10/19/2009 - 12:30 PM
Every year area grocers hit the golf course to raise money for a good cause. This year the "Grocers on the Green" golf tournament raised $150,000 to help fight pediatric cancer. That money will will help keep kids close to home--allowing them to get treatment at the CentraCare Health Plaza. The fundraiser is chaired by Coborn's CEO Chris Coborn and Greg Kurr, Vice President of Sales for Kemps. It started in 2002 and has raised about $870,000 for kids.
Coborn's also raises money for cancer research with their Food for the Cure program each summer. When customers buy certain items, a portion of the sale goes to research. Since 2006, this program has raised almost $400,000.
10/19/2009 - 11:30 AM
Create CommUNITY of St. Cloud will honor more than 50 local leaders Tuesday at its 4th annual event titled, “Continuing the Conversation on Race.” Create CommUNITY will celebrate local leaders who advocate the organization’s mission of “dismantling racism through systemic change.” Unlike past events that featured a keynote speaker, this year will have face-to-face discussions about racial issues in the central Minnesota community. This event will be held on the third floor of the Mi Famiglia Regency Center, and is free and open to the public. It will take place twice. The lunch event is at 11:00 am, with the dinner event starting at 5:00 pm. To register, visit the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce website.
10/19/2009 - 11:03 AM
An eating disorder awareness presentation is happening Tuesday at St. Cloud State University to help students and faculty get to know this disease. There will be speakers telling their stories on surviving and a viewing of a slideshow showing the life of men and women living with the disorder. The event is hosted for the first time by the local Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority on the SCSU campus and is scheduled to last from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. The event will be held in the Atwood Memorial Center’s Glacier Room.
10/19/2009 - 10:30 AM
St. Cloud State University is hosting a three day event on Confronting Israeli Apartheid. The free event takes place today through Wednesday at the Atwood Theater. Festivities include a film series on Palestine as well as live music and performances. Discussion and information on the Israeli Apartheid will also be available. For more information and to view a complete schedule, visit www.confrontingisraeliapartheid.com.
10/16/2009 - 9:55 AM
A 63-year-old St. Cloud man is hurt after getting hit by car Thursday evening. It happened at around 7:00 pm near the intersection of 25th Avenue and Division Street. St. Cloud Police say 24-year-old Mason Hastings was driving on 25th Avenue when he hit the man, who was crossing the street in a non-crosswalk area. The man was brought to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. No citations were issued.
10/16/2009 - 9:40 AM
That giant foam structure that could be seen this morning between the Atwood Center and the Performing Arts Center was not a display. The St. Cloud State Public Safety office says it’s a prank, and an act of vandalism. The St. Cloud State Public Safety office says the pranksters likely dumped mass amounts laundry detergent in the fountain to create the foam. Besides the mess it creates, Public Safety says the practical joke can be very costly, because it can ruin the water circulation system.
10/16/2009 - 9:20 AM
Senator Al Franken will be in St. Cloud Sunday to meet with seniors. The Minnesota democrat will discuss a wide range of challenges faced by seniors in the region, including rising health care and prescription drug costs, and other aging issues. That meeting will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Olson Room of the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. Franken is a member of the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging.
10/16/2009 - 10:35 AM
$50,000 is still needed to help pay for a playground for people of all abilities in St. Cloud. The St. Cloud Community can do their part this weekend. Saturday, October 17, from 11 am to 2 pm at Wilson Park, enjoy games, food and more at the “Kaleidoscope Playground Fall Family Fun Fest.”
The equipment for Kaleidoscope Playground has been purchased, but $50,000 is still needed to resurface the playground and make it safer and accessible.
10/16/2009 - 10:05 AM
St. Cloud State University’s Malaysian Student Association invites the community to a night of authentic cuisine, cultural dances, and fashion shows. “Malaysian Night” will be held Saturday in the Atwood Center. The program is intended to celebrate the Malaysian culture through traditional song and dance performances.
The event will be held at 7:00 pm in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for members of the community, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
10/15/2009 - 9:45 AM
Shortly after midnight Thursday morning St. Cloud Police responded to a reported domestic assault near the 10 block of 3rd Avenue Northeast in St. Cloud. Police say a physical and verbal fight broke out between 21 year old Jonny Ellis Jones of St. Cloud and a 19 year old woman. Jones was arrested and taken to the Benton County Jail where he is being held for court on felony domestic assault due to prior convictions. No one was hurt during the incident.
10/15/2009 - 11:55 AM
More than 475 students in the St. Cloud Area School District reported flu-like symptoms Wednesday. Compare that to last week’s average of about 180 students reporting the flu. Elisabeth Lodge Rogers, Director of Special Services for the school district, says four of the students were so sick, they had to go to the hospital. Rogers says the timing of the four day MEA weekend couldn’t have been better. She hopes students’ will return to class next week with improved symptoms.
The district is prepared to vaccinate students once the vaccine is available. Rogers says in-school vaccine clinics will likely begin around November 9th.
10/15/2009 - 11:30 AM
With our first peak at winter earlier this week, Saint Cloud State is reminding the campus community the policy on class and event cancellations. The university tries to get the word out on daytime cancellations before 6 a.m. and evening cancellations by 3 p.m. These announcements are sent out through e-mail, the web and local radio and TV stations, including KVSC.
Employees are still expected to come to work when classes or events are cancelled—unless otherwise noted. During actual closings, only designated “essential” employees are asked to work.
10/15/2009 - 11:30 AM
The Veterans Affairs office is making it easier for veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War to receive more benefits. Vets who served during the war and who have a “presumed” illness will no longer have to prove a connection between their disease and military service. These presumed illnesses include B Cell leukimia’s, such as Parkinson’s Disease and ischemic heart disease.
For more information about this new policy, vets should call the Stearns County Veterans Service Office. In St. Cloud, that number is (320) 656-6176.
10/15/2009 - 10:35 AM
St. Cloud State University is hosting a four day history conference called Northern Great Plains History Conference. The conference started Wednesday and will last thru Saturday at the Best Western Kelly Inn located in St. Cloud. SCSU faculty from multiple departments will be presenting papers, chairing sessions and providing commentary. Awards will be given out to university Graduate Students who submitted research papers and present them during the conference. Some of the other activities during this event include, a walking tour of St. Cloud, a walking tour of Saint John’s University and a field trip to Camp Ripley.
10/15/2009 - 10:30 AM
Wondering what that giant exhibit is on the second floor of the Miller Center Library? It’s a 1,000 square foot Lewis & Clark traveling exhibit, and St. Cloud State is one of 23 libraries in the nation chosen to display it. The exhibit, titled “Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country,” depicts Indian Country before Lewis and Clark’s arrival. It tells the story of the explorers’ historic expedition from the perspective of the Natives who lived along their route.
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The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be on display until December 11th.
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