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Road Construction and Closure in St. Cloud

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04/18/2017 - 3:00 AM

Drivers in St. Cloud can expect some congestion and a road closure this week.

The St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says that motorists headed north on 9th Avenue South should plan for traffic from University Drive to 16th Street South, due to work on street lights on the east side of 9th Avenue.

The Engineer’s Office also wants to advise the public that Cypress Road will be closed on Wednesday, April 19, from Westwood Parkway to County Road 134 due to utility work in the area. The closure is expected to last until Thursday, April 20.

St. Cloud State University to Hold Electro-Acoustic Music Conference

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04/17/2017 - 12:00 PM

St. Cloud State University is holding a conference celebrating electro-acoustic music and art this week.

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music will hold the 2017 conference on campus in various performing centers like the Ritsche Auditorium and the Gant Recital Hall. This year SEAMUS attendee, Carla Scaletti, will receive an award and present her sound design language she invented.

The SEAMUS conference will start April 20 and continues until April 22 each day starting at 9 a.m. going until 7 p.m.

Cold Spring House Catches Fire After Lightning Strike

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04/17/2017 - 10:00 AM

A house caught fire after lightning struck near a gas line Saturday evening.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies were called the fire, just after 5 p.m. in Wakefield Township, south of Cold Spring. Fifty-eight year old David Mark Dold reported the house was struck by lightning near the gas line. The Cold Spring Fire Department arrived on the scene and put the fire out.

The fire caused minor damage to the attached garage and the gas main was also damaged. Everyone in the home got out safely, and no injuries were reported.

Car Crashes Into Apartment Building on West St. Germain Street Wednesday

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04/13/2017 - 3:00 AM

A St. Cloud woman crashed her car into an apartment building Wednesday night.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says at about 7:25 p.m. 28-year-old Hawa Gedi Doll was heading south on West St. Germain Street attempting to make a left turn  onto Quarry Road. She accidentally stepped on the accelerator,  which caused her to leave the road and hit an apartment building, located a 3346 West St. Germain Street.

A 60-year-old woman in the apartment unit was struck, but not injured.

Doll was taken to St. Cloud hospital to get treatment on non-life threatening injuries and cited for violating instructional permit and failing to drive with due care. City building inspectors will be inspecting damage to the building.

Questions About Your Lease Or Security Deposit? Renters Rights Meeting in St. Cloud Can Help

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04/12/2017 - 11:00 AM

The Human Rights Commission will be holding a panel on renters’ rights in St. Cloud next week.

St. Cloud Area Regional Human Rights Officer Heidi Hovis says she will join Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Director Ann Cofell in a discussion. The topic will cover discrimination issues, the application process for rental homes, tenants’ rights, landlord responsibilities, and ways to get help if these needs are not being met. A special session will be held to reach out to the Somali community with interpreters present.

The panel discussion on rental rights will be Wednesday at St. Cloud City Hall at 6 p.m.

Student Government Presidential Election Results Are In

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04/12/2017 - 10:30 AM

The votes are in! Jack O'Neil-Como has been elected as St. Cloud State University Student Body President.

The elected vice president is Kayla Shelley. The 2017 election marked the highest voter turnout rate since 2011. This means 9.5 percent of students voted for student president.

In addition, more than 60 percent of students voted in favor of a referendum that would band tuition. Banded tuition is a flat tuition rate from 12 to 18 credits. There will also be an open forum on April 25 to discuss banded tuition and how it affects students.

SCSU Women's Choir Performs Her Story, Her Song

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04/11/2017 - 4:00 AM

The public will have a chance to explore life from a feminine perspective with music later this month.

In cooperation with the Cantabile Girls’ Choir, the St. Cloud State University Women’s Choir will be performing in the “Her Story, Her Song” concert.

The event partners with the African Women’s Alliance, a group of African immigrant and refugee women in central Minnesota. They are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for African women.

The Cantabile Girls’ Choir is made up of middle-school-age girls and is part of the St. Cloud State Music Department’s Preparatory Program.

The concert will be on Tuesday, April 25th, at 7:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Road 137, in St. Cloud. Tickets can be bought at the door, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students. St. Cloud State students can get in for free with their student ID.

Detours Will Be Posted When Construction Begins Along Highway 71 In Elrosa

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04/11/2017 - 11:40 AM

A construction project will begin at the end of the month to improve Highway 71 through Elrosa.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the project is meant to reconstruct and resurface the road, improve sidewalks and driveway entrances, and install new gutters underground.

If you travel along Highway 71 prepare for delays starting Monday, April 24.

Part of the highway between Industrial Avenue and Main Street will close until the end of summer. Driveways and intersections will also temporarily close as needed for work. People who live in the area can contact Project Supervisor Tim Paul with questions at 320-293-9417.

Detours will be posted directing different types of vehicles along different routes. Commercial vehicles will take Interstate 94 and Highways 4 and 55. Cars and smaller trucks will be directed along County Roads 191, 13, 175 and 14.

MnDOT adds at the end of the summer Highway 71 will have a smoother ride and improve drainage and accessibility.

 

 

Sing Into Spring Concert Is Coming Soon At SCSU

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04/11/2017 - 11:00 AM

Join St. Cloud State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers for their spring concert next week.

The “Sing Into Spring” concert will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at the Newman Center in St. Cloud.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, and St. Cloud State students can get in free with their student ID.

SCSU Students Will Perform Short Plays

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04/10/2017 - 2:30 AM

 Join St. Cloud State University students for "An Evening of Short Plays."

Student Directors Jackie Keller and Nick Poulos will be directing three plays entirely performed, produced, and designed by theatre students.

The students will be performing "Graceland," "Asleep on the Wind," and "Charlie." The productions take place from April 20-23 on the Arena Stage in the Performing Arts Center

Wikipedia As Social Activism Event at St. Cloud State Saturday

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04/10/2017 - 12:30 PM

You can meet up with other St. Cloud State University students to participate in "Wikipedia as Social Activism".

Associate professor and Collection Management Librarian at the Miller Center Rachel Wexelbaum says the event is for students to edit Wikipedia pages to give the website better credibility.

You can get involved on Saturday April 15th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  at the Miller Center. If you are unable to make the event but still want to participate you can connect via Adobe Connect.

Contact Wexelbaum to RSVP at: rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu

Lindgren Child Care Center Is Collecting Used Books

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04/07/2017 - 3:30 AM

Reduce, reuse, recycle is a phrase being taught at the Lindgren Child Care Center.

The center says the 10th annual used book sale is coming up, and right now they’re collecting used books.

The drive began 9 years ago as preschoolers walked across the St. Cloud State University campus and noticed piles of litter. Now, the recycling movement has turned into a used book sale. The children have helped more than 12,000 books find new homes.

Right now, the Lindgren Center is collecting used books for resale. If you’re looking to clean off your shelves you have until Friday, April 14. Books can be brought to SCSU’s Engineering and Computing Center room 122.

The sale is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SCSU Atwood Lounge.

Parks In Stearns County Will Close For Turkey Hunt

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04/07/2017 - 3:10 AM

Local parks will close next week for a turkey hunt hosted by Midwest Outdoors Unlimited.

Stearns County says Rockville County Park and Nature Preserve and Spring Hill County Park will close briefly to the general public. The turkey hunt is an opportunity for disabled American Veterans, disabled individuals and youth in Minnesota.

Rockville Park will close April 12-18 and Spring Hill Park will close April 14-May 3. 

Woman Hospitalized After Two Car Crash On County Road 9

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04/07/2017 - 12:15 PM

A woman from Avon was hospitalized after crashing into another vehicle Thursday afternoon.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says 35-year-old Janel Hoffarth was driving north in her car on County Rd 9, just before 6 p.m. An SUV driven by Otto Schmidt turned onto County Rd 9 right in front of her and she hit his vehicle.

Gold Cross Ambulance assisted at the scene and evaluated Hoffarth. She was taken to St. Cloud Hospital, and the extent of her injuries is unknown. Schmidt was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

Man Reports Robbery On St. Cloud's East Side

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04/06/2017 - 3:00 AM

St. Cloud Police are searching for a suspect in a reported robbery Wednesday night.

Sergeant Jason Burke says officers were approached on East St. Germain St. by a 26-year-old St. Cloud man just after 10 p.m. The man said he was robbed by a black man that was concealing his identity. The victim said the suspect threatened him with a handgun, tried to restrain him and told him that he was an undercover officer.

The victim was able to fight off the suspect and chased him to Cloverleaf Trailer Park. Officers searched the area with the use of a K9, found some evidence, but didn’t locate the suspect.

This is an active investigation. Anyone who has any information should call the St. Cloud Police Department (320-251-1200) or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers (320)-255-1301. 

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