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Wind Chill And Low Temperatures To Hit St. Cloud This Weekend

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01/18/2019 - 11:30 AM

Wind Chill And Low Temperatures To Hit St. Cloud This Weekend
Bob Weisman

St. Cloud residents should prepare for Arctic air as the wind chills expect to dip over the weekend.

St. Cloud State meteorology professor Bob Weisman says Saturday morning could see negative temperatures as low as -10 degrees. However, winds reaching 5-15 miles per hour will make the air feel even chillier, with wind chills expected to fall in the -30 to -15 range.

The extreme cold and high air pressure make it unsafe to be outside for a long period of time. Those with joint issues or sensitivity to cold should plan for less time outdoors.


Two-Way Crash In Lake Henry Leads To Truck Setting On Fire

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01/18/2019 - 10:00 AM

Two-Way Crash In Lake Henry Leads To Truck Setting On Fire

A T-bone crash west of St. Cloud led to a truck setting on fire on Thursday.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident took place at the intersection of County Road 32 and Highway 4 in Lake Henry Township. A truck driven by 56-year-old Darren Lee Lundgren stopped at the stop sign while heading west on County Road 32 before proceeding. He did not see another truck driven by 44-year-old John Charles Scott that was heading south on Highway 4.

The trucks collided in the intersection in a T-bone crash. Both trucks entered the ditch, where Lundgren's truck started on fire.

Lundgren and Scott were taken to Paynesville Hospital with minor injuries.

SCSU to Host Talks During Opioid Awareness Week

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01/17/2019 - 11:15 AM

Next week is Opioid Awareness week and St Cloud State University is teaming up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to talk about the opioid epidemic.

The SCSU Recovery Community says this is the second year they are raising awareness. And to do so they are hosting a variety of events, from a panel discussion, to NARCAN training, and keynote speakers. This three day event will begin Wednesday, January 23 and run through Friday, January 25.

Some events, like NARCAN training and Ally Training, require pre-registration. Both the Keynote speakers and the panel discussion will take place in Atwood and do not require registration.

Diversity Job And Internship Fair Is Coming Back To St. Cloud

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01/16/2019 - 11:45 AM

Diversity Job And Internship Fair Is Coming Back To St. Cloud

The semester may have just started, but it is never too early to start looking for jobs. That's why the Diversity Job and Internship Fair is coming back to St. Cloud.

SCSU Communications say this year's job fair will include more than 90 employers in a variety of fields, including business, government, healthcare, and more.

Going to a job fair and introducing yourself to employers can be intimidating, but this year SCSU is helping you prepare yourself through an app.The Career Fair Plus app is available in both the App Store and Google Play and it lets fair-goers look at what companies are going to attend and allows you to research them beforehand.

The Diversity Job and Internship Fair will be on Friday, January 25 from 1-4 p.m. in the Atwood Ballroom.

Dog Found in St. Cloud

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01/16/2019 - 11:15 AM

 Are you missing a dog? The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to reunite this furry friend with his family.

A medium-sized black dog with pointed ears, a chain collar, and a shock type collar was found at Osseo Ave N & 3rd Street N in St. Cloud around 6:30 this morning.  The dog was taken to Central Minnesota Animal Care and Control until an owner steps forward.

If this dog belongs to you, please call CMACC at 320-257-0103.

Cold Temperatures Are Blowing Into Central Minnesota This Weekend

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01/16/2019 - 11:00 AM

Cold Temperatures Are Blowing Into Central Minnesota This Weekend

Do you have plans for the three day weekend? Well, the forecast is in, and it's not going to be as cold as we expected.

St. Cloud State meteorology professor Bob Weisman says while the forecast temperature is increasing, it still is going to be a cold weekend. The highs for central Minnesota are likely to be around 10 degrees with lows in the negatives. Also, if recent strong winds keep up, the wind chill could range between -15 and -30 degrees.

So, you might want to go to your Plan B if you were expecting to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day outside.


Longtime St. Cloud State Professor Jerry Mertens Passes Away

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01/15/2019 - 11:00 AM

Longtime St. Cloud State Professor Jerry Mertens Passes Away
Professor Jerry Mertens

A professor who taught for more than 50 years at St. Cloud State University recently passed away. Psychology professor Jerry Mertens died on January 11, he taught at the university for 53 years.

One of his colleagues Leslie Valdes said in a campus email that Professor Mertens never took a sick day, and he recently retired. This spring semester was the first time he had not been teaching or working for the university.

Mertens wrote is own obituary in the St. Clout Times, and requested he be remembered by "working hard to help other life the best life possible, doing an act of kindness in my memory or a memorial donation of time or money to a good cause of your choosing."

He is being remembered fondly by colleagues.

St. Cloud Area Kindergartners Can Learn Second Language With Immersion Programs

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01/14/2019 - 1:30 PM

St. Cloud Area Kindergartners Can Learn Second Language With Immersion Programs

Upcoming kindergartners can become bilingual at an earlier age, with an Immersion program at two St. Cloud area schools.

St. Cloud Area School District 742 says Madison Elementary School will host Chinese Immersion while Clearview Elementary will run Spanish Immersion for the 2019-2020 school year.

There will be information nights at both elementary schools before a set of five tour dates to see if an Immersion program would be right for your child. Immersion programs would feature teachers communicating only in Chinese or Spanish to students.

The information nights will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. for Madison and Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m for Clearview. 

The tour dates are as follows, will appointments also possible:

Chinese Immersion Tours at Madison Spanish Immersion Tours at Clearview

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Thursday, Jan 17

Thursday, Jan. 24

Tuesday, Jan. 29

 Monday, Jan. 28

 Thursday, Jan. 31

Spanish Immersion Tours at Clearview

Monday, Jan. 14

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Monday, Jan. 28

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Programs are open to all until spots are filled.


Crash Near Sauk Center Leaves One Man Dead

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01/14/2019 - 11:45 AM

One man is dead after his car swerved into oncoming traffic Saturday afternoon.

The Stearns county sheriff’s office says 33-year-old Christopher Edward Stiles was headed south on Highway 71 near Sauk Center when he swerved into the northbound lane and collided with a truck. Stiles car then struck two trees in the east ditch and the truck landed on its side on the sholder of the road.

Stiles was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck 30-year-old Kerri Beckermann was taken to the St. Cloud hostpital for her injuries.

Swearing In the New Sheriff

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01/14/2019 - 10:30 AM

Swearing In the New Sheriff
Honorable Judge Sarah Hennesy administered the Oath of Office to Sheriff Steve Soyka.

There is a new Sheriff in town.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says newly elected Sheriff Steve Soyka was sworn in by outgoing Sheriff Don Gudmundson last Monday. Soyka is the 30th Sheriff of Stearns County. The ceremony was held at the start of the Board of Commissioner's meeting. Current and former members, local law enforcement, and Soyka’s family all attended.

SCSU Breakfest Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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01/10/2019 - 11:15 AM

SCSU Breakfest Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wil Haygood

St. Cloud State University is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service.

SCSU organizers say the day is designed to honor King’s dream of a multiracial nation united in justice and peace. The day starts off with a free breakfast with keynote speaker Wil Haygood. Haygood is an acclaimed author, journalist, and historian. He is best known for his books “Showdown, His work” and “The Butler” which was later adapted into Lee Daniels’ award winning film by the same name.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and breakfast starts at 8 on January 21st at the River's Edge Convention Center. Registration for this free event is required.

Can You Solve the Case of the Missing Disco Ball?

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01/10/2019 - 9:45 AM

Can You Solve the Case of the Missing Disco Ball?

They say disco is dead, but can you solve the History Mystery as the Stearns County History Museum presents “the Case of the Missing Disco Ball?”

Program Curator Caitlin Carlson says this special family event will take you back in time to the 1970’s. Kids will get the chance to become History Detectives, follow clues and find the missing disco ball. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend.

“The Case of the Missing Disco Ball” will be held on Monday, January 21st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children with a family cap of $17.

Transgender Author Publishes His Second Book Under His New Name

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11/07/2018 - 10:00 AM

Writing a book is no easy task but for one author writing a second book was his way of continuing what he started, but now as his true self.

KVSC News Director Spencer Schacht spent time with author Nate Cannon to talk about what makes his second book special.

Cannons book should be available later this holiday season, and is able to be purchased from his website

Relief Fund Created For Displaced Students After Apartment Fire

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09/18/2018 - 2:30 AM

Relief Fund Created For Displaced Students After Apartment Fire
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Wood

A relief fund has been set up for students who lost their homes in an apartment fire.

Jeff Wood of St. Cloud State University Communications says that the goal for the St. Cloud State University Foundation campaign is $2,500. As of 2 p.m on Tuesday, $2,300 have already been raised for the displaced students.

Extra money that goes past the goal will go towards future student emergencies. 

In the early morning of September 8, the Cedar Row apartment building on 7th Avenue South went up in flames. 68 people were displaced, including 47 St. Cloud State students.

The students have been offered temporary housing by Student Life and Development. If you would like to donate, you can go to the campaign website.


Tenant Talks About The Night His Apartment Starts on Fire

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09/10/2018 - 3:30 AM

An apartment complex near St Cloud State University went up in flames over the weekend.

Assistant News Director Spencer Schacht spoke to Cal Brautigam, a tenant who was home when the alarms went off.

You can listen to the Audio Story here

Sports Schedule

  • Women's Hockey vs MSU-Mankato (Sports Stream)
    Jan 18, 2019 - 3:07
  • Men's Hockey vs Western Michigan University
    Jan 18, 2019 - 7:07
  • Wrestling vs University of Mary (Sports Stream)
    Jan 19, 2019 - 2:00

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