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SCSU To Host SCHEELS Earth Day Run This Weekend

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04/17/2015 - 3:30 PM

SCSU To Host SCHEELS Earth Day Run This Weekend

St. Cloud State University will be hosting the SCHEELS Earth Day Run that features 1K, 5K, and half-marathon races on Friday and Saturday.

The event now in its 16th year will have races on the Beaver Island Trail and around Lake George as well as the Capital One Health and Fitness Expo in the Halenbeck Hall field house.

The events are expected to bring thousands of people to the campus and neighborhood to participate. Because of this adjustments have been made to traffic control to ensure the safety of all in the affected area.

On Friday,  5th Ave South between University Dr. and Ramsey Place will close at 6 p.m. and reopen at 8 p.m. On Saturday University Bridge will close by 8 a.m. and will reopen at approximately 9:30 a.m.
 

Man Seriously Injured After Accident On Highway 55 Near Buffalo

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04/17/2015 - 12:00 PM

Man Seriously Injured After Accident On Highway 55 Near Buffalo

A Buffalo man suffered from serious injuries after a car accident on Highway 55 near Buffalo Thursday evening.

A report from the Minnesota State Patrol says 20-year-old Brody Stevens was slowing down on eastbound Highway 55 while preparing to take a left turn on to County Road 33 and was rear-ended by 59-year-old Denver Kent of Coon Rapids.

Stevens was treated for serious injuries, while Kent was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
 

Powerhouse Outdoor Equipment In St. Cloud Burglarized Early Tuesday Morning

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04/16/2015 - 5:00 PM

Powerhouse Outdoor Equipment In St. Cloud Burglarized Early Tuesday Morning

The St. Cloud Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary at Powerhouse Outdoor Equipment in St. Cloud early Tuesday morning.

Lieutenant Jeff Oxton says officers were sent to the outdoor equipment store just before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning because of a security alarm. When officers would arrive they found a broken window at the business.

After further investigation it was determined that the suspects entered the store through the broken window and removed a number of handheld equipment including three chainsaws. The suspects had left before police had arrived.

The St. Cloud Police Department encourages anyone with information to contact them at 320-251-1200.
 

Spark Sets Field on Fire Near Holdingford

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04/16/2015 - 11:30 AM

Spark Sets Field on Fire Near Holdingford

Firefighters were called to a grass fire in Holding Township on Wednesday afternoon.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies and Holdingford Fire Department were dispatched to a field on fire on County Road 151.  Firefighters put out fire and said two acres of grass burned. No injuries were reported in the fire.

59-year-old Eldred Jonas of Avon was making stack of corn stalks when he noticed the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be a spark from his equipment.

Cigarette Butt Believed to Have Started Grass Fire in St. Wendel Township

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04/16/2015 - 11:00 AM

Cigarette Butt Believed to Have Started Grass Fire in St. Wendel Township

Firefighters were called to a grass fire in St. Wendel Township on Wednesday afternoon.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies received a fire report from residents on 360th Street just before 6 p.m. They said the fire was burning out of control on the north ditch of the area near a high line pole and spread into a swamp. The St. Stephen Fire Department was called and successfully put out the fire.

The cause of fire is believed to be a cigarette butt thrown out on the roadway. Sanner says the public is urged not to discard their cigarette butts onto any roadway.

Buffalo Woman Dies In A Two-Car Crash

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04/16/2015 - 10:30 AM

A Buffalo woman died after a two-car crash on the south side of Highway 25 on Wednesday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 87-year-old Lorraine Kurtz was driving a car  westbound on Anderson Avenue while trying to turn onto southbound Highway 25. While turning onto Highway 25, Kurtz came out in front of a Peterbilt truck driven by 32-year-old Korey Fritz of Ottertail. He was traveling northbound and broadsided Kurtz's vehicle.

Sauk Rapids Man Hospitalized After Rollover Accident

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04/16/2015 - 10:30 AM

Sauk Rapids Man Hospitalized After Rollover Accident

A Sauk Rapids woman was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident on County Road 21 Wednesday afternoon.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of County Road 9 and 21 in Eden Lake Township just north of Eden Valley.

43-year-old Lisa Dahl was driving a an SUV southbound on Country Road 9 and 78-year-old Kenneth Bates was driving his car westbound on Country Road 21 and failed to see Dahl and passed through the stop sign.  Bates collided with Dahl causing her vehicle to rollover two times before coming to a halt in the west ditch.

Eden Valley Rescue checked Dahl out of her Jeep, while Bates was taken to the Paynesville hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Both of the drivers had their seatbelts on and their airbags deployed.

Oklahoma Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police

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04/16/2015 - 10:00 AM

Oklahoma Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police
33-year-old Daniel Boyd Yahola

An Oklahoma City man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit on county road two near Daily Hill road early Thursday morning.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies tried to stop 33-year-old Daniel Boyd Yahola for driving at a high speed of 70 mph.

Yahola refused to stop and deputies had to pursue the pickup and operate a precision immobilization maneuver to stop the driver. Yahola was arrested and taken to the Stearns County Jail with the assistance of Cold Spring Police Department.

No alcohol or drug is involved and it is not clear why the driver did not stop. Yahola is being charged with fleeing from police and speeding.

Stearns County Sheriff's Office Warns Of Phone Scam Involving IRS Employee

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04/15/2015 - 4:30 PM

Stearns County Sheriff's Office Warns Of Phone Scam Involving IRS Employee

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning of a phone scam involving someone claiming to be from the IRS and Sterns County Sheriff’s Office demanding money for back taxes.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they received several complaints from residents who say they received a call from someone who stated that they were an IRS employee working with a Stearns County Investigator. 

The caller demands payment or else a deputy will come to arrest the resident. In some cases the caller ID even shows that call is coming from the sheriff’s office.

Stearns County Sheriff’s Office recommends that anyone who receives a call like this hang up immediately and not give any personal information to the caller.
 

SCSU Events Commemorates The Armenian Genocide During April

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04/15/2015 - 11:00 AM

SCSU Events Commemorates The Armenian Genocide During April

April 24, 2015 marks 100 years since the Armenian Genocide in Constantinople. During the month of April, the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923 will be remembered on the campus of St. Cloud State University through three different events.

The first event features the Armenian-American author, Meline Toumani who will speak on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in Ritsche Auditorium.

On Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. a New York freelance writer Tourmani will host an informal discussion in the Voyageurs Room at the Atwood Memorial Center.

The final event is the presentation of the 2002 film Ararat on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Atwood Theatre. The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education is hosting all the events.

Police Locate Driver Suspected In Fatal Hit-and-Run

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04/15/2015 - 9:15 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (AP) - Stearns County authorities say they have located the driver suspected in a hit-and-run that killed a 5-year-old boy in St. Joseph.

Police say Cody Nuckolls was struck by a vehicle about 2:30 p.m. Monday on a road outside his family's mobile home. They say the accident happened after his mother crossed the street to wait for another child to get off a school bus, but the bus blocked her view of the boy when he was hit by the vehicle.

Police say the boy's mother saw him collapse on the pavement, but she wasn't immediately aware that a vehicle hit him. Nuckolls was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators were able to identify the vehicle and driver after reviewing video from the school bus.

Coon Rapids Man Sent Airborne In Car Collision On Highway 10

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04/14/2015 - 5:00 PM

Coon Rapids Man Sent Airborne In Car Collision On Highway 10
A vehicle went airborne after a 3-car collision on Highway 10 near Main Street Northwest in Elk River Monday evening.
 
The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident occurred when 66-year-old Steven Thornton of Elk River and 43-year-old Mark Phillips of Big Lake were both driving westbound on Highway 10 when they were both rear-ended by 27-year-old Kevin Sutton of Coon Rapids.
 
Sutton would then continue westbound on Highway 10 before hitting a sign and going airborne over an embankment and ending on the middle of the intersection.
 
Sutton was treated for non-life threatening injuries while Phillips and Thornton suffered from no apparent injuries.
 

International Students at SCSU To Host Global Gala Event Saturday Night

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04/14/2015 - 4:30 PM

International Students at SCSU To Host Global Gala Event Saturday Night
St. Cloud State University’s International Student Association will be hosting the Global Gala this Saturday in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
 
The ISA says the cultural night is an “international prom” featuring diversity and international expression ranging from performances to showcase music, dance, martial arts and more from across the world.
 
ISA president Valerie Ang says the event was established to build friendships from across the world. She adds international students are here to learn about American culture and to share their own cultures as well.
 
The gala begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom. Tickets are on sale at the kiosks in the Atwood Memorial center the cost to attend the event is $5. 
 

SCSU Music Department To Host Day Of Percussion Saturday

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04/14/2015 - 4:00 PM

St. Cloud State University will be hosting a Day of Percussion to offer those interested in percussive instruments educational and performance opportunities.
 
The event will feature performances and percussion clinics led by special guests John Wooten, a rudimental drumming specialist and Gordy Knudtson, a drum set artist.
 
There will also be student competitions on marching snare or drum set. The competition is for students ages 13-18 with prizes for those who place from first through third.
 
The Day of Percussion begins this Saturday on April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Ritsche Auditorium on the campus of St. Cloud State.
 

Avon Home Catches Fire Twice In Last Two Days

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04/14/2015 - 4:00 PM

Avon Home Catches Fire Twice In Last Two Days
You can call it a case of extremely bad luck. Stearns County Sheriff's Department responded to two fires at the same home in Avon on Sunday and Monday.
 
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies were called Sunday night to the home of 52-year-old Renee Sand of Avon. Firefighters and deputies arrived to the residence to find the garage was engulfed in flames.
 
Sanner says the initial report was that the adult sons of Sand were welding in the garage and came into the home, at some point they heard a “popping” sound and saw the garage on fire.
 
On Monday around 6:30 a.m. deputies and fire fighters returned to the scene to reports that the house was now on fire.
 
The only injury reported was that of 23-year-old Morgan Sand who burned his hand attempting to remove an ATV from the garage. He was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
 

Officials Investigating Fire At Granite Crushing Company In Waite Park Sunday

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04/13/2015 - 4:00 PM

Officials Investigating Fire At Granite Crushing Company In Waite Park Sunday
Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at granite-crushing company, Martin Marietta, in Waite Park early Sunday morning.
 
The Waite Park Fire Department responded to the scene where the fire started just before 3 a.m. on Sunday. Fire fighters were able to get the blaze under control by 5 a.m.
 
The business was not open and no employee were there at the time of the fire.
 
A cause for the fire has not yet been determined. The Minnesota State Fire Marshall Division is assisting with the investigation.
 

MnDOT To Begin Roadside Prescribed Fires Monday

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04/13/2015 - 4:00 PM

MnDOT To Begin Roadside Prescribed Fires Monday
The Minnesota Department of Transportation warns that residents and drivers on Highway 371 between Little Falls and Brainerd may see smoke from roadside prescribed fires.
 
MnDOT says the prescribed fires are used to improve native vegetation and weed control. Traffic should not be affected and all roadways and trails will remain open.
 
The roadside prescribed fires began Monday and will continue through May 31.
 

MnDOT To Reduce Eastbound I-94 Between St. Michael And Monticello To Single Lane Overnights

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04/13/2015 - 4:00 PM

MnDOT To Reduce Eastbound  I-94 Between St. Michael And Monticello To Single Lane Overnights
Drivers on eastbound I-94 between St. Michael and Monticello may run into slowed or even stopped traffic as the road is reduced to a single lane overnights beginning next Monday, April 20.
 
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the closure will see eastbound I-94 between Highway 241 and County Road 18 close nightly from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. while crews resurface nine miles of road.
 
MnDOT adds there are no closures planned for westbound I-94. 
 

Supporters Of Convicted Killer Byron Smith Meet To Discuss Reversing The Jury's Verdict

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04/13/2015 - 4:00 PM

Supporters Of Convicted Killer Byron Smith Meet To Discuss Reversing The Jury's Verdict

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - Nearly a year after a Little Falls homeowner was found guilty of fatally shooting two teenage intruders, those who believe he was wrongly convicted meet regularly to strategize on how to reverse the jury's verdict. 

Prosecutors portrayed Byron Smith as a vigilante who waited for burglars to enter his house, then coldly killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady. The 66-year-old Smith is serving a life sentence. Smith's supporters, Citizens for Justice for Byron Smith, meet monthly at the local VFW. The group's website says their mission is to inform the public about facts that weren't allowed at Smith's trial. 
 
The Star Tribune says one of Smith's attorneys, Steve Meshbesher, said he declined to speak to the group saying it would be inappropriate while the case is being appealed. 
 

St. Cloud's Wilson Avenue To Searle Street Road Closure

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04/10/2015 - 12:30 PM

St. Cloud's Wilson Avenue To Searle Street Road Closure

Beginning Friday, April 17 Wilson Avenue Northeast from the BNSF railroad tracks to Searle Street Northeast will be closed due to street reconstruction and utility work.

The closure is projected to last until September and detours will be posted.

Minnesota Dance Ensemble To Visit St. Cloud

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04/07/2015 - 10:30 AM

Minnesota Dance Ensemble To Visit St. Cloud

The Minnesota Dance Ensemble will perform a modern dance at the Paramount Theater later in April.

After eight months of training, eight local dancers will perform dance. The Artistic Director Cat Barnes says this production would help people to have a better understanding of what dance is. Executive director Kerri Golombecki says modern and professional dances are under-represented in St. Cloud and this is an opportunity for people to see this kind of artistic expression.

The event will happen on April 24th at 7:00 p.m. For more information please visit kvsc dot org slash news.

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  • Baseball vs Bemidji State University
    Apr 22, 2015 - 1:30
  • Softball vs Minnesota State University Moorhead (Sports Stream)
    Apr 22, 2015 - 3:00
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    Apr 25, 2015 - 12:00

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