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Man Arrested for Driving Drunk in Stolen Car

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09/14/2009 - 10:40 AM

Man Arrested for Driving Drunk in Stolen Car

A 24-year-old St. Cloud man is being held in the Stearns County Jail for driving drunk in a stolen car, and running from police. It happened Saturday afternoon at about 3:30. While driving to a stolen car investigation, police saw the car driving west on University Drive and conducted a traffic stop. Police say the driver, Jake Bjortomt ran from officers while being questioned. Officers eventually caught and arrested the suspect. Bjortomt faces charges of obstructing legal process, open container, fleeing on foot, car theft, and DUI.

Medical Assistance Seminar

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09/14/2009 - 10:30 AM

Have you ever wondered if you qualify for medical assistance or Minnesota Care? Those questions can be laid to rest Tuesday in a session coordinated by St. Cloud Legal Services. From 10:00 to 11:00 am, folks can get their questions answered at the Coborn Cancer Center near Highway 15 and County Road 120. Assistance also will be available to those who need help filling out an application. This session is free for patients, caregivers and health care professionals.

Volunteer Service

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09/11/2009 - 9:00 AM

Volunteer Service

Hundreds of students from St. Cloud State University are hitting the streets Saturday as part of a community service event organized by the Volunteer Connection. Students and community members are lending a hand at Opportunity Manor, Friendship Ventures, Kids Against Hunger as well as the Husky Neighborhood Clean-Up. Graduate student Cody Jones has volunteered in the past, and is helping organize this year’s “Service Plunge.”  He says it is an inspirational day, one that connects you with people.

Aside from students, community members are welcome to sign up to volunteer.  All volunteers are treated with a BBQ celebration starting at 4:30pm Saturday. More information on the Service Plunge and other programs is available by calling 320-308-3058.
 

SGA to Hold First Town Hall Meeting

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09/11/2009 - 12:45 PM

SGA to Hold First Town Hall Meeting

Students seeking change on campus have a chance to make their voices heard by student leaders. On Monday, September 14th, Student Government Association President Michael “Jamo!” Jamnick will host his first Town Hall Meeting in the Atwood Memorial Center. Jamnick says all students are welcome to stop by the M’de Wakan room between 1 and 2:00 pm to let him know their thoughts or concerns about things happening on campus.


Jamnick says although SGA meetings are very effective, the laid back town hall format will allow him to gain more insight into student needs.
 

Area Historic Homes Tour

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09/11/2009 - 11:15 AM

If you have ever wanted to take a peek inside some of the beautiful old homes that you see around Saint Cloud, tomorrow is your chance.


The “Hidden Treasures” Historic Home Tour of the Lake George Neighborhood will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm starting at the Lake George Municipal Complex. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Coborn’s on Cooper Avenue, Byerly’s on Division, or the Lake George Municipal Complex for $8. They are also available for $10 at the start of the tour at the Lake George Municipal Complex.


All participants will receive a tour booklet describing the houses, which are all within easy walking distance. In order to fully tour all five homes it’s recommended to start the tour by 11:00 am.
 

Campus Sexual Assaults Up this Year

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09/11/2009 - 11:10 AM

The St. Cloud State Women’s Center has received six reports of sexual assault since the beginning of August. In response to the increase in assaults, the Women’s Center is offering more personal safety cards with information on how to identify an abusive relationship, how potential victims can protect themselves, and what resources are available.


While the center says students are most at risk during the first eight weeks of school, they are receiving more reports than usual this year. But Assistant Director of the Women’s Center Lee LaDue says that’s not necessarily a bad thing because it means more victims are reporting it.


Personal Safety Cards can be picked up at the Women’s Center or at various high-traffic areas around campus.
 

Traffic Delays at Veterans Drive and 32nd Ave. on Saturday

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09/11/2009 - 10:00 AM

Utility work at the intersection of Veterans Drive and 32nd Avenue North will slow traffic on Saturday. Both the eastbound and westbound traffic lanes will be reduced to one lane. The City of St. Cloud advises motorists to expect traffic delays.

Road Closure for $1.6 Million Project

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09/10/2009 - 11:20 AM

Road Closure for $1.6 Million Project

KVSC has another construction alert to tell you about. This one affects drivers on the northwest side of St. Cloud. Today, Pinecone Road will be closed between County Road 134 and 16th Street to allow workers to continue connecting Pinecone Road between County Road 120 and County Road 134. Delays for this $1.6 million project are expected to continue through the fall.

Two Injured, One Ticketed in Car Crash

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09/10/2009 - 10:35 AM

Two women are injured after a car crash Wednesday night on St. Cloud’s east side. It happened just after 8:00 pm at 15th Avenue and Minnesota Boulevard. Police say 37-year-old Joanne Steffes of St. Cloud was driving south on 15th with five passengers in her car. That’s when, police say, they were hit by another car, driven by 52-year-old Shelley Thomas of St. Joseph. Steffes and one of her passengers were brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Thomas was ticketed for failing to yield.

Police Traffic Enforcement Aims to Make Schools Safer

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09/09/2009 - 8:15 AM

Police Traffic Enforcement Aims to Make Schools Safer

A total of 29 vehicles were pulled over yesterday (Tuesday) as Saint Cloud Police conducted a Special Traffic Enforcement Detail focusing on areas around local schools. The Enforcement Detail occurred from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Police gave out several citations for various offenses including no seatbelt, driving after suspension, driving after cancellation and speeding. The driver cited for driving after cancellation was arrested. Numerous warning tickets were also issued. Residents are reminded that school is now in session and to drive carefully.

Roscoe Bar Buglarized

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09/09/2009 - 2:00 AM

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information in regards to a burglary that occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Roscoe Bar at 111 Main Street in Roscoe was the burglarized as suspects damaged a door to enter the business before taking 19 bottles of alcohol, pizza, candy, tools and a small amount of cash.
If anyone has information about the burglary or who may have been involved, they are asked to call the Stearns County Sherriff’s Office at 320-251-4240.
 

Sexual Assault on Riverwalk Trail

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09/09/2009 - 10:45 AM

A sexual assault that occurred over the weekend has been reported to SCSU's Public Safety. The assault occurred last Saturday at a location called the “rocks area” east of the Riverwalk and Beaver Trail between 1:30 and 2:00 AM. The victim is a female student and the suspect is unknown to the victim.
The suspect has been described as a white man, five foot eight inches or taller, with dark hair and eyes with no glasses. He was wearing light colored blue jeans and smelled like smoke. His voice was regular in tone and pitch.
The assault remains under investigation. Please contact Saint Cloud State University Public Safety at 320-308-3333 with any anonymous information. Advice given to students from the Gender Violence Resource program includes be aware of your  personal safety and try to let your roommate or friends know where you are, be alert to your surroundings, and immediately report anything suspicious to Public Safety.
 

Arrest Made in Beaver Island Trails Incident

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09/09/2009 - 10:00 AM

Arrest Made in Beaver Island Trails Incident

St. Cloud Police have arrested a man who is believed to be connected to an incident that occurred at Beaver Island Trails on Monday. Deq Ahmed Mumen, a 23-year-old St. Cloud resident, has been taken into custody on charges of false imprisonment and fifth degree assault.
According to police, an 18-year-old St. Cloud woman was walking on the shoreline of the Mississippi River on Monday when a Somali male approached her, grabbed her arm and told her that he loved her. Police had been on the lookout for the man when officers were advised that an individual who fit the description of the suspect was riding a bicycle near Beaver Island Trails and Q-Lot on the SCSU Campus around 3:40 P.M. on Tuesday.
Police were able to make contact with this individual who they identified as Mumen, and later took him into custody.
 

$5,000 Stolen from Garages

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09/08/2009 - 3:55 AM

The Benton County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy they say stole around $5,000 worth of stuff from homes in the Maywood Township. It happened around 2:00 am last Friday morning. Investigators say 19-year-old Jesse Parsons of Foley and his 17-year-old accomplice from Clear Lake entered two separate unlocked garages and stole two motorcycles, three chainsaws, a small refrigerator and a tarp. Officers also say several credit cards and a checkbook were stolen. The two suspects were also found with two bikes that police say were stolen from the city of Foley. Both suspects face charges of third degree burglary.

Peacemaking Presentation to be held at Library

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09/08/2009 - 2:45 AM

Peace in the Middle East is the subject of a presentation at the St. Cloud Public Library tonight. Consultant to UNESCO, Dr. Lowell Anderson, and three other members of a Christian Peacemakers’ 2008 Delegation to the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Bethlehem will share their experiences in a presentation titled, “Journey to the Holy Land.”


The event will be held at 7:00 tonight in the Bremer Room at the St. Cloud Public Library. This event is open to anyone.
 

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