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Septic Truck Rollover Partially Pins Melrose Driver

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11/11/2013 - 10:15 AM

Stearns County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a single truck crash in Grove Township, early Saturday 12:30 a.m.

69-year-old Gerald Nortbert Boecker of Melrose, was driving a Buecker’s Sanitation septic truck eastbound on Riverview Lane in Melrose.

Boecker went off the road, over corrected then lost control of the septic truck. The truck then rolled over onto the passenger side, partially pinning Boecker. Responding Melrose ambulance and rescue personnel freed Boecker from the truck. Boecker was taken to the Melrose Hospital.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

New Minnesota Law For Testing Homes For Radon Gas

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11/08/2013 - 9:45 AM

New Minnesota Law For Testing Homes For Radon Gas

A new law, the Minnesota Radon Awareness Act, goes into effect this January. The law will require detailed radon testing during home inspections before the home can be sold.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Stearns County wants to inform the public on the preventative measures against the dangerous gas.

State Representative Paul Anderson will be hosting the town hall meetings.

The public meetings will begin November 21 in Glenwood. Melrose and Sauk Centre will also have meetings on November 26.

Stearns County is identified as having relatively high levels of radon because of the large amount of granite.

Testing for radon is important because the gas is odorless, colorless and tasteless. 21,000 deaths a year in the U.S. are attributed to lung cancer caused by radon gas.

St. Cloud Diocese New Bishop Says Its A Time Of Healing

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11/08/2013 - 9:25 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - The new head of the Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud says the church must be an instrument of healing.

Bishop Donald Kettler was installed in a Mass on Thursday at the Cathedral of St. Mary. WJON radio reported that Kettler sermonized about his travels around the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, offering apologies for the previous sexual abuse cases involving members of the church.

Kettler spent 32 years as a priest in Sioux Falls, S.D., before being appointed to lead the Fairbanks diocese in 2002. Pope Francis appointed him in September to lead in St. Cloud.

It’s a homecoming for Kettler, who was born in Minneapolis and graduated from St. John's University in 1970. He replaces Bishop John Kinney, who led the diocese for nearly two decades.

St. Cloud METROVETS To Hold Veteran's Day Festivities This Weekend

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11/08/2013 - 12:30 PM

St. Cloud METROVETS To Hold Veteran's Day Festivities This Weekend

The St. Cloud Area METROVETS invite you to come out and honor our local heroes Sunday.

The Annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the west side of the St. Cloud VA campus and end at Apollo High School. A social in the school cafeteria will follow.

On Veteran’s Day, the METROVETS will be hosting an Observance Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., in the St. Cloud VA Auditorium.

Col. Scott St. Sauver, Minnesota Army National Guard and Commander of Camp Ripley, is the featured speaker.

Richmond Man Rolls Car Over Into Ditch Near St. Joseph Township

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11/08/2013 - 10:15 AM

A man was taken to the St. Cloud hospital earlier this morning (Friday) after rolling his car in St. Joseph Township.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Douglas Donald Rausch of Richmond was driving eastbound on County Road 75 west of County Road 3 when he crossed into the oncoming traffic lanes. The car struck two trees and rolled over twice before landing in the ditch on its roof.

Before taken to the hospital, Rausch was treated at the scene by St. Joseph rescue.

The accident remains under investigation.

St. Cloud Art Crawl Coming to SCSU Campus and Downtown Area Friday

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11/07/2013 - 10:30 AM

Friday evening from 5:00-9:00 p.m. St. Cloud will be the epicenter of the Minnesota art scene.

The St. Cloud Art Crawl features works from local and regional artists on display in many local downtown businesses and the SCSU campus.

The SCSU Welcome Center will feature student films from St. Cloud State’s Film Studies program. The student art exhibit, Black Slate II will be shown at the Gallery Vault and the White Horse Bar and Restaurant in downtown St. Cloud.

The Paramount Theatre will host the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Artists Guild of Central Minnesota, and the works of Pat Soyka and Tammy Rice. 

County Road 75 Rollover Likely Caused By Icy Conditions

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11/06/2013 - 12:00 PM

St. Cloud Police were called to a report of a van crash that ended with the van rolling into the ditch just after 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Investigators say the van lost control on the icy overpass of County Road 75 near Sauk River. The van, which was carrying 10 people went off the road and rolled into the ditch.

The 10 people inside the van were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police believe the icy conditions were the cause of the crash.

SCSU Community Will Get The Chance To Be A "Big For A Day"

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11/05/2013 - 9:50 AM

SCSU Community Will Get The Chance To Be A

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota and the SCSU Civic Engagement Program will be holding a rock climbing event this Thursday for SCSU students, faculty and staff to get the chance to spend a day with a “little”.

KVSC’s News Director John Peterson has more on this event.

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The event will start at 5:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.

Cooper Avenue North from 3rd Street to 4th Street North To Close Immediately

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11/05/2013 - 2:00 AM

A project on the sanitary sewer lining near Cooper Avenue North will cause immediate closure from third to fourth street north.

According to the City Engineer’s Office, the closure will last until February.

'Night Of Broken Glass' Performance At SCSU This Weekend

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11/05/2013 - 12:40 PM

A performance titled Night of Broken Glass will be held at St. Cloud State this weekend. KVSC Assistant News Director Steve Coursolle has more on this event.

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The Night of Broken Glass performance is sponsored by St. Cloud State’s center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, in partnership with SCSU’s Department of Music.

Rumored St. Cloud Winter Storm May Not Live Up To Bill

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11/05/2013 - 12:00 PM

The rumors of approaching snow have been heavy these last couple days, but according to SCSU Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman, the bulk of it is staying south of the St. Cloud area.

Two to five inches is projected to hit the Twin Cities.

St. Cloud is far enough north to miss the bulk of the projected snow. Weisman is forecasting a dusting of wet snow with totals up too an inch in St. Cloud.

Weisman says the snow accumulation isn’t the problem associated with this batch of winter weather, it’s the expected timing of the snowfall. The bulk of the wet snow is forecasted to fall during evening rush hour tonight. So St. Cloud commuters traveling to or from Minneapolis may experience some wet and possibly slippery road conditions.

Richmond Man Suffers Injuries After Losing Control Of His Truck

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11/04/2013 - 9:55 AM

A 43-year-old man crashed his pickup truck on Highway 22 last night south of Richmond, just before 7:00 p.m.

According to the Minnesota State Highway Patrol, Brett Anderson from South Haven was traveling north along Highway 22 when his pickup lost control while turning. Anderson’s truck veered off the highway and hit a tree.

Anderson was the only person in the pickup at the time of the crash and was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with serious injuries.

I-94 Westbound Between St. Michael And Monticello To Experience Lane Closures Monday

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11/04/2013 - 12:00 PM

I-94 travelers driving westbound between St. Michael and Monticello should be aware of possible delays today as segments will be reduced to a single lane until 2:15 p.m.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the westbound shoulder of I-94 will be worked on by crews and may cause slow or stopped traffic.

MnDOT advises all travelers to be aware of work zones and drive cautiously.

St. Cloud Officials Looking For Ways To Repair Lake Wobegon Trail

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11/01/2013 - 9:30 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Fifteen years after it opened, the popular Lake Wobegon Regional Trail in central Minnesota is showing signs of age.

The St. Cloud Times reported Friday that local officials are searching for ways to pay for fixes. They're considering user fees and also have their eyes on the state's Legacy Fund. That account contains set-aside sales tax dollars from a voter-approved tax increase five years ago.

Cliff Borgerding, who is president of the Lake Wobegon Trails Association, acknowledges that projects for new trails present stiff competition compared with repair and maintenance.

The Lake Wobegon trail draws hundreds of thousands of bicyclists, walkers, snowmobilers and in-line skaters every year.

Minnesota's state trail system contained 560 miles of paved trails as of 2012. That's up from 475 miles five years before.

Two Resolutions Passed, and Sports Referendum Discussed At Student Government Meeting Thursday.

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11/01/2013 - 4:25 AM

The SCSU Student Government held its weekly meeting Thursday night and passed two resolutions.

Chris Trankel, Chair of Campus Affairs, elaborated on the resolutions that were approved and how it affects the campus.

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Another topic discussed at the meeting was the athletic referendum that was passed by students 3 years ago. This is the third and final year on the referendum. Athletic Director Heather Weems reviewed what has been done with the increased fees since the referendum passed. She continued to explain on what can be additionally accomplished if the referendum was passed again and what it would mean to athletics if it was not. Student Vice President Lindsey Gunnerson said that the decision to vote on the referendum this Fall or Spring will be further discussed in next week’s Student Government Meeting.

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