10/15/2009 - 10:05 AM
Workers are digging up earth and laying the groundwork for the $100 million 5th Avenue Live project. The St. Cloud State University welcome center and 455-student housing complex located at the former Coborn’s grocery store is expected to be complete next August.
The two, four-story buildings will have student apartments on the upper floors, with retail on the ground floor of one of the buildings. The 12,000 square-foot welcome center will be on the ground floor of the other building.
The University hasn’t picked a name for the new apartments and Welcome Center. Give your input here.
10/14/2009 - 9:20 AM
A 30 year old St. Cloud woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted her 68-year old boyfriend with a telephone Tuesday night. St. Cloud police were called to the 600 block of 12th Avenue North shortly after 6p.m. where the victim told the officers he had been hit in the head with a phone. He had minor injuries but did not need medical attention.
Antoinette Westbrook was arrested and is facing felony domestic assault charges due to a prior conviction. She is being held at the Stearns county jail pending her court appearance.
10/14/2009 - 3:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is switching signal light operations at an intersection on Highway 15 in Sartell. The intersection with County road 120 will change to a three-way stop while the work is being done on the signals.
The work will start at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and continue overnight until 6:00 a.m. on Friday. Motorists should prepare for slower traffic during this schedule update.
In other traffic news, MN-DOT reports Highway 23 from Lincoln Avenue to Wilson Avenue in St. Cloud will open to traffic Thursday. The new bridge is on schedule to open in early November.
10/14/2009 - 12:45 PM
A head on collision left two men with minor injuries Wednesday morning at about 6:30a.m. A vehicle driven by 40-year-old Kevin Janssen of Cold Spring was traveling north on County Road 2 when it crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming car. The oncoming car was driven by 31-year-old Royce Teague of Royalton. Both drivers were treated at the scene and released and Janssen was issued a citation for a traffic violation.
10/14/2009 - 12:40 PM
Saint Cloud police were able to catch a burglar who broke into an area home Monday night. It happened just before 11:00 in the 10 block of 29th Avenue North. Police first got a call about a burglary in progress. When they got to the home, the 17-year-old suspect was on a bike and tried to get away. But officers caught up with him and put him under arrest. He's being held in the Lino Lakes Juvenile Detention Center. Police are continuing to investigate but also believe he may be responsible for the Roosevelt School burglaries.
10/14/2009 - 10:45 AM
A burglary in Benton County has police on the watch for a suspect who stole $350 and a credit card from an apartment. According to Police, the incident occurred Tuesday between 2:30 and 3:30 PM in the 1500 block of St. Germain Street East. The victim, a 19-year-old St. Cloud man, was asleep in his bed when the burglary occurred. If you have information pertaining to this case, please call the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200.
10/13/2009 - 9:20 AM
“Safe and successful” is what St. Cloud Police are calling the St. Cloud State Homecoming weekend. In all, 224 citations were issued for a total of 251 violations. The violations include 151 underage consumption violations, 45 open containers, 10 disorderly conducts, 6 drug possessions, 6 public urination violations, and 2 DWI’s. The Stearns County Jail booked 26 people in relation to Homecoming weekend.
10/13/2009 - 3:20 AM
The St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office wants drivers to be aware of a road closure that will take place Wednesday. 5th Avenue South, between highway 23 and 1st Street, will be closed from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. During this time, crews will be working to repair an emergency water main.
10/13/2009 - 10:20 AM
Police arrested a 48-year-old St. Cloud man after an alleged assault on the 1900 block of Knollwood Circle in St. Cloud. It happened at around 6:30 Monday night. Police say someone from the home called 911 and hung up. When officers went to the home to check things out, they discovered 48-year-old Milo Stubblefield had assaulted a 39-year-old victim. Stubblefield was arrested for felony domestic assault by strangulation. He’s being held for court in the Stearns County Jail.
10/13/2009 - 10:15 AM
Governor Tim Pawlenty is appointing a central Minnesota man to the state Forest Resources Council. Michael Trutwin, of Rice, has been with Verso Paper in Sartell and the United Steel Workers Union since 1982.
The Minnesota Forest Resources Council is made up of 17 members appointed by the governor. The council gives recommendations to federal, state, county and local governments with respect to forest resources policies and practices that result in sustainable management, use, and protection of the state’s forest resources.
10/12/2009 - 9:44 AM
There were multiple burglaries over the weekend in the St. Cloud area. Officers arrived at the 500 block of 7th Avenue South around 4:30 Sunday morning for a robbery. Police talked with victims who said people entered their home through an unlocked door sometime between 11 pm Saturday night and 12:30 Sunday morning. Items taken include numerous textbooks, musical equipment and electronics. People were in the house during the time of the incident.
Also this weekend, someone broke into a storage shed at Roosevelt Elementary School on 3rd street. Just after 3:30 Saturday morning, officers arrived at the school for an alarm. Police say someone burglarized the shed and took items valuing at $100 dollars. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301.
10/12/2009 - 9:40 AM
One is injured after a three-car crash on St. Cloud’s east side Sunday evening. It happened at about 5:30 pm at the intersection of Highway 10 and St. Germain Street. Police say 38-year-old Tiffiny Drewes of Shakopee did not stop as she approached a red light and rear-ended the car in front of her. That car then rear-ended the car in front of it. Drewes was brought to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. She was also cited and released on charges of inattentive driving.
10/12/2009 - 9:25 AM
A 22-year-old St. Cloud man is injured after being hit by a car early Sunday morning near the St. Cloud State campus. It happened just before 3 am. Police say 38-year-old Corey Miller was driving north on 5th Avenue South when the 22-year-old man suddenly entered the road from the sidewalk. Miller was unable to stop, and hit the man. The victim was brought to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Police are not filing charges in this incident.
10/12/2009 - 4:45 AM
It is a tale of family, community and the triumph of the human spirit. "The Roads to Home" is Saint Cloud State's first play of the 2009-2010 theatre season. It revolves around three women each facing their own challenges. The evening performances will be on the Arena Stage located in the Performing Arts Center at SCSU. The first show is Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. Performances run through Saturday, October 17th.
Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-SCSU students. Saint Cloud State students get in for free.
And a programming note, the director of the play, Dr. Bruce Hyde, will join us on the Newswatch Program Tuesday to talk more about the show. You can hear that at 12:30 on 88.1 FM or via our online stream here at KVSC.org.
10/12/2009 - 10:40 AM
Another 9th Avenue road closure is planned for Tuesday and Wednesday. From 9 am to 3 pm, the southbound lane of 9th Avenue from the St. Germain Bridge to 4th Street South will be closed to traffic due to construction work on the Lake George Bridge.
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