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St. Cloud City Council Will Discuss SCSU Massage Facilities At Monday Meeting

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10/21/2016 - 12:30 PM

St. Cloud City Council Will Discuss SCSU Massage Facilities At Monday Meeting

The St. Cloud City Council will meet next week to talk about police and fire training and a new massage facility on a college campus.

The council meeting will start with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence for our troops serving in the Armed Forces.

On the agenda for the evening is the review of an on-sale intoxicating and special Sunday liquor license application for a bar and restaurant. JL Beers in downtown St. Cloud submit the application, and the council is scheduled to set a public hearing for Nov. 14.

The council is also set to adopt proposals for three structures to be used for police and fire department training. The addresses of these three locations are listed on KVSC dot org slash news.

Also on the agenda is the approval of a health inspection for a new massage facility license at St. Cloud State University.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

SCSU School Of Public Affairs Names 15 People To External Advisory Council

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10/20/2016 - 3:50 PM

To ensure success of the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs, its first ever external advisory council was formed.

The council is made up of 15 members who will meet twice a year to give advice on the school’s curriculum, careers, funding and research opportunities.

Jim Graves, CEO of Graves Hospitality Corp., was named council chair and Attorney Debra Yerigan, of Messerli & Kramer, was named vice-chair.

The school plans to add another 10-15 members next year.

Dean of the School of Public Affairs, King Banian, says, “I’m proud to stand with this very distinguished group of leaders who have volunteered their time and talent to our school. They provide a wide range of expertise in areas of public service as expert practitioners.”

Students At SCSU Are Celebrating Korean Culture Saturday With Traditional Food And Dance

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10/20/2016 - 3:10 PM

Students At SCSU Are Celebrating Korean Culture Saturday With Traditional Food And Dance

People are invited to a celebration of traditional dancing, skits and games at Korean Night 2016 this weekend.

St. Cloud State University’s Korean Student Association is encouraging students and community members to get involved around campus as they celebrate an evening of culture. The night’s theme is “Reply 1990s,” which shows Korean life from that decade.

The Korean Student Association will showcase traditional doll and fan dances as well as a K-Pop performance with music from the 1990s. Traditional dishes can be enjoyed by guests while listening to singers, playing games or taking part in dance contests.

Korean Night 2016 takes place in the SCSU Atwood Ballroom Saturday evening. Tickets can be purchased at the door and folks are invited to show up at 5:30 p.m. For SCSU students with an ID, tickets are $7. Otherwise, tickets are $9.

St. Cloud State University Collaborates With Local Area High School Choirs

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10/20/2016 - 10:30 AM

St. Cloud State University Collaborates With Local Area High School Choirs

Seven choirs will gather at St. Cloud State University for a collaborative concert.

Choral Connections is an opportunity for lovers of music and choir to come together on Tuesday, November 1st.

The St. Cloud State Concert Choir will be joined by choirs from Apollo, Cathedral, Technical, St. John’s Preparatory and Sartell high schools.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go towards scholarships for music students at St. Cloud State.

Students At Cathedral And Tech High Schools Will Participate In Mock Election Day Tuesday

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10/19/2016 - 12:50 PM

Two St. Cloud area high schools are signed up for the first ever statewide mock election next week.

The Office of the Secretary of State says 282 high schools throughout Minnesota are participating. From St. Cloud, students at Cathedral and Technical High Schools will be voting.  

Mock voters will be presented with a ballot with a list of presidential and vice presidential candidates. At the bottom of the ballot will be a write-in line for other nominations.

Mock Election Day takes place Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Photo of ballot courtesy Office of Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon.

Benton County Officials Are Asking For Help Locating Two Stolen Trailers

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10/19/2016 - 12:00 PM

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Officers are asking for help locating trailers that were stolen from a farm house near Foley Tuesday morning.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says two trailers were taken from a house in the 5400 block of 105th Ave.

One trailer is described as a 2003 Pick's Welding, black ski trailer with folding ramps. The license plate number is CMT8375. The other is a 2003 Felling, 14-foot dump trailer with license plate number CLT6431.

Authorities have not released the value of the stolen trailers. Suspects were seen driving away in two pick-up trucks. One truck was reportedly louder than the other.

If you have any information about the theft call the Benton County Sheriff's Office at (320) 968-7201 or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 255-1301.

A St. Cloud Man Was Found With A Gunshot Wound To The Leg, Later Admits He Shot Himself

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10/18/2016 - 1:30 PM

One man found in East St. Cloud last Saturday with a gunshot wound in his leg admits he accidently shot himself.

The St. Cloud Police Department says officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 600 block of Wilson Ave. SE. when they found a 25-year-old man who was shot. The man has not yet been named.

At first, he said he was approached and shot by an unknown suspect while sitting in his car.

While receiving treatment at the St. Cloud Hospital he admitted the gunshot wound was self-inflicted when his handgun accidently fired.

No one else was hurt, and police are investigating why the man originally lied.

Surveys Will Be Mailed To Homes Next Week To Assess Community Health And Wellness Needs

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10/18/2016 - 11:30 AM

Surveys Will Be Mailed To Homes Next Week To Assess Community Health And Wellness Needs
Photo courtesy Stearns County

Randomly selected households in Stearns and surrounding counties have been chosen to take part in a survey about their community’s health and wellness.

Stearns County says the Central Minnesota Community Health Survey will be sent out within a week to nearly 9,000 homes in Benton, Sherburne and Stearns Counties.

The survey asks questions about access to health care, nutrition, financial stress, and tobacco and drug use among other health-related issues.

Results will help public health departments, area hospitals and others use the data to prioritize health needs specific to communities. Strategies and action plans will also be set in motion to develop healthier communities. Public health departments will use the surveys to watch trends, whether good or bad, over long periods of time. A similar survey was conducted in 2012. 

Stearns County encourages all who receive the survey to complete it and mail it back. All information is anonymous and confidential.

CentraCare Health, Fairview Northland Medical Center and United Way worked with the three counties to put together the survey. Results will be ready in early 2017.

Community Health Assessments are required by law every 3-5 years.

SCSU Will Host The Reading Of A Classic Novel Monday In The Performing Arts Center

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10/17/2016 - 1:40 PM

SCSU Will Host The Reading Of A Classic Novel Monday In The Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center courtesy SCSU

St. Cloud State University is one of many universities, regional theatres, and communities who will be reading a very timely stage adaptation of a classic novel.

The newest stage version of the novel “It Can’t Happen Here',” by Sinclair Lewis, will be read at St. Cloud State Oct. 24. These readings commemorate the 80th anniversary of the novels stage debut.

The novel was written by Lewis in 1935, and follows a man who becomes the United States President by promising to return the country to greatness.

Carol Cooley, organizer of the readings at SCSU, says, “’It Can’t Happen Here' is so on point with this election, it is equal parts thrilling and appalling. It’s not just pacing the election, its predicting its potential aftermath.”

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the Performing Arts Center’s Arena Stage at SCSU. Stay tuned to KVSC for a podcast recording of the readings.

Little Falls Man Suffered Non-Life Threatening Injuries After His Car Rolled Off Highway 10 Sunday

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10/17/2016 - 10:10 AM

A Little Falls man was injured when his car rolled off Hwy 10 in Rice Sunday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 25-year-old Thomas Boblett was driving South when he turned off the highway. It was just after 1 a.m. when his car rolled an unknown number of times near milepost 165.

Boblett suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Map of Hwy 10 in Rice courtesy Google Maps.

Non-Spooky Halloween Historia For Families Takes Place Next Weekend At Stearns History Museum

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10/13/2016 - 7:20 PM

Non-Spooky Halloween Historia For Families Takes Place Next Weekend At Stearns History Museum
Halloween Historia photo courtesy Stearns History Museum

A non-scary Halloween tradition at the Stearns History Museum is back next weekend with face painting, crafts and trick-or-treating.

The museum says Halloween Historia is a family event which invites children, parents and grandparents to enjoy costumes without getting scared.

Families are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in a scavenger hunt through the exhibit hall. This is a peanut-free event that will also offer gluten-free and sugar-free treats.

It takes place at the Stearns History Museum on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 12-4 p.m.

There is a $4 entry fee unless you’re a museum member or infant younger than one year. 

Sports Schedule

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    Oct 21, 2016 - 8:00
  • Men's Hockey vs University of Minnesota
    Oct 22, 2016 - 7:07
  • Volleyball vs Southwest Minnesota State University (Sports Stream)
    Oct 28, 2016 - 7:00

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