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Car Crash At Wells Fargo Bank Wipes Out ATMs

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06/22/2018 - 11:45 AM

A Waite Park driver struck an ATM machine at the Wells Fargo Bank in the 300 block of 33rd Avenue North in St. Cloud on Thursday.

St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says that police were called to the bank just after noon. When they arrived, they found the 20-year old Fadumo Omar had crashed into the side of a bank, colliding with an ATM machine. While the investigation is still ongoing, the crash did not appear to be intentional. It is believed that Omar was trying to park in the bank parking lot when she crashed.

Omar was given a citation for careless driving and was released at the scene. As a result of the crash, no ATMs are operational at the bank at 33rd Avenue North. The closest Wells Fargo ATM is at the South branch located at 200 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.

A passenger, 18-year old Hinda Omar, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. While the bank was open and customers were inside of the bank, no one was injured.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis Announces Rock On Award Winners

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06/22/2018 - 10:45 AM

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has announced  the three winners of his "ROCK ON" Awards.

Mayor Kleis gave the awards to the Hockey Day Minnesota Organizing Committee, Hudda Ibrahim, and James Calacsan. The winners were honored at the opening ceremony of St. Cloud Granite City Days at the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair. Kleis gives these awards to celebrate those who show commitment to helping the St. Cloud community.

The Hockey Day Minnesota Organizing Committee is responsible for helping organize Hockey Day Minnesota 2018, which was held on January 19 at Lake George. Kleis recognized them for their hard work and all of the volunteer hours they spent bringing the event to the St. Cloud area.

Ibrahim teaches diversity and social justice at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She founded Filsan Consultant, LLC and wrote her first book last year, From Somalia to Snow, which talks about how Minnesota has become home for many Somalians.

Calacsan is a performer and singer who will be a part of Team USA at the World Championships of Performing Arts in California from July 6-July 15. He has also performed the national anthems for the Timberwolves, Wild, and Twins.

Granite City Days will go until Sunday, concluding with Fred Yiran African Arts Day from 12 p.m to 4 p.m.

Semi Hauling Hay Starts on Fire After Coldspring Crash

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06/21/2018 - 11:00 AM

 A Crash in Cold Spring starts a fire and detours traffic for several hours.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 35-year Victoria Braegelmann was driving north on Main Street when she was crossing Highway 23. A semi hauling hay on 23 ran the red light and struck Braegelmann’s car. The crash caused the hay to start on fire and traffic had to be redirected as crews worked to put out the flames.

Braegelmann was treated on the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

Weekend Delays Expected on University Drive

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06/21/2018 - 10:30 AM

Weekend road work in St. Cloud could lead to minor delays.

The City Engineers office says University Drive will be reduced to a single lane starting Thursday. The construction will span from the University Bridge to Roosevelt Road.

They are scheduled to start the maintenance Thursday and will last until next Tuesday, weather permitting.

St. Cloud Band Performs Below the Matterhorn

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06/21/2018 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud Band Performs Below the Matterhorn

The St. Cloud Municipal band is back at it again with their latest performance in Switzerland.

On day seven of their European Tour the band played a 10 song concert in the city of Zermatt. They were even joined by members of the local band Musikgesellschaft Matterhorn for 3 more songs.

But it wasn’t all work and no play. Some band members went up to view the Matterhorn, and hike down. Others toured the city, and few adventurous members took on the Forrest Fun Park obstacle course.

KVSC will continue to follow the St. Cloud Municiple Band's European Tour throughout the week.

Sartell City Council Meeting Canceled

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06/20/2018 - 8:10 AM

The Sartell City Council meeting will be canceled this upcoming Monday.

Due to a lack of business the June 25 meeting will not be held, later meetings will resume as normal.

Parking at the Lemonade Art Fair and Concert

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06/20/2018 - 11:00 AM

The 45th annual Lemonade Art Fair and Concert is coming back to the campus of St. Cloud State University.

With more than 200 vendors and multiple musical acts at least 10,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival. SCSU officials would like to remind everyone that FREE parking is available in the K and Q parking lots south of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. There will also be a free shuttle service from the parking lots up to the festivities running all day starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last call at 9 p.m.

Teenager Charged With Arson After Burning Historic Melrose Church

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06/20/2018 - 10:30 AM

A two year old arson case involving a historic Church in Central Minnesota has been solved.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says that a teenager has been charged with first-degree arson after they caused millions of dollars of damage to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. The juvenile had confessed to the crime after being interviewed as part of a re-examination of the case by the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.

The fire was started on March 11, 2016 at around 4:45 p.m. It reportedly started on the west end of the building, where the sacristy is located. The sacristy was heavily damaged. A wood alter made in Germany and installed before the church's dedication was destroyed. There was also several feet of standing water in the basement along with the wide spread damage from the fire.

The church had been a staple in the Melrose area, with it's 130-foot towers and a Romanesque Revival architecture style. It was dedicated in 1899 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

The police are not revealing the identity of the suspect because they were 13 at the time of the crime.

 

Next Stop, Switzerland!

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06/20/2018 - 10:15 AM

Next Stop, Switzerland!

The St Cloud Municipal Band is on the move again.

On the 6th day of their European tour the St. Cloud Municipal Band is now leaving Germany and are on their way to Switzerland! On their train ride they caught a glimpse of the Matterhorn and posters advertising their concert tomorrow can be seen all around the city of Zermatt.

KVSC will continue to follow the St. Cloud Municiple Band's European Tour throughout the week.

St. Cloud Municipal Band Visits Sister City On European Tour

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06/19/2018 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud Municipal Band Visits Sister City On European Tour

The St. Cloud Municipal band is on their first leg of their European tour.

The Band set out for their trip last Friday with their first stop in Munich Germany. From there the band traveled Eichstätt where they saw rare dinosaur fossils and toured the Eichstatt castle.

The band’s first performance was in St. Cloud’s German Sister city, Spalt, where they played alongside the Spalt Stadtkapelle. After the concert both bands went out to dinner together were band members got to renew friendships and make new ones.

On their fourth day abroad the band toured another castle in Wurzburg and enjoyed a wine tasting in Ipsheim.

KVSC will continue to follow the St. Cloud Municiple Band's European Tour throughout the week.

Granite City Days Activities Will Close Roads All Around St. Cloud

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06/19/2018 - 10:45 AM

Some roads will be closed for the Granite City days Parade and the 5k this weekend.

The St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says that the Saturday parade route throughout St. Cloud will close several streets. The parade route will start at Wes West St. Germain Street from 13th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North, 6th Avenue North from t St. Germain Street to 12th Street North , 12th Street North from 5th Avenue North to 8th Avenue North , 5th Avenue North from 2nd Street North to 12th Street North , 4th Street North from 5th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North , ending at 7th Avenue North and 8th Avenue North from Veterans Drive/8th Street North to 12th Street North

The Sunday 5k Will close roads from 12th Avenue South from 2nd Street South to 7th Street South.

The Granite City Days Parade closure will be on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the 5k roads will close on Sunday, June 24 from 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

St. Cloud Area School District 742's PAKRAT Bus To Return

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06/19/2018 - 10:30 AM

For children wanting to get a head start on reading, books will be on the move in the St. Cloud area. 

St. Cloud School District 742 says that the PAKRAT (Parents and Kids Reading A-Lot Together) Roll and Read Bus will return for the summer. The bus will travel around the St. Cloud area and children of all ages will be able to check out books for free. The bus will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 19 to August 4. The bus will not run during the week of the Fourth of July.

The bus is funded by LEAF (Local Education and Activities Fund) with their own grants as well as grants by several foundations. The bus is sponsored by St. Cloud Area School District 742, the St. Cloud Rotary Club, and LEAF. 

The bus's schedule is as follows:

Tuesday dates:

June 19-Aug. 14 

Lincoln Elementary School 12:10 p.m.

Promise Neighborhood (1114 9th Ave. SE) 12:45 p.m.

Talahi Community School 1:15 p.m.

Southside Boys and Girls Club (1209 6th Ave. S) 1:45 p.m.

Eastside Boys and Girls Club (320 Raymond Ave. NE) 2:20 p.m.

1200 Division St. E 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday dates:

June 20-Aug. 8 (no bus will run during the week of July 4)

Ivy Apartments (9th Ave. S.) 12:10 p.m.

Oak Hill Community School 12:45 p.m.

33rd Ave N between 4th and 5th St. N (Pantown) 1:25 p.m.

Roosevelt Boys and Girls Club (345 30th Ave. N) 1:50 p.m.

Madison Elementary School 2:25 p.m.

YMCA 2:50 p.m.

Thursday dates:

June 21-Aug. 9 (no bus will run during the week of July 4)

Westwood Elementary School (Back parking lot, Door 5) 12:10 p.m.

770 Savanna Ave. 12:35 p.m.

Kennedy Community School 1:05 p.m.

Bel Clare Estates (Claroma St. and Arbor St.) 1:35 p.m.

Discovery Community School 2:10 p.m.

Park Meadow Apartments (408 Park Meadows Dr. by office/stop sign) 2:45 p.m.

St. Cloud Police's Community Outpost To Hold Community Clean-up

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06/19/2018 - 10:00 AM

Local police are offering people a chance to help the community.

The St. Cloud Police Department says their Rotary Richard C. Wilson Community Outpost will be holding a "Community Clean-up". Guests will be broken into teams where they will go out and pick up trash.

The outpost is owned by the Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation, who helped to choose the location. The community gathering is named after the late St. Cloud Assistant Chief Richard C. Wilson, who died of cancer in 2015.

The event will be held on Monday, June 25th from 1-3 p.m at 600 13th Street South. You can contact St. Cloud police officer Dan McClure at 320-290-8788 for additional information.

 

Rollover on Highway 23 Sends Man To Hospital

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06/15/2018 - 10:00 AM

A driver was taken to the hospital after a late night crash on Highway 23.

Stearns county Sheriff Don Gudmundson says just after 12:15 a.m. Friday 22-year-old Joel Reyes was driving west on Highway 23 near Capital Granite when he noticed another car. To avoid the car Reyes went into the ditch but rolled several times before coming to a stop on the railroad tracks.

Rockville Fire and Rescue along with Gold Cross assisted with the accident, Reyes was taken to St. Cloud hospital for his injuries.

Minnesota District 14 Senator Jerry Relph Recognized For Strides in Affordable Housing

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06/15/2018 - 10:00 AM

Minnesota State Senator Jerry Relph has been recognized for his leadership in housing affordability and homeownership.

Spokesman Nick Sherlock says Housing First Minnesota chose 28 legislators who have put housing first. Relph runs Senate District 14 which encompasses parts of St. Cloud, Waite Park and St. Augusta. Relph said in an interview “It is truly humbling to be recognized for an issue that is so important to me.”

Housing First Minnesota awarded each recipient with a certificate and a letter of appreciation.

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