10/04/2012 - 9:30 AM
According to St. Cloud State UniversityMeteorology professor Bob Weisman, a wind advisory has been issued for western and central Minnesota through 10 p.m. tonight. This is due to west to northwest winds that will be blowing at speeds of 20-40 miles per hour, hard enough to shove a vehicle across a cross road.
The winds, along with 40 degree temperatures, will produce wind chills around freezing. However, they will not produce snow and rain for central and south Minnesota. The winds will also increase potential for fire spread as dry weather continues.
Because of this, all open burning within St. Cloud has been prohibited until weather conditions are favorable. Grilling is allowed, although Weisman says people need to be careful when doing so.
10/04/2012 - 9:30 AM
The St. Cloud Police has recently been informed of a home improvement scam by several homeowners across Stearns County. The contractor responsible for the scam has been charging an excessive amount for repaving driveways and has not provided proper contract information.
Police are asking for people to obtain a detailed contract for work done on their homes and to not pay in cash if they are asked to by the contractor. They are also asking that people make sure that the company which employs the contractor is reputable.
10/04/2012 - 12:50 PM
The Stearns County Sheriff’s office arrested a 25-year-old St. Joseph man after he and two others allegedly drove by a house and fired shots at it. The sheriff’s office says the homeowner called around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The homeowner said shots were fired toward his home on County Road 160 from a vehicle that passed by.
Stearns County deputies stopped the car involved heading eastbound on County Road 160. The car was driven by 24-year-old Nicole Marie Johnson of Blaine. Deputies allegedly found a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and 2.5 grams of methamphetamine in the car.
A passenger in the car, Jeremy Ross Sterzinger was arrested on charges of terroristic threats, drive-by shooting and possession of a controlled substance. Sterzinger is being held in the Stearns County Jail. Another passenger 24-year-old Cassandra Rae Trimble of Little Canada was charged with making terroristic threats. Johnson was released at the scene and her 7-month old child, who was also in the car, remains in her custody.
The homeowner said he did not know any of the people in the car.
10/04/2012 - 11:15 AM
The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations Author Chad Lewis will be giving a presentation at the St. Cloud Public Library this Saturday. Just in time for Halloween Lewis will be sharing some of his scariest hauntings from the St. Cloud area and throughout Minnesota.
Find out where you can see possessed statues come to life, pick up a phantom hitchhiker, come face to face with dead gangsters and have your car pushed by spirits.
The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. and is free and open to all ages.
10/04/2012 - 11:15 AM
Civil Rights activist Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr. is set to speak at St. Cloud State University on Wednesday Oct. 10th. Patton will share his freedom ride experience and explore institutionalized and culturally-accepted racism. The event is part of St. Cloud State University’s School of Public Affairs 2012 Fall Colloquium.
Patton took part in a freedom ride to Jackson, Miss. when he was 21-year-old. He was on of 14 Tennessee State University students who were expelled for participating in the rides. Patton was also arrested during the ride and stayed in Mississippi’s Parchman State Prison Farm.
The Freedom Rides took place in 1961 and were intended to test the Supreme Court’s ruling that declared segregation on interstate buses and rail stations unconstitutional. Passengers on the buses were white and black. The first Freedom Ride began in Washington DC and traveled south through Alabama, New Orleans, and Mississippi.
The riders were met with excessive hostility. Riders were attacked and arrested on several occasions. The extreme violence prompted a national outcry, which put pressure on President John F. Kennedy to end the violence.
Explore the Freedom Rides will be at 2 p.m. in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom and is free and open to the public.
10/03/2012 - 8:45 AM
The intersection of Northway Drive and 15th Street North is still under construction.
Due to the job site soil conditions, additional subgrade correction work is needed to reconstruct the roadbed.
This will make the anticipated date for the intersection to reopen to traffic on Monday, October 22nd.
Detours will continue to be posted.
10/03/2012 - 12:45 PM
St. Cloud State University’s Student Government is hosting Light Up The Night next Tuesday night.
Student Government invites you to join them as they walk through the north part of campus and the Southside Neighborhood with flashlights and candles. SCSU Student Government President Jarrod Wiggins says that this is the chance to show that the Southside Neighborhood is a safe space for all residents of St. Cloud.
A police escort will be provided.
10/03/2012 - 10:30 AM
SCSU is participating in the Red Flag campaign, which will raise awareness on dating violence on campus by placing a series of red posters that illustrate “red flags”, warning signs for dating violence in a relationship. The campaign, designed with a “bystander intervention” strategy, encourages people to say something when they see these “red flags” in a friend’s relationship.
Each poster reflects a theme associated with violent relationships, such as emotional abuse, sexual assault, excessive jealousy, isolation, and victim-blaming. This campaign hopes to reduce the number of violent relationships as 20% of them are.
10/03/2012 - 10:30 AM
A juvenile court hearing scheduled Tuesday for 17-year-old Jesse Jean Smithers has been continued until next week at the request of his lawyer, who wanted more time to review his client's case file and prepare.
Smithers is currently being charged by juvenile petition with one count of murder in the second degree, one count of manslaughter in the first degree, and one count of assault in the first degree for allegedly throwing a deadly punch that killed Colton Gleason on September 20 in a south St. Cloud alley.
The Stearns County Attorney's office is pursuing a motion to certify Smithers to stand trial as an adult.
Smithers will be back in court on October 9 for the probable cause hearing, which is a required procedural hearing in the certification process.
10/03/2012 - 10:20 AM
St. Cloud area 7th and 8th grade students will take part in the fourth annual ProjectEARTH conference. The conference is Thursday on the campus of St. Johns University.
The conference is intended to teach students an appreciation of the natural environment. Students will take part in presentation and hands on activities. Students will learn about wolves, fishing, dragonflies and homing pigeons in 13 different teaching sessions.
10/02/2012 - 9:30 AM
A man was injured after a fight involving a knife last Saturday in St. Cloud. The police were called to 1710 University Drive Southeast at about 7:00 a.m. for a knife complaint.
According to the police report, 21-year-old Kirsten Jean Gould was having an argument with a friend, when it escalated and Gould allegedly pulled out a folding knife from her pocket and held it toward the victim. The victim attempted to get the knife away from Gould, and received a cut on his hand.
The victim was treated at the St. Cloud Hospital, and Gould was arrested for 2nd degree assault and brought to the Sherburne County Jail.
10/02/2012 - 2:30 AM
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released their final analysis of a blood infection outbreak in the St. Cloud Hospital. The outbreak occurred in February 2011 and was connected to a health care worker diverting narcotics from IV bags. The St. Cloud Hospital informed the MDH in March of 2011 that a health care worker had admitted to diverting narcotics.
The MDH identified 25 patients at the St. Cloud Hospital that had unusual bacteria in their blood. The patients were all in the same post-surgery ward of the hospital and received IV-pain-killing narcotics. According to MDH, one of the patients died within two days of being infected, three had unplanned surgeries, and six required intensive care.
In coalition with the Minnesota Hospital Association the MDH have outlined a number of resources for health care facilities to use to better their prevention programs of drug diversions.
10/02/2012 - 11:15 AM
Ice-crystal Theorist Jon Nelson will be speaking at the Northern Plains Winter Storm Conference at St. Cloud State University. The 7th annual storm conference will be Oct. 22nd at the SCSU Welcome Center. Scholars, educators, forecasters and students gather to discuss how winter storms form and play out on North America’s northern plains.
Nelson is an independent scholar who developed a new theory for ice-crystal growth in clouds. In 2009 Nelson was the co-author of the children’s book The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder.
Registration for the event goes until Oct. 12.
Nelson's presentation will be free and open to the public.
10/01/2012 - 9:00 AM
A national event known as Take Back the Night will be held on Thursday, October 4th. Take Back the Night is an event held in honor of victims of sexual and domestic abuse, and is meant for raising awareness, as well as being an outlet for victims and survivors to reclaim their lives against violence.
You can join others by participating in this event at Barden Park on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m.. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
10/01/2012 - 8:30 AM
Early Saturday morning St. Cloud Police were called to a robbery complaint. Upon arriving officers met with a 22-year-old man from St. Cloud who said that he had been assaulted in the 500 block of 1st Street South by two men earlier in the morning.
According to the police report the suspects also took the victim’s keys and cash from his wallet and the victim received minor injuries after he was punched several times in the face by the suspects.
On Sunday police revealed that after reviewing video and re-interviewing the victim they discovered that the robbery did not occur. The victim withdrew his initial complain and information given and he does not recall being threatened or assaulted by anyone. It is also unclear whether his items were taken or lost due to his intoxication level.Page [ << 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 >> ]
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