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GREAT Children's Theatre Presents The Hobbit

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10/10/2012 - 10:45 AM

GREAT Children’s Theatre continues their 15th season with the epic tale The Hobbit. This not-to-be missed play opens at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, October 12th with a cast of 34 local actors.

GREAT Theatre wants you to join them for Tolkien’s classic novel turned suspenseful, fast moving theatrical journey through Middle Earth.

The show runs from October 12th until October 21st and tickets are now on sale.

St. Cloud Fire Department Will Fill Their Boots For Muscular Dystrophy

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10/09/2012 - 12:40 PM

St. Cloud Fire Department Will Fill Their Boots For Muscular Dystrophy

The St. Cloud Fire Department and the Muscular Dystrophy Association will hold their annual Fill the Boot event Oct. 11 and 12. St. Cloud firefighters will be volunteering their time at local intersections in town to fill their boots with donations from passing motorists.

According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the money earned will stay in the community to help local children and adults with muscular dystrophy. The money will help buy health care services like wheelchairs and leg brace repair, medical care, and support groups. The 58 year tradition takes place at intersections across the nation.

Last year, St. Cloud firefighters raised $8,665 dollars which was a part of the $256,000 dollars that Minnesota firefighters earned.

Election Day Pre-Registration Begins For St. Cloud Residents

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10/09/2012 - 11:30 AM

Election Day Pre-Registration Begins For St. Cloud Residents

Students at St. Cloud State University and St. Cloud residents can now pre-register to vote for Election Day on Nov. 6. St. Cloud Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels says pre-registering will cut down on congestion and speed up processes at voting places in November.

The Voter Registration Application can be found online and filled out at home. Voters can have the application mailed to them by contacting the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 320-656-3920.

Students can return their application to the Student Union office inside Atwood Memorial Center. Residents can return theirs at the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s office. 

Pre-registering by Oct. 16 will ensure the voter’s name will be on the polling place roster on Election Day.

October 11th National Coming Out Day

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10/09/2012 - 11:00 AM

October 11th National Coming Out Day

This Thursday is National Coming Out Day. SCSU President Earl H. Potter III sent out a proclamation to SCSU faculty and students where he says that the vision of SCSU is to positively transform students and the communities where they live and work through the active discovery, applied knowledge and creative interaction. He also says that in order to enhance diversity, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people and allies must feel secure enough about the environment to be visible and unthreatened.

National Coming Out Day is part of LGBT History Month. As part of the LGBT History month the SCSU LGBT resource center is hosting multiple events throughout the month including a safe space training event which is designed to educate people who serve the general student population and build a network of allies across campus who are knowledgeable and supportive of the LGBT community. On October 18th, KVSC will also be presenting Hip Hop Against Homophobia, a concert that will be held on the Atwood Mall. Also, later in the month, “Does God Really Hate Queer People?” will be shown at the Atwood Theatre.

First Annual Hug A Pet: Certified Therapy Dog De-Stressing Event

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10/09/2012 - 10:45 AM

First Annual Hug A Pet: Certified Therapy Dog De-Stressing Event

On Monday afternoon members from the Central Minnesota Therapy Animal Association had their therapy dogs waiting in Atwood for students and faculty alike to hug and pet them. KVSC’s Amelia Rowland talked to Marlene, whose dog was one of the certified dogs at the event. The dogs were here as part of the first annual Hug a Pet: Certified Therapy Dog De-Stressing Event sponsored by the SCSU Counseling and Psychological services.

SCSU Student Government Hosting Light Up The Night

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10/08/2012 - 9:30 AM

SCSU Student Government Hosting Light Up The Night

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.

Student Government Urban Affairs Chair Sara Swenson told KVSC's Amelia Rowland all the information about the event.  Click here for the audio. 

St. Cloud Police Called To Attempted Robbery

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10/08/2012 - 8:50 AM

On Saturday, police officers were called to the 200 block alley between 5th and 6th Avenue South, in response to an attempted robbery.

According to the police report, a man described as being white, short, heavy set, and having a light colored beard attempted to rob the 17-year-old victim with a knife. The suspect was unable to take anything from the victim.

If anyone has information on the suspect, they are to call the St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200.

A Cokato Man Is In Jail After Atempting To Flee Officers In Multiple Cities

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10/08/2012 - 8:45 AM

A Cokato man is in jail after attempting to flee police officers in multiple cities.

On Friday morning a Stearns County Deputy was on a routine patrol when the Deputy ran a license plate check on a 2002 Jaguar. The Deputy was familiar with the registered owner from previous contacts as a Drug Enforcement officer and the driver had a revoked license.

The Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver accelerated which caused the Deputy to engage in a pursuit. The driver attempted to evade law enforcement by entering a farm site which caused extensive damage to the property.

The pursuit continued as the vehicle traveled through St. Augusta and then through St. Cloud where officers assisted with traffic control and the pursued vehicle was able to avoid law enforcement efforts which resulted in damage to four county squad cars.

The pursuit continued into Benton County where at the intersection of Highway Fifteen and Benton Drive, officers deployed a trained vehicle maneuver spinning the pursued vehicle out of control and ending the pursuit. The vehicle was stopped, but the driver attempted to evade again by ramming a Stearns County squad car. Officers from surrounding agencies assisted by physically removing the driver from his car and placing him into custody.

The driver was identified as 32-year-old James Kelly Benson. The incident is currently under investigation and Benson was taken into custody where he is being held on numerous outstanding warrants including felony warrants issued by the Department of Corrections as well as charges from this incident.

The Minnesota State Patrol, the St. Cloud Police Department, the Sartell Police Department, the Sauk Rapids Police Department and the Sauk Rapids Fire Department assisted in this pursuit.

Two Arrested After Leading Police On High Speed Chase

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10/08/2012 - 6:20 AM

Two Arrested After Leading Police On High Speed Chase

Early Saturday morning the Stearns County Sheriff’s office was led on a vehicle chase that began in Holding Township and ended in St. Wendel Township. The chase began when the sheriff’s office received a gunshot complaint. The caller reported being shot at by people in a brown Suburban and was currently following the vehicle.

Deputies caught up with the Suburban on County Road 151 near the intersection of 295th street. The driver refused to stop the SUV and drove off the road and through a plowed field. The deputies continued to follow the SUV until it stopped in St. Wendel.

The driver 20-year-old Jacob Paul Whalen of Long Prairie was arrested for fleeing police in a motor vehicle. A passenger 20-year-old Keith Ray Kern of Swanville was arrested on three counts of second degree assault.

The suspects are currently being held in the Stearns County Jail as the incident is still under investigation. The victim did not receive any injuries.

Stearns History Museum Names Interim Executive Director

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10/08/2012 - 3:30 AM

Stearns History Museum Names Interim Executive Director

The Stearns History Museum and Research Center has named Annette Atkins as its interim Executive Director. Atkins takes over for former Executive Director Charlene Akers who left the museum in September.

Atkins is a History and Humanities professor at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University. She has over 30 years of teaching and writing Minnesota history. Atkins has done work with the Minnesota Historical Society. In Fall 2007 Atkins published a Minnesota history book Creating Minnesota.

The museum is expected to name a permanent Executive Director in spring 2013.

Stearns County Sheriff's Department Responds to Avon Car Crash

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10/08/2012 - 10:30 AM

On Saturday afternoon, police were called to a crash on County Road 54 in Avon.

According to the police report, 16-year-old Rachel Odenthal was going east on County Road 54 and crossing over the center line when she was struck by 26-year-old Misty Byland as she was going west. Byland had a 6-year-old passenger in her car at the time, and everyone was wearing their seatbelts.

Odenthal, Byland, and her passenger were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance, with the passenger being listed as being in serious condition. The crash is still under investigation.

Lilly Ledbetter Presentation Tuesday Night at SCSU

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10/08/2012 - 10:00 AM

Lilly Ledbetter Presentation Tuesday Night at SCSU

A national figure on the fight for pay equity for women will share her story at St. Cloud State University Tuesday night. The namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 will give a presentation starting at 7 p.m. in the Atwood Center Ballroom. The Women’s Center is one of the sponsors, and Director Jane Olsen says pay equity is a very real and very damaging problem for women and families, she anticipates an engaging presentation.

The Fair Pay Act was the first legislation President Obama signed into law more than three and a half years ago; it amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Ledbetter will be available for a book signing and reception as part of the event, which is also sponsored by the American Association of University Women, who are celebrating 90 years at SCSU this year.

 

Immigrants in Minnesota Brown Bag Lecture Series Starts Monday

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10/05/2012 - 9:00 AM

SCSU’s Political Science Professor Shoua Yang will kick off the Immigrants in Minnesota brownbag lecture series happening this fall. Yang’s lecture will focus on the evolution of the Hmong self-help organizations.

The Hmong have a few different types of self-help organizations, classified accordingly to their specific purpose, to assist the Hmong in adapting life in American culture.

The event will take place on Monday, October 8th at 12 p.m.  in the GLacier North room of Atwood.  The event is free and open to the public, and attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch.

The Immigrants in Minnesota Brown Bag lecture series is supposed by the School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts. 

One Arrested After Roll Over Accident

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10/05/2012 - 8:45 AM

On Thursday night St. Cloud Police and Gold Cross Ambulance were called to the 1200 block of 6th Avenue South for a rollover accident. While officers were driving to the scene, the driver of the rolled over vehicle, 18-year-old Fuad Abdi Jama, fled the scene on foot.

Officers’ found Jama at the 1100 block of 9th Avenue South. Jama was treated and released from the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threating injuries, and was booked and released from the Stearns County Jail on charges of not having a valid driver’s license, fleeing on foot, minor consumption and 4th degree DWI.

SCSU LBGT Resource Center Invites You To Take Part Of The Big Picture

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10/05/2012 - 8:45 AM

SCSU LBGT Resource Center Invites You To Take Part Of The Big Picture

On Monday, October 8th the SCSU LGBT Resource Center invites you to meet them at the Atwood Mall at 12 p.m. for “The Big Picture”, the first annual photo shoot to highlight the support that exists for the LGBT community at SCSU. Whether you’re living your life as openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or you consider yourself to be an ally you are invited to the photo shoot.

October is LGBT History Month. The LGBT community is the only community that does not learn its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month teachers the heritage, builds a community, engages allies and highlights extraordinary national and international contributions.

The photo will be published on the LGBT Resource Center website and possibly other community publications.

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