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A St. Cloud Man and Woman Arrested In Methamphetamine Bust

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10/23/2014 - 5:30 PM

A St. Cloud Man and Woman Arrested In Methamphetamine Bust

A St. Cloud man and woman have been arrested on Thursday after the Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force conducted an investigation of methamphetamine sales in the St. Cloud Metro Area.

KVSC Assistant News Director Dante Smith has the story.

Human Remains Discovered In Hutchinson Fire Pit Leads To Updates In Rossing Investigation

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10/23/2014 - 12:00 PM

Human Remains Discovered In Hutchinson Fire Pit Leads To Updates In Rossing Investigation
Robert Nuttall and Gwen Butcher

Authorities announced this week they have charged two suspects in connection with a missing person from Howard Lake.

KVSC Assistant News Director Steve Coursolle has the story:

Wright County Sheriff's serve search warrant on a residence in connection with Rossing missing person case, discover human remains in fire pit.

WNBA President To Speak At Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Wednesday

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10/23/2014 - 11:50 AM

WNBA President To Speak At Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Wednesday

WNBA President Laurel Richie is coming to speak at St. Cloud State University on Wednesday.

SCSU’s School of Health and Human Services features a different speaker each semester as part of its Colloquium series.

This fall, Richie will talk about how she’s combining her background in marketing and nonprofit to work with the WNBA in a presentation called, “The WNBA: Showing the World What is Possible.”

Richie will give her speech in the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Husky Den at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. 

SCSU Film Studies Introduces Shadow Of The Vampire Friday

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10/23/2014 - 10:50 AM

SCSU Film Studies Introduces Shadow Of The Vampire Friday

The October Horror Film Fest continues at St. Cloud State University with the showing of Shadow of the Vampire Friday.

Shadow of the Vampire is a fictional account of the creation of a 1922 German expressionist horror film.

SCSU Department of Theatre and Film Studies invites students to the movie and Q & A session after with Film Studies professor Felip Costaglioli and student Jorden Dressen.

The film starts at 6 p.m. in the Miller Center Auditorium.

Man Killed After Being Hit By Northstar Commuter Line Wednesday Night In Elk River

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10/23/2014 - 10:30 AM

Man Killed After Being Hit By Northstar Commuter Line Wednesday Night In Elk River
Photo courtesy of Northstar Rail

Elk River, AP - Twin Cities Metro Transit says a commuter train has hit and killed a man walking near tracks in Elk River.

Officials say the man was hit by a Northstar train around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was in an area not designated for crossing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported. Authorities shut down trains going both ways and temporarily closed the tracks.

Passengers on the train were transferred to another outbound train within an hour of the collision. Authorities haven't identified the man or said why he was on the tracks.

Eastbound Highway 10 Ramp To Close For The Day Friday

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10/23/2014 - 10:30 AM

Eastbound Highway 10 Ramp To Close For The Day Friday

Drivers in Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud should prepare for road closures along Highway 10 to County Road 3/Golden Spike Road Friday.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the ramp on eastbound Highway 10 will close at 8 a.m. so crews can pave the roadway.

Construction is part of the County Road 3/Golden Spike Road project to improve mobility and safety in the area.

MnDOT adds the ramp should open by 1 p.m. the same day.

SCSU Announces Student Enrollment Totals For Fall 2014

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10/22/2014 - 4:00 PM

SCSU Announces Student Enrollment Totals For Fall 2014

St. Cloud State University has officially released their fall 2014 enrollment numbers. Assistant news director Vicki Ikeogu has the AUDIO STORY.

Stearns County Sheriff Asks Public To Remember Jacob Wetterling

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10/22/2014 - 3:20 PM

Stearns County Sheriff Asks Public To Remember Jacob Wetterling
Jacob Wetterling has been missing for 25 years

The Stearns County Sheriff’s department is asking the public to remember the 25th anniversary of the abduction of a Central Minnesota boy.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner is asking for residents to take a moment out of the day to remember Jacob Wetterling and all other missing children. On this 25th anniversary, Sanner is asking for residents to leave a porch light on to remember Jacob.

11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted from St. Joseph Township on October 22nd, 1989. The search for Wetterling hasn’t stopped as the Wetterling family along with the community and law enforcement on the local, state, and federal levels have worked to find Jacob and bring him home.

Sanner is asking for all of us to make “a personal commitment to never forget or take for granted the many blessings we do have in our lives as they can be taken from us.”

St. Cloud State To Host Gallery Walk On Charting the Future

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10/22/2014 - 12:15 PM

St. Cloud State To Host Gallery Walk On Charting the Future
St. Cloud State University will be hosting a Gallery Walk next month as a part of the Charting the Future effort.
 
Charting the Future is an effort developed by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, a system that includes 31 institutions, including St. Cloud State. The group says the effort is a collaborative process to develop specific actions to better serve the students and communities that make up the MnSCU.
 
To turn the group’s ideas into specific actions, eight campus-led implementation teams were launched, and St. Cloud State is doing its part with faculty, staff, and students on six of the eight teams. The gallery walk will be an open-house style event designed for attendees to see and react to the concepts and themes proposed by implementation teams.
 
The event is scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 6 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Voyagers Room in the Atwood Memorial Center. 
 

 

SCSU Hosts Chinese And Karen Cultural Festivals This Weekend

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10/22/2014 - 11:00 AM

SCSU Hosts Chinese And Karen Cultural Festivals This Weekend

St. Cloud State University celebrates Chinese and Karen culture at this weekend’s Cultural Festivals.

China Night takes place Saturday in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom on the SCSU campus. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association is hosting the event at 5:30 p.m. featuring traditional dance, a fashion show, and Chinese food.

On Sunday, The Karen Cultural Day will be held in the Atwood Memorial Center Cascade Room at 1 p.m. The theme is “The Journey of the Unknown Culture” to celebrate Myanmar people.

Karen Cultural Day is free and open to the public. China Night is $5 for students, $8 for non-students and free for children younger than 12. Tickets are available at the door. 

County Road 4 Resurfacing Underway In St. Wendel

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10/22/2014 - 10:45 AM

County Road 4, also known as Veterans Drive,  in St. Wendel at the intersection of County Road 2 will be resurfaced beginning October 22nd.

The Stearns County Highway Department says the construction will cover 1,300 feet on either side of the intersection on County Road 4. The work includes grinding of the pavement for resurfacing the road.

Paving of the County Road 2 will start the next week. Local residents will have access to the road, but should be careful while driving through the working zone. All other residents are encouraged to use alternative routes.

The time frame of the construction is dependent on weather conditions.

Highway 15/Highway 10 Reconstruction Project Means Delays For Sauk Rapids And Sartell Drivers

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10/22/2014 - 10:20 AM

Highway 15/Highway 10 Reconstruction Project Means Delays For Sauk Rapids And Sartell Drivers
Highway 15/Highway 10 reconstruction project. Photo courtesy of Mn-DOT

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising central Minnesota motorists traveling along Highway 15 and Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids and Sartell of delays Thursday and Friday.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between Benton Drive and Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids and Sartell.

Mn-DOT says the closures are needed as construction crews work on the Highway 15/Highway 10 reconstruction project. Road resurfacing will also take place on Highway 10 between East St. Germain Street and Watab Road.

St. Cloud Man Killed In Roll Over Crash

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10/21/2014 - 5:00 PM

A St. Cloud man was killed Tuesday morning after a roll over crash in a dune buggy style vehicle.

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says 27-year-old Luke Lietha died after emergency personnel attempted CPR. The accident happened just after 1 a.m. in a farm field on 54th Street SE, which is about 3 miles north of Clear Lake near Highway 10. Brott adds other people involved in the accident were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Their names haven’t been released yet.

The details of the accident remain under investigation by the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

Road Surface Repair On Cory Lane And Ridgewood Road

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10/21/2014 - 3:45 PM

Road Surface Repair On Cory Lane And Ridgewood Road
Motorists in Waite Park should prepare for delays due to road work at the intersection of Cory Lane and Ridgewood Road.
 
The City Engineer’s Office says the closure that begins on Wednesday will see the westbound traffic lane on Ridgewood Road reduced to one lane. 
 
The closure is due to roadway surface repair work being done and is only expected to last one day.
 

 

SCSU's Herberger Business School Announces Extension Of Interim Dean

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10/21/2014 - 11:20 AM

SCSU's Herberger Business School Announces Extension Of Interim Dean
Diana Lawson

St. Cloud State University announces Dr. Walter Roettger will continue as Interim Dean of Herberger Business School through June 2015.

Provost and Academic Vice President Richard Green says this allows SCSU additional time to hire the right candidate for the job.

Dr. Roettger replaced Diana Lawson after she left SCSU for the provost position at Grand Valley State University.

St. Cloud State University Opens Fall Theatre Season

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10/21/2014 - 10:30 AM

St. Cloud State University Opens Fall Theatre Season

The Theatre Department of St. Cloud State University opens its season with “Wives, Goddesses and Slaves Where R My Batches and Cookies?” for five continuous days starting Tuesday.

Director Vladmir Rovinsky, a St. Cloud State professor, says his cast of 12 actors and actresses use clowns and improvisation to discover ancient Greek stereotypes. The shows feature challenging subject matter including relationships between men as well as women, themes like rape, domestic abuse and mass shootings.

All events will be at the SCSU Performing Arts Center Arena Stage. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors or free for students at SCSU.

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Allegedly Putting Finger In Young Girl's Mouth

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10/20/2014 - 12:00 PM

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Allegedly Putting Finger In Young Girl's Mouth
Lawrence Dale Danzl

A 66-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested late Friday morning after allegedly shoving his finger inside a 3-year-old girl’s mouth at the Great River Regional Library.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says Lawrence Dale Danzl also asked the young girl to come home with him. Danzl is currently facing charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

According to police dispatch communications a library staff member called in the complaint after Danzl offered two other young children a dollar if they came home with him.

Police officers have learned that Danzl may have done this in the past, with other incidents that went unreported. Authorities say one of the incidents in question may have taken place on a city bus.
 
The police department has requested that anyone with information on this or other incidents contact them immediately.
 

SCSU To Host Webcast, Viewing Of Partial Solar Eclipse

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10/20/2014 - 11:15 AM

SCSU To Host Webcast, Viewing Of Partial Solar Eclipse

The St. Cloud State University Planetarium will be hosting a live webcast and public viewing event of the partial solar eclipse on Thursday.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy led by assistant professor of physics Todd Vaccaro and observatory director David Williams will be managing the webcast of the eclipse captured by the solar telescope on the roof of the Wick Science Building on the SCSU campus.

The moon will be passing between the Sun and the Earth between 4:22 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. Thursday with prime viewing of the partial eclipse taking place at 5:35 p.m.

The public viewing will be held in the planetarium located in the basement of the Wick Science Building in which faculty will be on hand to describe the partial eclipse. A second room will be available in the case of overflow.

Access the partial solar eclipse here, the YouTube account will be activated during the event.

Part Of The Poseidon Bronze Statue In Sartell Reported Stolen

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10/20/2014 - 11:00 AM

A bronze statue of Poseidon had its Trident stolen at a residence in Sartell last Thursday.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies responded to a robbery incident in the afternoon of October 16th at 32208 County Road 1. The caretaker wasn't sure when the incident exactly happened.

Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’ office at 251-4240 or Tri-County Crimestoppers.

Benton County Sheriff's Office Asking For Help In Identifying Suspect Responsible For Stolen Vehicle

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10/20/2014 - 11:00 AM

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person involved in stealing a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a wood chipper early Wednesday night.

Benton County Chief Deputy Troy Heck says a deputy in an unmarked car was driving on Highway 10 between Rice and Royalton around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a jeep towing a wood chipper pulled over on the side of the road. The deputy turned around to help the driver, who he thought was having car trouble, when the driver got back into the vehicle and sped off.

Heck says the deputy said the Jeep was travelling so fast the trailer pulling the wood chipper was fishtailing back and forth across the lanes of traffic. A short chase ensued before the driver lost control of the vehicle and drove into a road ditch and then a farm field.

The driver then took off on foot into a wooded area. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the area, but was not able to find the suspect.

Heck says the deputies found the jeep was stolen from Minnetonka and the wood chipper was stolen from the Department of Natural Resources’ Sauk Rapids Office.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers.

SCSU's Veterans' Voices Month To Host World War II Veteran Larry Tillemans

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10/20/2014 - 10:30 AM

SCSU's Veterans' Voices Month To Host World War II Veteran Larry Tillemans
World War II veteran Larry Tillemans

As part of October’s Veterans’ Voices month, St. Cloud State University will be hosting a screening of the film The Typist along with a question and answer session with the film’s star Larry Tillemans. Assistant news director Vicki Ikeogu has THE AUDIO STORY.

The Typist film screening will take place on Wednesday in the Miller Center Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

Driver Hospitalized After Truck Rolls And Goes Airborne Near Melrose Monday

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10/20/2014 - 10:30 AM

25-year-old Michael Bland from Minnetonka is hospitalized after his truck crashed early Monday morning.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Bland was traveling on Highway 4 and 317th Street just after 5 a.m. when he rolled and crashed his pick-up truck into a ditch, struck an approach and went airborne for about 30 yards before landing and rolling several times.

Sanner says Bland managed to crawl out of the vehicle but had many injuries.

He was taken to the Melrose Hospital and then transferred to St. Cloud Hospital.

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