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The Untold Story of Pokemon Go and the Unrelenting Rampage of Cuteness and Community That's Taking Over St. Cloud

In this lighthearted July 2016 installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack finds the city of St. Cloud inundated with Pokemon.

At first glance, this new game sweeping the smart phones and media outlets of America might seem like a fad and even a bit of a nuisance, but after a deeper look, it appears that Pokemon Go is beginning to create some very interesting social changes all by simply getting players to go outside. These gamers, who have climbed out of the basement, now live in an “augmented reality” with friends and strangers alike exploring the historic landmarks of our area in search of these elusive creatures because, as the saying goes, you’ve got to catch them all!

To learn more about how Pokemon Go can affect a small business and what folk can do to take advantage of it, click here!

To learn more about how to have your small business or organization either be left alone by Pokemon Go or potentially host a gym, click here!

If you are a teacher and would like to learn more about the effect Pokemon Go can have on your classroom (intentional or otherwise!), click here!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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