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Stearns History Museum To Host "Where Were You? JFK Commemoration" Friday Event

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11/19/2013 - 10:50 AM

This Friday, November 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The Stearns History Museum will be honoring J.F.K. Friday, with a round table event titled “Where Were You? J.F.K. Commemoration.” The Stearns History Museum encouraged community members to send in their personal stories of where they were on fateful day in 1963.

Director of Education for the Stearns History Museum Debi Pack selected the top 10 personal stories submitted by local community members. Pack will be narrating and the local residents will share their stories at the event.

The event is free to Stearns History Museum members and $5 for non-members. Anyone in attendance is welcome to share their personal story before then events conclusion.

“Where Were You? J.F.K. Commemoration” begins at 1:00 p.m. this Friday.

Portions of West St. Germain Street To Be Reduced To Single Lane Tuesday

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11/18/2013 - 9:55 AM

St. Cloud motorists should be aware that beginning Tuesday, the northbound traffic lane on 9th and 10th Avenue will be reduced to a single lane of traffic periodically.

The lane closure will affect 9th and 10th Avenue between West St. Germain Street and 1st Street North.

The City Engineer’s Office says the lane closure is expected until Wednesday, November 27th and is needed while crews repair underground construction.

Local Musician Dies After Being Struck By A Car

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11/18/2013 - 11:15 AM

A St. Cloud man was killed after being struck by a car Saturday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 37-year-old Angela Lott of Sauk Rapids was driving southbound in the left lane of U.S. Highway 10 when her car struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, 23-year-old Robert Schmit, 23, of St. Cloud, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sartell Man Is In Critical Condition After Falling Into Little Rock Lake Friday

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11/15/2013 - 9:40 AM

A man is in critical condition after being rescued from being submerged in about 10 feet of water in Little Rock Lake Friday.

According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call from someone who saw a man that was approximately 200 yards from shore near the area of Erdmann’s Point on the east shore of Little Rock Lake. By the time the Benton County Sheriff’s, Rice Police Department, Rice Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, and Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers arrived at the scene, the victim, 30-year-old Joshua Johnson of Sartell was submerged below the water. Rescuers located Johnson in about 10 feet of water.

Johnson was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Prior to falling through the thin ice, investigating deputing found that Johnson was ice fishing on the lake, where the thickness was found to be 1 and half to two inches. The public is advised to stay off the local waterways at this time for recent warm weather has weakened the ice that has formed.

SCSU and Viking Coca Cola Agree On Ten Year Agreement For Campus Pouring Rights

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11/15/2013 - 9:15 AM

SCSU and Viking Coca Cola Agree On Ten Year Agreement For Campus Pouring Rights

Viking Coca Cola recently received the pouring rights at St. Cloud State after agreeing with the University on a 10-year contract that will benefit several aspects of student life.

KVSC’s News Director John Peterson has more on the story.

Click here for the AUDIO STORY.

SCSU Public Relations Students Partner With Northstar Rail

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11/15/2013 - 1:15 AM

St. Cloud State University Public Relations students are working with Northstar Rail to increase ridership among SCSU students.

Dr. Lisa Heinrich and her Public Relations Cases and Campaigns class will be hosting on campus promotions Tuesday, November 19. Heinrich’s Public Relations students will have Northstar Rail informational kiosks setup at the Miller Center and Atwood Memorial Center from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Their goal is to increase awareness of the Northstar Rail Commuter Line as a convenient transportation option for students.

The Northstar Commuter Rail provides commuter rail service from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake, with connecting bus service between Big Lake and St. Cloud.

Person Riding A Bike Hit By Car On Northside Of St. Cloud

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11/15/2013 - 12:20 PM

A person riding a bike northbound across 8th Street North and 10th Avenue was hit by a car traveling westbound on 8th Street North, just after 3:30p.m. Thursday.

The St. Cloud Police say the person on the bike, 21-year-old, Crystalanne Nicole Haws, of St. Cloud, was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Room for treatment of substantial injuries. The driver of the car, 21 year old, Ahmed Nasir Mohamed Sheikh, of St. Cloud was also taken to the Emergency Room for non-life threatening injuries.

The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting in the investigation and reconstruction of the crash.

 

A Sauk Rapids Man Leads Deputies On A Chase Thursday

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11/15/2013 - 12:00 PM

A 47-year-old Sauk Rapids man led a Benton County Sheriff’s deputy on a chase Thursday that ended in a field in Sherbune County.

The Benton County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle speeding and swerving while traveling eastbound on Highway-23 without working taillights. The vehicle fled after the deputy turned on his sirens to initiate a traffic stop.

The Benton County deputy learned the vehicle was stolen out of St. Cloud. According to authorities the driver of the stolen vehicle, Earnest Carlstrom turned onto Benton County Road 25 and accelerated to 65-miles-per-hour.

Carlstrom eventually crossed into Sherburne County on County Road 20 where a Sherburne County Sheriff’s deputy deployed spike strips. The spike strips popped Carlstrom’s two driver-side tires causing him to lose control around a curve on 72nd Street Southeast.Carlstrom’s vehicle came to a stop in a field where deputies from Benton and Sherburne Counties arrested him.

Authorities said Earnest Carlstrom resisted arrest and showed signs of intoxication. Carlstrom was arrested on charges for Fleeing Police in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Driving After Cancellation, and Driving Under the Influence.

Carlstrom is currently being held in the Benton County Jail.

St. Cloud Is Helping The Growth In Online Schools

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11/14/2013 - 8:50 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Nearly 14,000 children in Minnesota are enrolled in virtual public schools, a number that continues to grow.

The Minnesota Department of Education has reviewed and approved 27 online educators, including online charter schools, multi-district and single-district programs. A private education consulting firm, Evergreen Education Group, says enrollment in multi-district, fully online schools has increased 82 percent over the past five years and now equals about 1 percent of total students in Minnesota.

Liliana Rios, of St. Cloud, enrolled her daughter in the Minnesota Connections Academy and found it to be a positive experience. Rios tells the St. Cloud Times, students complete about seven lessons a day and can participate in about 10 field trips a month to museums, zoos or other places.

Worldwide Movement 'Movember' To Be Recognized At The Atwood Memorial Center Monday

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11/14/2013 - 2:10 AM

St. Cloud State will be celebrating Movember, the worldwide movement of promoting Men’s Health, starting Monday at the Atwood Memorial Center.

KVSC’s News Director John Peterson has more on the events that are focused on Men’s Health the upcoming week.  

Click here for the AUDIO STORY.

The Health Fair will start at 10:00am and end at 3:00 p.m., and the Men’s Hockey game on November 23, will start at 7:07 p.m.

Foley Man Suffers Serious Injuries After A Hunting Accident

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11/14/2013 - 11:55 AM

A man suffered serious injuries after a report that a bullet fragment ricocheted off an object and struck him in the neck during a hunting accident Wednesday.

According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Daniel Szcech of Foley, was hunting with his brother in Alberta Township. The two were walking 40 yards apart while leading a deer drive, when Szcech’s brother shot at a deer in front of him. The shot missed the deer and struck a hard object forcing a fragment of the bullet to ricochet back at Szcech, hitting him in the neck.

Szcech was treated at the St. Cloud hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

Absentee Voting For Commissioner District 5 Begins Saturday

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11/14/2013 - 10:35 AM

Voting for the special election for the Commissioner District 5 primary begins next Tuesday, November 19th.

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels wants to remind voters that absentee voting begins this Saturday at the Clerk’s Office at the City of Melrose. Absentee voters can cast their ballots at the Clerk’s Office from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

The City of Melrose was added as an absentee ballot location because the fifth District is primarily located in the western part of Stearns County.

The Stearns County Administration Building will be accepting absentee ballots next Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday the 18th is the last day for absentee voting.

Vehicles Damaged After Teens Allegedly Throw Objects on County Road 75 in St. Cloud

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11/13/2013 - 3:00 AM

Two teenagers are believed to be responsible for throwing a bike and large tree branches onto a busy St. Cloud roadway Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m.

St. Cloud police say several cars hit the objects on County Road 75, just northwest of 22nd Avenue South, with one vehicle sustaining $1,200 in damage.

Police found a 15 and 16-year-old during the investigation who they believe are responsible for the property damage. They were released to their parents and could face possible criminal damage to property charges.

St. Cloud police believe more cars may have hit the objects on the roadway and are asking for any drivers who had any damages to their vehicles to contact them.

Minnesota Beyond Coal Day Of Action Rally Held In St. Cloud Tuesday

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11/13/2013 - 12:00 PM

Minnesota Beyond Coal Day Of Action Rally Held In St. Cloud Tuesday

Clean air supporters involved with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal group participated in Minnesota Beyond Coal Day of Action with a rally held in St. Cloud.

The rally, advocating clean air and clean energy was held at the BBC Park and drew close to 30 supporters complete with homemade protest signs on Tuesday. Local speakers gave speeches to garner more awareness towards Minnesota’s dependence on fossil fuels.

St. Cloud State University Student Chelsey Permenter said at the event, “It’s up to us and our generation to move beyond coal, to clean energy in Minnesota.”

Stearns History Museum Announces Partnership With Smithsonian Institution

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11/13/2013 - 10:00 AM

Stearns History Museum Announces Partnership With Smithsonian Institution

The Stearns History Museum announced yesterday at a press conference the museum was selected as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

KVSC Assistant News Director Steve Coursolle was at the Stearns History Museum for the press conference. Steve has more on what this partnership means for St. Cloud area residents.

 

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Out of the 562 museums in the state of Minnesota, the Stearns History Museum is the ONLY museum to gain such a prestigious partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

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