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14th Street South Closed for Repair

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11/02/2012 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud’s city engineer is reminding people that from November 5th to 7th, 14 Street South will be closed from 9th Avenue South to about 400 feet east. This is to repair a storm drain in that area, and alternate routes should be planned around this area.

Commissioner Bromenshenkel To Meet with Citizens

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11/01/2012 - 9:30 AM

Commissioner Bromenshenkel To Meet with Citizens

Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel is holding a citizen meeting at the Local Blend in St. Joseph from 10 A.M to 11 A.M on Saturday, November 3rd to hear from the people in District 2.  This will serve as an opportunity for people to raise any concerns they may have, as well as talk about county issues or simply just meet Commissioner Bromenschenkel in a casual atmosphere.

Commissioner Bromenschenkel says that it is imperative for him to hear the issues that are important to the citizens he serves and for them to know that he's available to listen to their concerns.  He also says that not everyone is comfortable bringing issues before the entire Board of Commissioners, so he wants to go to the people and make sure they're being heard.

Anyone who isn't able to attend the meeting with the Commissioner can call him at 320-293-9180 or email him at mark.bromenschenkel@co.stearns.mn.us.

St. Cloud Police Looking For Suspect For Wednesday Break-In

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11/01/2012 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud Police are looking for a man who attempted to break into someone’s home on Halloween night.

At 5 p.m. on Wednesday night police were called to the 300 block of 22nd Avenue North for a possible burglary. The police investigation revealed that 20-year-old Seth Richard Wallin of St. Cloud had kicked in the door to the victim’s home, damaged at least one item and then fled the scene.

At this time officers are looking for Wallin and if anyone has information about where he might be, contact the St. Cloud Police at 251-1200.

Police Called To Insurance Agency Robbery

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11/01/2012 - 10:00 AM

On Wednesday morning, St. Cloud police were called to Advantage One Insurance Agency at 3801 3rd Street North for a burglary call.

According to the police report, an unknown suspect came to the Agency on Tuesday at 5 P.M, and forced entry into the front door of the building. Once inside, the suspect stole cash and a safe.

At this time, there are no known suspects, but if you have information on the robbery, please call the St. Cloud police department at 251-1200.

St. Cloud Man Arrested For Punching An Officer

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11/01/2012 - 10:00 AM

On Tuesday night St Cloud Police were called to the 1500 block of 15th Avenue Southeast for a burglary in progress. According to the police report once officers arrived they started talking to 44-year-old Antoine Jones of St. Cloud. As the officer was speaking Jones punched at the officer and hit the officer in the shoulder.

Officers placed Jones under arrest for 4th degree assault, obstructing the legal process and disorderly conduct. The investigation also revealed that Jones was the man attempting to gain entry to the victim’s apartment. T

he officer sustained minor injuries and did not require any medical attention. Jones was treated by Gold Cross Paramedics for minor injuries and was taken to the Sherburne County Jail where he is currently being held for court.

Randy Schreifels Reminds People To Register To Vote

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10/31/2012 - 8:50 AM

Randy Schreifels Reminds People To Register To Vote

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels is reminding people that they need to be registered in order to vote. Those who are already registered in their precinct don’t need to bring ID or proof of residency.  Voters may check if they are registered to vote by going to www.sos.state.mn.us

People who need to register can do so at their polling place on Election Day, with proper proof of identification. Some examples of proof include a Minnesota driver’s license or state ID with the voter’s current address on it. Alternatives to those are an authorized photo ID with a utility bill that includes the voter’s name and address on it, due within 30 days of the election.  Addition alternatives to proving residency are listed on www.co.stearns.mn.us, and obtainable by calling the Auditor's Office at 320-656-3920 or emailing at elections@co.stearns.mn.us

St. Cloud Municipal Band Performs Special Concert On Monday

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10/31/2012 - 8:45 AM

St. Cloud Municipal Band Performs Special Concert On Monday

To wrap up their 125th season the St. Cloud Municipal band will perform a special concert on Monday, November 5th. The concert will feature music from each decade of the band’s existence plus much more.

Former conductors of the SCMB Dave Haedt, Marv Pearson, Mel Hauck and current associate conductor Lowell Larson will all direct the band in multiple numbers for the concert. The celebration will also feature a historic exhibit in the lobby before the show, a historical photo power point presentation during the concert, and the group will be giving away copies of their CD “Encore” to the first 200 people in attendance.

The concert will begin at 7:30 at the Historic Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud.

Sartell Man Receives Citizen Life Saving Award

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10/31/2012 - 8:30 AM

Sartell Man Receives Citizen Life Saving Award

On Tuesday morning the Stearns County Sheriff’s office honored Kevin Hollingsworth with the notable Citizen Life Saving Award.

On June 15th, 18-year-old Hollingsworth was swimming at the Stearns County Quarry Park when he saw someone go under water and appeared to be in trouble. Hollingsworth jumped in the quarry and swam to find the man. When he did find the man, he was under water and unconscious. Hollingsworth then lifted the man above water and brought him to shore, where the man regained consciousness and fully recovered.

Sheriff John Sanner says that he is a shining example of how regular people react to a situation and perform in an extraordinary manner. Sanner also says that this award has been given out only one other time in the past 20 years, making it a pretty unique honor.

New Survey Says 85 Percent of Regional Drivers Wear Seat Belts

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10/31/2012 - 10:00 AM

New Survey Says 85 Percent of Regional Drivers Wear Seat Belts

A new seat belt compliance survey says 85 percent of drivers in the East Central Minnesota region wear their seat belts. The survey was done by traffic safety advocates in late August. They observed drivers in 12 counties. The survey is a part of the state’s Toward Zero Death’s traffic safety initiative.

Minnesota State Patrol Captain Al Kutz says it’s important to continue to educate area motorists on the importance of buckling up. He says the ultimate goal is 100 percent compliance..

Minnesota first passed a law requiring drivers to wear seat belts in 1986. According to the Department of Public Safety seat compliance at that time was only 20 percent.

Darlene St. Clair Presenting "Dakota People, Dakota Homelands" This Thursday

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10/30/2012 - 9:30 AM

Darlene St. Clair Presenting

To mark the 150th anniversary of the 1862 United States Dakota War, Darlene St. Clair will present her speech “Dakota People, Dakota Homelands” this Thursday.

St. Clair is a SCSU associate professor of learning resources and former director of the Multicultural Resource Center. She is now serving as a visiting associate professor from the University of Minnesota’s Department of American Indian Studies. The U.S. Dakota War resulted in the death or exile from Minnesota of most of the Dakota people.

Today, more than 170,000 Dakota people live in U.S. communities and reservations. St. Clair is a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community and is in one of the Dakota tribal divisions that were living in Minnesota during the Dakota War. St. Clair’s presentation is a part of the Multicultural Resource Center lecture series.

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Miller Center auditorium and is free and open to the public.

New Exhibit At The Miller Center Featuring Famous Visitors

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10/30/2012 - 11:00 AM

A new physical and virtual exhibit on famous visitors of SCSU can now be seen in the SCSU Archives’ space in the Miller Center, which is located on the campus of SCSU. The exhibit showcases the many famous personalities that have visited St. Cloud State over the years, such as Elton John, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Harlem Globetrotters.

The exhibit was created by former student assistant Tiffany Topel Boeson, who has also designed other University Archives exhibits including The Faces Behind the Places and Libraries of the Past and Present. Boeson has also designed the murals that stand outside of the Alumni Room in the Atwood Memorial Center using material from the University Archives.

If you have any questions about the Archives, please call 320-308-4753 or email archives@stcloudstate.edu.

Man Arrested Twice Within 21 Hours For Driving While Intoxicated

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10/30/2012 - 10:45 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A man has been arrested for driving while intoxicated in Stearns County twice within 21 hours.

Sheriff's officials say the 20-year-old man was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Waite Park after he was stopped for speeding. He was released about 7 a.m. and was arrested about 17 hours later after police received a complaint about his driving.

In another alcohol-related case, a woman was arrested for driving under the influence when she came to the Stearns County Jail Friday night to pick up her husband, who had also been arrested for drunken driving.

Sheriff John Sanner tells the St. Cloud Times that having someone arrested for DWI who's supposed to be sober and picking up an inmate arrested for drunken driving is more common than most people might think.

Additional Hours Provided For Absentee Voting

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10/29/2012 - 8:50 AM

Additional Hours Provided For Absentee Voting

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels has announced that the Stearns County Auditor’s Office will be open this Saturday from 10 A.M to 3 P.M. It will also be open next Monday until 5 P.M. for absentee voting. Next Monday is the last day to cast an absentee ballot in person.

People can cast an absentee ballot in person in the Auditor-Treasurer’s office, located at the Administration Building, Room #148, at 705 Courthouse Square in St. Cloud. Absentee ballots can also be cast by email at elections.@co.stearns.mn.us, and absentee ballot applications can be obtained at www.co.sterans.mn.us.  Ballots must be received back to the Auditor’s Office by Election Day.

In order to vote by absentee ballot, you must meet at least one of the following requirement:

1) Absence from precinct on Election Day

2) Illness or disability

3)Religious discipline or observance of religious holiday

4)Service as an election judge in another precinct

5)Eligible emergency declared by the governor or quarantine declared by the state or federal government.

St. Cloud City Council Meeting Tonight

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10/29/2012 - 10:30 AM

The St. Cloud City Council meeting is tonight and there are a few key issues you should know about. There is a resolution which would authorize Mayor Dave Kleis and the City Clerk to execute a MnDOT grant agreement which would use state funds to prepare an environmental assessment for Air Service at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. There is also a resolution for approving the security upgrade project at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. Another key topic is that there has been a request to purchase a new snow plow.

The meeting will begin tonight at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

Multiple Reports Of Vandalized Vehicles In Stearns County

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10/26/2012 - 9:45 AM

Residents of Stearns County should be extra cautious because multiple reports of vandalized vehicles have occurred in the area. Over the past week the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and other local police departments have been receiving reports of vehicles being vandalized during the night.

Residents have been waking up to find that their vehicles have been damaged by having a rock or similar item thrown through the window. In most cases, the vehicles have been parked on the public street. Residents should take extra care and park their vehicles in their driveway and report any suspicious activity.

These incidents have been reported in the towns of Avon, Albany, Freeport, New Munich and Melrose. At least twenty vandalisms have been reported and it is believed that these acts are related.

If anyone has information about these acts, please call one of the local law enforcement agencies. You can also call the Tri-County Crimestoppers at 1-800-255-1301.

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