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Sculptor And Actress Jane Seymour Is Visiting The Paramount In St. Cloud

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05/03/2017 - 1:10 AM

The Paramount Center for the Arts is hosting a meet and greet with Sculptor and Actress Jane Seymour this week.

The Paramount says the art galleries will feature Seymour’s work from May 5-25. An opening reception will also give fans a chance to meet her on Friday. T

he reception is open to the public from 1-3 p.m. at the Paramount, located at 913 W. St. Germain St. in St. Cloud.

Update: Name Of Man Found Dead Released by Officials

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05/03/2017 - 11:00 AM

A body found in the east side of St. Cloud Sunday morning has been identified.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man as 41-year-old Jeffrey Michael Martin of St. Cloud. Martin was found on Lincoln Avenue near the railroad tracks.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is still working to find the cause of death. Police say they do not suspect foul play.

Road Closure in North St. Cloud Next Week

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05/02/2017 - 12:15 PM

Drivers in North St. Cloud should be aware of a road closure next week.

The City Engineer’s Office says 29th Avenue North will be closed from Division Street to 1st Street North for routine maintenance work.

The closure will start Tuesday, May 9, and will remain closed until Thursday.

Husky Students Walk To Celebrate Graduation Friday

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05/01/2017 - 1:40 AM

Husky students with pomp and circumstance will walk and celebrate their college graduation this week.

More than 1,500 students are earning degrees from St. Cloud State University this spring, and more than 1,100 are expected the Commencement ceremonies.

This semester’s graduates represent 33 world nations and 25 American states, even the District of Columbia.

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Angela Mundis is giving the student address during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony. Emma Konopasek, also summa cum laude, will deliver her speech at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Also at the events, the campus Wind Ensemble will perform and President Ashish Vaidya will give remarks.

Commencement takes place Friday in the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Parking on campus will be free that day.

SCSU Is Updating Student And Employee Campus Cards

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05/01/2017 - 1:10 AM

In efforts to improve security, St. Cloud State University students and employees will get new campus cards.

The updated cards will be used starting in summer sessions, and will have a new look. St. Cloud State says the cards will be easy to use with a secure, contactless access to secure doors on campus. They will also be students’ access to the library, meal plans, recreational facilities and athletic events.

The new campus card will not be linked to TCF banking.

Students, faculty and staff need to replace their old cards between June and December 2017. It will not cost anything for the new one. Folks should watch their email for instructions about how and when to pick up new cards.

Man on the BNSF Bridge Halts Railroad Traffic Sunday

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05/01/2017 - 11:30 AM

Railroad traffic through St. Cloud was halted Sunday while police talked a man off the bridge crossing the Mississippi River.

The St. Cloud Police Department says officers arrived to a welfare call about a 52-year-old man standing on the edge of the railroad bridge. Authorities contacted Burlington North Santa Fe Railway to stop any trains coming through the area.

The man, who was making suicidal comments, was talked off the bridge Sunday evening.

He was then taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for medical treatment and is facing charges of disorderly conduct, littering, obstructing the legal process, and trespassing.

A St. Cloud Man Stabs Two People With a Fork

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05/01/2017 - 11:10 AM

A man was arrested at Place of Hope in St. Cloud after he hurt two people with a fork.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says 36-year-old Christopher J. Cox was outside the building when he was told he could not enter. Cox then got into an argument with a 56-year-old man and stabbed him in the face twice with a fork. A shelter volunteer came to break up the argument, but Cox turned on him and stabbed the volunteer with the fork, causing minor injuries.

Cox was arrested and now is being held in Stearns County Jail facing two counts of 2nd degree assault.

A Body Was Found In East St. Cloud

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05/01/2017 - 10:45 AM

A body was found in the east side of St. Cloud Sunday morning.

St. Cloud Police Assistant Chief Jeff Oxton says a person walking their dog found the body along Lincoln Avenue Southeast near the railroad tracks. Police say the body is a middle aged man who was previously seen spending time in the area.

No foul play is suspected and officers don’t believe the death is tied to the railroad tracks. Officers are working with the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

A Hit and Run In South St. Cloud Recovers A Stolen Car

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05/01/2017 - 10:00 AM

A stolen car was recovered after it was used in a hit and run at the St. Cloud Skatin’ Place.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers responded to the crash Sunday morning. Witnesses say the driver ran away on foot after he drove the car into the Skatin Place’s front awning.

After further investigation, police add the car used in the crash was reported stolen in the beginning of April. It's now being held in an impound lot.

No injuries were reported and the driver was never found. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the St. Cloud Police Department at (320) 251-1200 or Tri-County County Crimestoppers at (320) 255-1301.

SCSU Welcomes New Dean Of The School Of Education This Summer

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04/28/2017 - 1:40 AM

St. Cloud State University is welcoming Jennifer Mueller as the new dean of the School of Education.

Mueller is from Madison, Wisconsin, and currently works as a faculty member and chair for the Early Childhood Education program with the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She has experience teaching at the elementary and college levels, which includes six years of administrative work.

Her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison is in elementary education. Mueller also went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Educational Foundations and Policy and a Doctorate in Educational Studies- Teacher Education.

Steve Hoover has held the interim dean position for two years in the School of Education. Mueller starts as the dean July 1.

Man Cited After Hitting A Pedestrian Near SCSU

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04/28/2017 - 1:30 AM

A 47-year-old man was hit by a car while in the crosswalk along University Drive near St. Cloud State University.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says Abdi Mohamed Elmi of St. Cloud was crossing University at 10th Avenue South Thursday just before 3 p.m.

While in the crosswalk, Elmi was struck by the driver of a westbound vehicle, 59-year-old Mark James Helminick. He told police he didn’t see anyone crossing the road and tried to avoid hitting Elmi, but it was too late.

Helminick stayed with Elmi until first responders arrived and took him to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Officers talked to three witnesses who all confirmed Elmi was in the crosswalk before being hit. Helminick was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Big Lake Trapshooting Team Photo Banned From High School Yearbook

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04/27/2017 - 11:50 AM

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) - A yearbook photo of a high school trapshooting team in Minnesota has been rejected because the students are holding guns.

Big Lake High School trapshooting coach Rhonda Eckerdt says she learned Wednesday from the athletic director that the team picture won't be included in the yearbook because it's against school policy to show firearms in photos. Team members, coaches and parents say the guns should be viewed as a piece of equipment used in the sport, much like a baseball player holding a bat in a photo.

Parent Rick Anderson tells WCCO-TV "political correctness has gone way overboard." The athletic director has offered to have a team picture taken for the yearbook, but without the guns. Some parents say they might raise the issue during a school board meeting Thursday.

A Truck Rolled Due To Icy Roads Thursday In St. Cloud

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04/27/2017 - 10:50 AM

A thin layer of ice covered parts of central Minnesota Wednesday, which means road conditions are a bit slippery.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a truck rolled along Interstate 94 Thursday just before 5 a.m. Charles Steven Logan, age 29, of St. Cloud was driving west over the Highway 15 bridge when he lost control. His truck rolled and came to a stop in the left driving lane.

At the time of the accident, the road was snowy and icy.

Logan was wearing his seat belt and suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to the CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital for treatment.

Three Car Crash On Highway 10 Sends One Person To Hospital

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04/26/2017 - 9:45 AM

A three-car accident north of St. Cloud sent one person to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Gabrow says 41-year-old Troy Dulude was driving a truck westbound on Little Rock Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Dulude struck 61-year-old Carol Forbes-Manske who was heading north on Highway 10 in the right lane. The accident led to a chain reaction, and Forbes-Manske hit 19-year-old Cameron Ganz in the left lane.

Forbes-Manske was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The two other drivers were not injured.

Freezing Temperatures and Rain May Cause Commuting Problems

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04/26/2017 - 11:20 AM

A string of cold weather and rain could drizzle disaster across Minnesota.

St. Cloud State University Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman says dropping temperatures and rain around the state could cause commuting problems. Temperatures have dropped below freezing in some areas around Long Prairie and Little Falls causing hazardous road conditions.

The St. Cloud and surrounding areas should prepare for icy roads and sidewalks Wednesday night and Thursday morning. 

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