08/27/2012 - 8:30 AM
The SCSU Campus Band will be having an open rehearsal this Thursday, August 30th. Bring your instrument and play alongside other talented musicians. This is open to high school students grades nine through twelve.
The open rehearsal starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. at 113 Performing Arts Center at SCSU.
For more information contact the Director Mr. Glen Tuomaala at 320-308-3201 or you can email him at gatuomaala@StCloudState.edu
08/27/2012 - 5:00 AM
Arrests and citations from move-in weekend 2012 are down from 2011, 187 charges were filed by the St. Cloud Police this weekend compared to last year’s 268. Police say that only 51 of the 161 people cited are current St. Cloud State University students.
63 of the 187 charges were for minor consumption and 75 of them were open container violations. Approximately 54 of the underage consumption charges were directed to the diversion program offered by the City Attorney’s Office and St. Cloud State University.
Two people were cited for DWI’s. One was a third degree DWI and the other second degree.
Some other citations included fleeing police on foot violations, noise violations, disorderly conduct, and a keg permit violation.
08/27/2012 - 3:00 AM
St. Cloud Police are investigating two burglaries that happened over the weekend.
A Mac-book Pro was stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of 6th Avenue South between 11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. The burglar entered a locked bedroom and took the laptop and may have left through the front door.
Another burglary happened in the 300 block of 3rd Avenue South where multiple electronics were taken from the residence between the time of 8 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Two 21-year-old residents said that all doors were unlocked during the time of the burglary.
Police are asking anyone with information on either of these burglaries to call them at 251-1200.
08/27/2012 - 10:45 AM
The University Bridge was closed for over an hour early Saturday morning while police negotiated with a suicidal person. A 21-year-old St. Cloud resident was reportedly straddling the railing of the bridge.
St. Cloud Police were able to talk the victim off of the railing and then had to restrain the victim to prevent the victim from causing harm to themselves.
St. Cloud Police were assisted by the St. Cloud Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, and Gold Cross Ambulance.
08/27/2012 - 10:00 AM
A man from Crystal was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly punching another man. St. Cloud Police were on routine patrol in the area of 5th Street South and 5th Avenue South when they found a man lying on the sidewalk with a cut on the back of his head.
St. Cloud Police learned that the 20-year-old victim had allegedly been punched by a man causing the victim to fall and injure his head.
Officers found the suspect 21-year-old Travis Dewaun-Shaw Williams and was arrested and taken to the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of 3rd degree assault.
The victim was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance for treatment of his injuries.
08/24/2012 - 9:30 AM
Starting on Monday, August 27th 25th Avenue South will be closed from Highway 23 to 2nd Street South. The closure is needed for final paving and will last until Tuesday, August 28th.
The section of 25th Avenue between Highway 23 and 1st Street South will remain closed until Friday, August 31st.
08/24/2012 - 9:30 AM
On Wednesday afternoon St. Cloud Police were called to Highway 15th and 8th Street North for an accident. Upon arrival, officers learned that 73-year-old Arthur Bernard Scherping of Winsted had rear ended a motorcycle while driving southbound on Highway 15.
The motorcyclist was a 31-year-old resident of Richmond who was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.
Scherping was cited for following too close.
08/24/2012 - 8:00 AM
A 40-year-old Rosemount man is in custody after the death of a 68-year-old St. Cloud woman.
The St. Cloud Police were called to the 2700 block of Atwood Drive just after midnight on Thursday for reports of two people arguing.When police arrived they found that the victim Geraldine Delores Bennet of St. Cloud had a life threatening injury apparently from an edged weapon. Bennet was transported to St. Cloud Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
St. Cloud Police arrested Bennet’s son, Chad Matthew Pulju, for 2nd Degree Homicide. He is currently being held in the Stearns County Jail.
St. Cloud Police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are still investigating this incident.
08/24/2012 - 1:00 AM
St. Cloud Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a business robbery that happened Thursday night. At 10 p.m. St. Cloud Police were called to the business at the 10th block of Wilson Avenue Northeast.
According to the police report, witnesses said that two black men, about 18 to 20 years old, wearing all dark clothing with their hoodies pulled up over their heads approached the business from the north. One stood outside while the other went inside.
The store clerk inside the business said that one of the men entered the store, demanded money and waved a pistol. The clerk refused to cooperate and was struck over the head with the pistol. After a brief struggle, the suspect ran out the door and began to run north along Wilson Avenue Northeast.
The clerk did not require medical treatment. Officers from the St. Cloud Police Department and the Sauk Rapids Police Department searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 251-1200.
08/24/2012 - 11:00 AM
Two St. Cloud men were arrested Thursday morning after one man chased the other with a knife.
At 4:30 a.m. on Thursday St. Cloud Police were called to the 700 block of 4th Street South for a knife complaint. According to the police report, 36-year-old Marcel Deshawn O’Neal of St. Cloud chased after 31-year-old Dorian Lamont Patterson of St. Cloud with a knife and said that he was going to stab him.
O’Neal was taken to the Stearns County Jail where he was booked and released for disorderly conduct.
Patterson did not receive any injuries and was also put under arrest for disorderly conduct.
08/24/2012 - 10:30 AM
On Thursday afternoon St. Cloud Police were called to the 4100 block of West Division Street for an accident. According to the police report, 92-year-old Earhart John Stich had let his wife, 89-year-old Lillian Molinda Stich both from St. Joseph, out of the car to enter a business.
Earhart thought she was away from the car when he started to back up into the parking space behind him. The front tire rolled over her foot causing her to fall backwards and hit her head.
Lillian was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries by Gold Cross Ambulance.
08/24/2012 - 10:30 AM
Starting on Monday, 22nd Street South will be closed from Oak Grove Road to Cooper Avenue South. The closure is needed to utility installations.
The closure is expected to last until Wednesday, August 29th. Detours will be posted.
08/23/2012 - 9:45 AM
The Stearns County Household Hazardous Waste Truck will be in St. Stephen this Saturday, August 25th. The truck has been travelling to cities around Stearns County over the summer collecting hazardous products homeowners no longer want or need.
This is a chance for people to get rid of all the unsafe or nuisance products lying around the house, this includes: paints, cleaners, poisons, ag pesticides, roofing tar, fuels, automotive chemicals, sealers, garden chemicals, pool chemicals, flourescent bulbs, adhesives, aerosols, solvents, mothballs, mercury and ink cartridges. Products can be disposed of at no charge.
Items that cannot be accepted are used motor oil, antifreeze, explosives, furniture, household garbage, tires, medical waste, appliances or any other unknown products. Also not accepted is business waste.
The truck will be at the St. Stephen City Fire Hall from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For those who cannot make this scheduled collection time, the Tri-County Household Waste Facility accepts products year round.
08/22/2012 - 9:30 AM
A St. Cloud man is in jail after a homeowner discovered him his garage Wednesday night. 23-year-old Zachary Jay Haaf was arrested by St. Cloud Police around 8:30 Tuesday night in the 600 block of 11th Avenue North.
Police say Haaf entered a detached garage and was going through two vehicles when the owner of the garage interrupted him. Haaf fled the scene and was followed by the owner until police arrived. Haaf is being held in the Stearns County Jail for charges of 3rd Degree Burglary.
08/22/2012 - 2:00 AM
Musicians and songwriters will gather this weekend at the Local Blend in St. Joseph to celebrate the art of the song. Local musicians and event organizers Adam Hammer and Dave Cofell talked with KVSC’s Justus Sanchez in the audio story.
The Weekend of Songs will also feature morning artist meet-ups, where artists can’t talk shop and jam. There will also be open mic opportunities each day of the festival and an 18 Hour Songwriter Challenge.
Each day’s line up is below.
4 p.m. – Social and happy hour
5 p.m. – Adam Hammer & Dave Cofell
6:30 p.m. – John Larson
7:30 p.m. – Coutney Yasmineh
8:30 p.m. – Jeff & Muggsy of Collective Unconscious
9:30 p.m. – Tom VandenAvond & Soda Gardocki (In The Round Set)
10 a.m. – Songwriters Meet-Up
4:30 p.m. – Open Mic
6:30 p.m. – Carl Unbehaun
7:30 p.m. – Christopher Laumb
8:30 p.m. – Tom Feldmann
9:30 p.m. – Rena Haus & Leon Laudenbach (In The Round Set)
10 a.m. – Songwriters Meet-Up
2 p.m. – 18 Hour Songwriter Challenge and Open Mic
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