Peter Cox at MPR says, “the Office of Higher Education has become more aggressive about taking students to court when they fall behind on payments. The SELF, or Student Educational Loan Fund, loan provides low-interest loans to Minnesota students to help bridge the gap between financial aid and the cost of school. It has helped more than 250,000 students pay for higher education since it started in 1984, lending out more than $2 billion since then. Currently, its fixed interest rate is 6 percent and the variable interest rate is at 4.3 percent. But in order to keep those rates low, it has to keep defaults down. In the past, collections agencies were hired to collect on loans that went into arrears. However, being third parties, they couldn’t take people to court.” In the Star Tribune, Kelly Smith and Erin Adler report, “Secretary of State candidate John Howe and his campaign manager were recovering Monday after a parade float they were on crashed a day earlier, … [Read more...] about Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education gets aggressive over student loan defaults
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A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... J. B. Hunter stores? The Hunter stores had restaurants and beauty parlors to go along with all kinds of merchandise offerings. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 28, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Amidst the recent news of retail carnage – with Sears, Kmart, Bon Ton and others closing stores – we look back this week at another retailer that used to be in … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … J. B. Hunter stores?
First, the Richmond area had its grocery store wars.Now, it’s starting to resemble self-storage wars here.Developers are snapping up vacant or undeveloped land near population centers or retrofitting old warehouses to create places for people and businesses to store all their extra stuff.Owners and brands such as Extra Space Storage, Happy Boxes Self Storage, Cubit Mini-Storage, CubeSmart Self Storage, Ample Storage, Go Store It, U-Haul and Blue & Gray Self Storage are vying for market share.“I don’t have quick numbers over the past five years, but [self-storage] is one of the fastest-growing commercial uses,” said Greg E. Allen, planning manager for plans review at the Chesterfield County Planning Department.“Over the past two years, we have two new facilities on the west end of Midlothian Village, three new facilities under construction along a crescent east of Chesterfield Towne Center, two new facilities under construction on Hull Street Road, one … [Read more...] about Storage wars: A building boom taking place for self-storage facilities
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?