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Suspect Identified As Dennis Vogt In The Incident of Shooting His Estranged Wife Saturday Morning

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10/27/2014 - 10:30 AM

Suspect Identified As Dennis Vogt In The Incident of Shooting His Estranged Wife Saturday Morning

A 63-year-old woman was taken to St. Cloud Hospital after being wounded in a shooting Saturday morning just prior to 10 a.m.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says the Stearns County Dispatch Center received several 9-1-1 calls which reported two vehicles chasing each other on southeast County Road 4 from County Road 2. The second driver now identified as, 66-year-old Gary Dennis Vogt of St. Joseph, rammed into the other vehicle and fired several gunshots at the vehicle.

Entering the city of St. Cloud on County Road 4, the vehicles collided again and the victim's vehicle stopped. Dennis Vogt allegedly fired more gunshots at the first driver and left the scene.

The suspect's vehicle was stopped by the Stearns County Deputy Sheriff near the Sauk River bridge. The deputy arrested Vogt and he was taken to St. Cloud Hospital. He is now in custody of the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. A handgun was found in the suspect's vehicle.

The victim had one apparent gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital as well. The victim and assailant are a divorced husband and wife. The St. Cloud Police department assisted with this case.

People who witnessed the incident are encouraged to call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at (320)251-4240.

SCSU Film Studies Introduces Shadow Of The Vampire Friday

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10/23/2014 - 10:50 AM

The October Horror Film Fest continues at St. Cloud State University with the showing of Shadow of the Vampire Friday.

Shadow of the Vampire is a fictional account of the creation of a 1922 German expressionist horror film.

SCSU Department of Theatre and Film Studies invites students to the movie and Q & A session after with Film Studies professor Felip Costaglioli and student Jorden Dressen.

The film starts at 6 p.m. in the Miller Center Auditorium.

Man Killed After Being Hit By Northstar Commuter Line Wednesday Night In Elk River

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10/23/2014 - 10:30 AM

Elk River, AP - Twin Cities Metro Transit says a commuter train has hit and killed a man walking near tracks in Elk River.

Officials say the man was hit by a Northstar train around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was in an area not designated for crossing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported. Authorities shut down trains going both ways and temporarily closed the tracks.

Passengers on the train were transferred to another outbound train within an hour of the collision. Authorities haven't identified the man or said why he was on the tracks.

Eastbound Highway 10 Ramp To Close For The Day Friday

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10/23/2014 - 10:30 AM

Drivers in Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud should prepare for road closures along Highway 10 to County Road 3/Golden Spike Road Friday.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the ramp on eastbound Highway 10 will close at 8 a.m. so crews can pave the roadway.

Construction is part of the County Road 3/Golden Spike Road project to improve mobility and safety in the area.

MnDOT adds the ramp should open by 1 p.m. the same day.

SCSU Announces Student Enrollment Totals For Fall 2014

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10/22/2014 - 4:00 AM

St. Cloud State University has officially released their fall 2014 enrollment numbers. Assistant news director Vicki Ikeogu has the AUDIO STORY.

Stearns County Sheriff Asks Public To Remember Jacob Wetterling

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10/22/2014 - 3:20 AM

Stearns County Sheriff Asks Public To Remember Jacob Wetterling

The Stearns County Sheriff’s department is asking the public to remember the 25th anniversary of the abduction of a Central Minnesota boy.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner is asking for residents to take a moment out of the day to remember Jacob Wetterling and all other missing children. On this 25th anniversary, Sanner is asking for residents to leave a porch light on to remember Jacob.

11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted from St. Joseph Township on October 22nd, 1989. The search for Wetterling hasn’t stopped as the Wetterling family along with the community and law enforcement on the local, state, and federal levels have worked to find Jacob and bring him home.

Sanner is asking for all of us to make “a personal commitment to never forget or take for granted the many blessings we do have in our lives as they can be taken from us.”

St. Cloud State To Host Gallery Walk On Charting the Future

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10/22/2014 - 12:15 PM

St. Cloud State University will be hosting a Gallery Walk next month as a part of the Charting the Future effort.
 
Charting the Future is an effort developed by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, a system that includes 31 institutions, including St. Cloud State. The group says the effort is a collaborative process to develop specific actions to better serve the students and communities that make up the MnSCU.
 
To turn the group’s ideas into specific actions, eight campus-led implementation teams were launched, and St. Cloud State is doing its part with faculty, staff, and students on six of the eight teams. The gallery walk will be an open-house style event designed for attendees to see and react to the concepts and themes proposed by implementation teams.
 
The event is scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 6 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Voyagers Room in the Atwood Memorial Center. 
 

 

SCSU Hosts Chinese And Karen Cultural Festivals This Weekend

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10/22/2014 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud State University celebrates Chinese and Karen culture at this weekend’s Cultural Festivals.

China Night takes place Saturday in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom on the SCSU campus. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association is hosting the event at 5:30 p.m. featuring traditional dance, a fashion show, and Chinese food.

On Sunday, The Karen Cultural Day will be held in the Atwood Memorial Center Cascade Room at 1 p.m. The theme is “The Journey of the Unknown Culture” to celebrate Myanmar people.

Karen Cultural Day is free and open to the public. China Night is $5 for students, $8 for non-students and free for children younger than 12. Tickets are available at the door. 

County Road 4 Resurfacing Underway In St. Wendel

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10/22/2014 - 10:45 AM

County Road 4, also known as Veterans Drive,  in St. Wendel at the intersection of County Road 2 will be resurfaced beginning October 22nd.

The Stearns County Highway Department says the construction will cover 1,300 feet on either side of the intersection on County Road 4. The work includes grinding of the pavement for resurfacing the road.

Paving of the County Road 2 will start the next week. Local residents will have access to the road, but should be careful while driving through the working zone. All other residents are encouraged to use alternative routes.

The time frame of the construction is dependent on weather conditions.

Highway 15/Highway 10 Reconstruction Project Means Delays For Sauk Rapids And Sartell Drivers

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10/22/2014 - 10:20 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising central Minnesota motorists traveling along Highway 15 and Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids and Sartell of delays Thursday and Friday.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between Benton Drive and Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids and Sartell.

Mn-DOT says the closures are needed as construction crews work on the Highway 15/Highway 10 reconstruction project. Road resurfacing will also take place on Highway 10 between East St. Germain Street and Watab Road.

St. Cloud Man Killed In Roll Over Crash

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10/21/2014 - 5:00 AM

A St. Cloud man was killed Tuesday morning after a roll over crash in a dune buggy style vehicle.

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says 27-year-old Luke Lietha died after emergency personnel attempted CPR. The accident happened just after 1 a.m. in a farm field on 54th Street SE, which is about 3 miles north of Clear Lake near Highway 10. Brott adds other people involved in the accident were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Their names haven’t been released yet.

The details of the accident remain under investigation by the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

Road Surface Repair On Cory Lane And Ridgewood Road

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10/21/2014 - 3:45 AM

Road Surface Repair On Cory Lane And Ridgewood Road
Motorists in Waite Park should prepare for delays due to road work at the intersection of Cory Lane and Ridgewood Road.
 
The City Engineer’s Office says the closure that begins on Wednesday will see the westbound traffic lane on Ridgewood Road reduced to one lane. 
 
The closure is due to roadway surface repair work being done and is only expected to last one day.
 

 

SCSU's Herberger Business School Announces Extension Of Interim Dean

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10/21/2014 - 11:20 AM

SCSU's Herberger Business School Announces Extension Of Interim Dean

St. Cloud State University announces Dr. Walter Roettger will continue as Interim Dean of Herberger Business School through June 2015.

Provost and Academic Vice President Richard Green says this allows SCSU additional time to hire the right candidate for the job.

Dr. Roettger replaced Diana Lawson after she left SCSU for the provost position at Grand Valley State University.

St. Cloud State University Opens Fall Theatre Season

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10/21/2014 - 10:30 AM

The Theatre Department of St. Cloud State University opens its season with “Wives, Goddesses and Slaves Where R My Batches and Cookies?” for five continuous days starting Tuesday.

Director Vladmir Rovinsky, a St. Cloud State professor, says his cast of 12 actors and actresses use clowns and improvisation to discover ancient Greek stereotypes. The shows feature challenging subject matter including relationships between men as well as women, themes like rape, domestic abuse and mass shootings.

All events will be at the SCSU Performing Arts Center Arena Stage. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors or free for students at SCSU.

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Allegedly Putting Finger In Young Girl's Mouth

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10/20/2014 - 12:00 PM

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Allegedly Putting Finger In Young Girl's Mouth

A 66-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested late Friday morning after allegedly shoving his finger inside a 3-year-old girl’s mouth at the Great River Regional Library.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says Lawrence Dale Danzl also asked the young girl to come home with him. Danzl is currently facing charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

According to police dispatch communications a library staff member called in the complaint after Danzl offered two other young children a dollar if they came home with him.

Police officers have learned that Danzl may have done this in the past, with other incidents that went unreported. Authorities say one of the incidents in question may have taken place on a city bus.
 
The police department has requested that anyone with information on this or other incidents contact them immediately.
 

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