Winkelman could become a class representative in a $1 billion lawsuit against clothing retailer LuLaRoe. → Read More

Texas veterinarian goes mobile after hurricane, thanks to Stearns Bank

Since its launch on Sept. 18, more than 200 businesses in FEMA-designated areas have taken part in Stearns Bank's Hurricane Relief Express Loan program. → Read More

Cybersecurity threats create career opportunities

This Spark installment highlights careers in computer sciences → Read More

Waite Park company sharing MedFit model of healthcare with the world

MedFit, a company formed by Dr. Joel Baumgartner and CEO J.R. Burgess, is expanding its reach into global markets. → Read More

Coborn's replaces NuVal scoring system with in-house nutrition rating program

Coborn's, Inc. has introduced a new nutrition rating program that identifies for customers more than 5,500 products that "support their overall health." → Read More

Chamber's 'See the City' tours fund 6 scholarships

The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce raised more than $3,000 from its "See the City" bus tours, enough to fund at least six of its $500 "Moving Students Forward" scholarships → Read More

BCA names suspect, sergeant in St. Cloud shooting Monday

Suspect fired shots as he tried to flee home; deputy shot him twice in leg → Read More

Suspect in 2015 St. Joe house arson arrested in Missouri

A former St. Joseph resident made her first appearance Wednesday in Stearns County District Court on charges she intentionally set her home on fire in December, 2015. → Read More

Man charged in texts about sex involving Sartell minor

Sartell police arrested a Park Rapids man Monday in connection with an investigation into online solicitation of sex involving a 13-year-old Sartell girl. → Read More

Niches keep Camera Shop clicking through 70 years of dramatic change

Frank Ringsmuth was studying photographic engineering technology at St. Cloud State University in 1973 when he was hired part-time at The Camera Shop. → Read More

18-year-old arrested, charged following St. Cloud stabbing

A stabbing Tuesday in north St. Cloud led to the arrest of an 18-year-old St. Cloud man → Read More

Blackberry Ridge names new CEO as Linda Fenlason retires

Linda Fenlason is selling her ownership stake to her sister-in-law, who will share ownership with her son, Wes → Read More

Water leak slows traffic on Second Street South

A water leak Wednesday afternoon reduced westbound traffic to one lane for a stretch of Second Street South in St. Cloud. City staff was working to turn water back on for a fire service lane to Shopko when valve damage occurred, causing the closure between Park Avenue and Waite Avenue South. "While doing that the top of the valve actually came apart, causing the leak," said Tim Hewett, the… → Read More

Rasmussen offering resurgent competency-based education model

Rasmussen College, with a campus in St. Cloud, has joined the national conversation on competency-based education → Read More

Sauk Rapids woman, Sartell man charged on suspicion of selling meth

A Sauk Rapids woman and a Sartell man were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine in St. Cloud → Read More

Warrant issued: Ex-owner of Avon boat company fails to appear for sentencing

The former owner of Avon Marine failed to appear for sentencing on multiple theft-by-swindle convictions → Read More

As CentraCare's economic impact grows, so do workforce shortage concerns

CentraCare reported a net operating income of $42.2 million in 2017, which is down from $50.34 million in 2016. → Read More

Sauk Rapids looks to land Dutch Maid downtown

The bakery is considering a site behind the Dairy Queen → Read More