Mining companies from around the world are exploring what lies under northeastern Minnesota and are finding some of the largest copper deposits on the planet. Minnesota's lode is estimated at 900 million tons, which would be second only to Russia. With economic growth - especially in China - pushing up demand for copper and other metals, Minnesota is poised for a resurgence of well-paying mining jobs.
NYT article shines a light on anti-refugee movement in St. Cloud
St. Cloud has been a common landing spot for refugees fleeing war-torn countries.