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5th Annual ProjectEARTH Conference To Be Held At St. John's University Tuesday

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10/07/2013 - 1:50 AM

Over 225 seventh and eighth grade students, teachers, presenters, volunteers, and committee members will all be gathering on the campus of St. John’s University tomorrow (Tuesday) for the 5th Annual ProjectEARTH nature and environmental science conference.

Through presentations and hands on learning, students are expected to receive experience and appreciation for the natural environment. The students will be able to record their new knowledge, learned from experts in their field of study, in nature journals.

The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a presentation titled “All Things Connected” by the Minnesota Zoo staff.

The day will conclude at 3:00 p.m.

SCSU's Mock Interview Days Sign-ups Start Tomorrow

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10/07/2013 - 11:20 AM

SCSU's Mock Interview Days Sign-ups Start Tomorrow

Sign-ups for SCSU’s 21st Annual Mock Interview Days begins Tuesday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m. in the Career Services Center in Centennial Hall at St. Cloud State University.

The Mock Interview Days are scheduled for October 17 and 18 and are co-sponsored by the Career Services Center and Career Ambassadors student organization.

Recruiters from Target, Cargill, United Health Group, Wells Fargo and several others will conduct mock interviews so participating students can gain experience in employment interviews.

SCSU Career Services Andrew Ditlevson describes in the past students have been invited back for more interviews with the employers. Ditlevson says “Typically at least 10-20 students get invited back for a second interview.”

The cost of the Mock Interview Days is $5.

SCSU Researchers Believe To Have Found Oldest Habitation In Minnesota

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10/07/2013 - 10:20 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Researchers at St. Cloud State University say they have reason to believe that a site in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was home to a settlement as long as 16,400 years ago, which would make the habitation the oldest in Minnesota.

They base it on testing of soil samples collected around Knife Lake, along the U.S.-Canada border. The St. Cloud Times reported Monday that anthropologists want to do more testing before drawing firm conclusions.

Associate professor Mark Muñiz says it would fit with a theory that people lived along the edge of glaciers as they receded. It challenges previous beliefs that glacier-caused flooding in northern Minnesota caused the earliest humans to inhabit the south.

The excavation sites are believed to be where people quarried siltstone for tool-making.

Two More Arrested In Annandale Homicide

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10/04/2013 - 9:10 AM

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) - Police have arrested two more suspects in the shooting death of an Annandale man who was killed during a robbery.

That brings to five the number of suspects arrested in the death of 42-year-old Kyle Greene. The 42-year-old victim was shot at his home Saturday.

The St. Cloud Times reports a 21-year-old St. Cloud man was booked at the Wright County Jail late Wednesday. A 19-year-old Albertville man was booked at the jail earlier that evening.

The two are among six people that investigators believe were involved in setting up and participating in a drug deal that led to Greene being shot in his garage.

A third suspect was arrested early Wednesday. Two people were earlier charged. Investigators are looking for one more suspect.

SCSU And The Conflict Resolution Center To Create State Office On Campus

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10/04/2013 - 10:30 AM

The Conflict Resolution Center (CRC) and St. Cloud State University have partnered to open a CRC satellite office on campus. This partnership started from funding from the new State Office for Collaboration and Dispute Resolution.

The mission of the new State office is to promote the broad use of community mediation in the state.

SCSU students and experienced CRC mediators will be able to work together to provide services and to determine issues in housing, education, employment, family, business and relationship matters.

By ensuring that all areas receive these services, grants will be provided to private non-profit entities certified by the state court administrator under chapter 494 that assist in resolution of disputes.

St. Cloud Teenager Facing Charges From Vehicle Accident Thursday

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10/04/2013 - 10:00 AM

A St. Cloud teenager is facing charges of allegedly losing control of his vehicle and striking another moving vehicle Thursday evening.

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, 18-year-old Kadar A Mohamud of St. Cloud, was driving by the 1300 block of Northway Drive when he struck another moving vehicle, driven by a 17 year old Waite Park juvenile. Both drivers left the roadway after the crash and struck several trees.

The Waite Park juvenile also struck a fence and the corner of a residence. Both drivers were taken by ambulance to the ER for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Suspect Images From TCF Bank Robbery on 25th Avenue South in St. Cloud

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10/03/2013 - 9:45 AM

UPDATE: Suspect Images From TCF Bank Robbery on 25th Avenue South in St. Cloud

St. Cloud police are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect in a bank robbery at TCF Bank's location on 25th Avenue South. The robbery was reported at 3:44 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

The suspect is described as a white man, wearing khaki pants and a black hoodie sweatshirt with the words "Asian Foods" printed on the back and the front upper left corner of the jacket. The suspect threatened the teller of the use of an armed weapon, but nothing was shown. 

No injuries were reported from the incident and the FBI is assisting the St. Cloud Police Department in the investigation. The bank is located at 200 25th Avenue South at the intersection with Roosevelt Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 320-252-1200 or Tri-County Crimestoppers at 320-255-1301. 

Minnesota DNR Advises Cabin Owners of Invasive Species

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10/03/2013 - 1:10 AM

Winter is just around the corner and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is strongly advising cabin owners when they put their docks, boats and other water-related equipment away for the season, to keep an eye out for zebra mussels or any other type of aquatic invasive species as.

The DNR’s Ann Pierce says everyone needs to do their part in helping protect Minnesota waters from aquatic invasive species. 

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Charges Filed In Wright County Homicide Case

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10/03/2013 - 10:00 AM

ANNANDALE, Minn. (AP) - Charges have been filed against the accused getaway driver in a Wright County homicide case.

Nineteen-year-old Tyler Fisher is charged with aiding and abetting the murder of Kyle Greene. The 42-year-old victim was fatally shot at his Annandale home Saturday.

A criminal complaint says Fisher told investigators three other people went to Green's house to rob him of drugs and money and that one of the three fatally shot him. A 19-year-old Otsego woman is also charged with aiding and abetting the homicide.

The St. Cloud Times says both defendants have identified three suspects by name and in photos. No additional arrests have been made.

Benton County Road 2 Daily Closure Starting October 8

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10/02/2013 - 11:40 AM

County Road 2, also known as Main Street running through Rice, will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting October 8th through the 22nd.

The closure begins at 4th Avenue. County Road 2 between 4th Avenue and Highway 10 will close daily from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until October 23rd.

According to Minn-DOT, the closures are needed for part of the new Highway 10 and County Road 2 interchange project. The project will replace the current traffic lights with on and off ramps and acceleration lanes to improve traffic flow.

For a map of the work zone and detour routes please visit kvsc-dot-org-slash-news.

St. Cloud V.A. Will Host Flu Shots For Veterans

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10/01/2013 - 11:20 AM

Military Veterans and their spouses or significant others, will be offered flu shots at the St. Cloud Veterans Administration.

Vaccinations will be offered tomorrow October 2 and 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud VA building 96, located on the West side of the complex. Whooping cough shots are also available. 

The cost of the flu shots is $29 that may be paid at the time of vaccination or billed to your health insurance. Please make sure and bring your insurance cards.

The St. Cloud VA will be offering flu shots again on October 8 and 12 in the main building. Any changes to the flu vaccination clinic schedule will be announced over a recorded phone message at 320-255-6444.

Tammy McGee Named SCSU Vice President For Finance And Administration

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10/01/2013 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud State University has named Tammy McGee as its new vice president for finance and administration.

McGee, a native of Walker Minnesota and SCSU class of ’81 aluma will manage business services, human resources, bookstore operations and public safety.

McGee was chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration at Augsburg College. She also brings over 20 years of experience in financial analysis, strategic planning and project management.

Tammy McGee is scheduled to begin her position as vice president for finance and administration with SCSU November 18.

Resurfacing Begins Today On 9th And 10th Avenue North

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09/30/2013 - 9:45 AM

Construction crews will be resurfacing 9th and 10th Avenue North between 15th Street North and West Germain Street starting Monday. 

According to the City Engineer's Office, lanes will be intermittently closed and traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions. Motorists will be signaled through the work zone by traffic flaggers.

Drivers should expect major traffic delays and should find an alternate route if possible.

The 9th and 10th Avenue resurfacing project is anticipated to be finished by the end of the week.

Police Announce Death Of An Area Man Homicide

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09/30/2013 - 9:20 AM

ANNADALE, Minn. (AP) - Police in Annandale are calling the death of a 42-year-old man a homicide.

Officers were called at about 8 a.m. Saturday to the home of Kyle Greene. They found him dead inside.

Police Chief Jeff Herr tells the Star Tribune the medical examiner has ruled Greene's death a homicide, though he wouldn't elaborate Sunday on a cause of death or say who called police.

The Annandale Police Department, the Wright County Sheriff's Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office are investigating.

Anyone with information about Greene's death is asked to call Annandale police or the Wright County Sheriff's Office at (763) 682-1162.

Level 3 Predatory Offender To Move To Eden Lake Township

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09/27/2013 - 3:20 AM

Level 3 Predatory Offender To Move To Eden Lake Township

An informative meeting will be held at the Paynesville City Hall Thursday, October 10. The session is set to educate the community of a Level 3 Predatory Offender that will be moving into Eden Lake Township on Monday, October 14.

Accordig to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Michael Shawn Klappenbach is not wanted by the police and is done serving his court sentence. Klappenbach has a history of engaging in sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl. The offender was known to the victim

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. with representatives from the Department of Corrections and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office present to provide useful information on public safety.

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