• Business & Finance

    St. Cloud Financial Credit Union has a new leadership team member

    St. Cloud Financial Credit Union has a new chief lending officer. Chase Larson has almost 15 years of banking and finance experience. He has expertise in mortgage lending, business banking and SBA lending, according to the company.  “I am excited to get back to my credit union roots and work alongside the talented staff at St. Cloud Financial Credit Union serving their great members and communities,” Larson said. Larson is a St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Top Hat Ambassador, a board member of St. Cloud Stand Down, a Sartell Chamber Blue Jacket Ambassador, a volunteer with United Way of  

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  • Sports & Travel

    Pekin Union Mission baseball, softball youth sports programs return

    Each spring and summer, hundreds of young baseball and softball players grab their mitts, bats and backpacks and descend on Pekin’s Shade Park to play ball. Parents, family members and fans watch intently from bleachers and lawn chairs, and along fences at the park’s four diamonds during games that often are equal parts competitive and instructional. The Pekin Union Mission house and travel baseball and softball programs have been based at Shade Park for more than 20 years. After a year like no other in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a sense of normalcy in the  

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