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Volunteers Invited To Sign Up For 42nd Annual Lemonade Concert And Art Fair In St. Cloud

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05/27/2015 - 1:30 PM

Volunteers Invited To Sign Up For 42nd Annual Lemonade Concert And Art Fair In St. Cloud

The annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is just around the corner for St. Cloud.

This June, community members and people from all around Minnesota will gather on the campus of St. Cloud State University for a celebration of art, lemonade and live music.

However, the art fair isn’t possible without help from volunteers. Hallie Rathbun, Graduate Assistant for SCSU Campus Programs and Spirit Groups, talks about the event and how volunteers can get involved in this AUDIO report.

If you're interested in volunteering, sign up by emailing campusprograms@stcloudstate.edu

DARE Students Tour Stearns County Jail And Downtown Facilities

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05/27/2015 - 11:50 AM

Fifth and sixth graders from around the area toured the Stearns County Jail and other downtown facilities Wednesday morning. 

Eight schools participated in the tour as a part of DARE, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Students were able to visit with an inmate at Stearns County Jail, see the 911 Dispatch Center and emergency vehicle garage, and watch a court proceeding. 

Participating schools include: Albany Elementary, Sauk Centre Holy Family, Albany Holy Family, St. Mary's Help of Christians- St. Agusta, All Saints Academy- St. Joseph, Sacred Heary- Freeport, St. Mary's- Melrose, and Belgrade-Brooten Elementary. 

Stearns County has been hosting the tours for the past fifteen years.

Stearns County says DARE is a program designed to help students resist drugs and make smart choices when being faced with issues like peer pressure, bullying and self-esteem.

Photo Credit: Stearns County

 

Avian Flu Meeting Planned in Stearns County

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05/27/2015 - 10:30 AM

Avian Flu Meeting Planned in Stearns County

With 9 turkey farms infected by the bird flu, the Stearns County's Disaster Response Action Team is holding a face-to-face meeting with community members to identify the needs of  the industry. 

KVSC News Director, Mohammad Najafian, has the AUDIO STORY. 

Highway 10 Lane Closures Resume After The Long Weekend

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05/26/2015 - 10:40 AM

Highway 10 Lane Closures Resume After The Long Weekend

Highway 10 closures in St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids resumed Tuesday after the Memorial Day holiday.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says drivers can expect the following delays:

Highway 10 between East St. Germain Street and County Road 33 will be reduced to one lane driving in both directions.

The ramp from eastbound Highway 10 to County Road 3 and the loop to County Road 29 will close until further notice. Access from County Road 29 to the highway will be made possible using temporary ramps.

Signed detours will be posted.

The closures are part of a larger construction project to be completed in July.

McDonald's Event To Honor Veterans And Emergency Personnel

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05/26/2015 - 10:30 AM

McDonald's Event To Honor Veterans And Emergency Personnel

While gearing up for its busiest season of the year McDonald’s is also honoring those who have served our country and who serve in the St. Cloud community.

On Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. McDonald’s "McStop" location  in St. Cloud near Interstate 94 will be serving free meals to veterans and local emergency personnel. Kids will have the chance to join in on the fun by touring emergency vehicles and receiving a free treat.

McDonald’s says the event is an initiative adopted from the company’s “Lovin” campaign that connects restaurants to the community on a local level.