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A Sandstone Man Was Allegedly Assaulted By St. Cloud Cathedral High School Saturday

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03/31/2014 - 10:40 AM

A bloodhound helps capture an assault suspect late Saturday morning.

St. Cloud Police department's Sergeant Jason Burke, says that a 66-year-old man from Sandstone, was walking to Cathedral High School around 9:20 a.m. when another man attacked him without cause. When the victim hit the ground, he was allegedly hit and kicked many times by the man. 

With the help of a witness and a bloodhound, police were able to track the suspect, 32-year-old Phongsavanh Saengchanthalath, at the 500 block of 8th Avenue North. He was later arrested and charged with a felony third degree assault.

The victim was taken to the St. Cloud hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

UPDATE: Police Identify Woman Killed By Train

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03/28/2014 - 11:50 AM

Police have released the name of the victim that was hit and killed by a train near the Lincoln Depot Thursday morning.

According to St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke, 52-year-old Carol Jean Oltz of St. Cloud was hit by a train around 7 a.m. yesterday in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue Southeast in St. Cloud.

Police are still investigating the cause of the incident. Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-345-4444.

Snowy Road Conditions Cause Car Crash Thursday

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03/28/2014 - 11:45 AM

Thursday’s snowy road conditions are to blame for the cause of a car accident in St. Cloud.

Stearns County Sheriff’s department responded to a crash on County Road 134 west of Old Highway 52 in St. Cloud at about 2:20 p.m. on Thursday.

According to Sheriff John Sanner, a 2006 Ford driven by Katlin Vanort of Columbia, Missouri was heading east when she lost control of her car in the snow. Vanort’s car spun out and crossed the center line hitting a 2008 Hyundai driven by Kay Stang of St. Joseph.

Both women were wearing seatbelts and were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for minor injuries.

St. Cloud State Cancels Thursday Evening Classes

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03/27/2014 - 4:00 AM

St. Cloud State University has cancelled evening class for today due to the winter weather conditions.

The National Weather Service says much of this snow will fall within a 4 hour window with snowfall rates within the band expected to between one and two inches per hour. Snow is beginning to taper off from west to east and will continue to throughout the afternoon and into early evening.

Stay tune to KVSC 88.1 FM for your most current weather advisories.

Empty Bowls Soup Benefit Sunday At Calvary Community Church

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03/27/2014 - 3:30 AM

Empty Bowls Soup Benefit Sunday At Calvary Community Church

A St. Cloud organization is hosting an annual tradition that helps bring awareness and financial support to community members that go hungry.

The Empty Bowls Soup Benefit continues this weekend with a soup feed and silent auction. All proceeds from this event are going to help Place of Hope Ministries to replenish the Anne’s Meals Fund which provides more than 7,200 meals a month to those who are hungry and in need.

Participants in this event are able to enjoy music, tasty soup donated from area restaurants and choose a handmade bowl to take home as a reminder that someone else’s bowl is always empty.

The Empty Bowls Soup Feed takes place on Sunday, March 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Calvary Community Church in south St. Cloud.

SCSU's Career Services Hosts Summer Job Fair

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03/27/2014 - 3:05 AM

The Atwood Memorial Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University was filled with employers looking to hire students over the summer.

Wednesday’s annual summer job fair strived to provide students with opportunities to find employment once the spring semester is over.

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The summer job and internship fair was sponsored by SCSU's Career Services Center.

MnDOT To Hold Open House On $11.3 Million Project Near Rice

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03/27/2014 - 11:00 AM

MnDOT To Hold Open House On $11.3 Million Project Near Rice

An open house will be held on Thursday, April 3 to learn about the new interchange on Highway 10 and County Road 2 in Rice.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the $11.3 million project, which began in July, will restart in April after a suspension due to the severe winter conditions. The project is set to be completed in November and will improve driving safety and traffic flow in the area.

MnDOT project staff and local officials will be available to answer any questions about the designs, schedules and traffic plans.

The meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rice City Hall.

UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed By Train Near St. Germain Street East Thursday Morning

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03/27/2014 - 10:10 AM

St. Cloud police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a train early Thursday morning.

Sergeant Jason Burke says the accident happened near the Lincoln Depot on St. Germain Street East and 7th Street Southeast.

The City Engineer’s Office says the railroad crossings at scene of the accident are now open for traffic after being closed from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. this morning. 

A Man Allegedly Assaults A Nurse And Two Security Officers At St. Cloud Hospital

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03/26/2014 - 12:50 PM

A nurse and two security officers were assaulted in the St. Cloud Hospital.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers were called to the hospital at about 3 p.m. Tuesday after a report of an assault.

Police say 24-year-old Joseph Charles Karnick had caused a disturbance in the hospital. Police had taken him into custody.

Karnick is currently being held in the Stearns County Jail. He is facing three counts of felony assault because of his criminal record.

Information Is Wanted On Monday Morning Road Rage At Highway 15 Intersection

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03/26/2014 - 12:00 PM

St. Cloud police wants information of a road rage incident that happened Monday morning.

Sergeant Jason Burke says, vehicles described as an orange SUV, a black SUV and a silver four door Sedan, were involved in a road rage at the intersection of 8th street north and Highway 15.

Burke adds that two or more of the described vehicles were included in a minor crash. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Officer Kutzman at 320-345-4329.

Additional information is not available at this time.

Dead Body Found in St. Cloud Tuesday Along Benton County Road 75

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03/26/2014 - 10:20 AM

Dead Body Found in St. Cloud Tuesday Along Benton County Road 75

A dead body was found on the side of the road Tuesday afternoon in Benton County.

Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett says deputies responded to a report of a dead body found along County Road 75 between Mayhew Lake Road and East St. Germain Street just before 2:30 p.m.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office processed the scene and the victim’s body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office in Anoka County.

Sheriff Brad Bennett says the victim is a white man and further details such as his name and cause of death will be released after the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office performs an autopsy.

Authorities say nothing was found at the scene to indicate immediate danger to the public. Benton County Road 75 will remained closed while investigators inspect the crime scene.

Stay tuned to KVSC for updates on this developing story.

Eye On The South Side Recruitment Drive To Be Held Tuesday For SCSU Students

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03/24/2014 - 4:00 AM

St. Cloud State and the St. Cloud police department will be at the SCSU Welcome Center Tuesday night to educate students on how they can help create a more safe and secure environment on St. Cloud’s South Side.

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The recruitment drive will start at 6:00 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m.

Parkers Farm Food Recalled

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03/24/2014 - 10:20 AM

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain products made by Parkers Farm.

On their website, Parkers Farm issued voluntary recall on March 21st due to a possible listeria contamination. A few examples of their products are Parkers peanut butter, salsa and happy farms cheese products.

Their products are distributed nationwide. Some retailers that carry there products are Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Target, and Wal-Mart.

Symptoms of Listeria can cause fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Infants, elderly and pregnant women are more susceptible to contracting the serious, sometimes fatal infection.

Any consumers who believe they may be ill after eating the products should contact their health care provider.

SCSU Student Government Hosts Off-Campus Housing Fair

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03/21/2014 - 3:10 AM

SCSU Student Government Hosts Off-Campus Housing Fair

Landlords from the surrounding area will be gathering in the Atwood Memorial Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University for the SCSU off-campus housing fair. 

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The Student Government sponsored off-campus housing fair will take place in the Atwood foyer from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

The following is a confirmed list of participating landlords:

Metro Bus will also be attending the event.

St. Cloud Man Is Injured After Being Struck By Another In the Passenger Side Door

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03/21/2014 - 12:30 PM

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after he was riding in a vehicle that was struck by another Thursday afternoon.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says, 42-year-old Yuan Yi Li of Brainerd, was south on Highway 15 when he ran the red light at 8th Street North and struck the passenger side of another vehicle that was making a left turn onto 8th Street North. The driver of the second vehicle, 30-year-old Bryan Mark Gillitzer of St. Cloud, was with two other people. 53-year-old Jennifer Mary Gillitzer of St. Cloud was in the front passenger seat, while 33-year-old Luke Matthew Gillitzer also of St. Cloud, was in the back seat. Both of the passengers suffered injuries including Luke’s being life-threatening.They were taken to the St. Cloud Emergency Room by ambulance.

Burke says Li was cited for semaphore violation at the scene. Alcohol or any other drugs were not said to be factor in the accident.

After the two vehicles collided, a secondary collision occurred that slightly damaged a St. Cloud Metro Bus. Nobody was hurt on the bus.

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