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Husky Fan Fest 2014 Activities Planned For Saturday

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09/12/2014 - 11:50 AM

Husky Fan Fest 2014 kicks off Saturday with events and activities planned around St. Cloud State football’s home opener against Wayne State Coellge.

Huskies Fan fest tailgating is scheduled for noon until the 3:00 p.m. kickoff. Tailgating festivities has been moved to the Husky Pay Lot, just outside the south gate of Husky Stadium. For the first time, a beer tent, approved by the city of St. Cloud will be open to tailgaters.

After the game, The Smithereens will rock Husky Stadium with a post game concert slated for 7:00 p.m.

Other activities happening this week are the Color Vibe 5-K run at 8:30 a.m., along with the cross-fit competition Granite Games.

CAER Food Shelf In Elk River Asks For Public Votes To Help Win Contest

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09/11/2014 - 3:00 AM

The CAER Food Shelf visited SCSU Thursday to gain support for a contest they entered.

Assistant News Director Korina Borash has the details.

To cast a vote, click here. Vote for the fourth picture to support the CAER Food Shelf.

Voting is open until Sunday at midnight.

 

SCSU Hosts 'The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Neighbors, Dialogue And Conflict Resolution'

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09/11/2014 - 12:50 PM

St. Cloud State University hosted the event titled ‘The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Neighbors, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution’ Wednesday night.

Moderating the discussion was former Palestine Liberation Organization official and Harvard fellow, Nizar Farsakh.

Assistant News Director Steve Coursolle covered the event. 

Right to left: Walid Issa, Nizar Farsakh and Lior Frankiensztajn

The mood was tense last night in Atwood Theatre for the event apart of St. Cloud State University’s Difficult Conversations series.

There was visible security inside and outside the near capacity theatre, for a topic that brings strong and passionate viewpoint on both sides. SCSU Public Safety and St. Cloud Police, both uniformed and plain clothes officers were on-hand.

2013 SCSU graduate, Palestinian, Walid Issa started the conversation sharing his upbringing with eight brothers and sisters in a Palestinian refugee camp.

Issa described his moment that marked him, as narrator Nizar Farsakh put it. What it was like seeing his teacher, a man he looked up to, shot in right front of him by men that jumped out of a white van with guns and just started shooting.

Former Official of Government Activities for Israel, Lior Frankiensztajn said his defining moment came when he was living with Walid in Washington D.C. as part of a program for emerging Israeli-Palestinian leaders.

Lior said he was in a cramped corner ironing when Walid stopped him and took the iron from him, “I thought he was going to kill me with it. That’s how deep it goes. We lived together and I knew him very well, but that’s how we think.”

The conversation wrapped up with Walid and Lior discussing possible solutions to the conflict.

Lior also shared his view towards current Israeli and Palestinian leaders, “Our leaders are war managers, they believe in keeping the status-quo, war. This keeps them in power.”

Issa ended by expressing his need for Palestinian and Israeli youth to be able to meet. “Isolation isn’t the answer, we need to sit down and discuss our issues face to face.”

SCSU Promotes Campus Clubs At Mainstreet

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09/11/2014 - 11:40 AM

The St. Cloud State University campus was lively Wednesday as students were getting accustomed to all that SCSU has to offer at Mainstreet.

Assistant News Director Korina Borash has the story.

 

Students packed the Atwood Ballroom during Mainstreet

Various Roadways To Have Restricted Access Saturday Due To Color Vibe 5K Run

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09/11/2014 - 11:30 AM

There will be restricted roadway access Saturday morning and afternoon as the Color Vibe 5K run will require various streets and properties to be blocked off.

The City Engineer’s Office says 8th Avenue South and 1st Avenue South from 4th Street South to 9th Street South have restricted use from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

Additionally, the following streets will have restricted access:

  • 1st Avenue South from 8th Street South to Herb Brooks Way
  • Herb Brooks Way from 1st Avenue South to 3rd Avenue South
  • 3rd Avenue South from Herb Brooks Way to 14th Street South

Detours will be posted.

South St. Cloud Roads Will Close For Granite Games Sunday

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09/10/2014 - 4:40 AM

Roads will close in South St. Cloud for the Granite Games 5K event Sunday.

The City Engineer's office says closings are as follows:

  • 7th Street South from 4th Avenue South to 12th Avenue South
  • 8th Street South from 1st Avenue South to 4th Avenue South
  • 1st Avenue South from 8th Street South to 13th Street South
  • 12th Avenue South from TH 23 to 7th Street South
  • East Lake Boulevard from 4th Street South to 7th Street South

The closures begin at 7 a.m. and will re-open by 9 a.m.

 

Patriot Day Honored at St. Cloud State University Thursday

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09/10/2014 - 4:00 AM

Patriot Day Honored at St. Cloud State University Thursday

The Veterans Resource Center at St. Cloud State University is hosting a ceremony in commemoration of Patriot Day to remember those perished on September 11, 2001.

Director of the Veterans Resource Center, Zac Mangas, says they will raise the American flag and then lower it to half-staff at the entrance to the Administrative Service Building. There will also be a short speech accompanied by refreshments at the Veterans Resource Center.

The ceremony will take place at 8:00 a.m. Thursday.

SCSU's TV Station UTVS Switches Channels In St. Cloud Area

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09/10/2014 - 3:45 AM

St. Cloud State University’s television station, UTVS has recently made a channel switch. KVSC’S assistant news director Vicki Ikeogu has the story.

Stearns County Highway Department To Sell Local Properties

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09/10/2014 - 1:00 AM

Five excess right-of-way properties will be up for auction Thursday, September 18.

The Stearns County Highway Department says two of the properties are in St Cloud and have homes. There two other properties are in St. Joseph, one is an office building and the other is a former Park and Ride. The fifth property which will be sold through an online auction is a wetland in Big Stone County.

The four local properties will be sold by auction happening in two hour intervals on the property site.

Business will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will go throughout the day.

More information on the auction can be found here.

St. Cloud Man Indicted On First Degree Murder Charges Monday

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09/10/2014 - 10:00 AM

A 23-year-old St. Cloud man was indicted Monday on first degree murder charges for his role in a shooting last March near the Coborn’s grocery store in Sartell.

Police say Demetreus Anthony McGinnis allegedly shot 20-year-old Maurice Galvin Jr., in what prosecutors say was a fight over drugs.

McGinnis says he was defending himself during a robbery and a scuffle over a gun led to the shooting last March near a Sprint store.  The victim was later taken to the St. Cloud Hopsital where he died that night.

McGinnis was indicted by a Stearns County grand jury on a total of six charges, four counts of murder.

 

If convicted of first degree murder, McGinnis will serve a life sentence. McGinnis is being held on two million dollars unconditional bail and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday (Today) at 1:30 p.m.

Saint John's University And College Of Saint Benedict Improve In Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges List

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09/09/2014 - 3:20 AM

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University have both moved up the charts in U.S. News and World Report magazine’s 2015 top college ratings.

Saint John’s University has tied for 73rd in the top 100 liberal arts colleges after tying for 76th in 2014’s rankings. College of Saint Benedict improves to 89th overall after tying for 94th in 2014. U.S. News’ rankings included 249 liberal arts colleges with 221 being private and 27 public. These colleges value undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences.

Also to note for the fourth time in the last six years, Saint John’s was named to the ‘Up-and-Coming” list of national liberal arts colleges tying for sixth this year. This list was comprised after college administrators in this past spring were asked to nominate institutions that had “made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.

American Red Cross Produces New Blood Donor App

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09/09/2014 - 12:00 PM

The American Red Cross has launched a new application for blood donors.

The new Blood Donor app aims to make people aware of those who are in need of blood to save more lives. It also provides donors with the opportunity to schedule blood donation, the ability to track their total donation, and the opportunity to earn rewards.

CEO of the Red Cross North Central Blood Services Region Geoff Kaufmann, says the app makes it easier, faster, and more convenient for users to donate, recruit friends and family to roll up a sleeve with them.

Some of the app features include:

  • A blood drive or blood donation locator
  • The ability to sync a blood donation appointment with the user's calendar
  • Personalized "selfies" donors can use as they share their donation experience through social media
  • A chance for donors to come together to form teams, tracking their cumulative impact and viewing standings on the Blood Donor Teams Leaderboard
  • Exclusive offers and discounts from some of America's best brands, including Shari;s Berries, ProFlowers and 1A Auto, with new rewards added regularly 
  • Uplifting donor and blood recipient stories that show the power of rolling up a save to help save lives.

Celebrate! St. Cloud State Weekend To Have A Wide Variety Of Activities Starting Friday

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09/09/2014 - 11:30 AM

This weekend is an exciting time for St. Cloud State University as students' families are encouraged to visit campus as part of Celebrate! St. Cloud State and the University Program Board's Family weekend.

Hallie Rathbun, the Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs and Spirit Groups, talks about the entertainment for the weekend.

The festivities run Friday through Sunday. Purchase tickets for the football game and concert here.

 

Sauk Rapids City Council To Discuss The Overlaying Of Trails In Prairie Gardens Tonight

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09/08/2014 - 9:50 AM

The Sauk Rapids City Council will be having their regular meeting this evening with many important items to be discussed.

Some of the items up for approval on tonight’s docket include an on-sale liquor license for an October 4th special event at Benton Station, the overlay of trails in Prairie Gardens, and the purchase of a new roof and shingles for Sauk Rapids Liquor.

The public will also have a chance to voice their concerns later in the meeting.

Tonight’s discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Sauk Rapids Government Center.

SCSU Will Host Discussion On The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

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09/08/2014 - 5:20 AM

St. Cloud State University will be hosting ‘The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Neighbors, Dialogue, and Conflict Resolution’ Wednesday night.

The event will feature conversation between two young men, one Israeli and the other Palestinian, talking about their very different backgrounds, upbringings and experiences.

Presenters at the event include Program Director for Civil Society Partnerships Project on Middle East Democracy, Nizar Farsakh. As well as Lior  Frank and Walid Issa of the Shades Negotiation Program.

‘The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Neighbors, Dialogue, and Conflict Resolution’ is scheduled for Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Atwood Theatre on the SCSU campus.

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