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Teen Driver from Little Falls Admits to Texting Prior to Crash That Killed Two People

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02/09/2016 - 1:15 PM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A teenage driver has admitted to texting before slamming into a van and killing a father and his 10-year-old daughter in Sherburne County.

The 17-year-old girl pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide as charged in a juvenile petition. Prosecutors say the teen ignored her friend's plea to stop texting and driving before the July crash that killed Charles Maurer and his daughter, Cassy.

The Little Falls teen and three passengers in her pickup were injured as were two others in Maurer's van. The girl initially told authorities her boyfriend was driving the truck.

The Star Tribune says the teen is scheduled for sentencing next month.

St. Cloud Road Closure Extended Due to Water Main Break

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02/09/2016 - 1:00 AM

St. Cloud Road Closure Extended Due to Water Main Break

A busy Street in St. Cloud will remain closed for longer than expected, due to a water main break in that area.

The St. Cloud's Engineering office announced that 7th street south east between Lincoln Ave south east and Kilian Boulevard will continue to be closed now until Monday, February 15, because a water main in that area has burst.

Detours are posted.

54th Annual Winter Institute at SCSU Features Author Robert Putnam

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02/08/2016 - 1:45 PM

54th Annual Winter Institute at SCSU Features Author Robert Putnam
Author Rober Putnam at Winter Institute

St. Cloud State University will be welcoming bestselling author Robert Putnam to the Atwood Memorial Center’s Cascade Room for the 54th Annual Winter Institute.

Putnam’s latest work, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, explores the consequences of increasing economic inequality over the last half century and the erosion of social mobility within the United States. This program will take place Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, the program will consist of a panel and a small group discussion. Putnam will be delivering the Winter Institute Keynote Address on Thursday, February 11. This event will begin at 9 a.m. each day. It is free and open to the public.

Policed Called To Foley Church To Investigate Man Threatening Worshipers

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02/08/2016 - 10:30 AM

FOLEY, Minn. (AP) - Police were called to a church in Benton County because of a man making threats.

WJON reports it happened at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley Sunday. Police Chief Katie McMillin says a man was making profane threats toward worshippers and was carrying a briefcase.

Church members were able to lead the man out of the church until officers arrived. Police say the man was not armed. McMillin says the man hadn't been taking his psychiatric medication. His family was called and he was taken back home.

Three People Hospitalized With Serious Injuries After Broadside Accident Saturday

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02/08/2016 - 10:20 AM

Three people were taken to the hospital after a broadside accident in Kandiyohi County Saturday night.

The Minnesota State Patrol says an SUV driven by 40-year-old Andrew Ramirez was heading southbound on Country Road 7 when it failed to yield to right of way. Ramirez was then broadsided by a semitrailer driven by 58-year-old Douglas Reinert from Bird Island.

Ramirez and his passenger, 22-year-old Alyssa Ryan from Olivia, and Reinert suffered serious injuries.

Roads Closed This Week for Boat Show at Convention Center

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02/08/2016 - 10:00 AM

Roads Closed This Week for Boat Show at Convention Center

St. Cloud drivers should be aware of a road closure in the north side of the city.

The City Engineer’s Office says the right eastbound traffic lane on 1st Street North between 6th Avenue North and the Mississippi River will be closed Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The closure is due to accommodating traffic for the Boat Show at the River’s Edge Convention Center.

Latino Health Fair in Melrose Sunday

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02/05/2016 - 1:00 PM

Latino Health Fair in Melrose Sunday

The sixth annual Latino Health Fair will be held at the CentraCare Health Sunday in Melrose.

St. Cloud State University, CentraCare Health and many other organizations collaborate to host the event each winter to bring together Latino families and Central Minnesota services. Latino Service organizations from the Twin Cities region and the Tri-County area will also be there to reach out to the Latino communities of rural Minnesota.

The health fair will include several free services such as, answering questions regarding finance, jobs, and higher education. There will also be free health screenings. The event is family focused and will provide free day care and complimentary refreshments.

Free transportation from Long Prairie, Sauk Centre and around Melrose will be available for those who need it.

Singers From 200 Different High Schools and Choirs Will Be At SCSU for the Big Sing Honors Choir

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02/05/2016 - 12:00 PM

Singers From 200 Different High Schools and Choirs Will Be At SCSU for the Big Sing Honors Choir
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

St. Cloud State University welcomes guest conductor Tesfa Wondemagegnehu as they host a choir festival this weekend.

Students from more than 200 different high schools and colleges will flock to the SCSU campus tomorrow to participate in the 8th annual Big Sing Honors Choir. They will get the chance to work with the world renowned conductor of the Radio Choir from American Public Media, Wondemagegnehu.

The concert will be held Saturday evening at 5 p.m. in the Ritsche Auditorium, tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free with a St. Cloud State ID.

Sports Schedule

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    Feb 19, 2016 - 7:07
  • Women's Hockey vs University of Minnesota-Duluth (Sports Stream)
    Feb 20, 2016 - 3:07
  • Men's Hockey vs University of Minnesota-Duluth
    Feb 26, 2016 - 8:08

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