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This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week

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04/10/2018 - 10:00 AM

This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week

Would you be prepared if severe weather came into your area?

Emergency Management Director for Stearns County Erin Hausauer says this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. There is usually a severe weather threat from March until November, so it is best to recognize what will happen and how to protect yourself.

Monday was weather alerts and warnings day, Tuesday is severe storms, lighting and hail awareness, Wednesday is floods and flash floods awareness day, Thursday will have a statewide tornado drill and Friday will highlight the dangers of heat waves.

It is always important to plan, for more tips on emergency planning visit StearnsCountyMN.gov

SCSU Announces Drug Drop Box For Old Medication

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04/10/2018 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud State University will be a little safer after the recent announcement of a drug drop box. 

Students at SCSU will be able to go to the drop box at Student Health Services in the pharmacy. A drop box is a place to get rid of unwanted or expired medications safely, to protect the environment and campus community. This will be a safe way to dispose of drugs and medications all year.

The box will open Monday, April 16 with a ceremony at noon at Student Health Services on campus. Everyone is invited, and light refreshments will be offered.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis Addresses

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04/09/2018 - 9:10 AM

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis is presenting his review of and vision for the city at an open presentation Tuesday.

The Mayor's "State of the City" address is taking place Tuesday at City Hall during the lunch hour. Kleis's presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. and it's open for anyone to attend.

If you cannot attend in person you can watch on Charter-Spectrum channel 19 or 181 or watch it live on a Facebook live broadcast if you follow Mayor Dave Kleis.

Kleis has served as St. Cloud's Mayor since 2005.

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Alleged Knife Attack Against His Girlfriend

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04/09/2018 - 8:35 AM

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Alleged Knife Attack Against His Girlfriend

A woman was injured Friday night after an argument with her boyfriend.

St. Cloud Police say they were called to the 100 block of 4th Avenue Northeast just after 8 p.m. when 25-year-old Shawn Ronald Baker of St. Cloud allegedly assaulted his 20-year-old girlfriend with a knife. The girlfriend had non-life threatening injuries to her head and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

Baker had left the apartment and walked several blocks until police found him at the 600 block of 8th Avenue North. He was arrested and taken to the Benton County Jail where he is held on charges of felony domestic assault and 2nd degree assault.

Avon Officer From St. Cloud Mall Stabbing Being Honored

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04/05/2018 - 9:45 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - An Avon police officer who shot and killed an attacker at a central Minnesota mall is being honored for bravery.

Officer Jason Falconer is set to receive a Congressional Badge of Bravery on Thursday in St. Cloud.

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer will host the ceremony for Falconer at the St. Cloud Police Department.

Falconer, a firearms instructor and competitive shooter, was off-duty and shopping at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud in September 2016 when Dahir Adan, dressed in a security guard uniform, stabbed and injured 10 people at the mall. Falconer shot Adan after Adan lunged at him with a knife.

Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act in 2008 to honor exceptional acts of bravery from law enforcement.

Sherburne County Man Convicted With Criminal Vehicular Homicide of Big Lake Man

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04/05/2018 - 12:40 PM

 ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) - Jurors have convicted a man of driving while high on drugs and causing a fatal crash in Sherburne County.

Thirty-seven-year-old Juan Garcia-Morales was found guilty Wednesday of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of 33-year-old Matthew Barthel, of Big Lake, on Feb. 22.
 
Barthel, a husband and father of two young children, was on his way to work at the Monticello School District when he was killed. Toxicology tests found methamphetamine and amphetamine in Garcia-Morales' blood at the time of the crash.
 
The Star Tribune says sentencing is scheduled June 18.

DNR Recomends Caution On Ice Covered Lakes

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04/05/2018 - 11:32 AM

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers from being tricked by thin ice in at the end of the fishing season.

Public safety officials say that more than six people have fallen through the ice over the last week. Safety Outreach Coordinator Lisa Dugan says that a cold snap won't change the fact that ice has already started to melt.

The DNR says that most lakes are still covered with ice, but a full days worth of warm and sunny conditions could turn ice into open water.

For more information visit www.mndnr.gov/icesafety

SCSU Will Host A Social Activist Speaker For Racial Equality

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04/04/2018 - 9:35 AM

St. Cloud State University will host a presentation on uprooting racism.

University Spokeswoman Anna Kurth says educator and author Paul Kivel will give a keynote address about how white people can work for racial justice. Kivel wants to give people in the community more tools to help end oppression and injustice to transform organizations and institutions.

Kivel will speak on Tuesday, April 10 in the Ritchse Auditorium from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

St. Martin Barn Fire A Total Loss, Animals Saved

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04/04/2018 - 9:00 AM

A barn fire in St. Martin Township Wednesday morning ended in a total loss.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says just before 4:30 a.m. Homeowners 53-year-old Daniel Kremers and 45-year-old Angela Kremers of St. Martin called authorities about their barn being on fire. Daniel noticed noisy cattle as he was getting ready for work and saw a red glow from a barn.

The Kremers tried to put out the barn that housed several goats, chickens and miscellaneous equipment. All the chickens and goats are believed to be saved.

The St. Martin Fire Department put out the fire, but the barn is believed to be a total loss. The homeowners think the fire started from a heat lamp inside of a goat hut.

SCSU's Women's Center Teams Up With Zonta International

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04/03/2018 - 9:35 AM

The St. Cloud State University Women’s Center and the St. Cloud Zonta Club have teamed up to create a new project.

University Spokeswoman Anna Kurth says the 'Mask of Rape Culture Project'  will come to SCSU's Miller Center and Stewart Hall to bring awareness about sexual assault and the harm of victim-blaming. Banners with quotes will show what has been said to survivors of sexual assault after disclosing the experience.

There will also be a presentation on the realities of sexual assault and guest speakers from both Zonta and the Women’s Center.

The Mask of Rape Culture Project is today from noon to 2 p.m. with the presentations from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Atwood Cascade Room.

SCSU Study: Electrolux Closure Will Have Significant Effects Beyond the Factory

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04/03/2018 - 10:30 AM

A new study by St. Cloud State University's School of Public Affairs and the University of Minnesota's Extension Service says more than $100 million and 1,800 jobs will likely be lost as a result of the closure of the Electrolux factory in St. Cloud.

Researchers say that estimate is the result of an Emergency Economic Impact Analysis. Economics Professor King Banaian says the loss of 860 jobs at the factory will affect approximately 1,800 other jobs in the Tri-County Area, causing $102.6 million in labor income to be lost. Banaian cites other business partnerships ending and the lack of spending by laid off employees.

Electrolux, which manufacturer's freezers and other home appliances, is looking to close its facilities in St. Cloud by the end of next year. 

Another Bout Of Winter Weather Coming

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04/02/2018 - 9:40 AM

As April begins, don’t expect waves from the lake, expect two waves of new snow.

St. Cloud State University Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman says this two part snowstorm will start midday Monday and continue into the early evening. Central Minnesota can expect two to four inches of snow, which could be slippery.

Weisman says Tuesday, St. Cloud and other parts of Central Minnesota are on the northern edge of the second wave of snow, which could be a light dusting of two inches tomorrow.

KVSC reminds you to drive slow and be aware of other drivers as weather conditions turn.

St. Cloud State Will Host Huskies Showcase

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04/02/2018 - 9:30 AM

St. Cloud State University will be showcasing student research and projects.

University Spokesman Adam Hammer says Huskies Showcase will give students an opportunity to share what they have learned from a thesis, creative work, internship, research project, service learning or volunteer experience.

One project out of about 300 comes from few students who concluded an extract from kola seeds does not reduce or prevent Type 1 diabetes.

The Huskies Showcase will be on Wednesday, April 11 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Atwood Memorial Center. The showcase is free and open to the public.

St. Cloud School District 742 Will Recognize Those Who Help Students Learn

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03/30/2018 - 11:05 AM

St. Cloud School District 742 wants to recognize those who contribute to student learning.

District 742 spokeswoman Tami DeLand says the District Board of Education is excited to recognize individuals and organizations at the Partners in Education Awards Ceremony. These awards will go to those who have made significant contributions to public education and student success.

The PIE awards will be on Thursday, April 19 starting at 5 p.m. at the Great River Regional Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The First African American - Openly Transgender Elected Official Will Speak At SCSU

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03/29/2018 - 10:50 AM

The First African American - Openly Transgender Elected Official Will Speak At SCSU

St. Cloud State University’s Women on Wednesdays will feature the first African American-openly transgender candidate elected to office.

University Spokeswoman Anna Kurth says Minneapolis City Council member and Vice President Andrea Jenkins will come to SCSU to share her story. Jenkins won her seat in November of 2017 and was selected by peers to serve as vice president.

Jenkins advocates for curbing Youth violence, improving neighborhoods, police-community relations and much more. The councilwoman will share her story of trans-activism, racial equity and social justice advocacy from the success of her bid for office.

Jenkins will speak on April 4, starting at noon in the Atwood Theatre.

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