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Celebrating St. Cloud's Executive Women With 35 Years of Success

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07/05/2017 - 3:45 AM

Celebrating St. Cloud's Executive Women With 35 Years of Success

Join the Forum of Executive Women in St. Cloud this month when they present past presidents who will be talking about their hardships, challenges, and triumphs.

FEW will be hosting their 35th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, July 12th and will be giving out 35th anniversary related gifts. You can also join them for buffet lunch as well as stories of past FEW presidents that will talk about their success over the years.

The celebration will last from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new member orientation will begin at 11 a.m at the Tuscan Center in Midtown Square.

RSVP the event here by 5 p.m. on July 7.

St. Joseph Police And Fire Departments Assist In Vehicle Fire Saturday

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07/05/2017 - 3:00 AM

St. Joseph Police And Fire Departments Assist In Vehicle Fire Saturday

Authorities responded to a vehicle fire where an entire truck was engulfed in flames.

According to Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson deputies and officers from the St. Joseph police responded to a report of a vehicle fire on July 1where 19-year-old Gage Rubash was driving a Dodge Ram truck.

Rubash was near the intersection of County Road 133 and 315th Street heading northbound in St. Joseph when he noticed a lack of pressure on the accelerator. He  pulled over and moved away from the truck when he noticed flames coming from the fuel door and underneath the truck.

The fire eventually consumed the truck before St. Joseph Police and Fire Departments could put the it out.

There were no injuries.

Local Fire Fighter Found Dead At Residence in Collegeville

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07/05/2017 - 2:00 AM

Local Fire Fighter Found Dead At Residence in Collegeville

A Cold Spring man died in a terrible accident Sunday.

According to Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson deputies responded to a call on July 2 after 40-year-old Chad Kraemer fell on a concrete patio.

Deputies were dispatched to Collegeville near Big Fish Lake to find Kraemer had fallen 10 feet onto the patio. The exact time of the fall was unknown and authorities arrived at about 4:43 a.m. Family members reported Kraemer going to bed the evening before.

He apparently fell from a sliding glass door where there was no elevated deck. Kraemer was a 19-year member of the Cold Spring Fire Department.

Kraemer was pronounced deceased at the scene after a North Air Ambulance helicopter had been dispatched. He is survived by a wife and three children.

Child Injured After Rear End Accident In Litchfield

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06/28/2017 - 3:20 AM

Child Injured After Rear End Accident In Litchfield

On Wednesday morning a bus was rear ended in Litchfield.

According to Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow, a Meeker County Transit Bus came to a safety stop at a railroad crossing and was rear ended by 28-year-old Kelsey Halverson, of Wilmar, and her vehicle full of children.

The only injury was non-life threatening and was to the oldest child in the SUV. Three-year-old Peyton Halverson was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident and was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital.

A Gust Of Wind Pushes Semi Off Road Wednesday Morning

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06/28/2017 - 3:00 AM

A Gust Of Wind Pushes Semi Off Road Wednesday Morning

A semi-truck was pushed off the road by wind early Wednesday morning.

According to Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow, a little after 4 a.m. a gust of wind pushed a semi-truck off Interstate 94 near Monticello. The semi started to go off the road and hit a street light. It then jackknifed down into the ditch.

The driver was taken to Monticello Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No other cars were involved in the crash.

Body Found Near Mississippi River Last Week Identified

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06/28/2017 - 2:50 AM

Body Found Near Mississippi River Last Week Identified

Police have identified a body found last week.

According to St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson, the body found on the bank of the Mississippi River has been identified as 58-year-old Edward Theodore Rogers of St. Paul.

Their investigation and autopsy results have confirmed there was no foul play suspected and it appears he either jumped or fell into the river.

Rodgers was spotted by pedestrians on the Granite City Crossing Bridge last Thursday.

The case remains open until the last autopsy is complete.

Two Men Survive Fiery Crash Near Melrose Tuesday Morning

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06/28/2017 - 2:15 AM

Two Men Survive Fiery Crash Near Melrose Tuesday Morning

The Stearns County Sheriff’s office, Melrose Fire and Rescue, and Melrose Ambulance were called to a fiery crash at an intersection north of Melrose.

 

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson said that first responders were called to a collision at the intersection of County Road 13 and County Road 17.

 

Forty-four-year old Michael Charpenter of Little falls was driving a International semi-tractor westbound on County Road 17 after stopping at the stop sign. Meanwhile, 31-year-old Mitchell Lorentz of Miltona was driving his van southbound on County Road 13 and simultaneously struck the semi-tractor at the intersection.

 

Both vehicles started on fire and both drivers escaped before being burned. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The accident is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

 

2017 Minnesota Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Summit Comes To Campus

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06/27/2017 - 2:20 AM

2017 Minnesota Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Summit Comes To Campus

The 2017 Minnesota Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Summit is on St. Cloud State University’s campus this week.

According to Prevention Program Manager at Minnesota Coalition against Sexual Assault Yvonne Cournoyer, there will be over 250 campus staff from over 60 campuses and community organizations. They will convene to share ideas and the best practices about preventing, responding, investing and adjudicating reports of sexual assault.

There are over 30 workshops planned for this second annual two day summit for Tuesday and Wednesday.

St. Cloud State University Partners With Universidad In Medical Tech Education

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06/27/2017 - 2:00 AM

St. Cloud State University Partners With Universidad In Medical Tech Education

St. Cloud State University has signed a new partnership with Universidad for Medical Education.

According to Multimedia Content Producer Anna Kurth, the new partnership in this field is with Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS) University in Mexico. The program is part of the universities medical technology graduate offerings, which includes programs in regulatory affairs and services and applied clinical research.

Starting this fall CETYS University students getting their Medical Manufacturing Masters in Engineering and Innovation will be taking SCSU’s medical technology quality courses synchronously with students in Plymouth, Minnesota. Students at both school work in global medical device companies. 

The program has been offered at the SCSU since 2012 and partnerships like this have been supported since 2015.

Left: SCSU Interim President Ashish Vaidya signs partnership agreement with St. Cloud Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS) University President Fernando León García.

Interim President Ashish Vaidya says the partnership will continue to strengthen the school's ties with Mexico, which is Minnesota's second-largest export market and the world's 15th largest economy.

CETYS University is private, multi-campus, non-profit system located in three major cities along the Baja California Mexican border with California and plays a leadership role in engineering education in this part of the country.

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Governor Mark Dayton Appoints Two Local Men To State Boards

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06/26/2017 - 2:10 AM

Governor Mark Dayton has announced 23 appointments to various boards in the state with two local appointees.

Timothy Houle, of Little Falls, has been reappointed as the Center for Rural Policy and Development Rural County Government Representative. This goes into effect June 28 and his term will end in Jan. 2023.

Gregory Steele, of Becker, has been reappointed as a Public Member of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This will also go into effect June 28 and his term will end in Jan.  2021.

The Non-Emergency Line For The Stearns County Sheriffs Office Is Back Up

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06/26/2017 - 1:10 AM

The Non-Emergency Line For The Stearns County Sheriffs Office Is Back Up

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has resolved communications issues that started Sunday morning.

According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, the non-emergency lines were experiencing outages early Sunday morning which affected both incoming and outgoing calls.

The issues were due to the phone service provider experiencing a power outage that began shortly after 3:30 a.m. All non-emergency lines began to automatically self-repair after that.

The issues were resolved around 7:30 a.m. although some lines had to be manually reset.  

No 911 emergency lines were affected by the outage.

Free Native Skywatchers Workshop at St. Cloud State University

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06/22/2017 - 3:40 AM

Free Native Skywatchers Workshop at St. Cloud State University

Have you ever wondered about the night sky in relation to constellations? How about from the Native American perspective?

St. Cloud State University is offering a free workshop on Monday called "Native Skywatchers." The sessions are being led by Physics professor Annette Lee, Director of the American Indian Center Jim Knutson-Kolodzne and artist Jeff Tibbetts.

Workshop organizers say they will present native star and earth knowledge in an arts, science and culture hands-on day.

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the American Indian Center at SCSU and is free to attend. Lunch and workbooks are included.

Contact Heather Hammond at 320-308-5449 or via email at hahammond@stcloudstate.edu to learn more or register.

Body Discovered on Bank of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud

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06/22/2017 - 3:30 AM

Body Discovered on Bank of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud

St. Cloud police were called to a report of a body discovered on the bank of the Mississippi River.

Sergeant Jason Burke says pedestrians called police shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday after seeing the body on the south side of the Granite City Crossing Bridge. Officers found a male body.

Police do not suspect foul play at this time and there is no danger to public. They are waiting to release information on the victim until next of kin is notified.

The case remains active and is being investigated by the St. Cloud Department's Criminal Investigation Unit.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the police at 320-251-1200 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301.

Waite Park Police Looking For Two Suspects In Second Degree Assault

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06/21/2017 - 3:00 AM

Waite Park Police are on the lookout for two suspects in an assault.

Police Chief David Bentrud says on Monday night officers were called to the 100 block of 12th Avenue North for an assault. They arrived shortly after 10:30 p.m. to find a 57-year-old man claiming he had been tied up and assaulted. The man had significant injuries to his head and face.

He was brought to the St. Cloud Hospital and is expected to survive.

The two suspects have been identified but have not been located and arrested.

St. Cloud Airport Receives Upgrades

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06/21/2017 - 2:20 AM

St. Cloud Airport Receives Upgrades

At Mondays meeting the St. Cloud City Council approved a service agreement with Wisconsin Based Mead and Hunt to begin design improvements at St. Cloud Regional Airport.

Mead and Hunt will design and expand hangers as well as bringing the runway taxi lane up to Federal Aviation Administration standards.

Airport Director Bill Towle says he is confident that construction will begin once a grant to MnDOT is approved. Design services will cost $471,000 with the city responsible for five percent or about $23,000.

The airport is looking to add to the 60 hangers on site, and would like to rent and lease the spaces to corporations. Construction is expected to begin by November 2019.

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