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St. Cloud Pride Weekend Returning For Ninth Time

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09/14/2018 - 10:45 AM

St. Cloud will be hosting its ninth Pride Weekend starting on Friday.

The St. Cloud Downtown Council says that there will be several family-friendly events during the weekend.

The first event will be a burlesque show by the Vendetta Vixens and Nakita's Kittens on Friday night at the Red Carpet in downtown St. Cloud. Features of the show will include modern dance, acrobatics, and comedy. The show will begin at 10 p.m. and the cost of the event is $10 plus a $1.49 fee.

Saturday will kick off with Pride in the Park, which will provide games, booths, food vendors, music, and more. This will take place at Lake George from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Coming up later on Saturday will be the St. Cloud Pride Drag Show at the River's Edge Convention Center. The show will feature comedy by Bonnie the Barfly and there will be six performers. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with general admission beginning at 7 p.m. 

No events have been announced for Sunday.

Over 50 businesses will be supporting Pride Weekend.

St. Cloud Places In The Top 10 For Best Minnesota Town

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09/12/2018 - 5:00 AM

Minnesota Monthly released their submissions for their Best MN Town search and St. Cloud is a top-10 finalist.

Mayor Dave Kleis said about the city of St. Cloud: “If you’re seeking a city that is “Best in Minnesota”, than look no further than St. Cloud. As the 8th largest city in Minnesota, we deliver urban perks in a welcoming college-town setting along the mighty Mississippi River.”

The magazine received 24 finalists and the winner will be chosen by a panel of notable Minnesotans, the magazine’s editor, and the people of Minnesota. The criteria for each town will come from a questionnaire, qualitative and quantitative research, and a popular vote.

Voters can vote up to ten times per email address at www.bestmntown.org until Friday, October 12th at 11:59 p.m.

The winner of the showcase will receive a media campaign in a multi-page editorial valued at over $50,000, and a party will be thrown in honor of the town. 

All Aboard Minnesota To Host Forum

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09/12/2018 - 3:55 AM

All Aboard Minnesota is encouraging the community to attend a forum to learn more about additional train services through St. Cloud.

All Aboard President Brian Nelson said, “We will focus on how those in and around St. Cloud will benefit personally, the advantages of adding more long distance rail passenger service, and what citizens can do to make these plans happen.” The proposed additions would be connecting St. Cloud to Fargo, the Twin Cities, and Chicago.

All Aboard Minnesota will be hosting a forum on Wednesday, September 26th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Great River Regional Library.

Two Vehicle Crash in Albany Sends Sisters To Hospital

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09/11/2018 - 1:15 AM

A crash in Albany resulted in two people being sent to the hospital Saturday evening.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says just before 8 p.m., 18-year-old Katharine Kalthoff was waiting to turn into her driveway on County Road 10 near 330th Street when 29-year-old Neil Osendorf struck her from behind. Kalthoff had her younger sister in the vehicle.

Both were taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Osendorf was medically released at the scene. The crash is still under investigation.

St. Cloud Veteran Gets New Home

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09/11/2018 - 12:50 PM

A local veteran and their family will be getting a new home this month thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

Executive director Rev. Richard Nelson says they are inviting the whole community to come to next week’s ground breaking ceremony. Nelson says this house is special to him because it is providing affordable housing to those who have served our country through the military. Sponsors for the build include MidCounty Bank, Jacobs Financial, network manufacturing, and local EMS.

The ground breaking will take place on Monday, September 17th starting at Noon. Food, beverages and greetings from local veterans and sponsor representatives will also at the ground breaking.

Two Sent To Hospital After Motorcycle Flips

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09/11/2018 - 11:45 AM

A motorcycle lost control and flipped Sunday afternoon near Avon.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Faith Danielle Eby was driving down Norway Road in Avon Township where she lost control of her motorcycle and flipped while taking a curve. Eby had 12-year-old Amellia Marie Jensen riding on the back of the bike, who was wearing a helmet.

Both Eby and Jensen were taken to Centra Care Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Area of Highway 95 Closed After Man Threatens to Hurt Himself

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09/10/2018 - 8:30 AM

A man has died Sunday afternoon near Minden Township after making threats of self-harm.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck says at 12:15 p.m. a call was made about the person’s friend who wanted to hurt himself or others. Officers then went to where the man was at the 7300 block of Highway 95 northeast. Deputies and Officers were able to confirm the man had armed himself with a firearm and evacuated the area.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Sauk Rapids, Police Department and the Stearns-Benton Special Emergency Response Team all were on the scene. Traffic along Highway 95 was diverted. Crisis negotiators and the SERT team attempted at negotiations but were unsuccessful. Eventually the team went in and found the man dead from a gun-shot wound.

The body was sent to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. After assuring no public threat, people were able to return to their homes in the area. The name of the man is being withheld currently to allow family to contact next of kin.

District 742 Has an Upcoming Meeting

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09/10/2018 - 8:30 AM

St. Cloud Area School District 742 has a meeting coming up.

District Spokeswoman Mary Kustermann says that the District 742 Finance Study Group will be meeting next week.

The meeting will be on Monday, September 17 starting at noon in the District 742 Administration Offices.

Ask A Feminist Panel

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09/10/2018 - 3:35 AM

The Women’s Center will open its fall Women on Wednesday speaker series with a panel answering questions about feminism.

The panel aims at helping millennials that believe in the tenets of feminism but don’t want to identify with the term. The panel will also look to talk about what is feminism and what is challenging about being a feminist.

The panel will take place on Wednesday, September 12th in the Atwood Memorial Center Theater at 12 p.m.

Tenant Talks About The Night His Apartment Starts on Fire

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09/10/2018 - 3:30 AM

An apartment complex near St Cloud State University went up in flames over the weekend.

Assistant News Director Spencer Schacht spoke to Cal Brautigam, a tenant who was home when the alarms went off.

You can listen to the Audio Story here

Atwood Memorial Center Appoints New Interim Director

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09/07/2018 - 12:00 PM

Atwood Memorial Center Appoints New Interim Director

The Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State has a new Interim Executive Director to oversee the facility.

Vice President for Student Life and Development Wanda Overland says that Jessica Ostman has been appointed to hold the position. Ostman was selected for her knowledge and leadership experience to fill the role of a student union on SCSU’s campus.

Ostman started the job on September 6 and will hold the position until the search process is complete. The previous director, Mitch Karstens, left for another opportunity at the University of St. Thomas

5th Avenue Live! Will Cause Road To Close

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09/07/2018 - 11:00 AM

5th Avenue Live! Will Cause Road To Close

Concerts will cause a major St. Cloud road to close for the day.

The St. Cloud City Engineer's Office says 5th Avenue South between West St. Germain Street and 1st Street South will be closing due to the 5th Avenue Live! concert series.

The road will be closing on Saturday, September 8th from 12:30-10:30 p.m.

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The Fifth Avenue Live! concert will start at 5 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate and cost $5 per person. The proceeds will go towards purchasing festoon lights for the downtown area.

To hear more about the concert event listen here.

 

Highway 4 Re-Opens As Detour Removed

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09/07/2018 - 11:00 AM

Highway 4 is finally open again after being closed since May.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the highway through Lake Henry is open after a project caused it to close in early May.

The project aimed to reconstruct the road while improving the sidewalks and underground utilities. 

The road is officially open as of Thursday, September 6. All detours have been removed.

5th Avenue Live! To Return With Familiar Faces

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09/07/2018 - 10:30 AM

5th Avenue Live! To Return With Familiar Faces

St. Cloud will be hosting the third 5th Avenue Live! concert event of the summer.

The St. Cloud Downtown Council says the Gregory James Band and Brat Pack Radio will be performing. This will be the Gregory James Band's second performance at the concert series.

5th Avenue Live! was created by several St. Cloud business owners and city staff to have an event that could bring people to the downtown area.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 5-8:30 p.m. on 5th Avenue South. It has an entrance fee of $5. 

Car Crashes Into Sauk River Bridge After Rollover

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09/06/2018 - 2:15 AM

A car rolled over and crashed into the side of a bridge near Melrose early Wednesday morning.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office was sent to the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash just after midnight. Fifty five-year-old Joseph Gerads was driving on County Road 186 when he lost control and went into a ditch. The vehicle rolled three times before crashing into the bridge over the Sauk River.

Authorities believe alcohol might have contributed to the crash.

Gerads was taken to Melrose Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

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