10/03/2011 - 10:00 AM
A St. Cloud State University student organization is preparing to take part in a national movement.
OccupyMN, which is inspired by the nation-wide Occupy Wall Street movement, has reached campus and piqued the interest of students and faculty. A number of student organizations on campus, including Students Organized for Change, are planning to send a St. Cloud contingent to the event scheduled for Friday, October 7 at the Hennepin County Government Plaza in Minneapolis.
The Occupy Wall Street movement resulted in more than 700 arrests on Sunday when protesters attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The movement aims to shift power back to the American people, referred to as the “99-percent,” from the ruling minority of the super-rich.
Any faculty or staff interested in carpooling to the Minneapolis event can contact Dominic Wetzel of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.
10/03/2011 - 10:00 AM
Around 2 a.m. early Saturday morning 52 minors received tickets for underage drinking. The Stearns County Sheriff’s office had been given a tip off about an underage party in the city of St. Augusta and patrolled the area until they found the home where a large number of vehicles were parked.
When deputies approached the home about 20-25 people dropped alcoholic containers and ran, however they were able to gather the rest of the people at the party. Law enforcement says there was also a fire that was larger than recreational size and they did not have a burning permit.
The sheriff’s office says this isn’t the first time the home has been the site of underage parties in the last 3 months. Also assisting the Stearns County Sheriff in the situation was the Minnesota State Patrol.
09/30/2011 - 9:48 AM
St. Cloud Police were called to an apartment building at the 32 hundred block of 15th Street North to respond to a verbal argument early Thursday morning.
Officers found 22-year-old Austin Stirling of St. Cloud as he aimed a handgun at a resident then at the officers when they identified themselves before the gun was knocked out of his hand.
Stirling was taken to the Stearns County Jail and is being held on a charge of 2nd degree assault against a police officer. The gun was found and revealed to be a BB gun made to look like a real handgun.
09/30/2011 - 2:15 AM
Approximately 50 dairy cows were killed and more $100,000 in damage was caused after a barn fire in Spring Hill Township. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department received a call at 2:08 a.m. Friday morning from a farm located at 28714 363rd Avenue. The farm is owned by 48 year old Daniel Welle.
The barn was fully engulfed in flames with deputies arrived. About 20-25 cows got out of the barn unharmed, but the barn is considered a total loss. The Lake Henry, Elrosa and Belgrade Fire Departments assisted at the scene, as well as Melrose Ambulance.
09/30/2011 - 12:30 PM
St. Cloud Police went to McRudy’s Bar on 715 St. Germain Street early Friday morning after an assault call came in. When they got to the bar police officers met with the victim, a 24-year-old Clear Lake resident, who had been assaulted after witnessing an argument between six men.
He told police that he was approached in the bar by a man, identified later as 30 year old Edward Valentine Forsythe of St. Cloud. The victim said Forsythe threatened him with a knife and beer bottle. The victim got hit in the head with the bottle but escaped before getting stabbed. He had minor injuries from the beer bottle assault.
Forsythe was arrested inside the bar and taken to the Stearns County Jail where he is being held for court on multiple assault charges.
09/30/2011 - 10:30 AM
What started as an eclectic assortment of people descending upon Wall Street and currently camping out at Zucotti Park, without any one demand except to "end corporate greed" and place power back into the hands of the American people, has now garnered the attention of various groups. Continental and United Continental airline pilots joined the effort Tuesday to voice frustration with airline management. New York City's Transit Workers Union has voted unanimously to march alongside the protesters, and will be joining next Wednesday. Another union representing doormen, security guards, and maintenance workers in the city will also be rallying on October 12.
Similar protests have also popped up around the country and globe in support of the overall cause and to voice regional grievances and inequalities. Minnesota will be joining in, with OccupyMN hosting a meet-and-greet Saturday, October 1 at Stevens Square Park in Minneapolis. The official protest is scheduled for Friday, October 7 at the The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, although all details have yet to be released.
A lot of emphasis has been put on the power of the 99% of Americans without corporate power. While there is a large presence on the Internet, all forms of communication are encouraged.
09/29/2011 - 2:00 AM
Jamie Nabozny will be speaking on the campus of St. Cloud State Tuesday. Nabozny will be talking about the trial he won for being bullied all through middle school and high school because he was openly gay.
He will be showing his 20 minute documentary, “Bullied” which portrays his experiences, before his speech. Nabozny’s presentation to stop harassment in schools will be at 5 p.m. in Ritsche Auditorium.
For more information contact Catie Holker at 320-308-2205.
09/29/2011 - 1:30 AM
A 21-year-old man from St. Joseph was arrested after an investigation by several law enforcement agencies. The Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force in conjunction with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police, Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and St. Joseph Police Department lead to the arrest of Corey Joel Eichers.
He was arrested Monday on charges of controlled substance crime in the first degree in St. Wendel Township. Eichers was arrested after allegedly accepting a package that contained half a pound of cocaine and an ounce of methamphetamine. The Airport Police identified the package as suspicious and a subsequent search warrant revealed that it contained illegal substances.
A search warrant was also executed at the address of 3229 Terry Road in St. Wendel Township. A safe filled with seven firearms was found in a bedroom that Eichers shares with a sibling.
The drugs seized have an approximate wholesale value of $9,000, and could have brought in upwards of $50,000 at the street level. Eichers is currently being held in the Stearns County Jail with bail set in the amount of $75,000.
09/29/2011 - 12:00 PM
This Saturday marks the first of four Celebrate! St. Cloud State events on the campus of SCSU. Family Weekend will take place this Saturday and Sunday with a full schedule of events planned. St. Cloud State made the change from having a Homecoming event to a series of events throughout the school year.
One of the key coordinators from Campus Involvement, Beth Knutson-Kolodzne says the purpose of the events are to have students, alumni and the campus community come together and show your husky pride.
Events scheduled to take place include a carnival in the Atwood Center and outdoor Atwood Mall, campus media tours and Planetarium showings. The Husky football team is also scheduled to take on Northern State University at 4 p.m. with live pregame music by Diamondback and post game events downtown at the Red Carpet Nightclub.
09/29/2011 - 10:15 AM
A 47-year-old Sauk Rapids woman has died after the motor cycle she was riding on hit a deer. Laura Ann Tenvoorde-Behrend was riding with her husband, 49-year-old David John Behrend on County Road 155 in Avon Township when the accident happened Wednesday.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s office says the accident happened just before 8:00 p.m. , the couple were on their Harley Davidson riding north on the County Road when they hit the deer. Tenvoorde-Behrend was pronounced dead at the scene, her husband was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital.
David Behrend is currently in critical condition. They both were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
09/29/2011 - 10:05 AM
Benton County Sheriff’s went to the railroad crossing at 35th Avenue Northwest near Rice to respond to a train vs. semi-truck crash. Investigators learned the truck, driven by 65-year-old Richard Dalen of Little Falls, was going southwest on the field approach road when he stopped for a stop sign before continuing out in front of the train.
Dalen was ejected from the truck when the train hit. He was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
09/28/2011 - 9:45 AM
New survey results show good signs for upcoming college graduates. A total of 257 employers actively recruiting recent graduates were surveyed in August and September of this year. Of the 119 that responded, 36.4 percent planned to increase their hiring. The industries most likely to increase hiring are in education, retail, and business services.
The results come from the eighth annual MN College Job Outlook. The survey is the only study of its kind and is conducted by Andrew Ditlevson, the associate director of St. Cloud State University’s Career Service Center. Ditlevson reminds students to attend and prepare for career fairs, do internships, and utilize the career services offices on campus to make the best of their education.
09/28/2011 - 10:30 AM
Crews will soon begin preparation for next year’s corridor pavement replacement project. Beginning October 3rd, motorists traveling on Highway 10 between Clear Lake and Big Lake may encounter lane closures and reduced speeds.
Crews will be widening major intersections and will be installing temporary bypass and turn lanes. This year’s work is scheduled to be complete by mid November with weather permitting.
09/28/2011 - 10:00 AM
Are you a nature lover looking to help out? Stearns County is looking for volunteers to get together and help control the buckthorn population.
Buckthorn was originally brought from Europe in the mid 1800's and is currently one of Minnesota’s most invasive shrub species.
The group will be removing buckthorn in Rockville County Park and Nature Reserve on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring sturdy clothes, gloves, shoes suitable for brushy conditions, and lopers/pruning saws.
For more information and details on where to meet please visit the Stearns County Community Calendar.
09/27/2011 - 9:30 AM
St. Cloud State’s Theater Department is starting the season with a Pulitzer Prize winning drama!
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