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Mille Lacs Lake Walleye Management Meeting To Be Held Thursday

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03/03/2014 - 11:30 AM

The Department of Natural Resources announced in January that the lake's safe walleye harvest level will be 60,000 pounds, compared with 250,000 pounds last year. Sport anglers are allowed 42,900 pounds while eight Chippewa bands with treaty rights get 17,100 pounds.

Fisheries supervisor Rick Bruesewitz says in a letter to Mille Lacs Fishery Input Group members, it's a challenging time at Mille Lacs. The lake hasn't produced a strong year class of walleye since 2008.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Hazelton Town Hall. It's open to the public.

Stearns County Adds Additional Location To Process Driver's License Renewals

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02/28/2014 - 12:10 PM

Stearns County Adds Additional Location To Process Driver's License Renewals

Stearns County has added another location for residents to renew their Driver’s License and Minnesota ID Cards.

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, Randy Schreifels says that the Stearns County Service Center located at off County Road 138 in Waite Park is now able to process Driver’s License and Minnesota ID Card renewals.

The Stearns County Service Center will also handle renewals because of a lost driver’s license and name and address changes as well.

The Stearns County Administration Center in downtown St. Cloud will continue to handle Driver’s License and Minnesota ID cards renewal services.

CSB and SJU Hosting Exhibit For On-site Artist Joseph O'Connell

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02/28/2014 - 10:45 AM

CSB and SJU Hosting Exhibit For On-site Artist Joseph O'Connell

The College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University will be hosting an exhibit for the gifted artist Joseph O’Connell.

O’Connell was a teacher, and an on-site artist at CSB/SJU from 1962 through 1995. His many works include sculptures, carvings, metal works, photography and print works.

This free exhibit is open through March 28th at the CSB Benedicta Arts Center in the Gorecki gallery.

For gallery times and more information click here. 

SCSU Hosting MN Made: New Media Festival This Weekend

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02/27/2014 - 1:30 AM

SCSU Hosting MN Made: New Media Festival This Weekend

St. Cloud State University is hosting an event starting today and running through Saturday combining robotics, electronic music and the new music genre in the Performing Arts Center.

KVSC Assistant News Director Steve Coursolle has more on the event titled Minnesota Made: New Media Festival.

Click here for AUDIO story.

St. Cloud Ties Record Low For February 27th

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02/27/2014 - 10:30 AM

St. Cloud Ties Record Low For February 27th

St. Cloud tied its daily record cold temperature record for Thursday and notched its 14 day of -20 or colder temperatures of this whopper of a winter.

According to St. Cloud State Meteorology Professor, Bob Weisman, as of 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning the temperature tied the St. Cloud record low for February 27 with a temperature of -20 degrees. That record was set back in 1919 and tied again in 1962.

Weisman says this marks the 14th day of a low temperature with -20 degrees or colder and ranks among the sixth coldest winter in St. Cloud history, the most days with a temperature of -20 degrees or colder since the 1995-1996 winter. 

Outgoing Board And Committee Members For Stearns County Are Recognized

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02/27/2014 - 10:15 AM

Outgoing Board And Committee Members For Stearns County Are Recognized

The Stearns County Board recognized the 15 Committee and Board members who are leaving this year.

According to the Stearns County board the members have collectively represented 121 years of service to the county.

Nine of the 15 received recognition for their service last Tuesday at the awards ceremony held in the Administration Center in downtown St. Cloud.

Positions in the Dairy Advisory Committee, Community Corrections Committee, Mental Health Center Board, Great River Regional Library Board and several other positions will be available.

For a link to pictures of the award ceremony click here.

St. Cloud State University Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Lawsuit From Former Administrator

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02/26/2014 - 9:30 AM

St. Cloud State University Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Lawsuit From Former Administrator

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - St. Cloud State University wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former administrator in charge of enrollment management.

Mahmoud Saffari has sued the university and President Earl Potter III alleging his civil rights were violated when he was fired in 2011. The university says Saffari was terminated for failing to produce a management plan that would have better predicted enrollment numbers.

The university says it was forced to make a $1 million budget adjustment because it relied on Saffari's faulty enrollment forecasts on the 2011-2012 academic year. The St. Cloud Times says enrollment declined by about 1,000 students in the fall of 2011.

The court filing says Potter held Saffari responsible for failing to tell the administration the steep decline was coming.

Blizzard Warning: Extreme Winds Predicted To Blast The Area Until Thursday Morning

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02/25/2014 - 7:00 AM

If it isn’t snowing, it’s cold. That’s been the story of Central Minnesota’s winter this year, and the trend isn’t going to stop this week.

SCSU Meteorologist Bob Weisman says a blizzard warning is in effect from Long Prairie, St. Cloud, and Alexandria, southward through Willmar, Benson and stretching down as far as Albert Lea. The warning is set for 11 a.m.Wednesday through 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

No new snow is expected but Weisman says blowing and drifting snow with northwest winds of 20-35 miles per hour with gusts to 50 miles per hour will be the problem. This will create snow drifts of up to 3 feet and diminish visibility in open areas.

A coating of ice will also form on roads during times when temperatures are too cold for salt to melt the ice.

Weisman adds that there is a possibility of road closures in some open areas overnight on Wednesday.

For a more in depth look of the up and coming weather conditions click here.

Many Gather In Elk River To Voice Opinions On Student Tweet Suspension

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02/25/2014 - 5:00 AM

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) - An overflow crowd filled two rooms at Elk River City Hall where some had waited outside in the cold for an hour to have their say about a senior who was suspended over a tweet about a teacher.

Parents, teachers and administrators addressed the suspension of 17-year-old Reid Sagehorn, who has since transferred to another school. Some voiced concern about the teacher after Sagehorn's tweet implied an inappropriate relationship. The teacher was questioned by police, but cleared of any impropriety.

Others told board members a seven-week suspension over a two-word tweet that was meant to be sarcastic was excessive. The Star Tribune reports the school board declined to take up the matter at Monday night's meeting. But, many in the crowd voiced their opinions during the public comment session.

A St. Cloud Teenager Is Facing Multiple Charges After Allegedly Stealing From Multiple Locations

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02/25/2014 - 4:30 AM

A teenage boy is facing charges including 1st and 2nd degree burglary after allegedly stealing personal belongings from multiple locations Monday afternoon.

St. Cloud Police Lieutenant Jeff Oxton says officers were called to the 3100 block of Veterans Drive where a suspect was seen going through personal belongings in the home. He then fled the scene after being spotted by the homeowner. A Stearns County bloodhound was used to track the burglar.

Later in the day, St. Cloud police were called to the 2700 Block of 7th Street North after a person listening to the police scanner reported seeing the suspect at the location. Police chased the suspect but he got away again. The teenager was finally captured in the area of 25th Avenue and 5th Street North and gave police a false name. He was later identified as a 16-year-old from St. Cloud.

The teen had property belonging to another person which led officers to discover a second burglary location at the 1000 block of 33rd Avenue North.

Police say the teenager had two felony warrants for his arrest regarding other burglary related charges.

He was taken to the Stearns County Jail on multiple charges.

Local Police Departments Sponsor Worship Security Workshop

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02/25/2014 - 1:45 AM

Local Police Departments Sponsor Worship Security Workshop

Local police departments are coming together to educate local churches on safety and security for their respective environments. Assistant news director Vicki Ikeogu has more.

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The Safety and Security for Places of Worship will be held Thursday starting at 9 a.m. at Discovery Church in Sauk Rapids. There is a registration fee for the workshop. 

Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama

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02/25/2014 - 11:20 AM

The central Minnesota cold may be getting the best of most people, but the St. Cloud State University Department of Theatre’s spring season is heating up with "How I Learned to Drive", premiering Tuesday night.

Written by Paula Vogel, the audience will be guided through a woman’s memory of how she learns the rules of the road, love, and adulthood from behind the wheel. Driving is being used as a metaphor to describe the illegal association between an adult and a child.

According to the SCSU’s Department of Theatre, this drama is not appropriate for all ages, confronting the issues of gender, family and community in sexually abusive situations. After each performance, professionals educated about the context of the production, will be answering the audience’s questions and leading discussions.

"How I Learned to Drive" will take place on the Arena Stage of the Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. from February 25 through March 1, with their final Matinee performance on March 2 at 2:00 p.m.

For ticket information click here.

St. Cloud City Hall Meeting Agenda For February 24

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02/24/2014 - 9:20 AM

St. Cloud City Hall Meeting Agenda For February 24

The last St. Cloud City Council meeting is scheduled for tonight at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Chief among this meeting’s agenda is the approval of daily flights between St. Cloud Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport through SkyWest Airlines. SkyWest Airlines says on their website, flights between St. Cloud Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare are scheduled to begin this spring.

Also on tonight’s docket is the appointment of Gary Kostecka to a term serving the Arts Commission. As well as the introduction of a Federal Recreational Trail Grant request by the Minnesota DNR.

Tonight’s City Council Meeting is open to the public and will include an open forum, where St. Cloud residents may address the City Council.

The next St. Cloud City Council Meeting is scheduled for March 10th.

Rogers Teen Transfers Schools Over Tweet

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02/24/2014 - 3:30 AM

A Rogers High School senior has transferred schools because of a social media scandal.

Honors student and athlete Reid Sagehorn is speaking publicly over the two-word tweet that resulted in his seven-week suspension in the Elk River School District.

Sagehorn says he only meant the tweet as a joke when he responded “actually yes” to an online post asking if he ever kissed a 28-year-old gym teacher.

The student was suspended for violating the district’s code of conduct for social media. He has sent a letter of apology to the teacher.

Sagehorn started school Monday in another district, but he has not said which school he is attending.

Chinese Artist And Master Sculptor Lei Yixin To Speak On SCSU Campus Wednesday

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02/24/2014 - 2:10 AM

Sponsored by the SCSU School of Arts and the Community Anti-Racism Education initiative, Chinese artist and master sculptor Lei Yixin will be visiting the SCSU campus Wednesday.

Creator of the “Stone of Hope” sculpture in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C., Yixin will educate the public about his work as a master sculptor and how he was selected to create the memorial’s 30-foot white granite centerpiece.

The centerpiece is based on the line “Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope”, which is taken from MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

This free talk will take place at Ruth Gant Hall in the Performing Arts Center at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m.

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