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Small Airplane Lands On Road Near St. Cloud Airport

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10/23/2012 - 3:45 AM

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott cited rain and poor visibility as factors that lead to a single engine airplane to land northwest of the St. Cloud Regional Airport on Sherburne County Road 90 Tuesday afternoon.

The aircraft was flown by 67-year-old Bruce Deckinga of Petoskey, Michigan. Deckinga and two adult passengers were flying back to Michigan after a trip to the Dakotas. Deckinga had scheduled a stop at the St. Cloud Regional Airport to refuel.

No one was injured and no damage was done to the plane or vehicles on the road.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and will investigate the incident.

St. Cloud Police Called To Theft

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10/22/2012 - 9:00 AM

Last Friday, St. Cloud police were called to the 600 block of Apollo Avenue Northeast for a theft complaint.

According to the police report, a 32-year-old Sartell resident had left a hunting bow and several accessories on an ATV in a secured lot. The theft is believed to have occurred between October 10th and 19th.

If you have any information on the incident, please call the police department at 251-1200.

Voter-Suppression Expert Keesha Gaskins Presentation At SCSU Today

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10/22/2012 - 8:15 AM

Voter-Suppression Expert Keesha Gaskins Presentation At SCSU Today

Nationally known voter-suppression expert Keesha Gaskins will be talking about voter I.D. rights today at SCSU. Gaskins is senior counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of law.

Gaskins has researched voter-identification laws across the nation and was the former executive director of the League of Women Voters Minnesota.

Gaskins presentation will be at 3 p.m. in the Atwood Memorial Center Theater.

Catholic Charities' Share The Spirit Program Begins

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10/22/2012 - 11:00 AM

Adopting a family for the holidays has become a popular alternative to gift exchanges for many friends, families and offices. The Catholic CharitiesShare the Spirit” program offers groups the opportunity to adopt families who are especially in need.

Share the Spirit Program Coordinator Kathy Sherrard says that the program seeks to assist families who are in the most need. She also says that the families adopted often don’t have a table for their family to eat at or beds to sleep on.

The program matches individuals, families or groups wanting to provide gifts and food to the families in need. Confidentiality is also respected for both donors and families.

Each donor is given information and a holiday wish lift for their chosen family.  Donors are asked to spend at least $60 on gifts and $10 on a food gift certificate for each family member.  Therefor, if a sponsored family has three people, $180 would be spent on gifts and $30 on a food gift certificate for a total of $210.  

Dia de Los Muertos Coming To St. Cloud State

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10/22/2012 - 11:00 AM

Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc are traditional Mexica and Azteca dancers.

St. Cloud State University’s M.E.Ch.A group and Multicultural Student Services are holding a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Oct. 30th in the Atwood Ballroom. The celebration which translates to Day of the Dead will start at 12:30 p.m. and then will end at 1:45 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Maestros y Mentores” which translates to “Teachers and Mentors”. M.E.Ch.A will celebrate family, friends, and activists who have dedicated their lives to mentorship and education.

The ceremony will open with a performance by traditional Mexica and Azteca dancers Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc.

Di de Los Muertos is traditionally an Aztec ceremony honoring the dead which is celebrated in Mexico and many parts of the United States.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser Walk

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10/19/2012 - 9:00 AM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser Walk

On Saturday, SCSU will host the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser walk. Over the years, thousands of women have counted on the American Cancer Society in their battle against breast cancer. Half of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turn to the American Cancer Society for help.

This noncompetitive three mile walk will begin with registration at 7 a.m. in the Halenbeck Hall fieldhouse.

The walk is part of a national effort by the American Cancer Society to end breast cancer forever.

Semi Truck Driver Dies After Driving Off The Road

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10/18/2012 - 9:30 AM

A 68-year-old semi-truck driver died at the St. Cloud Hospital after driving his semi into a plowed field Wednesday morning.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s office received a phone call from a witness around 7 a.m. The witness reported following the semi on County Road 2 in St. Joseph Township when it veered off the west side of the road. The semi driver went off the road just before 260th Street.

The witness and a Cold Spring police officer helped the semi driver out of the truck. He was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.

The cause of the accident has not been reported at this time.The semi driver is from Gonvick; a town northwest of Bemidji.

Minnesota State Troopers and the St. Joseph Rescue Squad helped in the incident.

Renewing Snowmobile Licenses Online Available Now

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10/17/2012 - 8:45 AM

Renewing Snowmobile Licenses Online Available Now

Snowmobile season is right around the corner and renewing snowmobile licenses just got easier. Rather than making a trip to the office, applicants can simply fill out the renewal information online through the Stearns County Virtual License Center.

Stearns County Auditor Treasurer Randy Schreifels says that this is another step in the goal of making all License Center services available to the public online.

Applicants who fill out the renewal information online must pay with a credit or debit card or an e-check and their license will be mailed to them in about seven to ten days.  

UPDATE: Police Called To Apartment Fire

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10/17/2012 - 10:15 AM

UPDATE: Police Called To Apartment Fire

The St. Cloud Fire Department now believes that a fire that happened earlier this morning is an act of arson.

At around 1:45 a.m. the St. Cloud Fire Department and the St. Cloud Police Department were called to an apartment complex on 27th Street Southeast.  

According to the report, the sprinkler system in the apartment complex was set off because of a burning mattress on the second floor which had been left there for several days. Everyone in the complex was evacuated safely and no one was injured.  

Residents of the apartment building were able to return to their apartments, with the exception of 14 adjacent units that have been damaged by water.  

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered through the Arson Hot-Line at 1-800-723-2020.  You are allowed to remain anonymous. 

One Man Injured After Attempting To Avoid An Accident And Crashed

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10/17/2012 - 10:00 AM

A Mora man who attempted to avoid an accident ended up in the hospital for non-life threatening injuries after crashing.

On Tuesday afternoon St. Cloud Police were called the intersection of Highway 23 and 22nd Avenue North for a crash. According to the police report 45-year-old Daniel Murphy of St. Joseph was going west on Highway 23 when he rear ended a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Zachary Ulmer of Big Lake. A motorcycle driven by 35-year-old Scott Schumacher of Mora tried to avoid the accident and crashed.

Schumacher was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threating injuries and was also issued a citation for a driver’s license violation. Murphy was also cited for inattentive driving.

Prevent Yourself From Getting The Flu This Winter

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10/17/2012 - 10:00 AM

Prevent Yourself From Getting The Flu This Winter

The flu season is upon us and one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting the flu is to get vaccinated. KVSC’s News Director Amelia Rowland recently spoke with Health Services Medical Director Dr. Nielson and their Nurse Manager Stacie Black about symptoms of flu and where you can get vaccinated.

Everyone who is six months of age or older should get their flu shot every year.  If you are sick with flu-like symptoms it is advised that you stay home for at least 24 hours until your fever has gone done without the use of fever reducing medicines. 

Click here for information about all the vaccinations that Health Services provide.  

St. Cloud Police Investigating Crash

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10/16/2012 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud Police are investigating an accident that happened around noon on Sunday at the intersection of 25th Avenue South and 2nd Street South. The accident happened when 81-year-old Geraldine Lois Galarneault of St. Cloud tried to make a left turn when her vehicle collided with 44-year-old Karen Rose Rosenberger of Big Lake.

According to police, Galarneault had a green arrow but Rosenberger also claimed she had a green light.

Rosenberger and her 9-year-old passenger were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and Gerlarneault was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by a third party for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

At this time no witnesses have come forward and anyone with information about this accident is asked to contact police at 251-1200.  

Hip-Hop Against Homophobia This Thursday

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10/16/2012 - 10:00 AM

Hip-Hop Against Homophobia This Thursday

On Thursday, KVSC and the LGBT Resource Center will host Hip-Hop Against Homophobia at the Atwood Memorial Center at SCSU. The event will feature two-time Poetry Slam winner Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, as well as Heidi Barton Stink, Kaos, Toki Wright, Big Cats, and See More Perspective. These artists were picked to perform by Guante because of their support towards equality for people of all sexual preferences.

Guante says the event is a fun show that is explicitly safe for everyone, no matter how they identify, and that it serves to make space for community collaboration. The event is free to students and the community and open for all ages.

Michele Bachmann And Jim Graves Upcoming Debates

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10/16/2012 - 10:00 AM

On October 30 at 12:30 p.m. the Rivers Edge  Convention Center will host a debate between Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Sixth District Congressional Candidate Jim Graves.

This is the first in a series of debates that will take place in Minnesota for the two candidates. The following debate will be November 1 on Minnesota Public Radio from 11 a.m. until Noon.  The last debate will be on November 4 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on KSTP-TV's At Issue program.  

The debate at the Convention Center will be open to the public and is sponsored by the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, the City of St. Cloud and the St. Cloud Rotary Club.

St. Cloud Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

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10/15/2012 - 9:15 AM

St. Cloud Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

A St. Cloud man is in jail on multiple charges after being found driving without headlights.

At about 4 a.m. on Sunday St. Cloud Police stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of Cooper Avenue South for driving without headlights. The Driver, 49-year-old Dewayne Smith of St. Cloud was found to be under the influence of alcohol and had a cancelled inimical to public safety driving status. Smith was placed under arrest for those offenses.

While investigating the incident, a separate theft was reported at the 2500 block of Division Street West in which Smith was determined to be the suspect. Smith received a citation for that theft.

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