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Workers Get Into Fight On The Stearns County Jail Roof

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11/20/2012 - 10:45 AM

Workers Get Into Fight On The Stearns County Jail Roof

A man working on the roof of the Stearns County Jail on Monday afternoon received a large cut on his forehead and lost a tooth after getting into a fight with another worker. The 23-year-old man and 45-year-old Warren Smith of St. Cloud started to fight after an argument had taken place.

During the fight the Smith reportedly struck the victim in the face with a rake used for spreading rocks. The victim received a three to four inch cut on his forehead and was treated on the scene by St. Cloud Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance paramedics.He refused further medical attention.

Smith was taken to the Stearns County Jail on a charge of second degree assault.

The re-roofing project is contracted through Horizon roofing, but according to Sheriff John Sanner, the two workers involved in the fight were contracted through temporary employment agency.

Officers learned the details of the fight from interviewing workers who had witnessed the fight.

A St. Cloud Woman Leads St. Cloud Police On Chase

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11/19/2012 - 9:25 AM

Earlier this [Monday] morning St. Cloud police officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 2600 block of County Road Eight during an investigation of suspicious activity in the area.

During the traffic stop, the driver, 47-year-old Deborah Lorrane Leary of St. Cloud fled the scene in her vehicle. Officers then pursued and ultimately took Leary into custody after she hit a fire hydrant and disabled her vehicle.

Leary was taken to the Sherburne County Jail and is being held for court on two warrants, as well as felony charges for fleeing in a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor for providing false information to police and driving after revocation.

St. Cloud Police Respond To Burglary At 8th Avenue

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11/19/2012 - 9:00 AM

Last Saturday night, St. Cloud police were called to the 1000 block of 8th Avenue Southeast for a burglary.

According to the police report, the two victims left their homes at around 4:00 p.m. and returned at 8:00 p.m. to find that their garage door was forced open. Over $3,000 in property was missing.

At this time, there are no suspects but if you have any information on the robbery, please call the police department at 251-1200.

St. Cloud Man Arrested In Connection With College Area Crimes

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11/19/2012 - 3:30 AM

St. Cloud Man Arrested In Connection With College Area Crimes

The St. Cloud Police Tactical Response Team arrested a St. Cloud man after conducting a search warrant of an apartment in the 1400 block of 5th Avenue south on Friday morning. The search warrant was in relation to recent armed robbery and burglary case in the university area.

22-year-old Juvaro Lavon Goodman was arrested after the response team allegedly found evidence related to the two crimes. Goodman was arrested for first degree burglary, felony terroristic threats, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say controlled substances were found at the residence, and more arrests are pending because of evidence found during the search.

Two Fires Near Highway 15 On Saturday

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11/19/2012 - 3:30 AM

Two grass fires were reported within minutes of each other around noon on Saturday along Highway 15 in Stearns County. The cause of the fires has not been determined and it is not known whether or not they are related.

The first fire was near Highway 15 and Dellwood Road in Maine Prairie Township. The Kimball Fire department extinguished the fire in about 15 minutes.

The second fire was near County Road 141 East and Highway 15 in St. Augusta. The St. Augusta Fire department found that the fire was in a wooded area and grass area. It took about three hours for the fire fighters to put out the fire due to the location of the fire.

Sounds Of The Stadium Returns On Tuesday

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11/16/2012 - 9:25 AM

The SCSU Husky Sports Band will present Sounds of the Stadium on Tuesday, November 20th.

The Husky Sports Band will perform highlights from the 2012 Football season with special guests the SCSU Campus Band.

Sounds of the Stadium will begin at 7 p.m. in the SCSU Ritsche Auditorium.  

Tickets are available online or at the door.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.  SCSU faculty, staff and students can get in free with ID.  

Projector Stolen From SCSU Classrom

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11/16/2012 - 9:25 AM

St. Cloud Police were called to the campus of SCSU for a burglary on Thursday night.

A police investigation found that a projector was taken from a classroom sometime between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday night.  The projector is estimated to be worth $4,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 251-1200.

The GREAT Theatre's A Christmas Carol Starts November 24th

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11/15/2012 - 11:00 AM

A scene from the GREAT Theatre's 2011 Performance of A Christmas Carol, (Courtesy, GREAT Theatre)

Back by popular demand, the GREAT Children’s Theatre’s A Christmas Carol will jingle across the Paramount Theatre stage for ten performances this Holiday season. The first performance will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24th. Performances of A Christmas Carol will be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 9th.

This year’s A Christmas Carol is being directed by Linda McGowan. Music and Choreography is being directed by Kevin Stueven and Molly MacNeil, respectively. The cast features 50 local Minnesota actors who were cast through open auditions. Their ages range from 7-years-old to adult.

 A Christmas Carol performance schedule (Tickets)

  • Nov. 24 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 25 - 2 p.m. 
  • Nov. 30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 1 - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 2  - 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 9  - 2 p.m.

The Salvation Army Hosting Their Red Kettle Kickoff Tonight

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11/15/2012 - 10:45 AM

The Salvation Army is hosting their Red Kettle Kickoff tonight at the Cooper Avenue Coborn’s.

The event will feature fun for all ages including a visit from Santa, tasty treats and “Big Sal”, the nation’s largest red kettle.

For years, Coborn’s has hosted The Salvation Army kettles, provided bell ringers, and contributed food, money, materials and volunteers to support The Salvation Army’s mission of serving those in need.

The event begins tonight at 5 p.m. and will last until 5:45 p.m.

Cash Reported Stolen From Local Area Business

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11/15/2012 - 10:45 AM

The St. Cloud Police were called to a business in the 3800 block of 3rd Street North on Wednesday.

The police investigation revealed that sometime during the overnight hours, entry was gained into the business and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 251-1200.

Burglary And Break-In On Fifth Avenue

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11/14/2012 - 9:40 AM

On Wednesday, St. Cloud police were called to the 300 block of 5th Avenue South for an attempted burglary.

According to the police report, two black men had attempted to break in the home of the 24-year-old victim through the kitchen door. When the suspects were confronted by the victim, they fled westbound towards Lake George. The victim was not harmed.

Also on Wednesday, St. Cloud police were called to a residence in the 300 block of 5th Avenue Northeast for a burglary.

Police say that the house was broken into between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with numerous items being taken. The camper trailer in the yard of the residence was also broken into.

Anyone with information on the robberies is encouraged to call the police department at 251-1200.

Dr. Douglas H. Vinzant Announced As New Vice President For Finance And Administration At SCSU

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11/14/2012 - 9:30 AM

SCSU now has a new Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Dr. Douglas H. Vinzant was appointed as the new vice president and will officially begin on Monday, December 10.

Dr. Vinzant will replace Steve Ludwig, who retired from SCSU in June after 25 years of service with seven years as vice president.  Len Sippel has filled the vice president position as an interim.  

Dr. Vinzant has more than 25 years of experience in public higher education, leading budget, strategic planning, administration and finance and information technology at public universities across the country. He has held administrative roles at the University of Illinois, Arizona State University, Eastern Washington University and Central Washington University.  

Most recently, he was a senior consulting associate with the Pappas Consulting Group.  

Department Of Campus Involvement Wins Award

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11/14/2012 - 10:00 AM

SCSU’s Department of Campus Involvement won the National Regional Hall Honorary's "Of the Month" Award last Friday. The award was presented to Campus Involvement for their role in publicizing the grand re-opening of Case-Hill Hall, as well as their active promoting of student organizations and campus events.

The National Residence Hall Honorary is an organization composed of the top 1% of student leaders across the world, and is dedicated to recognizing leaders in university residence halls.

Crash Sends Three To The Hospital

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11/13/2012 - 5:00 AM

A vehicle crash on Sunday evening sent three people to the hospital, one of them with severe injuries. The crash happened at the intersection of Division Street and 33rd Avenue around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Police say 19-year-old Lauren Taylor Stein of St. Cloud was driving southbound on 33rd Avenue and tried to make a left turn onto Division Street when she collided with a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Michelle Rae Karol of St. Marin.

Karol and her 69-year-old passenger were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A 19-year-old passenger in Stein’s vehicle received severe injuries to her right leg and was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Stein received a citation for failure to yield right of way.

One Sent To Hospital After Being Hit By Vehicle

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11/13/2012 - 4:00 AM

A 20-year-old St. Cloud resident was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital after being hit by a vehicle. St. Cloud police were called to the intersection of 4th Avenue South and 12th Street South Tuesday morning for the accident.

Alyssa Lynn Bergstadt of St. Cloud was hit by a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Elana Ingrid Dugan of Sauk Rapids. Bergstadt received non-life threatening injuries. Police say Dugan's inattentive driving contributed to the accident as well as Bergstadt crossing the road illegally. Neither women was cited however.

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