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SCSU Wellness Fair Encourages Students To Stay Fit

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04/23/2014 - 4:10 PM

The SCSU Wellness Fair took to the Commons of the Atwood Memorial Center Wedneday and provided students with many ways of staying fit.

KVSC News Director John Peterson speak with volunteers of the fair and learns how their groups are teaching students how to stay active. 

UPDATE: Judge Denies Second Request For Mistrial In Little Falls Shooting Case

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04/23/2014 - 11:15 AM

UPDATE: Judge Denies Second Request For Mistrial In Little Falls Shooting Case
Byron Smith

A Minnesota judge has denied another request for a mistrial in the case of a homeowner who killed two teens who entered his home.

Attorneys for 65-year-old Byron Smith asked for a mistrial Wednesday after about an hour of cross-examining a forensic scientist from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Smith is on trial for first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady.

Defense attorney Adam Johnson said the defense had not seen the scientist's notes on forensic evidence, including how far away Smith was from Kifer when he fired.

Prosecutors said Smith's attorneys had plenty of time to examine BCA evidence.

Morrison County Judge Douglas Anderson denied the request, but took a break to give defense attorneys time to go over the scientist's notes.

SCSU Presents Art Exhibition North of North

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04/23/2014 - 10:50 AM

Nine upper level art majors from St. Cloud State University will be showcasing their artwork in the exhibition North of North.

Organized by SCSU, North of North is designed to expand the Twin Cities art community and bring it to St. Cloud. The exhibition’s goal is to bring Minnesota based artists together to discuss the way they create their artwork.

North of North opens Thursday with a reception from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Gallery Vault in downtown St. Cloud. The gallery will be open to the public from Friday until Sunday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Artwork will be displayed from April 24th through June 24th.

The artists showcased in the exhibit are:

  • Luke Aleckson
  • Allen Brewer
  • Sarah Burns
  • Kate Casanova
  • Daniel Dean
  • Andy Ducett
  • Ben Moren
  • Oakley Tapola

SCSU Names New Assistant Vice President Of Safety And Risk Management

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04/23/2014 - 10:30 AM

St. Cloud State University has named Jesse M. Cashman as Assistant Vice President of Safety and Risk Management, the first person to hold position on campus.

SCSU has undergone a restructuring process of its Department of Safety and Risk Management earlier this year, wanting to focus on providing a safe environment for everyone involved on its campus.

Vice President of Finance and Administration Tammy McGee says Cashman has a master’s degree in Police Administration and has served as president of an administrative organization. He lead the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. In addition, Cashman has been an adjunct faculty member teaching sociology and law enforcement classes at other colleges.

Cashman will start at SCSU on June 9th.

Stearns County Hearing For Golf Cart Use On County Roads Set For May

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04/23/2014 - 10:30 AM

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on golf cart use on county roads May 6..

At the meeting the employees of the Stearns County Highway Department and County Commissioners will discuss a possible ordinance to regulate golf cart use around the community.

Stearns County says the proposed ordinance would authorize conditions of use, permit requirements, operator rights and responsibilities as well as possible penalties for those who commit violations.

County government are encouraging the public to attend the May 6 meeting at 9:45 a.m. in the County Board Room at the Stearns County Administration Center to voice their opinion on golf cart use along county roads.

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available upon request by contacting the Stearns County Highway Department at 320-255-6180.

Looking for a Deal on Vehicles? Stearns County Auction Saturday

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04/23/2014 - 10:20 AM

Stearns County is having its spring seized and surplus property auction on Saturday.

Stearns County says the auction will have cars, trucks, SUV's, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a couple of trailers to place your bid on.  People can also bid on tractors, snow blowers and plow equipment.

The auction will be held Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Stearns County Highway Department at 455-28th Avenue, Waite Park just three blocks south of Mill's Fleet Farm. 

Mock Crash Near Tech High School To Close Road

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04/22/2014 - 12:35 PM

The St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office wants to advise drivers of a road closure happening later this week.

The road closure is due to a mock crash scheduled to happen near Tech High School.

According to the Engineer’s Office, 12th Avenue South between 2nd and 7th Street South will be closed between 8 a.m. and noon Thursday.

St. Cloud VA's Clothesline Project Honors Those Affected By Sexual Trauma

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04/22/2014 - 12:30 PM

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the St. Cloud Veterans Administration Health Care System will be hosting a clothesline project.

The Clothesline Project is designed to bring awareness to military members affected by military sexual trauma, sexual assault, and sexual abuse.

Those affected by abuse are given the opportunity to express their feelings by decorating a tee-shirt. The artwork will then be displayed on a clothesline to serve as testimony to military sexual trauma.

The St. Cloud V-A will display the clothesline from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in their auditorium at their medical center campus. The event will last until Thursday.

St. Cloud Police Will Teach Community About Criminal Records and Public Information

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04/22/2014 - 10:40 AM

Ever wonder about public information laws or searching criminal background history?

The St. Cloud Police Department will hold a public education session on how to search public information like criminal convictions and arrest records Thursday night.

The public education session will be held in the Public Training Room at the St. Cloud Police Department at 101 11th Avenue North.

The public information session will start at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday April, 24th. This event is free and open to the public.

Edible Book Festival At St. Cloud State Miller Center On Thursday

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04/22/2014 - 10:00 AM

Edible Book Festival At St. Cloud State Miller Center On Thursday
SCSU Edible Book Festival

St. Cloud State University’s Miller Center will be hosting the Edible Book Festival Thursday.

The Edible Book Festival is a free competition where entries must be made out of edible materials to look like a book or be inspired by a book title, character or scene.  

Voting for the Fan Favorite awards will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The awards ceremony will take place in the library atrium at 2:00 p.m.   

 Pre-registration is required by noon on Wednesday.

This free event which is open to the public starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Cooper Avenue To Experience Construction For The Next Week

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04/21/2014 - 11:20 AM

Construction on 3rd Street North has begun in the St. Cloud area Monday.

The City Engineer’s office says 3rd Street North between 25th Avenue North and Cooper Avenue North will be closed to traffic due to utility and road construction work in the area. The closure should end around mid-August 2014.

Detours will be posted.

The city also reminds drivers that 1st Street North at the intersection of Cooper Avenue North will be congested due to utility and road construction work in the area. The construction should last around one week.

However, Cooper Avenue North will stay open during this closure.

One-Year-Old Boy Run Over By ATV In St. Joseph Township Saturday

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04/21/2014 - 11:20 AM

A boy suffered minor injuries after he was run over by a four-wheeler Saturday night.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies were contacted to 12820 270th Street in St Joseph Township where they found that a one-year-old boy was run over by a four-wheeler driven by his four-year-old brother.

The one-year-old was taken to the St. Cloud hospital and later released with minor injuries.

Stearns County Encourages Participation In Severe Weather Awareness Week

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04/17/2014 - 1:05 PM

Stearns County Encourages Participation In Severe Weather Awareness Week
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Stearns County will be participating in Minnesota’s annual severe weather awareness week.

According to Stearns County Emergency Management Director Erin Hausauer severe weather awareness week is a time to remind Minnesotans about storms and other weather issues that can arise as the weather warms up.

The Emergency Management Department encourages families and businesses to participate in the awareness week by coming up with and practicing emergency plans.

This year’s severe weather awareness week will be broken up into five themes covering topics such as alerts and warnings, floods, and tornadoes.

Severe weather awareness week start on Monday, April 21st and will go through Friday, April 25th.