08/10/2009 - 11:30 AM
A 48-year-old St. Cloud man is seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his motorcycle. It happened Saturday at around 3:30 pm near the intersection of 33rd and Division. The motorcyclist was going south on 33rd when an 81-year-old man driving a Camaro in the next lane merged into the motorcyclist’s lane, striking the driver and throwing him into oncoming traffic. The motorcyclist was brought to the St. Cloud Hospital.
08/06/2009 - 12:00 PM
The City Engineer's Office announces that beginning immediately 2nd Street South, between 33rd and 35th Avenue South will be reduced to one lane traffic. The change is the result of utility repairs. Closure is expected to last one day.
08/05/2009 - 12:00 PM
The City Engineer's Office of Saint Cloud advises the public that beginning Thursday Old Highway 52 between County Road 134 and Saukview Drive will be closed for street repairs. The closure will last until Monday, August 10th. Detours will be posted.
08/05/2009 - 12:00 PM
Nearly 500 individuals in Central Minnesota were offered free colon cancer screenings in early March. These screenings were the result of a unique partnership between a colon cancer patient, the Minnesota Cancer Alliance and CentraCare Health System. There were 32 positive findings of blood in patient's stool with twelve participants receiving colonoscopies. Three of the 32 participants who consulted their physicians and underwent further testing were found to have adenomas. An adenoma is a type of polyp that, if left untreated, potentially could result in cancer. One participant was diagnosed with an early stage of rectal cancer and another with esophageal cancer.
This cancer screening program was available to the community by using a pharmacy drive-up window to obtain the free iFOBT colon cancer screening kit. They would then complete the test at home and return by mail. Their results would then be mailed to them.
The free screening was made possible through the support and gifts from the Hind Site Fund of CentraCare Health Foundation and the help of Coborn Cancer Center, the Minnesota Cancer Alliance, CentraCare Laboratory Services, Digestive Center and Pharmacy.
Colon Cancer is the most preventable cancer, and had the highest modifiable risk factors. When colorectal cancer is found early and treated, the five year relative survival rate is 90 percent.
08/05/2009 - 11:00 AM
Saint Cloud State College Democrats will endorse Senator Tarryl Clark for 6th Congressional District Representative. Board Member Michael Rosenow says, "Senator Clark has shown exceptional interest and concern for issues that affect SCSU college students, such as education, healthcare, and job growth." Rosenow also cites her involvement on campus including her attendance at events and eagerness to hear the opinions of students.
08/04/2009 - 9:40 AM
A St. Cloud woman is assaulted by her ex-boyfriend and threatened with a knife. Monday shortly after the noon hour, St. Cloud Police responded to the 300 block of Laudenbach Court for a reported no contact order violation. Police say a 35-year-old woman was assaulted, choked and threatened with a knife by her ex-boyfriend, 29-year-old Damon Clark of Minneapolis. Clark was violating a no contact order from last Friday through Monday and trespassing on the property. Clark was taken to the Stearns County Jail where he was held on charges of domestic assault, false imprisonment and terroristic threats.
08/04/2009 - 10:15 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is applying for a $150 million grant that would cover the design and construction of an extension of the North Star Commuter rail line from Minneapolis to St. Cloud. Current funding allows the line to run from Minneapolis to Big Lake, about 30 miles southeast of St. Cloud. But if this grant is approved by federal officials, it would revive the original plan for the rail service to run from Minneapolis to St. Cloud.
The Big Lake-Minneapolis link, the state's first commuter rail line, is scheduled to begin operating later this year.
08/04/2009 - 10:10 AM
Law Enforcement officials issued 25 citations last Friday night when they saturated a 10 mile stretch of road in Stearns County. The Central Minnesota Reduction of Accidents for Safe Highways Task Force, or C.R.A.S.H, patrolled Division Street and County Road 75 from the Mississippi River in St. Cloud to I-94 in St. Joseph. The goal is to of reduce serious injury and fatality crashes. Among the 25 citations issued Friday night were five speeding tickets, a DWI, an open bottle citation, and one minor. The CRASH task force is made up of officers from law enforcement agencies all over Central Minnesota.
08/03/2009 - 9:55 AM
St. Cloud Police are investigating a burglary that took place last Friday night on the city’s east side. It happened on the 1100 block of East Division Street. Police say an unknown suspect entered a home through an unlocked door and stole a video game console, games, and several other electronic devices. No one was home at the time of the incident and no one was hurt. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at (320) 251-1200.
08/03/2009 - 9:45 AM
Beginning this Wednesday, August 5, Veterans Drive will be restricted to one lane between 37th and 41st Avenue. One of the left-hand turn lanes on northbound Highway 15, onto Veterans Drive, will also be closed at that time. This project is expected to take about a week.
08/03/2009 - 11:25 AM
A semi caused an crash after stopping suddenly to avoid hitting two people in wheelchairs. Shortly before 11:00 Friday morning, St. Cloud Police Officers responded to this crash at University Drive and 5th Avenue South. Police say 77-year-old Arthur Altrichter of Clear Lake, the driver of the semi, caused a mini-van driven by 75 year old Bonnie Schuldt of Sartell to rear-end the semi. Schuldt and her passenger, 76-year-old Ronald Arthur Schuldt also from Sartell,were taken to the Saint Cloud Hospital with minor injuries.
08/03/2009 - 10:00 AM
St. Cloud police are trying to figure out who stabbed a 48-year-old St. Cloud man late Saturday night. Officers arrived at the 200 block of Osseo Avenue North shortly after midnight, where a man had been stabbed in the left leg. The victim was brought to the St. Cloud Hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the St. Cloud Police Department at (320) 251-1200.
07/31/2009 - 9:40 AM
Another road closure, this time not due to the Highway 23 construction. As of Thursday, Clearwater Road at Halliday Road is closed to traffic for about a month. This closure is due to utility work and detours are posted at 22nd Street South and Sportsman Island Road. Minor delays are expected.
07/31/2009 - 12:00 PM
KVSC has a number of Highway 23 construction updates for St. Cloud drivers:
• From now until early November…Highway 23 will be closed from Wilson Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to allow crews to reconstruct the Wilson Avenue intersection. Highway 23 drivers are being diverted onto Lincoln Avenue to 1st Street North. Wilson Avenue will remain open during this work and traffic will cross Highway 23 on gravel.
• Westbound Division Street drivers in St. Cloud will continue to use the new lanes from the west end of the construction project to the east side of the new Lake George Bridge. Next week, expect traffic lane changes between 7th and 4th Avenue.
• Washington Memorial Drive remains closed south of Highway 23. Drivers should follow the detour which utilizes 14th Avenue and 7th Street. This work is scheduled to be done by the end of next week.
• The south side of 4th Avenue at Division Street is closed to traffic to help facilitate the new eastbound traffic lane movement.
• On and off ramps at 9th Avenue South are closed to traffic. 9th and 10th Avenue traffic will use the southbound lanes between 4th Street and St. Germain.
Stay tuned to KVSC, 88.1 for traffic and construction updates.
07/31/2009 - 12:00 PM
The St. Cloud Police Department is asking the public to be aware of a telephone scam where the caller impersonates an actual member of the St. Cloud Police Department.
In the scam, the caller asks the potential victim to provide upfront money to claim a large cash prize. In one particular instance, an elderly woman was asked to send $3,000 dollars to Canada so she could receive a $300,000 cash prize that she had won. The caller even asked the woman to contact the police department to verify that he was an employee and legitimize the scam.
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The police department is asking the public to contact the police station if you receive a similar call.
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