William “Blair” Anderson

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St. Cloud: Desperate need to maintain racism has its costs


By Merle Cooper

Guest Commentator


Recession recovery has been difficult for the most egalitarian, innovative and progressive communities. St. Cloud’s recovery is thwarted as much by area economic conditions and failures as by addiction to racism as low self-image compensation. After 159 years of bigotry carefully driven and exploited by local leaders assuming there’s no tomorrow, St. Cloud has been forced to launch its leaking public relations (PR) lifeboats. Continue Reading →

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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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