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City Council To Hold Meeting This Monday

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03/21/2014 - 11:00 AM

The St. Cloud City Council will be meeting Monday to discuss various items on the agenda.

Some of the requests for approval include an application from Pioneer Place for permission to hold a special event, “Takin’ It to The Streets ’14,” on 5th Avenue on August 2nd, an exception from the City Noise Ordinance to allow for nighttime construction for the T.H. 15 and 33rd Street South Interchange Improvements, and the approval of Change Order 1, relating to the Aircraft Storage Hangar at the St. Cloud Regional Airport.

The meeting is open to the public and will include an open forum, where St. Cloud residents may address the City Council.

St. Cloud Rox Announce Chisel As New Mascot

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03/21/2014 - 10:10 AM

The St. Cloud Rox baseball team revealed the name of their mascot at Brothers Bar and Grill last night.

St. Cloud mayor Dave Kleis (klice) introduced Chisel, wearing the number 71.

According to the minor league ball club, Chisel was chosen from hundreds of submissions made during the ‘name your mascot contest.’ The winner, Tom Stoermann, won a pair of season tickets for the 2014 Rox season. He also got his picture taken with Chisel and a special appearance at his son’s school in Albany.

The first Rox home game will be Friday, May 30 at 7:05 p.m. at Joe Faber Field. There will be a fireworks show after the game.


Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Little Falls Homeowner Appeal In Deaths of Two Teens

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03/20/2014 - 9:40 AM

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court won't consider an appeal by a homeowner indicted in the deaths of two teens who broke into his house.

Byron Smith wanted the court to review a decision by a Morrison County judge who let stand a grand jury indictment on two counts of first-degree murder in the 2012 deaths of 17-year-old Nicholas Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. Smith's lawyers argued that prosecutors made errors during the grand jury proceedings.

District Court Judge Douglas Anderson denied motions to suppress statements Smith made to investigators after the shootings.

The St. Cloud Times says Smith is scheduled for trial April 14. The shooting stirred debate about how much force homeowners can use when protecting property.

SCSU Student Competing This Weekend For The Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship In Canada

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03/20/2014 - 12:00 PM

A St. Cloud State University senior has a chance to clinch the Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship this weekend in Quebec.

Ice Cross athletes skate on a downhill course made of ice that mirrors a snowboard cross course with jumps, burms and a starting gate.

KVSC Assistant News Director Steve Coursolle has the story.

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St. Cloud Art Crawl Takes To The Streets For First Time This Year

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03/20/2014 - 10:50 AM

The St. Cloud Art Crawl season is heading to the downtown streets for the first time this year Friday evening.

Jules Bistro, Paramount Gallery, the Electric Fetus, and Rush Boutique are just a few of the venue artists taking part in the first of four art crawls this year.

The crawl will spread downtown to West St. Germain Street between 5th Ave North and 9th Ave North.

The crawl will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. with parking available in lots or by a meter.


SCSU Health Services Observe National "Kick Butts Day" Wednesday

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03/19/2014 - 4:10 AM

SCSU Health Services Observe National

St. Cloud State students had the opportunity to be educated about tobacco use and how to fight back in more ways than one Wednesday in Garvey Commons and the Atwood Memorial Center.

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Snow Totals In St. Cloud Area--Vary from 7-10 Inches

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03/19/2014 - 10:20 AM

This winter’s latest storm left a lot of snow, but no records were made.

St. Cloud State University Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman says the snow total at the St. Cloud Prison was 7.4 inches, just short of the daily record snowfall of 8.8 inches.

Weisman says there was 6 to 10 inches of snow in the area, led by Ogilvie’s 10 inches and 9.5 inches in Collegeville. The Twin Cities received less than 2.9 inches of snow.

Weisman also says that Highway 23 is where the heaviest of the snow fell.

The St. Cloud Police would like the public to know even though it is 30 degrees the roads are not in good condition. The police department is asking the public to slow down and be very cautious at intersections.

DPS Officials Report At Least 495 DWI Arrests This St. Patrick's Day Weekend

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03/18/2014 - 4:10 AM

DPS Officials Report At Least 495 DWI Arrests This St. Patrick's Day Weekend

The Minnesota State Patrol was extra busy this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as they arrested just shy of 500 people for driving while intoxicated.

Sergeant of the Minnesota State Patrol Jesse Grabow says that preliminary reports counted 420 DWI arrests as of 9 a.m. Monday with an additional 75 arrests between 9 a.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety says, the number will rise as more information is submitted. Grabow added that alcohol-related crashes account for one-third of the state’s total traffic deaths.

There have been 58 traffic deaths to-date this year.

Eastbound I-94 Re-Opened After Brief Closure

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03/18/2014 - 1:05 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has reopened the east bound lane of Interstate-94 after a brief two hour closure early afternoon.

MN DOT had closed portions of eastbound I-94 near Opportunity Drive near St. Clud in due to the snowy weather causing multiple crashes.

Motorists are still encouraged to drive with caution due to changing road conditions.

UPDATE: Lost Child Located Safely in St. Cloud

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03/18/2014 - 12:25 PM

UPDATE: Lost Child Located Safely in St. Cloud


A missing 5-year-old girl has been found safe.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says he was told from the girl’s babysitter that she walked away from the home without her knowing about it. She was located two blocks away from the home by a different day-care provider. Burke says she was found unharmed and no foul play is suspected.

At 11:30 a.m.Tuesday morning police put out an urgent request to help locate and a description of the missing child.

She had gone missing on the 1400 Block of 3rd Street North.

Snow Arrives In St. Cloud Sooner Than Forecasted

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03/18/2014 - 10:10 AM

The snow came earlier than expected.

Bob Weisman, St. Cloud State University Meteorology Professor, says the snow will spread and drift south as the day goes on. The good news is the air looks to be warm enough to create less ice than originally forecasted.

Weisman says the heavy amounts of snow will last into early evening around the areas of St. Cloud, northward to Brainerd and eastward to Milaca. Total accumulation is expected to be 6 to 10 inches.

Drive cautious and expect low visibility.  


UPDATE: Boy Hit By Car After Trying To Get On School Bus

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03/17/2014 - 3:00 AM

A 6-year-old boy was hurt after being struck by a car while trying to catch the school bus early this morning.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says the boy was in the process of crossing the street at his home in the 21000 of County Road 7 in St. Augusta when he was hit by a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville heading northbound. The Bonneville was driven by 60-year-old Margaret Hartnick of St. Augusta.

The boy was taken by ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital for his injuries.

Sanner says the driver of the red car traveling behind the Pontiac, has been located and was contacted by the investigating deputy.

The incident remains under investigation.

An Annandale Woman Has Died After Her Vehicle Collides Into Another Saturday Afternoon

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03/17/2014 - 2:30 AM

A woman is dead after her vehicle collided into another on County Road 136 late Saturday afternoon.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Alice Jane Meuissen of Annandale was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on 40th street. Meuissen failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection and collided into another vehicle driven by 27-year-old Nathan Raisanen of Dassel, who was northbound on County Road 136. Both vehicles were forced off the road.

Nathan and the passenger, 27-year-old Janna Renee Raisanen also of Dassel, had to be removed from the vehicle. They were taken to the St. Cloud hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Meuissen was ejected from her vehicle and life-saving efforts were performed at the scene. She was later taken to the St. Cloud Hospital emergency room where she died late Saturday night from the injuries in the crash. The Minnesota State Patrol is helping in the investigation.

Stearns County District Court Charges Man With Murder in Sartell Shooting

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03/17/2014 - 2:25 AM

Stearns County District Court Charges Man With Murder in Sartell Shooting

Charges were filed Friday in the shooting death of a man found in Sartell.

Stearns County District Court has charged 23-year-old Demetreus Anthony McGinnis with second degree murder for the death of the victim.

According to the complaint, St. Cloud Police were called to the CentraCare Health Plaza Thursday after a call saying a man was shot. He was transferred to the St. Cloud Hospital and died later that evening.

Police said the man had told them he had been shot by a Demetreus at the Sprint store near the Coborn’s in Sartell.

Police found two shell casings in the parking lot behind the Sprint store. McGinnis was taken into custody a short time later.

McGinnis said there had been a struggle in the Sprint parking lot when he heard a gun go off.

McGinnis’ bail is currently set for $2,000,000. His next court hearing is scheduled for March 28.

Woman Has Been Rescued While Trapped In Burning Apartment

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03/17/2014 - 1:30 AM

The St. Cloud Fire Department along with St. Cloud Police saved a woman trapped in her burning apartment Friday evening.

According to the police department, the fire at the 300th block of 4th Avenue South was called in at 6:49 p.m. Police were told by the caller a woman was still trapped inside.

The St. Cloud Fire Department was able to rescue 64-year-old Nancy Gohman. She was taken to the St. Cloud hospital for medical treatment.

No one else was injured.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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