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CORRECTION: Stearns County Sheriff's Office Announces Relocation Of Level 3 Predatory Offender

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08/19/2014 - 1:20 AM

CORRECTION: Stearns County Sheriff's Office Announces Relocation Of Level 3 Predatory Offender

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has released information regarding the relocation of a Level 3 Predatory Offender.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says 73-year-old Cyrus Eby Kulp will be moving into the Raymond Township in Stearns County on August 26.

Kulp is not wanted by police and has served his sentence imposed by the courts. Kulp has a history of engaging in sexual contact with girls between the ages of 4 and 7.

Sheriff Sanner says a community notification meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 25 at 6 p.m. in the Padua Pub Reception Hall in Padua. The meeting will be an informational meeting on public safety including speakers from the Department of Corrections and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

St. Cloud City Council To Discuss River's Edge Convention Center Expansion

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08/18/2014 - 11:40 AM

Tonight at the St. Cloud City Council meeting the board will discuss the status of a parking ramp expansion for the River’s Edge Convention Center.

The City Council says the State of Minnesota has allocated $11,600,000 for the expansion, but the city must submit a “Pre-Design” to the state before construction can start.

The meeting is held at 6:00 p.m. in Board Room B of the River’s Edge Convention Center.

Empty Pesticide Containers Can Be Disposed In Albany And Paynesville Locations

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08/15/2014 - 10:20 AM

Area businesses and farmers who have empty pesticide containers can get rid of them by the end of the month.

Stearns County says there is two drop off spots where the containers will be recycled.

The containers can be brought to CentraSota Co-op in Albany before August 22 or Farmers Union Co-op in Paynesville by August 29.

Stearns County adds all containers should be cleaned and triple rinsed before being dropped off. All caps and plastic labeling should be removed and the type of plastic must be #2 HDPE.

Stearns History Museum Art Exhibit To Close, Reception Held Saturday

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08/14/2014 - 12:30 PM

The “Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux” art exhibit at the Stearns History Museum is closing after being on display since June. 

The exhibit consists of collaborative work from five South Dakota artists, each of whom displayed original works too.

Stearns History Museum adds that the use of the name “Blood Run” is a reference of honor and respect to an 8,500 year old Paleo-Indian site which is located on the borders of Iowa and South Dakota, straddling the Big Sioux River.

The photos shown are part of the exhibit courtesy of Stearns History Museum.

A closing reception will be held at the museum Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be a gallery talk featuring the artists.

The event is free to the public, and all the art on display will be for sale.

Semi Driver Charged In Near Miss Incident Involving School Bus In Hawick

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08/14/2014 - 11:10 AM

HAWICK, Minn. (AP) - A semi driver who narrowly missed a girl getting on a school bus in central Minnesota has been charged with two misdemeanors.

Sixth-grader Alexis Schwartz says she felt the wind and dirt as the semi whizzed by on the right side of the bus in Kandiyohi County May 30. She says her heart was pounding and her hands were shaking because the semi was so close to her.

The school bus lights were flashing and its stop arm was extended when the semi blew by on Highway 23 between New London and Paynesville. The semi driver, Allen Morris, has been charged with two misdemeanors for ignoring the bus' lights and stop arm. Morris came forward after video of the incident was posted online.

The misdemeanors each carry a possible year in jail, a $3,000 fine, or both.

Ordway Theater Coming To St. Cloud This November

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08/14/2014 - 11:10 AM

The Ordway is taking Broadway on the road starting this October and they’re stopping in the Granite City.

According to the Ordway website, the theater is touring “Broadway Soundbook: The First 100 Years” to celebrate the history of American musical theater.

The show will feature popular soundtracks from shows such as Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and more.

The Paramount Theater is hosting “Broadway Soundbook” November 2, 2014. Find ticket information here.

3rd Street North In St. Cloud To Reopen Friday

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08/14/2014 - 10:40 AM

There’s good news for drivers who put up with the detours around 3rd Street North the past couple of months.

The roadway is finally opening tomorrow between 25th Avenue North and Cooper Avenue North after being closed since April.

The St. Cloud City Engineering Department says closures were needed for utility and road construction. 

Zachary Mangas Named Interim Director Of SCSU Veterans Reource Center

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08/13/2014 - 2:30 AM

The St. Cloud State Veterans Resource Center has named Zachary Mangas as their Interim Director, effective Monday.

A member of the Minnesota National Guard, Mangas will serve to meet the needs of the Veterans Resource Centers’ 700 veteran students by developing, implementing and administering associated programs and services.

He most recently received his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Student Development from SCSU where he was an intern at the Veterans Resource Center. Mangas also served as a student advisor to fellow Huskies and as a UCHOOSE instructor.

Before St. Cloud, he achieved his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Mangas is replacing Monique Coleman who left the position earlier this summer. She was the first full-time Director of the Veterans Resource Center.

4th Annual Weekend Of Songs Takes Place This Weekend In St. Joseph

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08/13/2014 - 11:50 AM


The Local Blend is hosting local talents at the 4th Annual Weekend of Songs: Songwriters Festival this weekend in St. Joseph.

Local musicians Noska, Sweet Papa Dave, Mabel’s Missing, and more will play at the coffee shop and wine bar.

For the third year in a row the event is introducing an 18-hour Songwriters Challenge. Songwriters who choose to participate are given 18 hours to write a song based on a chosen theme. They are invited back at 2 p.m. Sunday to perform and be judged by audience members. Winners will receive prizes.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for a reduced rate at the Local Blend or are available at the door. Regular business at the shop will be available throughout the weekend too.

The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with performances from Adam Hammer and Dave Cofell, and ends Sunday after the Songwriters Challenge and open mic.

St. Cloud Based GNP CEO Retires After 21 Years

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08/13/2014 - 11:30 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - After almost a lifetime in the chicken business and 21 years as a CEO, Mike Helgeson is retiring from the company that produces Gold'n Plump chicken.

Helgeson is stepping down from St. Cloud-based GNP Co. effective Nov. 3. Executive Vice President Steve Jurek, who's been with the organization 37 years, will take over as president.

The 62-year-old Helgeson tells the St. Cloud Times that after 40 years in the business full-time, he decided the time was right to retire. He's been working around the company his grandfather started in 1926 since he was 10. The company now processes 100 million chickens annually.

GNP Co. and its subsidiaries - including three chicken-processing plants, two hatcheries and two feed mills - were sold last December to The Maschhoffs of Carlyle, Illinois.

Section Of Highway 15 To Close During Overnight Hours Starting Monday

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08/13/2014 - 11:20 AM

Drivers should be aware that a section of Highway 15 will be closed for the evenings of Monday, August 18 through Wednesday, August 20.

The St. Cloud City Engineering Department says Highway 15 will close at the new interchange at 33rd Street South so crews can install bridge grinders.

Closures will happen every half hour between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Utility Work In St. Cloud To Close Sections Of Cooper Avenue Tuesday

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08/12/2014 - 8:20 AM

Drivers traveling along 5th Street North otherwise known as Cooper Avenue North may need to add extra time onto their commute Tuesday.

The St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says utility work in that area between 24th and 25th Avenue North will close Cooper Avenue North all day today. Crews will be working on storm drains in the area.

Cooper Avenue North should be reopened to traffic starting Wednesday.

Sauk River Drowning Victim Identified

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08/12/2014 - 8:10 AM

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who had drowned in the Sauk River on Sunday.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says 55-year-old Daniel LeRoy Snively was pulled from the river around 12:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Rescue crews had attempted to revive Snively but were unsuccessful.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for the final autopsy results from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office to officially determine the exact cause of death.

Deputies do not believe any foul play is suspected in Snively’s death. However, they do think alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the drowning.

Primary Elections To Take Place In Minnesota Today

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08/12/2014 - 5:00 AM

The primary elections are today as voters will get a chance to decide which candidates will represent their political party in the November general election.

Some of the races that will be on the ballot will be the Governor, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative for the 6th District.

Voting booths will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Click here to find your polling place to vote. 

Three St. Cloud Men Facing Assault Charges After Confrontation With Weapons Monday Night

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08/12/2014 - 4:00 AM

Three St. Cloud men are facing 2nd degree assault charges after St. Cloud police responded to an incident involving weapons Monday afternoon in the 1600 block of University Drive Southeast.

Sergeant Jason Burke says the investigation revealed that 36-year-old Damon William Hunt confronted 25-year-old Joshua Alexander Olson over an alleged assault involving Hunt’s girlfriend Sunday evening. During the fight, Hunt displayed a knife which lead Olson to grab a spade shovel. Olson’s brother, 39-year-old Philip Lee Olson, then picked up a wood board. Philip Olson suffered a stab wound to his leg while Hunt suffered injuries from being hit with the shovel and board.

Both men received treatment at the St. Cloud hospital for their non-life threatening injuries. All three are currently being held for court at the Sherburne County Jail.

The alleged assault of Hunt’s girlfriend, a 36-year-old St. Cloud woman, is currently under investigation.

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