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Road Closure On 25th Avenue Expected To Last Through August

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06/20/2012 - 1:15 AM

St. Cloud drivers will be experiencing delays starting Friday, June 22 when the road closure on 25th Avenue South is extended from Divsision Street to 2nd Street South. The closure is because of a public utilities improvement project.

The closure is expected to last until the end of August, if weather permits. Detours will be posted

Can-Am Games Coming To St. Cloud

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06/19/2012 - 9:45 AM

Can-Am Games Coming To St. Cloud

The Can-Am Police-Games are coming to St. Cloud next week starting on Sunday, June 24. The Can-Am Police-Fire Games started as the Northwest Police-Fire Games in 1977 when officials from two state police and fire games and a police-fire sports group from Western Canada formed an organization that organized and conducted a multi-sport event for police officers and fire fighters on an annual basis.

In 1997 the group reorganized and renamed itself the Can-Am Police-Fire Games to better represent the athletes demographically.

The opening ceremony for this week-long event will be on Sunday at the SCSU Husky Stadium and tickets are $5 per person.  

Police Called To Library For Assault

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06/19/2012 - 9:30 AM

Police Called To Library For Assault

On Sunday night St. Cloud Police were called to the library located at the 1300 block of West St. Germain Street. Officers met with a 32-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman who said that they were threatened at knife point by Jay Eric Peterson.

None of the victims received any injuries and one of them said that Peterson showed a knife while the threats were being made. Peterson was later located underneath the Granite City Bridge and taken into custody. Peterson is being held at the Stearns County Jail on charges of 2nd degree assault and making terroristic threats.

Two Separate St. Cloud Fires Burn House And Apartment Building

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06/19/2012 - 1:20 AM

Two fires happened in a matter of hours in St. Cloud. The first fire started late Monday night in a house located in the 10 block of 31st Avenue. The fire fully engulfed the house in a short amount of time. Investigation found that the fire started from oil on a stove inside the house. The fire is believed to have started by accident, and there were no injuries. However, the house looks to be a total loss.

The second fire happened early Tuesday morning at the 1500 block of 16th Avenue southeast where lightning struck an apartment building setting it on fire. No one in the building was injured and the Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for the residents of the apartment while repairs are made.

Police Respond To A Robbery

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06/19/2012 - 10:40 AM

On Monday night St. Cloud Police officers met with a 50-year-old Sartell man and a 42-year-old Sturgeon Lake woman who said that they have been robbed near 9th Avenue South and 7th Street South.

The victims said that they were approached by two black men and one of the men punched the male victim in the face while other man stole his backpack and punched the female victim in the face. The backpack was black and contained personal belongings of the male victim. The female victim was treated at the St. Cloud hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as two black men under the age of 20. One was wearing a red T-shirt and had dreadlocks and the other man was wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 251-1200.

Flash Flood Watch For Central Minnesota

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06/19/2012 - 10:00 AM

A flash flood watch continues for most of central and northeastern Minnesota until Wednesday afternoon. Thunderstorms did clear up this morning but will redevelop in the mid to late afternoon and possibility into the evening hours. These storms could produce large hail, damaging winds and perhaps a tornado in central Minnesota.

It is a possibility that these storms could develop to our North but we will be very close to these storms. Make sure to keep up local watches and warnings in central Minnesota this afternoon. The combined rainfall from these storms could be from one to two inches with some areas getting as much as three to five inches. That combined with already high river levels and wet grounds could create local flooding.

To see SCSU's Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman's forecast click here.

Larry Haws To Be Honored At Granite City Days Parade

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06/18/2012 - 11:30 AM

Larry Haws To Be Honored At Granite City Days Parade

Stearns County Commissioner Leigh Lenzmeier is paying tribute to late County Commissioner Larry Haws this Saturday at the Granite City Days parade by riding in a manure spreader through the parade. Lenzmeier and Haws rode together in a manure spreader float almost ten years ago, as a mutual dare.

Haws passed away in March after battling with cancer. Lenzmeier wanted to honor his friend in a way that is unique to their friendship. Lenzmeier will be joined by Haws’ grandsons, who also rode with them ten years ago.

The Granite City Days parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the parade route can be viewed here.

The Granite City Days events can be viewed here.

Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force Searches House

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06/18/2012 - 10:35 AM

The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force lead a search warrant at 13646 County Road 7 in Fairhaven this past Friday morning. The search found methamphetamines and evidence that it was being sold.

The residents at the address were 61-year-old David Lee Boone and 62-year-old William Douglas Boone and they were both home at the time of the search. Investigators have bought methamphetamines from David Boone in the past.

The case and its findings will be sent to the county attorney’s office for official charging. The charges could be 2nd degree possession of controlled substances and 5th degree sale of controlled substances. The task force was assisted by the Stearns County Sheriff’s office and Kimball Police department.

Officer Assaulted At Hospital

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06/18/2012 - 10:25 AM

Officer Assaulted At Hospital

Early Saturday morning 26-year-old Andrew James Kuduk from St. Cloud had been brought into the St. Cloud Hospital by officers. Kuduk had to be restrained because of his assaultive demeanor and ultimately spit at an officer striking him in the arm.

The officer needed no medical treatment for the assault. Kuduk was taken to the Stearns County Jail where he is currently being held on charges of 4th degree assault on a police officer.

Police Respond To Suicidal Man

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06/18/2012 - 10:25 AM

At midnight on Sunday St. Cloud Police were called to the 1200 block of St. Germain Street East for a suicidal man with a handgun. When officers arrived they made contact with 47-year-old James Dean Lund who had just fired a round through his apartment wall.

Lund was taken to the St. Cloud hospital and nobody was injured however Lund faces charges for reckless discharge of a firearm.

Washington State Women Injured In A Vehicle Crash In St. Cloud

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06/18/2012 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud police were called to an accident with injuries at about 10 p.m. on Friday. The accident happened at 8th Street North and 54th Avenue in St. Cloud. 68-year-old Washington state resident Kathleen Koprivech was turning south on to 54th Avenue from 8th Street north when her car hit a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old St. Cloud man Kevin Skaj. Koprivech was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the St. Cloud Police at 251-1200.

Highway 15 Interchange Open House

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06/18/2012 - 10:00 AM

The public is invited to attend an open house for the Highway 15 diverging diamond interchange project on Tuesday, June 19th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the MnDot headquarters building in St. Cloud. MnDot will have representatives available to explain the project, answer questions and listen to concerns from area residents and local businesses.

This is the final open house in a series of meetings that have taken place for the project.

Jim Graves Appearing At Local Parades On Saturday

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06/15/2012 - 9:45 AM

Jim Graves Appearing At Local Parades On Saturday

Sixth District Congressional Candidate Jim Graves will be greeting voters at multiple parades this weekend. Before each parade Graves will be addressing supporters and answering questions about his candidacy.

Graves will be in Becker tomorrow morning for the Becker Freedom Days Parade and later in the evening he will be at the Spunktacular Days Parade in Avon.

Before the Becker parade Graves will be at the Becker Fire Department at 10:30 a.m. with the parade time at 11 a.m.

Before the Avon parade Graves will be at the corner of 1st Street Southeast and Dolphin Avenue Southeast at 6:30 p.m. with the parade time being at 7 p.m.  

Central Minnesota Habitat For Humanity ReStore Celebrates One Year

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06/15/2012 - 9:00 AM

Central Minnesota Habitat For Humanity ReStore Celebrates One Year

The Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity ReStore in St. Cloud celebrated it’s one year anniversary Thursday, June 14 with a grand re-opening event. KVSC’s Justus Sanchez has the audio story.

Central Minnesota Habitat For Humanity ReStore Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Minnesota has three ReStore locations in Brainerd, New Brighton, and St. Cloud. As well as over 700 across the United States. The ReStore located in St. Cloud is at 2801 West Saint Germain Street and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For a complete list of items that can be donated please click here, and here for volunteer information.

Inaugural Spunk Days Lady Slipper Ride

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06/15/2012 - 10:30 AM

Inaugural Spunk Days Lady Slipper Ride

As part of Avon’s Spunktacular Days this weekend, citizens can take in the first Spunk Days Lady Slipper Ride on the Lake Wobegon Trail. The ride this weekend will focus on the Showy Pink and White Lady Slippers that are on the trail.

The focus of the ride is to create awareness that the flowers exist and how delicate they are. Those looking to capture a photo of the flower cannot stand close as this will compact the soil and eventually kill them. It can take 5-15 years for a new plant to produce its first blossom.

The ride is 12 miles round trip from Avon to Albany and back.  Riders can also just go 7 miles from Avon to the flowers and back.  Check-in and registration goes from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Wobegon Park in Avon.  Cost for ages 16+ is $15, ages 7-15 is $5 and ages 6 and under is free.  Water, lemonade, fruit and caramel rolls will be provided in Avon and Albany with t-shirts also being available to purchase. 

The ride will be held rain or shine.  

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