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District 14 Has Finished its Recount for the State Sentate Seat

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12/07/2016 - 2:45 PM

Click for more photosDistrict 14 State Senate DFL Candidate Dan Wolgamott
District 14 State Senate DFL Candidate Dan WolgamottDistrict 14 State Senator-elect Jerry Relph

The recount for the District 14 state senate election is now complete and the results are in.

Jerry Relph released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying he won the recount requested by DFL Candidate Dan Wolgamott.

The recount was requested at the State Canvassing Board met on November 29. Wolgamott trailed Republican Jerry Relph by 142 votes, which qualified for a recount under state law.

After the recounts in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties the final difference still left Wolgamott behind by 141 votes.

Brian Rice, head attorney on behalf of DFL State Senate candidate Dan Wolgamott says he will be briefing his client on the results and Wolgamott is expected to make a statement about his intentions and the outcome later this week.

KVSC News will bring you more updates as they become available.

Construction Over The Mississippi River Is Postponed In Clearwater

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12/07/2016 - 2:00 PM

The Highway 24 bridge over the Mississippi River in Clearwater will remain open until further notice.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says they were planning to close the bridge in 15-minute intervals starting on Monday, Dec. 5. But, these interruptions are being postponed because the water level of the Mississippi is too high.

The closures will continue as soon as the water levels recede. KVSC will bring you updates on this construction project as information becomes available.

St. Cloud Video Company Files Lawsuit Over Gay Marriage Law

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12/07/2016 - 1:30 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The owners of a St. Cloud video company have filed a legal challenge to Minnesota's gay marriage law because they only want to shoot weddings for heterosexual couples.

Carl and Angel Larsen say the law will punish them for refusing wedding services to same-sex couples. The St. Cloud couple owns Telescope Media Group and filed a lawsuit against the state' human rights commission and attorney general. The Star Tribune says their federal lawsuit has the backing of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal nonprofit organization.

Minnesota Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey says the lawsuit is part of a pattern of litigation nationwide aimed at eroding the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Minnesota's same-sex marriage law was enacted in 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that the fundamental right to marriage is guaranteed to all.

Stearns County Is In A Winter Weather Advisory

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12/06/2016 - 2:30 PM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as a cold front passes through central Minnesota, putting Stearns County in a winter weather advisory.

St. Cloud State University’s Bob Weisman, a professor of atmospheric science, says a low pressure system coming from North Dakota will be passing north of us. Temperatures will be dropping below 20 degrees and winds will be picking up with gusts reaching 35-40 MPH.

Weisman says North Dakota will be getting the bulk of the snowfall as central Minnesota gets occasional flurries toward the end of the week. This may cause low visibility due to blowing snow.

Everyone is advised to cover up when braving the outdoors.  even though temperatures and wind chills won't reach dangerous levels, it is suggested to not stay outside longer than needed.

The Paramount Center Is Welcoming A New Exhibit This Week With An Opening Reception

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12/05/2016 - 3:00 PM

The Paramount Center Is Welcoming A New Exhibit This Week With An Opening Reception
Artwork courtesy Paramount Center

An opening reception to celebrate a new art exhibit in St. Cloud, featuring woodwork done by Minnesota artists, has been rescheduled for this week.

Turning Trees Statewide Juried Exhibition displays artwork made of at least 50% wood. Featured artists include Bill Baker, Bob Carls and Linda Ferber among others.

The original opening reception was cancelled last month because of bad weather. Now, the reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Paramount Gallery Saint Germain, located at 912 W. Saint Germain St. 

The exhibit is presented by the Paramount Center for the Arts, Mid-MN Association of Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners.

All art pieces are on display in the Gallery until Jan. 15. Viewing hours are from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

HUNTERS AND FISHERS: Discounted Wild Hockey Tickets Are Available For Game Against St. Louis

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12/05/2016 - 12:00 PM

HUNTERS AND FISHERS: Discounted Wild Hockey Tickets Are Available For Game Against St. Louis

Hunting and fishing license holders are eligible for discounted Wild Hockey tickets to their upcoming game vs. St. Louis.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says there is a limited number of special offer tickets for Sunday’s game. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available through the DNR’s website.

The Wild will face off against the Blues at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday Dec. 11. Puck drop is set for 5 p.m. 

Road Will Close Tuesday Near St. Augustine Church

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12/05/2016 - 11:30 AM

Drivers should be aware of a road closure Tuesday in East St. Cloud by St. Augustine Church.

The City Engineer’s Office says they will be closing 1st St. SE from Wilson Ave. to 5th Ave.

Originally, the closure was scheduled to last one week, but crews hope to finish the project in couple of days if the weather allows.

Metro Bus Trolley Is Collecting Food Donations This Holiday Season

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12/02/2016 - 11:30 AM

Metro Bus Trolley Is Collecting Food Donations This Holiday Season
Jolly Trolley Food Drive courtesy Metro Bus

A trolley bus will be parked in front of local grocery stores starting Monday to collect food items for the Jolly Trolley Food Drive.

Metro Bus says they’re partnering with Royal Tire and Townsquare Media to help area families this holiday season.

If you see the Metro Bus trolley at select Coborn’s, Cash Wise, Lunds and Byerly’s and Walmart stores, you should know it’s collecting food and donations.

All food will be donated to the Promise Neighborhood, Salvation Army and Catholic Charities Emergency Services food shelves. The Jolly Trolley is also encouraging cash donations. All funds will be matched because of a grant, and food shelves’ can use the money at the Second Harvest food bank. This year’s cash donations will be matched through the Skalicky Foundation’s annual Charity Challenge.

Metro Bus CEO Ryan Daniel says, “A 10 dollar donation could easily purchase at least 80 dollars worth of food.”

The drive has a new name this year since the trolley bus is being used. It was formerly called the “Fill the Flyer” food drive.

The Jolly Trolley will be parked at the following locations:

  • Monday, Dec. 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Coborn’s, located on Cooper Ave. in St. Cloud
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Cash Wise E. in St. Cloud
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Lunds + Byerly’s in St. Cloud
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at Coborn’s in Sauk Rapids
  • Friday, Dec. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at Coborn’s, located on Pinecone Ave. in Sartell
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-1p.m. at Walmart in Sartell

The annual drive has collected more than 15,000 pounds and $7,000 since 2011.

Gold'n Plump Chicken Bought for $350 Million

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11/30/2016 - 8:00 AM

Gold'n Plump Chicken Bought for $350 Million

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - The Midwest's largest chicken producer is being acquired by a rival company for $350 million. 

Pilgrim's Pride Corp., of Greeley, Colorado, says it plans to pay cash for GNP Co., the producer of Gold'n Plump and Just Bare chicken, which is based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 
The acquisition moves Pilgrim's Pride into new geographical territory and expands its natural and organic products. It's not yet clear what the deal will mean for GNP's production plants in Cold Spring and Luverne, Minnesota, and Arcadia, Wisconsin, and its 1,700 employees. 
It's the second time Gold'n Plump has been sold in the last three years. One of the country's largest hog producers, Maschhoffs LLC, purchased the company from the founding Helgeson family in 2013 for an undisclosed price. 

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