10/22/2009 - 10:25 AM
A 39-year-old Spring Hill man is hurt after getting stuck in a corn bin Tuesday in the Spring Hill Township. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department says at around 1:30 pm, Steven Pung climbed into a corn bin on the family farm. An auger started running and Pung was pulled down into the shelled corn.
Authorities shoveled corn out of a lower hatch on the bin and from around Pung in the upper portion of the bin until he was freed from the corn. Police say Pung was breathing and alert when he got out of the bin. He was taken to Paynesville Hospital by ambulance.
10/21/2009 - 12:40 PM
Minnesota has opened a new hot-line for people with flu-like symptoms. It's a 24-hour, 7 day a week number people can call to get information about treatment options. Nurses on the other line may tell people to get some rest, recommend an anti-viral medicine or tell people to visit the doctor.
The Minn-Flu Line is the first in the country to provide statewide reach...and the first where a doctor can prescribe medicine over the phone. The goal of the program is to keep waiting room numbers low and let doctors focus on those who need the most attention.
The Minn-Flu number is 1-866-259-4655. People who want more information about the flu and are not sick...can find out more online. Log onto www.mdhflu.com
10/21/2009 - 10:45 AM
With cold and flu season upon us, St. Cloud Hospital is discouraging those who are experiencing flu-like symptoms from visiting a hospitalized patient. According to Infection Control Specialist, Sally Petrowski, visitors have good intentions, but can unknowingly spread germs to their loved ones who are medically vulnerable. If you are experiencing any symptoms of the flu, such as fever, a sore throat or cough, instead of visiting a loved one in the hospital, it is recommended you contact a patient by phone or by sending an e-greeting at www.centracare.com
10/21/2009 - 10:45 AM
Division Street in St. Cloud was busy with more than just construction Tuesday. At about 2:40 in the afternoon reports came in of a man shooting a pistol style pellet gun out through the window of his vehicle at passing cars and road signs. Officers located the vehicle at 25th Avenue and Division.
The only person in the car was 18-year-old Mathew Mayavski of Saint Cloud. After searching the car, police found two airsoft guns that were exact replicas of a real handgun. Mayavski was arrested for terroristic threats, and two juveniles admitted to shooting road signs. Charges are pending against the juveniles and Mayavski. No one was injured.
10/21/2009 - 10:30 AM
St. Cloud Police are on the lookout for information on a burglary that occurred Tuesday night in the 1000 Block of St. Germain Street East. According to police, a suspect entered through an unlocked window and stole two televisions and a computer. The incident was reported at 9:30 P.M. but was believed to have taken place around 5:15 P.M. If you have information about the burglary or information regarding a suspect, contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200.
10/20/2009 - 9:45 AM
Downtown St. Cloud drivers, KVSC has another detour update to report. The closed bridge detour route is different as of Tuesday morning. 4th Avenue is now closed so workers can pave and stripe the road, as well as install the center median.
Eastbound traffic on Highway 23 will be detoured at 5th Avenue South to First Street, and then to 4th Avenue South. Traffic on the westbound Highway 23 detour will follow the revised detour at 1st Street South to 5th Avenue South, and then to Division Street.
This closure will remain in effect until the Granite City Crossing opens to traffic in early November.
10/20/2009 - 9:40 AM
A 25-year-old St. Cloud resident is hurt after a two-car crash Monday on Highway 23. St. Cloud Police say it on the 1700 block at around 3:30 pm. 19-year-old Jordan Smith of St. Cloud was driving east on 23 when he rear-ended a car driven by 31-year-old Mohamed Mohamed of St. Cloud. The passenger in Mohamed’s car was brought to the hospital for neck pain. Smith was cited for inattentive driving.
10/20/2009 - 9:25 AM
The Minnesota Department of Health is asking that H1N1 vaccines be reserved for only the most fragile and medically complex children. The St. Cloud Hospital received a very limited supply of the vaccine. Health care providers have designated criteria for patients who are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. Patients who qualify will be contacted by their primary care providers. Parents of medically vulnerable children who have changed their address or phone number recently are asked to call their child’s clinic to update their records.
10/20/2009 - 10:55 AM
The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud area fell for the third month in a row, and is the lowest it has been since December of 2008. The rate for September was 6.9%, down from 7.4% in August. The June unemployment rate was 8.3%, making for an impressive three month drop of 1.4%.
But there’s still work to be done. The St. Cloud area’s current unemployment rate of 6.9% is still 1.2% higher than it was one year ago.
10/20/2009 - 10:30 AM
St. Cloud State University’s Speech and Debate team traveled to Brookings, South Dakota for a tournament and came back with some hardware. SCSU was awarded the Widvey Team Quality Award for their performance at the Jackrabbit Jousts Speech and Debate Invitational on October 9th and 10th. This award is determined by dividing sweeps points by the total entries for comprehensive programs. St. Cloud beat 11 schools from 5 different states for this award.
Also gaining honors for St. Cloud State was sophomore Ben Kauffman, who took first in both Prose and Dramatic Interpretation, as well as third in Program of Oral Interpretation.
10/20/2009 - 10:25 AM
St. Cloud City leaders want input from the community on a proposed rate increase for Metro Bus fares. A public hearing will be held 6:00 pm Wednesday at the City Hall Council Chambers at 400 2nd Street in St. Cloud.
Under the proposal, bus fares would increase by 10 cents, to $1 per trip, starting November 1st. Plus, a 31 day pass would increase from $39 to $43 by July of 2010.
10/20/2009 - 10:00 AM
Walmart officials are getting ready to break ground in Sartell. The public is invited to attend a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday at the site of the new Walmart store, located at 21 County Road 120. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 am. The Super Walmart is being built in conjunction with a Sam’s Club. The 97-acre commercial development, to be called the Epic Center, is expected to open in September of 2010.
10/19/2009 - 9:45 AM
I-94 drivers near Albertville may notice what looks like the aftermath of a crash on Tuesday, but it won’t be real. Between 9 am and 5 pm, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will stage a crash on the test section of the highway near mile marker 198. It’s part of the filming for a new public service announcement highlighting changes to Minnesota’s “Move Over" law. The law requires drivers on multi-lane highways to move one lane away from emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the road or shoulder. The law now includes maintenance vehicles and the DOT’s freeway service patrol.
10/19/2009 - 9:31 AM
More construction will begin in the downtown St. Cloud area. Starting Tuesday,1st Street North from 9th Avenue North to 10th Avenue North will be closed so workers can maintenance work on sewer lines. This closure is scheduled to last two weeks and detours will not be posted. This work will also require 9th Avenue North to be limited to one lane at the 1st Street intersection for one day. The Paramount Parking ramp will remain open during the construction. The 10th Avenue North entrance to the ramp will be closed.
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.
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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.
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