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Two Hospitalized After A Car Wheel Bearing Suspectedly Failed

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04/24/2017 - 9:50 AM

A 19-year-old driver rolled into the ditch along Interstate 94 when she felt like a wheel bearing failed.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Katelynn Marie Mccomas of St. Cloud was heading west along I-94 Sunday just after 2 a.m.

It is suspected that the left rear bearing went out on her car, and Mccomas rolled into the ditch. The car came to a stop on its roof on top of the interstate fence.

Mccomas and her passenger, 49-year-old Terry Edward Schmidt of Watertown, were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital. Both were wearing their seatbelts suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The accident happened at milepost 185 in Wright County.

Car Rolls Along County Road 136, One Hospitalized

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04/24/2017 - 12:40 PM

A driver lost control and rolled her vehicle on County Road 136 Saturday.

Madison Nelson, age 18, was heading east on County Road 136 just after 12 p.m. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Nelson looked down to change her radio station when she crossed into the oncoming lane. She lost control causing the car to complete a 360 degree roll and land upright in the ditch.

Nelson was wearing a seat belt and was sent to the St. Cloud Hospital for her injuries.

Stearns County Courthouse Will Be Open For Public Tours Friday

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04/24/2017 - 11:40 AM

Stearns County Courthouse Will Be Open For Public Tours Friday

The Stearns County Courthouse will be open for public tours as part of a national day to recognize legal process later this week. News Director Korina Borash has more details in this AUDIO STORY.

The courthouse is located at 725 Courthouse Square in St. Cloud.

Lindgren Child Care Center Hosts Book Sale At SCSU

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04/24/2017 - 10:45 AM

On the campus of St. Cloud State University, a book sale was in full swing Wednesday, April 19. Assistant News Director Mitchell Barnhart has more in this audio story

SCSU Encourages Students To Donate Items Instead Of Ditch In The Trash

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04/24/2017 - 10:10 AM

As the St. Cloud State University school year winds down, students are getting rid of old and unwanted household items, clothes and ramen.

In an effort to recycle these items, St. Cloud State accepts donations so they don’t end up in the trash.

The Department of Campus Involvement says donation boxes will be located around campus at all residential halls, the Ervin House, inside the Atwood Memorial Center, and at Coborn Plaza Apartments.

Students can leave a variety of items such as toiletries, nonperishable food and dishes in the boxes.

The program is called Donate, Don’t Ditch and runs from Monday, April 24 to Friday, May 5.

 

Suspect Arrested in Walmart Stabbing In St. Cloud

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04/21/2017 - 1:00 AM

A man has been arrested after a stabbing inside of St. Cloud’s Walmart store.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says that a woman was stabbed in the arm Thursday around 7:30 p.m. Police arrived on the scene to find 29-year-old Christian Anthony Robert De Beche detained by Walmart’s security. He allegedly stabbed the woman under her left arm. Police say the assailant and the victim did not know each other.

The woman was brought to the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Room for non-life-threatening injuries.

De Beche’s motives are currently unknown and he refused to talk with officers after being arrested. Walmart closed their store for part of the evening after the incident.

A Woman Attempts to Rob the McDonalds in Foley Wednesday Night

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04/20/2017 - 2:30 AM

A woman in Foley attempted to rob the McDonalds, threatened to kill everyone in the store, and then said she was joking when the manager refused to give her any money.

The Foley Police department says the woman went into the McDonalds a little before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night when she asked to speak to a manager. She then demanded that the manager needs to empty to safe for her. He refused and offered to give her a meal instead. After that she threatened to kill everyone in the store, but never displayed a weapon of any sort. She then said she was joking and left on foot.

She was described as a slender white woman in her mid-30s, around five feet five inches tall with curly dark hair. At the time she was wearing blue jeans, a pink t-shirt, a purple hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.

The Foley police department believes the public is not in any danger and is requesting help in identifying this woman. If you have any information on this case please contact the police at (320) 968-0800.

New Handicap Accessible Playground Will Be Built

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04/20/2017 - 2:00 AM

With help from the community, one elementary school in St. Cloud will be getting a brand new, handicap accessible playground.

District 742 Director of Community engagement Tami DeLand says staff and community volunteers will begin construction of the new adaptive playground this weekend.

Longtime volunteer at Talahi Community School, “Grandpa John” Bowden, teamed up with the local Lions Club to raise $250,000 to design and build a new playground that all kids can play on and enjoy.

Other Donors include the Lions Club International Foundation $75,000

St. Cloud Area School District $75,000

Bremer Foundation $20,000

KaBoom $15,000

CentraCare $10,000

Bernicks $10,000

BNSF Railway $10,000

Pat Overom $7,500

Kwik Trip $5,000

Noon Optimist Club $3,000

Miller Architects $2,000

Anonymous Donor $2,000

Morning Optimist Club $1,000

Shopko $1,000

Scheels $1,000

UHL $1,000

Talahi PTA $1,000

Luxemburg Lions Club $1,000

Southsiders Lions Club $1,000

Metro Lions Club $1,000

Wells Fargo $1,000

Construction is scheduled to start this Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Talahi Community School. 

St. Cloud State to Approve Banded Tuition

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04/20/2017 - 11:25 AM

St. Cloud State University is moving forward to become one of six Minnesota universities to charge banded tuition for students.

If approved, starting fall of 2017, students taking between 12-18 credits will pay a flat tuition rate for all classes. The rate is based on paying for 15 credits worth of courses. St. Cloud State’s tuition rate will be mirroring the lowest rate in the state, which is held by Minnesota State Mankato.

Final approval is expected towards the end of spring semester.

Stearns County Will Practice Severe Weather Responses

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04/19/2017 - 12:00 PM

Fail to plan, plan to fail is a well-known phrase when it comes to dangerous weather. This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety wants all Minnesotans to be aware of severe weather and how to be prepared.

A state-wide tornado drill will be conducted to test the response to a tornado across all Minnesota regions. The drill will happen Thursday, April 20, at 1:45 p.m.

Stearns County will also be participating in a second tornado drill at 6:45 p.m. All people are encouraged to participate as if the tornado is real, but should remember it is a simulation for severe weather situations. 

 

Metro Bus Routes 32 And 33 Will Change

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04/19/2017 - 10:50 AM

Two bus routes serving the St. Cloud and surrounding areas will be changing next month.

Metro Bus says route 32 in Sartell and route 33, which goes between Crossroads Center and Sauk Rapids Coborn’s, will undergo minor changes.

Route 32 will be rerouted along southbound 14th Avenue East to go to Alltran Health. The new bus stop will be located near the building’s driveway on 14th Avenue instead of on 1st Street Northeast.

Route 33 will now better serve Northway Drive, with more direct access from Sauk Rapids. The scheduled stops will now happen 2 minutes later in the area between 15th Street North and 33rd Avenue North.

The new service stops take effect May 7. 

SCSU Students Can Register For Upcoming Mapathon

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04/19/2017 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud State University students have an opportunity to help create maps for remote places around the world.

Geography Graduate Student Moira Walsh says students can volunteer for Missing Maps to mark satellite images of different worldly regions.

Emergency response groups will use these images to act faster in crisis situations.

The mapping event at St. Cloud State, called a mapathon, will support a malaria prevention campaign.

You can join Missing Maps on Tuesday in the Miller Center. Students can help from 3-5:30 p.m. in room 207. Pizza and refreshments will be served, and folks are encouraged to bring a laptop.

Volunteers can register on the Missing Maps events webpage

 

'Night Parade of 100 Demons' Comes to St. Cloud State

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04/18/2017 - 3:45 AM

An event showcasing Japanese folklore is being held this Saturday.

The ‘Night Parade of 100 Demons” is a concert designed to introduce attendees to the different yokai, or demons, in Japanese culture.

The JP Network is putting on the event, which features performances with drums and dancing. There will also be singing and raffles. A meal, made of rice, teriyaki chicken, and vegetarian Japanese curry, will be served.

The concert is April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Atwood Ballroom on the campus of St. Cloud State University.

Tickets can be bought at the door. Tickets also are being sold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Friday, at a kiosk in Atwood Memorial Center. Prices are $8 for the general public and $6 for St. Cloud State students and faculty. 

Two Cars and Two Semi Trucks In Crash On Interstate 94 Near Clearwater Tuesday

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04/18/2017 - 3:30 AM

Four vehicles were involved in an accident just after 6:30 in the morning on Interstate 94 near Clearwater Tuesday morning.

State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow says 64-year-old Kevin Doering from Cold Spring was driving his car east on Interstate 94. He switched lanes and hit a Mack semi truck which sent the car back into the right lane where it was then struck by an International semi truck. Doering's car then hit another car and came to a stop. 

None of the drivers sustained life threatening injuries and all of the drivers were using seat belts. 

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.

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