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May 16, 2022

High Water and No Wake Restrictions in Place on Stearns County Rivers and Lakes

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter The National Weather Service has posted a flood warning for portions of Stearns County this week, and Stearns County Sheriff Steve Soyka is requesting the public’s help due to the recent heavy rainfall in the county.  Stearns County has triggered the ordinance to protect lakeshores because of the high water […]

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May 16, 2022

Fire Causes $5,000 in Damage Sunday in St. Cloud, Kayakers Rescued in Mississippi River Saturday

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter A fire caused about $5,000 in damage to a building on St. Cloud’s southeast side Sunday. St. Cloud Fire Battalion Chief Brett Young reports 4 engines were called a building fire at 1710 University Drive Southeast just after 6:15 p.m. They discovered a smoldering fire on the 3rd floor […]

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May 12, 2022

SCSU’s Director of Athletics Heather Weems Named NCHC Conference Commissioner

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has named St. Cloud State University’s Director of Athletics Heather Weems as their new Conference Commissioner. The news was shared with the campus community via an email from President Robbyn Wacker. Weems will be the first woman to serve as the commissioner of the […]

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May 12, 2022

SCSU Commemorates Juneteenth with Closed Offices, Community Organizers Plan Celebration

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Juneteenth Celebration in St. Cloud and St. Cloud State University is also commemorating the holiday. President Robbyn Wacker shared in a campus-wide email that the school will be closing its offices on June 20th and classes will be cancelled. Unions bargained […]

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May 12, 2022

St. Joseph Man Dies After Crashing Motorcycle in North St. Cloud Friday

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter A 27-year-old St. Joseph man died of his injuries after crashing his motorcycle in north St. Cloud last week. St. Cloud Police say Tyler Kenneth Koopmeiners died two days after the crash, which occurred about 2:30 am. on May 6. The accident happened on 9th Avenue North, just north […]

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May 11, 2022

9th/10th Avenue in St. Cloud Below Highway 23 Closed Due to Predicted Flooding

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter The city of St. Cloud has closed a busy road due to localized flooding because of the heavy rains today, along with more rainfall expected tonight. The city’s Public Utilities office has close 9th and 10th Avenue under the Highway 23 bridge. This area is near Lake George, it’s a low […]

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May 11, 2022

Old Crow Medicine Show to Kick-Off Paramount Center for the Arts Next Season

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter The Paramount Center for the Arts is bringing a national act to St. Cloud to kick-off their next season of programming. The arts and culture venue announced two-time Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show will be headlining their season opener on Friday, September 30th. The band is […]

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May 11, 2022

‘North Gap’ Highway 23 Project Between Richmond and Paynesville Continues

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter A large portion Highway 23 from Richmond to Paynesville will be closed to traffic starting Monday as work continues on significant improvements to the heavily traveled highway. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has named the project the ‘North Gap’ and it’s part of a multi-year upgrade to expand nine […]

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May 10, 2022

Free Summer Youth Rides Return with Metro Bus in St. Cloud and Sartell

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter In just a few weeks school will be out for the summer and St. Cloud’s Metro Bus is bringing back a program to help kids get to activities and events. The U-Go Free Summer Youth program is designed for kids ages 17 and younger to have free, unlimited rides […]

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May 10, 2022

Stearns County Starts Weed Control Spraying, Residents Have Exemption Option

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter This month Stearns County’s Department of Highways will begin their annual spraying for unwanted brush and noxious weeds along the county’s highways. Residents can opt out of the program if they would like. Highway Engineer Jodi Teich reports the vegetation management program will use a herbicide to treat the […]

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May 9, 2022

Rice Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash Near St. Stephen

By Jo McMullen / KVSC reporter A 31-year-old man from Rice died in a motorcycle accident last Friday. Just prior to 6 p.m. a call came to the Stearns County Sheriff’s office with a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and truck pulling a trailer loaded with a skid steer. The crash happened at County […]

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May 9, 2022

Registration is Now Open For SCSU’s E-Sports Camp

By: Nyah Adams / News Director St. Cloud State University says registration for their E-sports Immersion camps for high school students interested in gaming and learning how to run an E-sports broadcast are now open. The camps are June 13-14 and 15-16 on campus. Only 30 spots are open for each camp so it is […]

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