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Free Native Skywatchers Workshop at St. Cloud State University

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06/22/2017 - 3:40 PM

Free Native Skywatchers Workshop at St. Cloud State University

Have you ever wondered about the night sky in relation to constellations? How about from the Native American perspective?

St. Cloud State University is offering a free workshop on Monday called "Native Skywatchers." The sessions are being led by Physics professor Annette Lee, Director of the American Indian Center Jim Knutson-Kolodzne and artist Jeff Tibbetts.

Workshop organizers say they will present native star and earth knowledge in an arts, science and culture hands-on day.

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the American Indian Center at SCSU and is free to attend. Lunch and workbooks are included.

Contact Heather Hammond at 320-308-5449 or via email at hahammond@stcloudstate.edu to learn more or register.

Body Discovered on Bank of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud

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06/22/2017 - 3:30 PM

Body Discovered on Bank of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud

St. Cloud police were called to a report of a body discovered on the bank of the Mississippi River.

Sergeant Jason Burke says pedestrians called police shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday after seeing the body on the south side of the Granite City Crossing Bridge. Officers found a male body.

Police do not suspect foul play at this time and there is no danger to public. They are waiting to release information on the victim until next of kin is notified.

The case remains active and is being investigated by the St. Cloud Department's Criminal Investigation Unit.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the police at 320-251-1200 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301.

Waite Park Police Looking For Two Suspects In Second Degree Assault

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06/21/2017 - 3:00 PM

Waite Park Police are on the lookout for two suspects in an assault.

Police Chief David Bentrud says on Monday night officers were called to the 100 block of 12th Avenue North for an assault. They arrived shortly after 10:30 p.m. to find a 57-year-old man claiming he had been tied up and assaulted. The man had significant injuries to his head and face.

He was brought to the St. Cloud Hospital and is expected to survive.

The two suspects have been identified but have not been located and arrested.

St. Cloud Airport Receives Upgrades

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06/21/2017 - 2:20 PM

St. Cloud Airport Receives Upgrades
Photo courtesy of city of St. Cloud

At Mondays meeting the St. Cloud City Council approved a service agreement with Wisconsin Based Mead and Hunt to begin design improvements at St. Cloud Regional Airport.

Mead and Hunt will design and expand hangers as well as bringing the runway taxi lane up to Federal Aviation Administration standards.

Airport Director Bill Towle says he is confident that construction will begin once a grant to MnDOT is approved. Design services will cost $471,000 with the city responsible for five percent or about $23,000.

The airport is looking to add to the 60 hangers on site, and would like to rent and lease the spaces to corporations. Construction is expected to begin by November 2019.

Do the Lemon Twist at St. Cloud Historic South Side

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06/21/2017 - 2:10 PM

Do the Lemon Twist at St. Cloud Historic South Side

Lemon Twist Tour is back and paired up with the Lemonade concert and Art Fair, but you might have to do some walking this year. Also, there is a Mini Maker Fair to add interest to to the tour.

Lemon Twist is the annual collaboration of Visual Arts Minnesota, South Side University Neighborhood Association and the St. Cloud State University School of the Arts where historic architecture is featured on historic south side neighborhood near campus.

The tour will visit four different locations with the Maker Fair being in front of Lawrence Hall.

The stops will be at First Presbyterian Church at 340 5th Ave S and three historic homes at 309 and 315 3rd Ave South and 14 Highbanks Place.

Organizers say you could also enter a free raffle for a chance to win an original 24x36 inch oil painting created by Christopher Zlatic.

New Chief Deputy Named in Stearns County Sherrif's Department

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06/20/2017 - 9:30 AM

New Chief Deputy Named in Stearns County Sherrif's Department
New Chief Deputy Jon Lentz

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson recently appointed a veteran officer to the rank of Chief Deputy.

Jon Lentz was promoted to that role last week. Lentz started as a Correctional Officer with the Sheriff’s Office in 1991. He was made a Deputy Sheriff in 1997, promoted to Sergeant in 2003, to Lieutenant in 2007, and to Captain last year.

Gudmundson says as Captain, Lentz was in charge of the Patrol and Investigation Divisions. The Sheriff says he has lots of  things to accomplish in his 19-month term as interim Sheriff and it made sense to promote an inside candidate who knows the issues, personalities and the citizens of the county to be the next Chief Deputy.

Lentz holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University.

St. Cloud State University Reveals Lemonade Art Fair Artist Map

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06/19/2017 - 1:30 PM

St. Cloud State University Reveals Lemonade Art Fair Artist Map

Enjoy arts, crafts, and artisan food at this year’s 44th annual Lemonade Concert & Art Fair.

St. Cloud State University will be hosting the Lemonade Art Fair where there will be about 200 vendors. This year you can search for Lemonade_WiFi on your phone which will allow users to view a map of indoor and outdoor areas.

The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and parking at the 4th Avenue parking ramp will cost $1.50 per hour. Also tune into KVSC 88.1 FM where we will be live from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Visit Lemonadeartfair.com to view the map.

Car Collision Near County Road 31 in Melrose

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06/19/2017 - 11:00 AM

Car Collision Near County Road 31 in Melrose

A truck and a car crashed on County Road 31 in Grove Township south of Melrose.

According to Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson, deputies responded to the scene Sunday at 12:50 p.m. where a Ford F-150 pulling a camper and a Buick Regal have collided in the middle of County Road 31.

Both drivers and passenger have been treated for non-life threatening injuries and one driver was cited for Inattentive Driving.