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St. Cloud Folks Run Across Minnesota To Raise Awareness Of Karen People

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06/29/2015 - 11:30 AM

St. Cloud Folks Run Across Minnesota To Raise Awareness Of Karen People

A group of St. Cloud citizens are participating in a run across the state of Minnesota to raise awareness about injustices in Southeast Asia. Assistant News Director Korina Borash has the story in this AUDIO report

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16-Year-Old Teen Arrested on Charges of 2nd Degree Murder

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06/29/2015 - 11:10 AM

16-Year-Old Teen Arrested on Charges of 2nd Degree Murder

Police arrested a 16-year-old from St. Cloud believed to be responsible for the death of 20-year-old Davee Moshea “Foolish” Devose.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers responded to a knife complaint at the intersection of 6th Avenue South and 5th Street South at 1:40 a.m. Friday. Officers and Gold Cross paramedics tried to revive Devose but he died at the scene.

Burke adds the suspect was walking with three other individuals around a house when an argument broke out and led to a fight. The suspect allegedly stabbed Devose one time in the chest.

The teenager fled from the scene and officers arrested him in an alleyway near the 900 block of 5th Avenue South. Officers conducted a show up with a witness and took the 16-year-old into custody for violating curfew. The suspect later confessed he is responsible for stabbing Devose. He is facing charges of 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree assault and curfew violation.

Devose’s body was taken to Ramsey County Medical Examiner for autopsy. An investigation is still active. Police recovered a knife one and half block away from the scene.

Friends and families are remembering Devose by placing flowers and signs at the site of his death. His family started a GoFundMe account and are accepting donations.

Albertville Fire Department To Receive Animal Oxygen Masks

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06/29/2015 - 11:00 AM

Albertville Fire Department To Receive Animal Oxygen Masks
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First Responders with the Albertville Fire Department are going to have the tools to save more animal’s lives in fire emergencies.

The department is receiving an animal rescue oxygen mask kit through a donation from the Invisible Fence Company. The masks are designed to be potentially life-saving devices that will provide an animal with oxygen during an emergency.

Most states do not have the proper safety equipment to save an animal’s life. It is estimated that an average of 40,000 to 150,000 pets die in fires each year. The donation is part of a national outreach called Project Breathe.

St. Cloud Police Officer Places Second In Finland Powerlifting Competition

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06/29/2015 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud Police Officer Places Second In Finland Powerlifting Competition

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A St. Cloud police officer has placed second in an international powerlifting competition in Finland.

Thirty-six-year-old Nick Tylutki was runner-up in his weight class at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships earlier this month.

The St. Cloud Times reports it's Tylutki's best finish in nine appearances, but he says he could have taken first if he had been able to finish a 744-pound deadlift that he got up to his knees.

Tylutki worked as a software programmer before joining the St. Cloud Police Department seven years ago. He's a SWAT team operator who patrols southern St. Cloud at night. He says learning to calm his nerves during competitions has helped him in his police work.

St. Cloud Seeking Artists To Paint Crosswalks On St. Germain Street

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06/25/2015 - 2:50 PM

Local artists may have the chance to leave their mark on the streets of St. Cloud. Assistant News Director Korina Borash has the details in this AUDIO story.

Photo of crosswalk painting locations courtesy of Central MN Arts Board.  

Required submission materials include contact information (name, phone, email), up to 5 design samples from previous work in digital format with descriptions, an artist statement/resume, and 2 references.

Submit applications to the below address:

St. Cloud Arts Commission
ATTN: SJC Crosswalks
400 2nd Street South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Ramp Closure Postponed Until Further Notice

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06/25/2015 - 11:00 AM

Ramp Closure Postponed Until Further Notice

The closure of the ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to Highway 101 has been postponed until further notice.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the ramp closure in Rogers was scheduled to close during the overnight hours from Wednesday to Thursday. The schedule changed and the new closure time has not been announced yet.

The closure of non-rush hour lanes between I-94 to Highway 101 will still continue until further notice.

Splish Splash! Stearns County Opened A Second Swim Quarry

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06/24/2015 - 10:15 AM

Splish Splash! Stearns County Opened A Second Swim Quarry

The second swim quarry at Stearns County’s Quarry Park and Nature Preserve opened Tuesday.

County Park Director, Peter Theismann, says the new quarry is smaller and its 45-foot depth is shallower than Melrose Deep 7, which is 100 feet. It features a quieter family-oriented setting, a sandy beach and a gradual slope leading to the water.

Theismann adds there will be no lifeguards in the quarry, so people still need to be good swimmers. The area also has several picnic tables, shelter, grills, a swimming dock and an outhouse. The cost of project was $151,500.

Bernick’s donated $15,500 to the project and Department of Natural Resources gave a $136,000 Legacy amendment grant for the project.