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Big Lake Man Dead After Being Electrocuted

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07/08/2013 - 10:25 AM

A man is dead after being found floating and unresponsive in Eagle Lake on July 4th.

According to the sheriff's report, Sherburne County Deputies were called to the 23000 block of 188th Street in Orrock Township for two people in Eagle lake floating and unresponsive. When Deputies arrived, they administered CPR to 46-year-old Daniel Peterson of Big Lake. Peterson’s sister, 49-year-old Kris Biser was breathing on her own after neighbors rendered first aid.

According to witnesses, Peterson was attempting to charge his boat battery while the boat was in the water. Peterson was standing in about 20 inches of water when he lost his footing and fell in the water while holding the battery charger. Biser witnessed the fall and attempted to help her brother by running into the water. Biser was also electrocuted and was unconscious. Neighbors pulled the electrical cord from the socket and pulled the two from the water.

Biser was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by ambulance. Peterson was taken to HCMC by air but passed away on Sunday, July 7th.

FBI Begins Investigation At SCSU

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07/05/2013 - 9:30 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Officials with the FBI and U.S. Department of Education have begun investigating reports about student transcripts being secretly changed at St. Cloud State University.

A Minnesota Public Radio report says agents interviewed at least one professor. The investigation comes after faculty members complained that grades they gave students were later removed from transcripts without the professor's knowledge. That would be a violation of university policy. University spokesman Adam Hammer acknowledges that federal agents were recently on campus. But he says the school doesn't know what questions they were asking.

Social work professor Jan Kircher met with the agents last week. She says they're concerned about fraud, and were looking for the name of a student whose grade had been changed.

Lane Closures On Highway 169 Between Zimmerman And Long Siding To Start July 8

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07/05/2013 - 10:40 AM

Lane Closures On Highway 169 Between Zimmerman And Long Siding To Start July 8

Beginning Monday, drivers may experience congested travel in both directions on Highway 169 between Zimmerman and Long Siding.

The construction will consist of resurfacing the road, extending turn lanes, closing crossovers and repairing guardrail and underground pipes.

MnDOT says the closures will happen from sunrise to sunset through mid-October. No closures will arise on Highway 169 northbound from 10 a.m. Fridays to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or on Highway 169 southbound from 11 a.m. Saturdays through 10 p.m. Sundays.

St. Cloud State Husky Wrestler To Participate In Chile

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07/03/2013 - 10:35 AM

St. Cloud State Husky Wrestler To Participate In Chile

St. Cloud State Huskies wrestler Caleb White has been selected to participate in the Junior Pan American Wrestling Championships in Santiago, Chile on July 12-14. KVSC’s John Peterson has more on this unique achievement.

CLICK HERE for the audio story. 

Three People Injured in North St. Cloud SUV Accident

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07/02/2013 - 4:00 AM

Three people received serious injuries due to an accident on St. Cloud's north side Tuesday morning. The accident happened just after 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of 3rd Street North and 9th Avenue North.

The police investigation of the accident revealed that a small sport utility type vehicle driven by 43-year-old Abdulkadir Aden Arab of St. Cloud left the roadway and struck a semaphore pole at the southwest corner of the intersection. Prior to the collision the vehicle had been traveling eastbound on 13th Street in the 900 block. The vehicle left the roadway.

Arab was cited for careless driving. Two passengers in the vehicle, 45-year-old Abdi K Dahir and 66-year-old Amina Shire Abdi, both of St. Cloud were also injured in the accident. All three were transported to the St. Cloud Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved in the accident.

Any persons that may have witnessed the accident are asked to call the St. Cloud Police Department at 251-1200.
 

MnDOT Westbound I-94 Project Reduces Traffic To Single Lane in Albertville

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07/02/2013 - 12:10 PM

Starting Tuesday at approximately 8:00 p.m., travel may be congested on Interstate I- 94 heading westbound in Albertville as traffic will be reduced to a single lane near County Road 38.

MnDOT says the closures are part of a project to restore pavement on I-94 between St. Michael and Monticello.

Lanes are scheduled to reopen in Albertville by 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

For information on the project, CLICK HERE.

Vehicle Crashes Into Apartment Building in St. Cloud

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07/02/2013 - 12:00 PM

An apartment building in St. Cloud was hit by a vehicle early Monday morning.

According to the St. Cloud police report, the accident happened at 5:00 a.m. Monday at 805 15th Avenue Southeast when the vehicle left the roadway and struck the exterior wall of the apartment building.

35-year-old Christina Lara Neely of St. Cloud was approaching the curve in the roadway as she swerved to miss an animal. The sudden reaction to the animal caused her to straighten the vehicle and strike the side of the apartment building.

No one was hurt inside the building. An unidentified passenger in Neely’s car was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital.

St. Cloud City Health and Inspections personnel responded to the scene.

Two New Granite Monuments Added To Quarry Park

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07/02/2013 - 10:45 AM

Two New Granite Monuments Added To Quarry Park

Two monuments were recently added to Stearns County’s Quarry Park and Nature Preserve  with help from Sunburst Monuments.  The Stearns County Parks Deparment retired director Chuck Wocken says the sculptures show another side to Quarry Park that represent the art side of the granite industry.

Sitting inside the gate of the park, the first monument is a 4-ton sculpted piece of granite titled "Fata Morgana", which is Italian for complex mirage.The monument was donated by the St. Cloud Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Standing near the double hoist derrick near the parking lot, the second monument made of St. Cloud red granite educates the visitors of the history of the equipment on display. Monumental Sales manufactured the monument and donated it to Quarry Park. 

Third Rabid Skunk Found In St. Cloud

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07/01/2013 - 11:15 AM

A third skunk that has been tested positive for rabies has been captured on the south side of St. Cloud, according to the Animal Control Division of the St. Cloud Health and Inspections Department.

In an unrelated incident, a raccoon was also submitted for rabies. However, the test results came back negative.

The Health and Inspections Department advises people that if encountered with any wild animal or in contact with infectious saliva, to immediately seek medical help.

For more information on rabies prevention, CLICK HERE

I-94 Lanes To Re-Open For Holiday Weekend

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07/01/2013 - 10:30 AM

I-94 Lanes To Re-Open For Holiday Weekend

Drivers travelling on westbound Interstate 94 between Clearwater and St. Cloud will find the lanes and ramps are open for Independence Day holiday travel.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that all four lanes and all ramps in the construction zone are now open, they will remain open until Monday, July 8. Intermittent lane closures will resume on both directions of traffic on Tuesday, July 2 through Friday, July 26.

The closures are part of a project to resurface the road. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of July.

Granite City Days Road Closures

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06/28/2013 - 9:45 AM

Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 the following streets will be closed:

West St. Germain Street From Osseo Avenue to 6th Avenue North, 6th Avenue North from West St. Germain Street to 12th Street North, 5th Avenue North from 2nd to 12th Avenue North, 4th Street North from 5th to 6th Avenue North, Osseo Avenue North from West St. Germain Street to about 2nd Street North, 18th Avenue North from West St. Germain Street to about 2nd Street North, and McKinley Place North from West St. Germain Street to about 2nd Street North.  

Those closures are needed for the Granite City Days Parade and the 5K Run/Walk.

All day Saturday until about 5 p.m. the following streets will be closed:

West St. Germain Street from 10th avenue to 5th Avenue, 8th Avenue, 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue one block north and one block south of West. St. Germain Street.

Those closures are needed for the Downtown Walk About activities. 

Lemonade Concert And Art Fair Held On Thursday

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06/28/2013 - 11:30 AM

The Lemonade Concert and Art Fair was held yesterday at the Atwood Mall at SCSU.  KVSC's John Peterson has the AUDIO STORY.  

Road Closures Beginning On Monday

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06/28/2013 - 10:40 AM

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 1, the westbound lane on 3rd Street North at the intersection of Cooper Avenue North will be closed. The closure is needed for street repairs in the area and the eastbound traffic lane will not be affected.

The closure is expected to last one day.  Detours will be posted.

Also beginning on Monday, 1st Avenue South from 9th Street South to University Drive will be closed to through traffic. The closure is needed for utility work in the area.

The closure is expected to last until Wednesday, July 3rd.

Teenager Injured In Rollover Crash

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06/28/2013 - 10:35 AM

On Thursday afternoon, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office were called to a one car rollover in Albany Township.

According to the report, 17-year-old Skylar Miller of Albany, was driving eastbound on Quaker Road when his right side tires left the road and caught in the gravel shoulder and began to pull him into the ditch. Miller then tried to steer out of the ditch and over corrected his steer. The vehicle rolled over multiple times and came to a rest on its roof.

Miller was taken by a private vehicle to the Albany Hospital for minor injuries. The other two occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Albany Police Department also responded to assisted at the scene.

Minnesota State Fair To Add New Food Choices This Year

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06/27/2013 - 12:00 PM

Minnesota State Fair To Add New Food Choices This Year

Summer has finally landed in Minnesota, which means fair season is around the corner.

There are 47 new foods added to the menu at the Minnesota State Fair this year. There are currently more than 450 foods available at 300 different food concessions.

From Breakfast Sausage Corndogs to Wine Glazed Deep Fried Meatloaf, to Cocoa Cheese Bites and Fried Pickles in Chocolate, the grand daddy of all Minnesota Fairs has your appetite covered.

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