Earl Potter

Recent Articles

St. Cloud’s new police chief aims to ‘make things better’

He promises to be a very visible leader in this city undergoing rapid change

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


William “Blair” Anderson was sworn in August 27 as St. Cloud’s first Black police chief. He says he likes the job so much it’s even better than flying an F-16. “One of the things I am focusing on here is doing the right things right,” said Anderson in an August 30 interview from his office at police headquarters in downtown St. Cloud. Continue Reading →

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St.Cloud anti-racism scorecard:Somalis 10, Color Caucus 2



By Myrle Cooper

Guest Commentator 


In April 2010, 25 courageous Somali high school girls exposed bullying and maltreatment of Black students historically ignored in St. Cloud’s public schools. Their aggressiveness benefited every student of color in St. Cloud schools. (“[Superintendent] Jordahl resigns from district, cites politics as reason,” St. Continue Reading →

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St. Cloud State at a crossroad


The school can stop real racism now or just keep trying to change perceptions

By De’Vonna Pittman 

Guest Commentator


In response to your article “St. Cloud State image makeover is lipstick on a pig” [MSR Nov. 3], I feel that I am very qualified to speak on this very topic. My daughter attended St. Cloud State for two years. Continue Reading →

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