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Tech High School Named A Best School in US News & World Report

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05/09/2012 - 10:45 AM

Tech High School Named A Best School in US News & World Report

Tech and Apollo High Schools were named in US News and World Report’s 2012 Edition of Best High Schools this week.

According to the report, Tech High School ranked top in the region, and 35th in the state; Additionally, Apollo High School ranked highest in the region for College Readiness. The report has data on nearly 22,000 public schools nationwide.

U.S. News determines the how well students are prepared for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs, which both include college-level courses.

St. Joseph Fire Department Responds to House Fire

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05/08/2012 - 9:45 AM

Early Tuesday morning, the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Stearns County Sheriff’s office were called to a house fire. The house fire was about two miles north of St. Joseph at 32926 Watab Drive. The St. Stephen Fire Department and Gold Cross ambulance also responded to assist the St. Joe Fire Department.

The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area of the home. Two occupants were in the house at the time of the fire. The occupants and their dogs escaped the fire without injuries. The fire is still under investigation.

Missing Person Found in Granite Quarry

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05/08/2012 - 9:25 AM

At 10 a.m. on Monday officers began a search for a missing 83-year-old man from St. Cloud. He was described as being 5 feet 10 inches with blue eyes and gray hair and using a cane. Later in the evening the missing person was identified as Sievert Ole Score after being located in a granite quarry which was close to his residence.

The St. Cloud Police Department and the St. Cloud Fire Department worked together to remove him from the quarry. Score was tanken to the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Minnesota State Patrol Air Unit also assisted in locating Score.

Suspect Found After Breaking Into Apartment Building

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05/08/2012 - 9:25 AM

Late Monday night St. Cloud Police responded to a burglary in progress. At 11:15 p.m. officers arrived at the 100 block of 4th Avenue Northeast in St. Cloud and met with the 64-year-old victim of St. Cloud.

The victim said that a man had attempted to enter his apartment through his bedroom window by pulling the screen off. Officers were able to locate the man on the east side of the building and after a short foot pursuit he was caught. The alleged suspect was 29-year-old Patrick David Jacobson of St. Cloud. Jacobson received medical treatment for minor injuries received prior to officers making contact with him.

Jacobsen is currently being held in the Benton County Jail on charges of 1st degree burglary, obstructing the legal process and fleeing police on foot.

Roadwork Delays Announced

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05/08/2012 - 10:50 AM

The road closure from Wilson Avenue to Lincoln Avenue is being extended. According to the city engineer’s office, the road closure originally planned to end Tuesday, is now planned to end on Thursday. Further delays are possible, due to additional rain forecasts. Detours will be posted.

Road Closure in St. Cloud

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05/08/2012 - 10:50 AM

A road is being closed for a public improvement project until further notice. The city engineer’s office says Hadrian Road from 36th Street south for 1,000 feet south will be closed; detours will not be posted.

1st Avenue South Road Closure

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05/07/2012 - 9:45 AM

1st Avenue South Road Closure

Starting on Tuesday May 8th 1st Avenue South from 8th Street South to 11th Street South on campus will be closed to through traffic due to road construction. The construction is a public improvement project to reconstruct public utilities and the street. If weather is permitting the closure will be expected to last until mid-August.

A detour for through traffic will not be posted. Sidewalk s adjacent to the construction site will be closed as well.

Local neighborhood traffic is asked to find an alternate route that does not cross this part of 1st Avenue South.

Motorcyclist Evades Police in Saturday Night Chase

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05/07/2012 - 9:45 AM

On Saturday night St. Cloud Police attempted to stop a motorcycle when the driver continued traveling and increased speed. At 6:30 p.m. officers attempted the traffic stop at Lincoln Avenue and St. Germain Street East. Officers were in a marked squad car and the motorcycle continued to travel east on St. Germain Street East.

Officers then started a pursuit by activating their sirens when the motorcycle increased speed and traveled north on Mayhew Lake Road. During the pursuit the motorcycle committed multiple traffic violations including speeding, failure to yield right of way and a stop sign violation.

The pursuit ended due to wet conditions and the motorcyclist evading police at a high rate of speed. Anyone with information about this chase is asked to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200.

Highway 10 Business Reports Robbery Sunday Night

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05/07/2012 - 9:30 AM

A St. Cloud business reported a robbery Sunday night. At 11 p.m. St. Cloud Police arrived at the 500 block of Highway 10 South for the robbery report.

A 25-year-old resident of St. Cloud told police that a person wearing all black clothing came into the lobby of the business and demanded cash. The resident also told police there were no weapons displayed and there was no threat of a weapon. Officers who responded to the scene had the help of the Sauk Rapids K-9 unit and attempted to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200.

Police Respond to Armed Robbery

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05/07/2012 - 9:15 AM

On Sunday night St. Cloud Police were called to the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue Southeast for an armed robbery. During police investigation officers met with two victims, a 48-year-old and a 50-year old both from St. Cloud. The victims claim they were walking eastbound approaching the train bridge crossing Highway 23 East when they were approached by three men. The men were described as being 18-25 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.

One of the victims said that one of the men was white and the other two were black. The victims also said that one of the suspects displayed a black firearm, pointed it at the victim and demanded property at which the time the victim handed over a substantial amount of cash. The suspects fled the area heading westbound. Officers attempted to track the men with K-9 but were unsuccessful.

The victims required no medical attention and no suspects have been identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200.

Missing Person William Hoenstein was Found

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05/07/2012 - 10:00 AM

On Saturday morning 69-year-old William Hohenstein of St. Peter was at a family gathering at Clearwater Lake by BJ’s Bait. He unexpectedly left the gathering at 7:30 a.m. in a 2004 Bronze Buick Century.

Hohenstein suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and is taking medication for high blood pressure. He did not have any money or credit cards on him. He was reported missing after not showing up at his St. Peter home.

He has since been located and is fine.

Access to Benton County Road 4 Limited

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05/04/2012 - 10:40 AM

Access to Benton County Road 4 Limited

Access to Benton County Road 4 will change on either Thursday, May 10 or Friday, May 11 depending on the weather. Access will be available on Highway 25 and Glenn Street. Motorists traveling on this road should follow posted signage.

Road construction east of Highway 25 on Highway 23 is scheduled to begin the week of May 14th. MnDot urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never a road blocked with barriers or cones.

 

New Program Officer Announced for Central Minnesota Arts Board

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05/04/2012 - 10:35 AM

New Program Officer Announced for Central Minnesota Arts Board

The Central Minnesota Arts Board is announcing a new Program Officer. Heather Allen has been selected for the position after serving seven years as a Teaching Artist, as well as administrative and programming experience to the CMAB.

Allen will provide assistance in development, delivery and evaluation of CMAB programs. The Program Officer also manages programs such as Artist in Residency grants, Arts in Education-Legacy grants and Individual Artist Awards.

Police Called to Hospital Emergency Room

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05/04/2012 - 10:10 AM

A man is facing assault charges after allegedly trying to hit a staff member in a hospital emergency room Thursday night. St. Cloud Police were called to the St. Cloud Hospital ER just after 10 p.m. for a report of damaged property.

Police say 43-year-old Jorge Ozornia of Sauk Rapids tried to hit a staff member but broke a laptop computer instead. Ozornia was taken to the Stearns County Jail where he facing a 4th degree assault charge.

Deputies Search for Dog's Owner

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05/03/2012 - 9:50 AM

Deputies Search for Dog's Owner

One lucky dog survived after being hit by a car Tuesday night on County Road 50 in Collegeville Township. The driver of the vehicle tried to find the owner, but was unsuccessful. The driver then brought the dog to a local veterinary clinic who later called the sheriff’s office.

 The dog is described as a male German Shepherd-lab mix with a broken rear leg from the accident. The dog received treatment from the veterinary clinic and is now being housed at a local kennel under the direction of the sheriff’s office. Deputies are looking to reunite the dog with its owner.

Anyone missing a dog matching the description is asked to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-259-3702.

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