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SCSU Announces Keynote Speaker For Winter Institute

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12/24/2015 - 11:05 AM

SCSU Announces Keynote Speaker For Winter Institute

St. Cloud State University has announced the keynote speaker for their annual Winter Institute.

Civil engineer and transportation analyst David Levinson will address the institute at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 19.

Levinson is an endowed chair at the University of Minnesota where he directs the Networks, Economics and Urban Systems Research Group. In addition, Levinson is a lead blogger for, a blog about Minnesota land usage and transportation and he has authored and co-authored four books.

Levinson’s keynote address will wrap up the two day economic summit held at SCSU. The February 18 and 19 event is sponsored by the SCSU Department of Economics and the School of Public Affairs.

St. Cloud Police Ask For Help Finding A 12-Year-Old Girl

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02/24/2015 - 5:00 AM

St. Cloud Police Ask For Help Finding A 12-Year-Old Girl
The St. Cloud Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a 12-year-old girl who went missing on Monday night.
Sergeant Jason Burke says, the 12-year-old girl named Alissa, from St. Cloud was last seen in the area of Laudenbach Court around 6 p.m. Monday night. She is described as black female weighing 100 lbs, 5' 3" tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing jeans, a turquoise zip up sweatshirt and light pink shirt. Anyone with information on the girl’s whereabouts is asked to contact St. Cloud Police immediately at (320)-251-1200.

Man Hospitalized After Crashing Into Power Pole

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02/16/2015 - 11:00 AM

An Eden Valley driver collided with a power pole in a parking lot of a church in Eden Valley Saturday night.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies were called to a vehicle accident in the parking lot of the Church of Assumption at 464 State Street in Eden Valley. Sanner says the driver of the vehicle Lenonard Mathew Garvick of Eden Valley and his passenger Andrew John Swenson of Paynesville struck with a power pole in the parking at about 11:00 p.m. As a result, the pole fell down completely and the driver received minor injuries.

Garvick was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for the treatment of his injuries. Swenson did not have any injuries. Meek County Sheriff Office and Eden Valley Fire Department assisted the Stearns County Sheriff in the incident.

No information is available about the cause of accident.

Sauk Rapids Police Searching For Missing Woman

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02/04/2015 - 3:15 AM

Sauk Rapids Police Searching For Missing Woman
The Sauk Rapids Police Department has asked for the public’s help in finding a missing Sauk Rapids woman who has a known number of health issues.
Police say 33-year-old Meghan Schmelz of Sauk Rapids went missing on Monday after walking away from her home not dressed for the weather. She was last seen at Lions Park in Sauk Rapids around 5 p.m.
Schmelz is described as 5’9”, 227 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, she also had a tattoo on her neck with the letters “EJ.” She was last seen wearing jeans, a purple hoodie and had a bandaged left foot from previous frostbite.
If you think you have seen Schmelz or know of her whereabouts please contact Sauk Rapids Police Department immediately at (320)-251-9451. 
UPDATE: Schmelz has been located with the help of the St. Cloud Police Department. She is fine and safe.

Jury Convicts Brian Fitch of Murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer

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02/03/2015 - 9:00 AM

Jury Convicts Brian Fitch of Murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota jury has convicted a man in the killing of a police officer in West St. Paul last summer.
Brian Fitch Sr. was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick during a routine traffic stop on July 30. 
Fitch was also found guilty of three counts each of attempted first-degree murder and second-degree assault and two weapons charges stemming from a shootout with officers during his arrest in St. Paul later that day.

The trial was moved to Stearns County because of pretrial publicity in the Twin Cities. The jury of five women and seven men was to be sequestered during deliberations. 

Closing Arguments Next Week in Brian Fitch Murder Trial in Stearns County

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01/30/2015 - 3:00 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A jury is set to hear closing arguments early next week in the murder trial of a 40-year-old man charged with killing a Mendota Heights police officer.

The St. Cloud Times reports the Stearns County jurors will be sequestered until they reach a verdict after hearing closing arguments Monday morning. The defense rested its case Thursday after Brian Fitch Sr. announced he was waiving his right to testify at trial.

Fitch is charged with first-degree murder in the July 30, 2014 shooting of officer Scott Patrick. Prosecutors allege Fitch fatally shot Patrick after he pulled the suspect's vehicle over in West St. Paul.

Police say Fitch was involved in a shootout with officers before his arrest. 

Minneapolis-Based Group Mixed Blood Theatre To Present Play African America

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01/21/2015 - 4:45 AM

Minneapolis-Based Group Mixed Blood Theatre To Present Play African America

St. Cloud State University’s Multicultural Student Services will be teaming with Minneapolis-based Mixed Blood Theatre to present the play African America Thursday afternoon at the Atwood Memorial Center.

The Drama written by Warren C. Bowles focuses on the appearance of a magical African who helps a biracial couple better understand the experiences of immigrants from Africa.

The free performance starts at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at the theater in the Atwood Memorial Center on the campus of St. Cloud State.

The College of Saint Benedict Overhauls Nursing Facility Through $2.5 Million Renovation

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01/20/2015 - 4:00 AM

The College of Saint Benedict is looking to help future nurses meet current and emerging health care demands with a $2.5 million renovation of their nursing facility.
Chair of the Nursing Department Carie Braun says the renovation will finally allow them to create a simulated learning space that is up-to-date and looks like a realistic working environment. Nursing students will be able to take advantage of a redesigned area with six simulation rooms that resemble actual patient care settings. The old setting resembled more of a hospital ward.
The renovated facility will be known as the Schoenecker Nursing Education Center and is expected to be completed by the start of fall semester, 2015.


The City Of St. Cloud Promotes Dog's Protection Law Enforcement

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01/19/2015 - 12:00 PM

The animal control division of the City of St. Cloud likes to updates people about dog’s protections.

News Director Mohammad Najafian has THIS AUDIO STORY.

Please click here for complete changes on the animal protection law since 1959. 

SCSU Alumnus Gives Generous Donation To Herberger Business School

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01/16/2015 - 11:20 AM

The St. Cloud State University Foundation received a generous gift of $25,000 from St. Cloud State alumni Byron “Bud” Bergren, for scholarships helping in the Herberger Business School.
Bergren graduated in the class of ’71 and majored in management at St. Cloud State. He spent most of his career in retail, most recently as the President and CEO of Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which operates more than 275 stores and owns chains including Herberger’s, Yonkers and others.
The Scholarship program will award one annual scholarship of $1,000 minimum, and also support junior and senior students in the Herberger Business School who show a financial need.


Three Vehicles Damaged In Accident at Washington Memorial Drive Tuesday Night

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01/16/2015 - 11:00 AM

Three cars were damaged as a result of a roll-over accident on the south side of St. Cloud Tuesday night.

St. Cloud Police Lieutenant Jeff Oxton says officers responded to a three car accident at the intersection of Washington Memorial Drive and University Drive South at 6:53 p.m. Oxton says the police investigation shows 50-year-old Debra Dee Jones of St. Cloud was driving her SUV eastbound on University Drive while making an attempt to turn onto northbound Washington Memorial Drive. Jones failed to yield and collided head on with a car attempting to pass the westbound intersection on University Drive on a green light.

As a result, the car driven by 39-year-old Anthony Wade Welvaert of St. Cloud rolled over on the right side of the vehicle and slid into another car stopped in the south lane of Washington Memorial Drive. Jones' car received severe damage, while Welvaert’s car had moderate damage. The third vehicle only had minor damage.

Oxton says Jones was cited for failing to yield at the right way, while Welvaert was cited for driving with a revoked license. Jones went to the St. Cloud hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

St. Joseph To Host The 23rd Annual Ice Bowl Tournament

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01/16/2015 - 10:00 AM

The 23rd Annual Ice Bowl Tournament is happening in Mill Stream Park in St. Joseph on Saturday.

A member of St. Cloud Disc Golf Club Cody Parson says participants play in harsh conditions for a great cause.

The registration for the event will start at 10:30 and end at 11:30 Saturday morning. The tournament is sponsored by Disc Golf Club. 

News director Mohammad Najafian has this AUDIO STORY.Participants who have taken part in the tournament in the past.

St. Cloud State University To Hold A Breakfast Honoring Martin Luther King

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01/14/2015 - 12:00 PM

The St. Cloud State University is holding a breakfast on the commemoration of Martin Luther King on January 19 at the Atwood Center.

The event features the keynote speaker Vernon Jordan and gospel singer Yolanda Adam. Community Anti Racism leadership team member Debra Leigh comments about the event.

News director Mohammad Najafian has this AUDIO STORY. 



Visual Artist Trevor Paglen To Visit St. Cloud State University

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01/13/2015 - 1:00 AM

Trevor Paglen, a visual artist and author will be visiting St. Cloud State University to discuss his works at the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre.

Paglen’s work focuses on blurring the lines between science, contemporary art and other disciplines to construct an unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched, ways to see and interpret the world.
His works have been exhibited in many places around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London and the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis.
Trevor Paglen's presentation will be in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre on Monday, January 26th at 7 p.m.   

Award Winning Storyteller Returns To SCSU To Perform As Charles Darwin

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01/13/2015 - 12:30 PM

Award winning storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis will return to St. Cloud State University in early February to help celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday.

Ellis will perform “Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea” the performance will see Ellis recreate an evening at London’s Royal Geological Society with Darwin shortly after the naturalist’s famous journey on the HMS Beagle.

Ellis has been touring the world telling stories and researching his subjects since 1980. In October Ellis performed as Edgar Allen Poe to a standing-room only crowd in the Miller Center Library.
“Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea” will be performed at the Miller Center Library on the SCSU campus February 11 at 4:30 p.m. and February 12 at 7 p.m.

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