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St. Cloud Police Called To Domestic Assault

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10/05/2012 - 10:40 AM

Earlier today [Friday], police were called to the 700 block of 14th Street South for a domestic assault. According to the police report, 26-year-old Joshua Anthony Sprull was arrested for domestic assault, interfering with a 911 call, obstructing legal process, and two warrants.

The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was not injured, and did not need medical attention. Sprull was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for medical attention before being booked and held in the Stearns County Jail where his court hearing is pending.

Lake Wobegon Trail Undergoing Maintenance

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10/04/2012 - 9:45 AM

The Lake Wobegon Trail is currently undergoing surface repairs which means scattered rough surfaces on the trail will be fixed.

The repairs will take place between St. Joseph and Freeport as well as between Albany and County Road 10, which is the leg of the trail that runs north to Holdingford.

The trail is still open to the public but users of the trail should be alert for workers, equipment and trail surfaces being repaired and they may have to go around work crews.

The maintenance work is expected to last until Thursday, October 11th.

Wind Advisory for Late Evening; Increases Fire Spread Risk

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10/04/2012 - 9:30 AM

According to St. Cloud State UniversityMeteorology professor Bob Weisman, a wind advisory has been issued for western and central Minnesota through 10 p.m. tonight. This is due to west to northwest winds that will be blowing at speeds of 20-40 miles per hour, hard enough to shove a vehicle across a cross road.

The winds, along with 40 degree temperatures, will produce wind chills around freezing. However, they will not produce snow and rain for central and south Minnesota. The winds will also increase potential for fire spread as dry weather continues.

Because of this, all open burning within St. Cloud has been prohibited until weather conditions are favorable. Grilling is allowed, although Weisman says people need to be careful when doing so.

 

Advisory For Home Improvement Scam

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10/04/2012 - 9:30 AM

The St. Cloud Police has recently been informed of a home improvement scam by several homeowners across Stearns County. The contractor responsible for the scam has been charging an excessive amount for repaving driveways and has not provided proper contract information.

Police are asking for people to obtain a detailed contract for work done on their homes and to not pay in cash if they are asked to by the contractor. They are also asking that people make sure that the company which employs the contractor is reputable.

One Arrested After Alleged Drive-By Shooting In St. Joseph

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10/04/2012 - 12:50 PM

One Arrested After Alleged Drive-By Shooting In St. Joseph

The Stearns County Sheriff’s office arrested a 25-year-old St. Joseph man after he and two others allegedly drove by a house and fired shots at it. The sheriff’s office says the homeowner called around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The homeowner said shots were fired toward his home on County Road 160 from a vehicle that passed by.

Stearns County deputies stopped the car involved heading eastbound on County Road 160. The car was driven by 24-year-old Nicole Marie Johnson of Blaine. Deputies allegedly found a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and 2.5 grams of methamphetamine in the car.

A passenger in the car, Jeremy Ross Sterzinger was arrested on charges of terroristic threats, drive-by shooting and possession of a controlled substance. Sterzinger is being held in the Stearns County Jail. Another passenger 24-year-old Cassandra Rae Trimble of Little Canada was charged with making terroristic threats. Johnson was released at the scene and her 7-month old child, who was also in the car, remains in her custody.

The homeowner said he did not know any of the people in the car.

Haunted Minnesota Presentation At The St. Cloud Library

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10/04/2012 - 11:15 AM

Haunted Minnesota Presentation At The St. Cloud Library

The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations Author Chad Lewis will be giving a presentation at the St. Cloud Public Library this Saturday. Just in time for Halloween Lewis will be sharing some of his scariest hauntings from the St. Cloud area and throughout Minnesota.

Find out where you can see possessed statues come to life, pick up a phantom hitchhiker, come face to face with dead gangsters and have your car pushed by spirits.

The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. and is free and open to all ages.

Civil Rights Activist To Speak At St. Cloud State University

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10/04/2012 - 11:15 AM

Civil Rights Activist To Speak At St. Cloud State University

Civil Rights activist Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr. is set to speak at St. Cloud State University on Wednesday Oct. 10th. Patton will share his freedom ride experience and explore institutionalized and culturally-accepted racism. The event is part of St. Cloud State University’s School of Public Affairs 2012 Fall Colloquium

Patton took part in a freedom ride to Jackson, Miss. when he was 21-year-old. He was on of 14 Tennessee State University students who were expelled for participating in the rides. Patton was also arrested during the ride and stayed in Mississippi’s Parchman State Prison Farm.

The Freedom Rides took place in 1961 and were intended to test the Supreme Court’s ruling that declared segregation on interstate buses and rail stations unconstitutional. Passengers on the buses were white and black. The first Freedom Ride began in Washington DC and traveled south through Alabama, New Orleans, and Mississippi.

The riders were met with excessive hostility. Riders were attacked and arrested on several occasions. The extreme violence prompted a national outcry, which put pressure on President John F. Kennedy to end the violence.

Explore the Freedom Rides will be at 2 p.m. in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom and is free and open to the public.

Northway Drive And 15th Street North Intersection Still Under Construction

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10/03/2012 - 8:45 AM

The intersection of Northway Drive and 15th Street North is still under construction.

Due to the job site soil conditions, additional subgrade correction work is needed to reconstruct the roadbed.

This will make the anticipated date for the intersection to reopen to traffic on Monday, October 22nd.

Detours will continue to be posted.

Light Up The Night Next Tuesday Night

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10/03/2012 - 12:45 PM

Light Up The Night Next Tuesday Night

St. Cloud State University’s Student Government is hosting Light Up The Night next Tuesday night.

Student Government invites you to join them as they walk through the north part of campus and the Southside Neighborhood with flashlights and candles. SCSU Student Government President Jarrod Wiggins says that this is the chance to show that the Southside Neighborhood is a safe space for all residents of St. Cloud.

A police escort will be provided.

SCSU Participates In Red Flag Campaign

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10/03/2012 - 10:30 AM

SCSU Participates In Red Flag Campaign

SCSU is participating in the Red Flag campaign, which will raise awareness on dating violence on campus by placing a series of red posters that illustrate “red flags”, warning signs for dating violence in a relationship. The campaign, designed with a “bystander intervention” strategy, encourages people to say something when they see these “red flags” in a friend’s relationship.

Each poster reflects a theme associated with violent relationships, such as emotional abuse, sexual assault, excessive jealousy, isolation, and victim-blaming. This campaign hopes to reduce the number of violent relationships as 20% of them are.

 

Court Hearing For Smithers Continued

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10/03/2012 - 10:30 AM

A juvenile court hearing scheduled Tuesday for 17-year-old Jesse Jean Smithers has been continued until next week at the request of his lawyer, who wanted more time to review his client's case file and prepare.

Smithers is currently being charged by juvenile petition with one count of murder in the second degree, one count of manslaughter in the first degree, and one count of assault in the first degree for allegedly throwing a deadly punch that killed Colton Gleason on September 20 in a south St. Cloud alley.

The Stearns County Attorney's office is pursuing a motion to certify Smithers to stand trial as an adult.

Smithers will be back in court on October 9 for the probable cause hearing, which is a required procedural hearing in the certification process.

Area Students Learn About Natural Enviroment

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10/03/2012 - 10:20 AM

Area Students Learn About Natural Enviroment

St. Cloud area 7th and 8th grade students will take part in the fourth annual ProjectEARTH conference. The conference is Thursday on the campus of St. Johns University.

The conference is intended to teach students an appreciation of the natural environment. Students will take part in presentation and hands on activities. Students will learn about wolves, fishing, dragonflies and homing pigeons in 13 different teaching sessions.

The Saint John’s Arboretum and Sauk River Watershed District are co-sponsors of the event along with Resource Training & Solutions.

St. Cloud Police Called To Fight Involving Knife

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10/02/2012 - 9:30 AM

A man was injured after a fight involving a knife last Saturday in St. Cloud. The police were called to 1710 University Drive Southeast at about 7:00 a.m. for a knife complaint.

According to the police report, 21-year-old Kirsten Jean Gould was having an argument with a friend, when it escalated and Gould allegedly pulled out a folding knife from her pocket and held it toward the victim. The victim attempted to get the knife away from Gould, and received a cut on his hand.

The victim was treated at the St. Cloud Hospital, and Gould was arrested for 2nd degree assault and brought to the Sherburne County Jail.

MDH Release Final Analysis Of St. Cloud Hospital Blood Outbreak

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10/02/2012 - 2:30 AM

MDH Release Final Analysis Of St. Cloud Hospital Blood Outbreak

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released their final analysis of a blood infection outbreak in the St. Cloud Hospital. The outbreak occurred in February 2011 and was connected to a health care worker diverting narcotics from IV bags. The St. Cloud Hospital informed the MDH in March of 2011 that a health care worker had admitted to diverting narcotics.

The MDH identified 25 patients at the St. Cloud Hospital that had unusual bacteria in their blood. The patients were all in the same post-surgery ward of the hospital and received IV-pain-killing narcotics. According to MDH, one of the patients died within two days of being infected, three had unplanned surgeries, and six required intensive care.

In coalition with the Minnesota Hospital Association the MDH have outlined a number of resources for health care facilities to use to better their prevention programs of drug diversions.

Ice-crystal Theorist To Speak At Winter Storm Conference

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10/02/2012 - 11:15 AM

Ice-crystal Theorist To Speak At Winter Storm Conference

Ice-crystal Theorist Jon Nelson will be speaking at the Northern Plains Winter Storm Conference at St. Cloud State University. The 7th annual storm conference will be Oct. 22nd at the SCSU Welcome Center. Scholars, educators, forecasters and students gather to discuss how winter storms form and play out on North America’s northern plains.

Nelson is an independent scholar who developed a new theory for ice-crystal growth in clouds. In 2009 Nelson was the co-author of the children’s book The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder.

Registration for the event goes until Oct. 12.

Nelson's presentation will be free and open to the public. 

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