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Five St. Cloud Schools Receive Award From Minnesota Department Of Education

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05/15/2014 - 10:10 AM

Five St. Cloud schools have been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Education for their behavioral prevention efforts.

Madison Elementary, North Junior High, Discovery Community School, Westwood Elementary and Oak Hill Community School are among 30 schools across the state that have received the sustaining exemplar school award.

The award is given to schools that are leaders in promoting positive behavior, improving the school learning environment and working toward student achievement.

These five schools are currently using the positive behavioral intervention and supports program, a program implemented in 24 percent of Minnesota’s schools.

St. Cloud Planning Commission Urges Council To Deny Backyard Chickens

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05/14/2014 - 12:55 PM

The St. Cloud City Planning Commission has recommended the city council deny an ordinance to allow chickens in the backyards of residential areas.

The planning commission met Tuesday evening to discuss the issue.

Community Development Director Matt Glaesman says chickens are currently defined as non-domesticated animals, which prohibit them from being housed in residentially zoned areas.

While advocates say other cities in the state have allowed chickens in urban areas, opponents say chickens could become a public nuisance and can raise health concerns.

The St. Cloud city council will take up this issue at a later date.

Veterans Bridge To Undergo Maintenance For The Next Week, Traffic Reduced To One Lane

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05/13/2014 - 2:10 AM

Maintenance on the Veterans Bridge between 5th Avenue North and Riverside Drive NE will force traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The City Engineer’s Office expects significant delays during the closure which is expected to last for one week.

Sauk Rapids Man Collides Into A Vehicle After Failing To Yield Right Of Way

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05/13/2014 - 11:40 AM

A man has been cited for failing to yield right of way after colliding into another vehicle Monday afternoon at the intersection of 14th avenue and St. Germain street West.

St. Cloud police Sergeant Jason Burke says 32-year-old Khadro Diriye Mohamud was traveling eastbound on St. Germain when 23-year-old Eric John Nieme of Sauk Rapids pulled out in front of her and struck her vehicle.

Mohamud was taken to the St. Cloud hospital Emergency Room and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

MnDOT To Perform Controlled Fires Until May 31

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05/13/2014 - 11:10 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation would like to advise drivers to slow down in work zones as prescribed roadside fires will be in the St. Cloud and Sauk Centre areas.

MnDOT says the fires are located near Highway 10 at the St. Cloud Travel Information Center and along the Lake Wobegon Trail near Sauk Centre.

The fires are being used to improve native vegetation and weed control.

With weather permitting MnDOT says the fires should stop May 31.

SCSU President Earl Potter Names Dr. Richard Green Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

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05/13/2014 - 10:10 AM

St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter has announced the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs until the search for the full time position is completed.

Dr. Potter says Doctor Richard Green will work with current Provost Devinder Malhotra starting June 16th, until he begins his new role as Interim President of Metropolitan State University on July 1st.

Dr. Green received his doctoral degree in Chemistry at the University of Louisville and is a graduate of the Harvard University Institute of Educational Management. He comes to SCSU having extensive academic experience at multiple institutions, including his most recent position as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Albany State University in Georgia.

Dr. Green’s Minnesota connections include serving as Interim President of Metropolitan State University in the early 1990’s and VP for Academic Affairs at Augsburg College.

Stearns County Highway Department Seeks Public Input On Bridge Plan

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05/12/2014 - 1:05 AM

Stearns County Highway Department Seeks Public Input On Bridge Plan

The Stearns County Highway Department is looking for public input on its 5-year road and bridge plan on Tuesday.

The department is considering using federal funds, along with state and local funding for future construction programs.

The highway department will host an informational meeting at their offices in Waite Park on May 13 starting at 7 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to email the Stearns County Highway Department with any questions.

St. Cloud Police Respond To Bomb Threat

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05/12/2014 - 11:50 AM

The St. Cloud Police Department was called to a suspected bomb threat at an area business Saturday morning.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers, along with the St. Cloud Fire Department, responded to a call in the 2400 block of Division Street West around 8:40 a.m. Saturday.

After checking the building, police and firefighters found no explosive devices. The public was not in danger.

Police are currently investigating the threat.

U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger To Visit Local and State Law Enforcement Tuesday In St. Cloud

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05/12/2014 - 11:00 AM

United States Attorney Andrew Luger is coming to St. Cloud Tuesday to visit with county attorneys and law enforcement officials.

According to the United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Luger will be discussing issues on human trafficking and drug prosecutions. He will also be discussing federal law enforcement priorities and how local, state, and federal law enforcement can work together.

The event is hosted by Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall and Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner.

St. Cloud Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle While Running Across Highway 23

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05/12/2014 - 10:40 AM

A woman suffered life threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while running across Highway 23 outside of the crosswalk Saturday night.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says the driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Cassandra Becker of St. Cloud, is not facing any charges and was released at the scene.

The victim, 25-year-old Haley Rieck was taken to the St. Cloud hospital Emergency Room and treated for possible life threatening injuries.

Body Found Near Whitney Park Believed To Be Result Of Suicide

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05/12/2014 - 10:00 AM

A body found Sunday evening in a wooded area on the north side of Whitney Park is leading St. Cloud police to believe it was a suicide.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says there is no additional information released at this time as the incident remains under investigation.

The public’s safety was not harmed in the incident.

St. Cloud Man Allegedly Assaults Ex-Girlfriend In Her Bedroom

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05/09/2014 - 12:20 PM

St. Cloud Man Allegedly Assaults Ex-Girlfriend In Her Bedroom

A St. Cloud man is facing burglary and domestic assault charges after forcing his way into his ex-girlfriends bedroom and allegedly assaulting her early Friday morning.

According to St. Cloud police, 22-year-old Jonathon Lucas Smith from St. Cloud used the woman’s bedroom window to get in her home on the 700 block of 6th Avenue South in St. Cloud.

Smith was arrested and taken to the Stearns County Jail just before 4:00 a.m. Friday for 1st degree burglary, domestic assault and disorderly conduct.

The 21-year-old St. Cloud woman didn’t need medical attention.

Veterans Drive To Experience Road Construction Starting Monday

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05/09/2014 - 11:50 AM

Construction will continue in the St. Wendel Area on Veterans Drive from County Road 3 to County Road 2 Monday.

Stearns County Highway Department says work will begin at County Road 132 and proceed to the east.

Local residents are asked to use caution when driving through work zones. Other drivers are asked to take the detour route of County Roads 3, 75 and 2.

The completion of the project will depend on weather conditions.

County Road 75 Roadwork In St. Cloud To Continue Monday

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05/09/2014 - 11:40 AM

Roadwork for County Road 75 in South St. Cloud by McStop, will continue on Monday as lanes are reduced to one lane both ways.

The Stearns County Highway Department says the lane closures will happen between 33rd Street South and 43rd Street South for around three weeks. Road crews will complete the concrete median and final surface course of asphalt.

Drivers are asked to find alternate routes and expect delays during this time. Weather may affect how long the project lasts.

SCSU Spring Commencement This Sunday At Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

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05/08/2014 - 10:20 AM

SCSU Spring Commencement This Sunday At Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

St. Cloud State University is holding spring commencement ceremonies this Sunday in the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

The graduation ceremonies for students in the Herberger Business School, School of Health and Human Services and School of Public Affairs are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Students from the School of Education, College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts as well as the College of Science and Engineering and School of Computing ceremonies are scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

The guest of honor is vice chancellor at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and civil rights activist, Derrick Swartz. NMMU is a host university for one of St. Cloud State’s study abroad programs. Swartz helped the South African government in establishing a democratic society in South Africa.

Campus parking lots and 4th Avenue Parking Ramp will be free all Sunday.

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