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43rd Annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair Kicks Off Thursday At SCSU

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06/21/2016 - 2:00 AM

Thursday marks the 43rd Annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair hosted by St. Cloud State University.

The Lemonade Fair is sponsored by St. Cloud State's Department of Campus Involvement, and its goal is to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in celebrating their relationship with the university.

Over 200 vendors will be in attendance as well as live music performances, a children’s art area, a farmers market, and of course, freshly squeezed lemonade.

The fair is one of many events taking place this weekend as a part of Granite City Days, which is celebrating its 10th year. Other events on the schedule are a Beaver Island Canoe Trip, a parade, and the Sing! St. Cloud Singing Competition. 

The event is free to the public and takes place from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the campus of St. Cloud State.

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force Finds Drugs During Search

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06/16/2016 - 1:00 AM

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force Finds Drugs During Search
A St. Cloud man was arrested Wednesday after the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force found a package of controlled substances during a search.
 
Commander Steve Soyka reports that investigators learned that a package was to be delivered to 614 8th Street South in St. Cloud and set up a surveillance. After investigators saw the package get delivered a search warrant was conducted.
 
During the course of the search officers found approximately two pounds of marijuana, 30 grams of marijuana wax, five grams of cocaine, and 11 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. $855.00 was also seized during the search.
 
Officers arrested 22-year-old Brandon Koster of St. Cloud on 5th degree possession charges.
 

W.W. Holes Hall Demolition Is Underway On SCSU Campus

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06/06/2016 - 2:00 AM

Demolition of Holes Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University has begun.

Since June 1, crews have been working daily on the deconstruction. The residence hall is fenced off for safety since large debris is a result of the demolition. 

The Department of Residential Life says activity will begin at 7 a.m. most days and end in the early evenings. Some weekend construction may be required. 

Demolition is scheduled to be completed by August 17. 

 

St. Cloud City Council Will Discuss Kiwk Trip Liquor License At Monday Meeting

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06/06/2016 - 11:30 AM

St. Cloud City Council members meet this evening to discuss happenings in the area. Assistant News Director Joe Michalski has more information on their agenda in this AUDIO REPORT

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Woman Jailed After Allegedly Letting Dog Bite Authorities Thursday

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06/06/2016 - 11:00 AM

Woman Jailed After Allegedly Letting Dog Bite Authorities Thursday

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A woman from central Minnesota is in jail after authorities say she let a large dog out of her pickup truck and the animal bit a sheriff's deputy.

The Stearns County sheriff's office says 24-year-old Morgan Knutson from Brooten also kicked a Sauk Centre police officer in the head during her arrest Thursday.

A farm owner had reported a woman was in his yard "whipping doughnuts" in a pickup truck and acting strangely. The deputy found the woman screaming on top of the pickup. When he talked the woman into getting off the truck, authorities say she let a mastiff out of the pickup, and it bit the deputy in the left leg.

The Star Tribune reports the woman cheap swiss replica watches remained jailed Sunday. The dog was put in quarantine.

Knutson is facing felony charges of terroristic threats and assault in the fourth degree.

St. Cloud Man Robbed On 8th Avenue North Early Friday

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06/03/2016 - 1:00 AM

Two men were arrested after robbing a St. Cloud man on the 400 block of 8th Avenue North early Friday morning.
 
St. Cloud Assistant Chief Jeff Oxton says police reported to a call of a robbery about 2:18 a.m. Friday morning. After arriving to the scene officers determined that a 30-year-old St. Cloud man was walking on the sidewalk before he was attacked by two unidentified men who tried to steal his phone and wallet. The suspects fled on foot.
 
Officers checked the surrounding area and would find 22-year-old Nathaniel Spears of St. Cloud and 21-year-old Cory Michael Dudley of Princeton. The victim would identify both men as the perpetrators.
 
Spears and Dudley were both charged with robbery and taken to Stearns County Jail. The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention.
 
 

 

Sauk Rapids Plans To Switch Its Water Supply System Next Week

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06/02/2016 - 11:50 AM

People living in Sauk Rapids should know the city is switching its water supply system next week.

Sauk Rapids says it has two different water systems and will be switching back to the original split arrangement. One part of the split will be a free chlorine system and the other is with chloramine.

Chloramine is a chemical compound that’s added to drinking water to disinfect and kill germs, according to the Center for Disease Control.

Most people will not notice the switch. However, folks with fish tanks are encouraged to use carbon fake watches for sale filtration equipment or treatments that neutralize the chemical. At home kidney dialysis patients may also need to take extra precautions. Chloramine is harmful when it directly enters the bloodstream. Sauk Rapids provides more information on their website

The switch is scheduled for Thursday, June 9. The Sauk Rapids Utility Department will answer questions at 320-258-5318. 

 

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Area Schools Will Compete In Calculus Showcase Hosted By SCSU

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06/02/2016 - 11:30 AM

St. Cloud State University is hosting the 2016 Calculus Showcase on Tuesday.

St. Cloud Apollo, St. Cloud Technical and Sauk Rapids-Rice are among the schools vying for the top spot.

Two-three person teams will give 15-minute presentations on applying calculus beyond the mathematics classroom.

The presentations will be judged on choice of topic, accurate information, audience understanding, presentation quality and shared team effort.

The Calculus Showcase is hosted by the SCSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The presentations will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Engineering and Computing Center at SCSU.

Sexual Abuse Claims Filed Against Diocese of St. Cloud By State Deadline

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06/01/2016 - 9:30 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - The Diocese of St. Cloud says 74 claims of sexual abuse of minors have been made against it and none of the claims involve anyone who is currently in parish ministry.

A three-year window that lifted the statute of limitations on allegations of clergy abuse in Minnesota closed last week. A statement from the diocese names 31 clergy members who served in the St. Cloud district.

The diocese says its staff is working with attorneys to identify insurance coverage that could be directed to the resolution of the claims. The St. Cloud Times says Bishop Donald Kettler has asked parishioners to pray for the healing of victims and survivors of clergy abuse and for a resolution to the civil claims made under the state law.

GNP Company Plans To Match All 2016 Fireworks Donations For St. Cloud

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06/01/2016 - 2:40 AM

This Fourth of July, the GNP Company is going to match every donation from the 2016 St. Cloud Fireworks Display.

It was announced today that for every dollar raised, GNP will donate one pound of chicken to Catholic Charities.

Kathryn Stolpman of the Catholic Charities Emergency Food Shelf says, “What a terrific idea—a fundraising idea that benefits the community on multiple levels.”

This Fourth of July is America’s 240th birthday and will be the 69th consecutive fireworks display in the St. Cloud area. 

St. Cloud Downtown Council Announces Updates On Current Projects

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05/31/2016 - 2:40 AM

The St. Cloud Downtown Council offers updates on a number of projects the council is working on:
 
The DTC notes that over $11 million was invested downtown in the first quarter.
 
Plans for the restoration of the 501 Building will be completed this week, and the Beaver Island Trail expansion will be finished soon after.
 
To see the complete list of projects, visit this link.
 

St. Cloud Technical High School Reveals New Logo

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05/31/2016 - 11:20 AM

St. Cloud Technical High School Reveals New Logo
St. Cloud Technical High School is unveiling a new activities logo.
 
Students, staff, alumni and the community were asked in February to submit ideas for a new logo.

From the 60 designs submitted, the Community Engagement and Communications committee was able to narrow it down to five, and in April asked for more suggestions from the public.

Thousands of comments were made which resulted in a close race.

The new logo will be used for internal communications, team and group apparel and internal signage. 

Steven Bresnahan Plans To Retire From Catholic Charities After 22 Years

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05/31/2016 - 10:10 AM

After more than 2 decades of service, Steven Bresnahan is planning to retire from the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.

Catholic Charities says Bresnahan joined in June 1994 and now works as the executive director. During his tenure the Emergency Services has about tripled in the amount of people it serves.

Bresnahan adds he has no immediate plans after work, but will never truly retire. With his wife of 42 years by his side, he says, “I am listening for opportunities.”

The process to find his replacement will begin in the next 6-9 months.

Catholic Charities is a nonprofit organization which advances the charitable and social mission of the Diocese of St. Cloud, according to its website.

Stearns History Museum Presents New Children's Exhibit On Health And Wellness This Summer

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05/27/2016 - 10:50 AM

A nationally touring exhibit is making its way to the Stearns History Museum to spread messages of health and wellness to children.

The museum says the Healthyville exhibit is designed to teach children about health in a fun, play-based manner. It will help participants understand their bodies, the importance of making healthy choices and how to apply these concepts in everyday situations.

The program is bilingual in English and Spanish, and open to families with kids ages 5-12. Others are welcome if interested.

The tour was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Healthyville kicked off Friday and will run through September 4.

The exhibit times are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children, and free for museum members and children less than one year. Family rates are also available.

World War II Soldier's Remains Will Be Returned Home To Minn. Nearly A Century After Death

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05/26/2016 - 12:40 PM

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) - The remains of two World War II soldiers from Minnesota will be returned to their respective hometowns this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 72 years after their deaths.

Navy machinist John Anderson was killed at age 24 on the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, D-Day.

Anderson's remains were disinterred from an unknown grave in a Normandy American Military Cemetery and positively identified in 2015. His remains will arrive Thursday in Willmar, where a public memorial service and interment will be held Saturday.

Army Pvt. John Sersha was killed at age 20 in a German-controlled area of the Netherlands in September 1944.

Sersha's remains returned home Tuesday after they were disinterred from the Neuville Military Cemetery in Belgium. His remains will be buried Saturday in Eveleth.

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