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Phone Scam Warning in Stearns County

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02/27/2017 - 11:30 AM

A new phone scam has affected several people in Stearns County.

Sheriff John Sanner says the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a phone scam where people living in Stearns County are being called and told that their grandchild is in jail. The scammers say they are supervisors of the jail and that they need Walmart gift cards to bail the grandchild out.

Several victims have purchased $3,000 and $6,000 gift cards and given the gift card information to the suspects.

Stearns County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public that jails do not operate in this way. Never provide financial information to anyone unfamiliar over the phone. Anyone that may be a victim to this scam should call the Sheriff’s Office and report it.

Four Car Crash on Division Street in St. Cloud

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02/24/2017 - 11:45 AM

Four Car Crash on Division Street in St. Cloud

Four vehicles were involved in an accident in St. Cloud Thursday afternoon.

St. Cloud Police Assistant Chief Jeff Oxton says three vehicles were stopped, one in front of the other, westbound on Division Street at the intersection of Highway 15.

A minivan was headed westbound on Division in the same lane, and did not stop for the other three vehicles. Just before 4:30 p.m., the minivan crashed into the first vehicle causing a chain reaction.

The people in the first car are identified as Jesse and Jessica Tallant of St. Cloud. They were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the minivan was Jodie Vankempen of Evansville. She was cited for inattentive driving and driving after revocation.

The people in the other two vehicles were unharmed.

Barn Fire East Of Freeport Is a Total Loss

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02/23/2017 - 11:00 AM

A barn was destroyed in a fire Wednesday night near Freeport.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says the Freeport Fire Department and Melrose ambulance assisted deputies in responding to the  fire on a property located in Oak Township, about two miles east of Freeport at just after 11 p.m.

The homeowner noticed the fire when she got home and worked with the fire department put out the flames. The barn was a total loss and 16 calves and 2 goats died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Town Hall with Rep. Tom Emmer Draws Large Crowd

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02/23/2017 - 9:30 AM

Town Hall with Rep. Tom Emmer Draws Large Crowd

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) - Sixth District Congressman's Tom Emmer's town hall went on as planned after the congressman said he would shut down the event if protests or unruly attendees disrupted the conversation.

Attendees Wednesday night pressed Emmer about a number of issues stemming from President Donald Trump's first month in office. The Minnesota residents' questions were centered around health care, immigration and education. The event filled up minutes after police opened the doors at Sartell's City Hall. The crowd was mostly subdued compared to those at other town halls across the nation, though Emmer and the group visibly sparred at times.

Emmer drew vocal criticism when speaking about reforming the Affordable Care Act and Trump's immigration order. Multiple attendees say they were frustrated when they felt that Emmer was dodging audience members' questions.

Immigration Discussion Will Take Place Next Month At SCSU

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02/08/2017 - 1:30 PM

Immigration Discussion Will Take Place Next Month At SCSU
Prof. Virgil Wiebe courtesy University of St. Thomas

The Atwood Theatre will be hosting Virgil Wiebe, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, to talk about recent political topics.

Wiebe will be highlighting issues of immigration under President Trump. He will demonstrate how immigration law in Minnesota works by using different legal statuses in an imaginary setting.

The demonstration will be starting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in the Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State University.

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    Feb 27, 2017 - 4:30
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    Feb 27, 2017 - 6:30
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    Mar 03, 2017 - 7:37

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