09/18/2009 - 10:00 AM
In celebration of International Peace Day, the St. Cloud State International Students Association is holding a friendly soccer game on Sunday at Husky Stadium from 3-5 P.M. The event is free with an SCSU ID. Snacks, water and beverages will be provided. Those who intend to play soccer are asked to bring soccer shoes and a green T-shirt if possible.
09/17/2009 - 2:30 AM
Early Thursday morning, Waite Park Police arrested a motorist who led them on a short chase. 19 year old Alexander James Horn of St. Cloud was arrested for fleeing in a motor vehicle and underage drinking and driving.
According to police, Horn was traveling at 45 mph on 7th Street South, where the speed limit is 30 mph. When police attempted to stop him, he fled. Horn continued driving into a residential area where he ran a stop sign and then attempted to turn around in a driveway, where the officer was able to stop him. Once stopped, field sobriety tests were issued, and Horn was taken to and booked at Stearns County Jail.
09/17/2009 - 12:00 PM
Attention art enthusiasts, the Art Crawl takes over downtown St. Cloud Friday night. From 5:00 to 9:00 pm, ceramics, paintings, photography and jewelry stands will line the streets of downtown St. Cloud. The beauty of this Art Crawl is that all of the art for sale is made by artists from Central Minnesota.
09/17/2009 - 10:00 AM
A St. Cloud State University student has reported a sexual assualt near campus. At 9:15 Monday morning a woman from St. Cloud State University was near the intersection of University Drive South and 5th Avenue South when she was approached by six younger men. The victim says several of the young men were making unwanted physical contact with her. The suspects are described as being short in height and too young to be attending SCSU. If you have any information contact the Saint Cloud Police Department at: 320-251-1200. SCSU also has a student hotline, 320-308-2000. A few tips from Public Safety include:
• Walk in groups
• Do not Wear headphones or constantly talk on your cell phone
• Carry a cell phone with the Police and SCSU Public Safety phone number
• Immediately report any suspicious people or activity
• And run away and scream if necessary
Important information to know are:
SCSU Public Safety # 320-308-3333
SCSU Student Hotline # 320-308-2000
09/16/2009 - 9:45 AM
As more road work continues in St. Cloud, motorists should note the intersection of 4th Street and 9th Avenue to Saint Germain Street will be closed for construction on the Lake George Bridge starting night. The road is closing at 6:00p.m. until 5:30a.m. on Thursday. The same closure will happen Thursday at 6:00p.m.into Friday morning. This is part of the re-vamping of Highway 23 from Washington Memorial Drive to the Mississippi River project.
The intersection of 8th Avenue and 1st Street is also closed until early October for planned construction. Local businesses and City/Church parking along 1st Street will still have access from northbound 9th/10th Avenue only during the day and southbound access at night.
09/16/2009 - 9:30 AM
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis will be holding a town hall meeting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the new Munsinger/Clemens Greenhouse located on the east side of the Mississippi River, just below the University Bridge. The public is invited to meet with the mayor to discuss city issues and concerns
09/16/2009 - 2:45 AM
44 year old Dennis Michael Lemke of St. Cloud has been charged with multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first and second degrees. According to the filing by the Stearns County Attorney’s Office, the charges involved nine separate victims and span from 2001 through 2007.
Lemke had previously pleaded guilty to manufacture of child pornography and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in June of this year . A federal raid of his home in 2007 found thousands of photographs of child pornography on his computer. Lemke’s wife had been running a daycare out of the home prior to the federal search. The business closed shortly after the discovery.
With the completion of federal proceedings, state charges stemming from the photographs have now been filed. Lemke will be returned from federal custody to state custody to answer to these new charges in Stearns County.
09/16/2009 - 2:00 AM
The City of St. Cloud would like motorists to be aware of closures taking place at 6th Avenue South between 3rd and 4th Street. The road will be closed to all through traffic for construction starting on Thursday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Closures will continue over the next several weeks on various days until September 25th.
09/16/2009 - 1:00 AM
The "Open to Serve You" sign will be hanging soon at Stearns County's new Service Center, but first the employees are helping make the final move to the new location. This weekend the move will be underway to the new 45,000 square foot Waite Park location on County Road 138, which is about one block west of Mills Fleet Farm.
The License Center West, Human Services Public Health Division and most of the Human Services Community Corrections Division will be housed in the new Service Center. This means the current License Center West on West St. Germain Street near Walmart will close Friday. It will re-open Tuesday at the new location.
The county is proud of the new drive through service for the License Center, it will be open until 5:30p.m. weekdays, a half-hour longer for renewals only during the extended time. The downtown Public Health office will move on Monday, September 28th to the new location. After this date, all services including WIC clinics, paternity testing, immunization clinics and medication office visits will no longer be available downtown.
More than 90 employees will staff the new facilities.
09/16/2009 - 12:45 PM
Thursday morning the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, or DEED, will release Minnesota’s unemployment rate and employment figures for the month of August. The Announcement will be made at 9:30 A.M. For more information, you can visit DEED’s website at www.PositivelyMinnesota.com
09/15/2009 - 9:40 AM
A 47-year-old St. Joseph man is injured after being thrown from his boat and struck by the propeller. It happened Sunday afternoon on Eden Lake, about 2 miles northeast of Eden Valley. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department says Dave Loso was alone on his fishing boat when he lost control of the motor. Loso, who was not wearing a life jacket, was thrown from the boat and struck by the propeller.
A nearby boater, John Stueber of Hutchinson, picked up Loso in his boat and brought him to shore. Loso was treated on scene for cuts to his back. Meanwhile, Loso’s boat was doing circles in the middle of the lake. Sheriff’s officials controlled the scene until the boat ran out of gas, and towed it to shore.
09/15/2009 - 10:00 AM
The city of St. Cloud is inviting the public to attend the grand opening of the new Munsinger/Clemens Gardens Greenhouse. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new facility will be held Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:30 P-M at the main entrance of the new Greenhouse. That’s just south of the Munsinger Gardens, under the University Drive Bridge.
09/14/2009 - 3:00 AM
Drivers are being asked to watch for lane closures on Highway 10 in St. Cloud. Eastbound traffic will be transferred to the westbound lanes to allow the Northern Lines Railroad to service their tracks which cross the highway. These repairs will take place until Friday.
Once that work is complete, the process will reverse as starting September 21st, westbound traffic will move to the eastbound lanes as repairs on the tracks will continue. This roadwork is expected to be completed sometime in early October.
09/14/2009 - 10:55 AM
The Saint Cloud Police Department conducted a multi-agency traffic enforcement saturation last Saturday night from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. The saturation focused on the downtown area next to the intersection of 5th Avenue and 1st Street South. Officers issued 121 seat belt violations, 3 warnings, and 3 in-custody arrests. This multi-agency effort was comprised of officers from the Saint Cloud Police Department, Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, and the Minnesota State Patrol and its motorcycle unit.
09/14/2009 - 10:50 AM
If you need another way to find yourself a new job in our troubled economy, you may want to head down to the Saint Cloud Civic Center for the 13th annual Saint Cloud Area Job Fair. The fair will be held Tuesday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and is free to the public. The event is sponsored by Minnesota WorkForce Center, Saint Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership, Saint Cloud Technical College, and the Saint Cloud Times.
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Last year the fair had 1,002 applicants. It is suggested that you bring copies of your resume and dress as if you are going to an interview. Many employees interview or schedule appointments for job applicants right at the job fair.
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