Aric Putnam runs for office a second time

HANNAH SCHWIETZ • [email protected] • Aric Putnam along with several of his supporters (above). Putnam (right) aims to win the District 14A House seat in 2018.

By Lydia Glen
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Aric Putnam announced on Monday, Nov. 6 that he will be joining the race for the Minnesota District 14A House seat.

Next year’s election will determine the outcome of two CSB/SJU professors, Aric
Putnam and Jim Read. Putnam is running for a seat in the Minnesota state legislature representing District 14A, which includes South and Northwest St. Cloud, St. Augusta and Waite Park. Read, on the other hand, is running for the District 6 Minnesota State Legislature seat. (more…)

Students increase accessibility to bikes

JILLIAN SCHULZ • [email protected] • Two SJU students recently received a $16,000 grant from Stearns County to launch an app allowing students to rent bikes at CSB/SJU with their cell phones.

JILLIAN SCHULZ • [email protected] • Junior Zach Kennedy (left) and sophomore Friedrich Odermann (right).

By Sierra Lammi
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A few bike enthusiasts are sharing their love for cycling with CSB/SJU.
Recently, two SJU sophomores started a new program called Johnnie Bennie Bikes, which provides students, faculty and staff an easier way to rent bikes. (more…)

Fifteen years later: remembering SJU’s Joshua Guimond

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE RECORD ARCHIVES • A search team of the Stearns County Dive team utilized a bloodhound to try and locate Guimond (top). A search team (above) looks for Guimond by boat. He has been missing for over 15 years.

By Ben Pults
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Fifteen years ago, then a St. John’s junior, Joshua Guimond vanished without a trace from the St. John’s University campus.

This week marks the 15th year of his disappearance. Loved ones, locals and law enforcement are still no closer to discovering what happened to him on that fateful night many years ago. (more…)

Beyond the paycheck, pt. II

Beyond the paycheck, pt. II

In the second installment of our three-part series on students’ on-campus work experiences and the benefits that they receive, The Record writer Cormac Quinn examines an inside look on dining services from both campuses. Go to page three for the full story.

By Cormac Quinn
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Dining Services, satisfying appetites so students can pursue our hunger for knowledge. Some think it isn’t always the most glamorous job; working with food is messy, hot and fast-paced. To be successful requires communication and commitment from the staff at all stages of the process. As one of the largest employers on campus, Dining Services balances employee’s academic life with our community’s need to eat. (more…)