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Minnesota National Guard To Induct Seven To Court Of Honor

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10/03/2018 - 10:15 AM

Minnesota National Guard To Induct Seven To Court Of Honor

The Minnesota National Guard will induct several former service-members into their Court of Honor.

The Office of the Garrison Commander says Brigadier General Ronald L. Hein of Duluth, Colonel Kenneth W. Zieska of Plymouth, First Sergeant Ronald H. Jacobson of Alexandra, First Sergeant Dennis L. Kohlman of Appleton, Master Sergeant Marjorie J. (Beers) Nelson of Little Falls, and Sergeant First Class Warren S. Gammell of Madison will be honored at a ceremony at Camp Ripley in Little Falls.

The Minnesota National Guard has been memorializing distinguished service-members at the camp since 1933.

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at the Recreation Center at Camp Ripley. An unveiling ceremony will follow at 3:45 p.m. in the Court of Honor on the grounds of the Minnesota Military Museum. 

The public is invited to attend.

Dog Remains Found Near the Lovell Lake Wildlife Protection Area

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10/02/2018 - 3:30 AM

Two black labs were found shot dead in a ditch over the weekend prompting an investigation.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s office says they received a call just after 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, reporting two black lab dogs were found fatally shot in the ditch of Lovell Lake Road, north of Albany. The dogs were both full-grown black labs, one male and one female. Upon further investigation, skeletal remains of two other dogs and a cat were found nearby.

The caller says he was in the area at noon and didn’t notice anything suspicious but when they returned at 2 he noticed a wide trail in the ditch. When he took a closer look he found the dogs.

The dog’s remains were taken to the University of Minnesota for necropsy to assist in the investigation. If you have any information about the dogs or the case you are encouraged to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

St. Cloud Credit Union to Open a New Branch

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10/01/2018 - 2:45 AM

St. Cloud Federal Credit Union will be opening a brand new location.

Marketing specialist Kjersten Fisher says the new location will be in Sauk Rapids at 205 2nd Street North.

St. Cloud Federal Credit Union was founded back in 1930 and has been highly involved with the surrounding community members and other local organizations.

Jed A. Meyer, President and CEO of St. Cloud Federal Credit Union, had put on the top of his to do list to open a Sauk Rapids branch with thousands of members in the area. Meyer said, “Sauk Rapids is a great community with a lot of great people! We are excited to deepen our existing member relationships, and to get involved with other like-minded organizations with the goal of becoming a fabric of the community.” He added, “Our members have been asking for this location, and we are excited to open our doors…”

The new branch is expected to open in the spring of 2019.

St. Cloud Area Job Fair Gives Opportunity For Job-Seekers

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10/01/2018 - 10:15 AM

 A job fair will be held in St. Cloud on Tuesday.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the St. Cloud Area Job Fair will feature over 50 employers.

It is recommended that you dress professionally and bring a resume. 

The fair will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at the River's Edge Convention Center from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Teenage Girl Charged After Fatal Crash In Elk River

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09/28/2018 - 11:15 AM

A teen has been charged in the deaths of a cop and his wife for a crash that happened back in June.

The Sherburne County Attorney's Office and the Elk River Police Department say the 17-year-old girl has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner.

She was distracted by her phone while driving a truck on Twin Lakes Road in Elk River on June 15. She drove into oncoming traffic and crashed into a motorcycle occupied by 51-year-old Steven Nanney and his wife, 51-year-old Marilyn Nanney. Both Steven and Marilyn died from their injuries.

An investigation determined the teen was going 63 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. She explained that her phone had vibrated and that she was checking to see if it was a call or a text.

The first court date will be scheduled in the near future.

 

St. Cloud Police Want To Have Coffee With You

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09/28/2018 - 11:00 AM

Members of the community can join with the St. Cloud Police Department for the national Coffee with a Cop Day.

St. Cloud Police say Coffee with a Cop Day is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. The goal is to remove agendas and allow community members to ask questions, voice concerns and to get to know the officers.

Join the police department for Coffee with a Cop at the Community Outpost on Wednesday, October 3 from 8 – 10 a.m.

SCSU's Women Center Will Hold A Solidarity Rally For Dr. Ford

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09/27/2018 - 8:50 AM

The St. Cloud State Women’s Center is urging students to show their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings continue.

The center says they will hold a solidarity support rally for Ford as she testifies before the senate judiciary council today. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her back in high school. Kavanaugh has denied any sexual misconduct then or in college at Yale, though more women alleging sexual misconduct have come forward. Supports can wear teal and attend the event to show their support that they believe Ford’s claims.

The support rally will be at the Atwood Lounge today from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Students that can’t make it to the event are encouraged to lead a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m.

SCSU's LGBT Resource Center Hosts National Coming Out Day Event

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09/27/2018 - 12:15 PM

St. Cloud State University’s LGBT Resource Center is helping students find their voice for a national holiday.

LGBT Resource Center Director Seth Kampfer says the center will be hosting Open Mic Night. There will be slam poetry, song, dance and storytelling. The event aims to empower students, build community, and share LGBT narratives.

The event will be held on National Coming Out Day, which is on Thursday, October 11. It will be held at the Atwood Quarry from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

You can sign up for the open mic night online or at the LGBT Resource Centers office in the Atwood Memorial Center.

Community Ed. Offering Adult Enrichment Classes

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09/27/2018 - 11:45 AM

 District 742 is offering a wide variety of enrichment classes for all ages this fall.

Spokeswoman Tami DeLand says Community Education will offer classes for adults that range from food and technology, to nature and wellness. Adults with disabilities can attend Project Challenge which offers classes such as cooking, arts, and volunteer opportunities. Project Challenge will also offer day trips and special events for participants.

There will also be youth classes as well that include a youth choir, BMX racing, karate, snowmobile safety, and more.

To register for classes go to http://www.isd742.ce.eleyo.com/ or for more information go to www.isd742.org/CommunityEd.  

SCSU Music Faculty To Hold Concert

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09/26/2018 - 10:45 AM

St. Cloud State University music faculty will be coming together for a live concert.

Anna Kurth of University Communications says the concert will feature solos and small ensemble pieces. The pieces will vary from Schubert's "Trio in E-flat Major" to new drum transcriptions by Terry Vermillion.

The performers will be Vermillion on drums, Marion Judish on violin, Melissa Krause on flute, Jill Pattock on clarinet, Shannon Sadler on piano, and Catherine Verrilli on soprano, and guest Charles Asch on cello. Faculty composers Scott Miller and Kristian Twombly will also be featuring work.

The concert will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for everyone.

 

St. Cloud School Asking For Donations to Support Anna Marie's Alliance

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09/25/2018 - 3:00 AM

A local charter school is asking for your slightly-used fall clothes to help Anna Marie’s Alliance in St. Cloud.

Athlos Academy says they are now accepting donations ranging from fall clothing to toiletries. This is the second year the Academy has partnered with the women’s and children’s shelter. Last year they collected nearly 150 items.

This year the school is asking for:

  • Slippers with soles
  • Gently used fall clothing
  • Baby wipes
  • Chap stick
  • Face cleaner
  • Body wash
  • Robes
  • New women's underwear
  • Women's socks
  • Deodorant
  • Small manicure kits
  • New boy's and girl's underwear
  • Women's belts
  • Toiletries

With the exception of gently used fall clothes all other donated items must be new. Donations will be accepted until October 6 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Athlos Academy, 3701 33rd Street South, St. Cloud.

Anna Marie's Alliance is a private non-profit shelter dedicated to providing safe shelter, support, and referral services for battered and abused women and their children.

Tech High School Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

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09/25/2018 - 2:45 AM

Tech High School Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

A local student has achieved a perfect ACT score.

St. Cloud Area School District 742 says Tech High School senior Clifford (Tom) Julstrom earned a perfect ACT composite score of 36. 

The ACT is an entrance exam for high school students' college readiness. Students with higher ACT scores tend to get accepted to more universities.

Earning a perfect ACT score is a rare feat. Only 12 percent of seniors in the district have earned a 28 or higher, which is in the 90th percentile. Just 6 percent of seniors have reached the 95th percentile.

Julstrom hasn't decided on a university yet, but is leaning towards the University of Minnesota. He plans on studying computer science with an interest in politics.

Harvest Party Hop to Celebrate the Start of Fall In St. Cloud

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09/25/2018 - 1:15 AM

St. Cloud's Downtown Council will be hosting a Harvest Party Hop in downtown St. Cloud on Saturday.

Local businesses will be offering fall-themed menu items, giveaways, discounts, and more. Live music will be performing along West St. Germain Street from 3-7 p.m. with special guests the Honey Badgers.

The event will begin at 10 a.m.  along West St. Germain Street between the Paramount Theater and the River’s Edge Convention Center on Saturday, September 29th.

Park Avenue to Close For Three Days

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09/25/2018 - 12:30 PM

Drivers who take Park Avenue South will have to use a detour as the road undergoes utility work.

The City Engineer's Office says the closure will start at Division Street and go to 2nd Street South.

The road will close on Monday, October 1st and is expected to last three days with weather permitting. 

Sartell Man Airlifted To St. Cloud Hospital After Motorcycle Crash

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09/24/2018 - 8:30 AM

A man was airlifted to the hospital Saturday after falling during a turn on County Road 48.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says just before 2 p.m. 44-year-old Eric Blumke of Sartell was driving on County Road 48 and made a turn for Highway 55. During the turn, Blumke hit a patch of gravel and went down. A family member that was following him called authorities for help.

Blumke was not wearing a helmet and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital by North Memorial Air. The crash is still under investigation and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

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