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Women On Wednesday To Host

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02/19/2019 - 10:30 AM

The intersection between race and gender will be discussed at the next Women on Wednesday lecture at St. Cloud State University.

A St. Cloud State university spokeswoman says students Eurel Nwachi, Nicole Bierwerth, Ekram Elmoge, and Liz Mendez Ochoa will hold an open conversation about their experiences in the intersection of race and gender.

The conversation is titled "The Intersection of Gender and Race" and it's part of the Women on Wednesday's series "Still Acting On It!"

The lecture will be held at noon on Wednesday, February 20 at the Atwood Theater in the Atwood Memorial Center on campus.

Big Lake Couple Identified

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02/15/2019 - 10:30 AM

Authorities have identified the couple found dead on Tuesday in Big Lake.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says 66-year-old Michael John Knox and 68-year-old Shirley Leaser Knox were found in their Big Lake home.

A family member had not been able to contact the Knoxes for a few days, and called the Big Lake Police Department. Officers conducted a welfare check at their home, where they found the bodies just before noon on Tuesday.

While the Knoxes have been identified, the investigation behind their deaths is still active. Authorities believe there is no concern for the public related to the deaths.

 

Bodies Found In Big Lake

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02/14/2019 - 12:45 PM

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) - Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies at a home in Sherburne County.


Big Lake Police say they were dispatched to the home at the request of a family member who was concerned because he or she had been unable to reach the two for several days.
 
Police say they found the bodies in the home Tuesday. The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division is leading the investigation. But, authorities say there is no apparent threat to the public.

School Board Recognition Week To Be Honored By Local Schools

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02/13/2019 - 3:30 AM

School Board Recognition Week To Be Honored By Local Schools

Minnesota public schools will be recognizing school boards next week.

St. Cloud Area School District 742 says they will be joining other Minnesota school districts to celebrate School Board Recognition Week. The week is designed honor board members for all the work that they do, along with helping to build awareness about what board members do.

School boards try and raise student achievement by focusing on constant improvement and creating a vision for schools that the community can get behind.

School Board Recognition Week lasts from Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22. 

Crash Near Freeport Leads To One Sent To Hospital

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02/13/2019 - 2:45 AM

Crash Near Freeport Leads To One Sent To Hospital

A woman was sent to the hospital after a collision at an intersection near Freeport on Tuesday.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they were sent to the scene of a crash at the intersection of County Road 11 and County Road 30 in Oak Township just before 2:20 p.m.

According to authorities, a car driven by 55-year-old Cheryl Kae Ziemer of Freeport was traveling north on County Road 11 when she attempted to avoid a truck carrying a gravity box. The truck, driven by 52-year-old Duane Lawrence Maus, couldn't stop at the stop sign and collided with Ziemer's car.

Ziemer was taken to Melrose Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

 

"Hey, You Okay?" bringing awarness to SCSU

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02/13/2019 - 11:30 AM

Hey, you okay? It’s a common phrase we say in our day to day lives and now it is taking on a new meaning at St. Cloud State University.

Student Life and Development Director Jen Johnson says mental health concerns are on the rise and she is leading the “Hey, You Okay?” campaign strengthen bonds on campus and provide resources for those who are struggling to have meaningful conversations.

In a recent study one third of students say they are unable to manage their stress. The goal of this campaign is to reduce the stigma around mental health, improve moral, and increase the campus sense of belonging.

Student Life has also put together a video further explaining their goals of this new campaign. They are also accepting crowdfunding to help jump start "Hey, You Okay?" 

Are you ready to take the Plunge?

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02/13/2019 - 11:00 AM

Polar Plungers in St. Cloud are just over half way to their fundraising goal for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Special Olympics communications specialist Katie Howlett says the St. Cloud Plunge is back this Saturday for the 15th year. This year their goal is to raise $60,300, currently there are 307 people registered to take the plunge. And they have raised more than $30,000.

The plunge will take place this Saturday at the 400 Club of St. Cloud. Don’t worry it’s not too late to register. 

St. Cloud Police Are Using New App To Help First Response Effectiveness

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02/12/2019 - 10:30 AM

Information that can help first responses be more effective? There's an app for that.

The St. Cloud Police Department says they've begun using the Vitals app, which provides important information about people with both visible and invisible conditions. This allows first responders to be able to more effectively help victims.

Vitals President Janeé Harteau is the former Minneapolis Chief of Police. She says that everyone "came together to produce a plan to grow the overall safety of the city and help vulnerable populations."

The app allows people to enroll by providing their crucial information. The goal is for help to be there whenever it's needed.

St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson says, "Our goal is to help people in need by connecting them with the right resources at the right times."

More snow set to cover the roads in the next few days

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02/11/2019 - 9:30 AM

We are not out of the woods yet, more snow is headed our way as early as Monday night.

St. Cloud State University meteorology Professor Bob Weisman says the St. Cloud area could get anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of snow in the next two days. The storm system moving into Minnesota is weaker than previously predicted but will still produce plowable amounts of snow.

Roads are expected to be covered by blowing snow for Tuesday mornings commute. However since temperatures will be milder, road treatments will be more effective then they have been the last few weeks.

Shed Sets On Fire In Munson Township

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02/11/2019 - 4:00 AM

A shed set on fire early on Saturday and is believed to be a total loss.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says a camper, a truck, a skid loader, and other items were housed inside the shed.

The sheriff's office received a call about the shed fire in Munson Township near Richmond just before 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

The cause of the fire is unknown. 

House Near Richmond A Total Loss After Setting On Fire

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02/11/2019 - 3:30 AM

House Near Richmond A Total Loss After Setting On Fire

A house near Richmond burst into flames on Sunday.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they received a call about a building on fire in Munson Township. The Chains of Lakes Fire Department responded to the report and was able to extinguish the fire with the help of the Richmond, Eden Valley, and Paynesville Fire Departments as well as Gold Cross.

The house is owned by 57-year-old Gary Johnson of Richmond. The occupants were 54-year-old Marguerrite Lynn Johnson and 16-year-old Jonathan Tyler Cable, both from Richmond.

The house and everything inside is believed to be a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Schools Closing Early Thursday

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02/07/2019 - 9:00 AM

Due to extreme weather area schools will be closing early Thursday.

Officials from the school districts say Sartell St. Stephen, Sauk Rapids Rice, and St. Cloud Area Schools will be closing two hours early today. Because of this there will also be no afternoon preschool and all after school activities have been canceled.

Stay Put--No Driving Advised In Central Minnesota

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02/07/2019 - 2:30 AM

Due to the large amounts of snow and strong wind conditions, the Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in most Central Minnesota counties. There is low visibility, slippery roads and a large number of crashes.

The advisory includes Stearns, Todd, Morrison, Wright, Benton, Sherburne, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Crow Wing, Wadena counties and surrounding areas.

MN-DOT's Maintenance Operations Supervisor Domingo Aguilar says they are seeing dozens of cars in the ditch or involved in crashes Thursday, including one crash where a snowplow was rear-ended near Pease, which is south of Foreston.

If you can delay travel, do so, and those who must travel should simply slow down.

Most roads in Central Minnesota are covered with compacted snow, with areas of ice. Heavy snowfall and low visibility are expected to continue through this afternoon, followed by blowing and drifting snow into Friday morning.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org.

Snow Emergency Declared for St. Cloud

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02/07/2019 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud officials have declared a snow emergency due to the winter storm and more than five inches of snow predicted with high winds. The city's Public Works office issued the notice.

The snow emergency takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning, or late Thursday night. 

The snow emergency will be in place until Sunday at midnight.

What does this mean for city residents?

The city is enforcing parking regulations and they will tow illegally parked vehicles immediately. This means you must follow the odd-even parking rules that are in place for the winter or your vehicle will be towed.

If the weather changes, they will rescind the snow emergency.

Pedestrian Hit on Highway 169

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02/07/2019 - 10:00 AM

One man is dead in Elk River after he was struck by a car while he was crossing Highway 169.

The State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow says a 36-year-old msn was trying to cross the highway near the Main Street intersection, when an SUV that was headed north on 169 hit the man. He died at the scene.

The name of the victim has not yet been released. KVSC will keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available.

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