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Get Free Or Low Cost Health Care Through MNSURE And St. Cloud State

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09/13/2017 - 10:30 AM

Get Free Or Low Cost Health Care Through MNSURE And St. Cloud State

St. Cloud State University Students can be eligible for low cost or free health care.

Rolanda Mason from the Women's Center says that MNSURE has been giving health insurance grants to St. Cloud State University since 2015 and if you are a student you can apply for insurance.

Students can apply for low cost and even free health insurance at Miller Center room 207 on Monday, September 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Students should bring a government issued ID and student ID, date of birth and social security numbers for all family members applying, immigration documents if needed, and income verification for you and any family member applying for coverage.

For more information you can contact Student Health Services at 320-308-3191 or the Women's Center at 320-308-4958.

27 Years And Still Going Strong For Women On Wednesdays

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09/12/2017 - 4:40 AM

27 Years And Still Going Strong For Women On Wednesdays

Women are coming together on Wednesdays for the 27th year this fall.

The St. Cloud State University Women’s Center is hosting another series of lectures this semester. The presentations range from political to personal and talks about the impact of women in society, creating change and engaging the community.

The first lecture is September 13 and will feature the topic of drag. Trixie Del Mar and Shae May are the presenters and performers. This session will include performance, history and varied perspectives and this comes just in time for pride weekend in St. Cloud.

On September 27, Minnesota musician Chastity Brown joins the series with a presentation called "the personal is political" and will include music.

The series continues into November and is from noon to 1 p.m. in the Atwood Theatre. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Zimmerman Man Is In Custody After He Drove His Truck Into A Business Monday

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09/12/2017 - 12:00 PM

Zimmerman Man Is In Custody After He Drove His Truck Into A Business Monday

Five people were injured after a man drove his car into a Zimmerman business Monday afternoon.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s office says they believe 63-year-old Robert Johnson was under the influence of alcohol when he drove his truck into the Reliant Systems office. Authorities say the truck went 30 to 40 feet into the building before it came to a stop.

Two people were airlifted and one was taken by ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center for their injuries. The other two injured in the accident were taken to Fairview Hospital in Princeton for minor injuries.

Johnson faces charges of criminal vehicular operation and officers are still investigating if alcohol was a factor.

Tech High School Mourning Teacher After Unexpected Death

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09/11/2017 - 12:00 PM

Tech High School Mourning Teacher After Unexpected Death

Technical High School is mourning the loss of science teacher Jay Sharp.

Sharp, who was 54,  died unexpectedly in the Tech High School parking lot on Friday.

He had taught locally since 1998 serving most of his years at Tech High School. He also coached multiple sports and had a profound impact on the young people in the community. 

A memorial will be held on Tuesday in Richmond at 6:30 p.m.

 

St. Cloud State University Receiving Scholarship Funding

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09/11/2017 - 11:30 AM

St. Cloud State University Receiving Scholarship Funding

St. Cloud State University joins four other schools to accept a grant for STEM scholarships from the National Science Foundation.

Interim St. Cloud State University President Ashish Vaidya will be joining Anoka- Ramsy Community College, Ridgewater College and St. Cloud Technical & Community Collge at North Hennepin Community College on Wednesday to announce the grant.

The $5 million grant will give students access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education or STEM programs at SCSU.

Over the next five years, 40 students will receive these scholarships.

Six Injured Crash On Interstate 94 Near Monticello Thursday

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09/08/2017 - 8:30 AM

MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) - Six people aboard an Air Force Reserve bus were hurt when a semitrailer collided with the bus on Interstate 94 in central Minnesota.

Spokesman Paul Zadach with the 934th Air Lift Wing in Minneapolis says the bus was on its way to a training site near Fargo, North Dakota, when the semi apparently rear-ended it around noon Thursday near Monticello. Zadach says six of the 13 people aboard the bus were hurt.

The State Patrol says most of the injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, but one person suffered serious injuries. The semi driver had minor injuries. The patrol says the bus was stopped in traffic when the semi hit it.

The bus rolled and struck two other vehicles. Traffic became backed up for several hours but has since cleared up.

Avon Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Albany Girls Basketball Association

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09/08/2017 - 4:00 AM

Avon Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Albany Girls Basketball Association

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Albany Girls Basketball Association has pleaded guilty.

WJON-AM reports that 51-year-old Kimberly Ritzer, of Avon, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft by swindle. Two other counts will be dropped in exchange for her plea. Authorities say Ritzer used her role as the group's treasurer to access bank accounts and buy personal items.

Records show that she spent just over $8,200 at stores like Victoria's Secret, Hollister and Ulta over a span of more than two years. Members of the association discovered the missing funds last fall.

Ritzer was in charge of the basketball association's finances for seven years and was the only one responsible for the accounts.

St. Cloud Floral Leaves Downtown

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09/07/2017 - 9:00 AM

 St. Cloud’s downtown floral shop will be moving to a new location.

St. Cloud Floral owner Rhoda Paurus says that their new location at Midtown Square Mall will better suit their business and customer needs. The new location will have more parking opportunities and a large space for their products. Paurus also added that construction and changes downtown have make it difficult for the business to be successful.

St. Cloud Floral will have the same phone number and website after the move. Paurus says the move should be finalized sometime in October.

Traffic Stop South Of Rice Leads To Drug Arrest

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09/07/2017 - 12:50 PM

Traffic Stop South Of Rice Leads To Drug Arrest

One woman is in jail after she gave a fake name to deputies after a drug stop.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck says at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday a deputy pulled over 55-year-old Jason Wolf of Royalton. Wolf admitted to not having a valid driver’s license, while his passenger 26-year-old Kendra Ann Englehart said she owned the car. Englehart, when talking to the deputy used her sister’s name rather than her own. The deputy noticed a strong smell of perfume and a small butane torch and called the K-9 unit to inspect the car.

During the wait for the K-9, Englehart admitted to having drug paraphernalia in the car. After a vehicle search deputies found two scales, several grams of suspected marijuana, several grams of suspected methamphetamine, and a pair of metal knuckles with a blade attached.

Heck says Wolf was cited for driving without a license. Englehart was arrested on charges of 5th degree controlled substance, possession of a dangerous weapon and giving a false name to a peace officer. She is currently being held in Benton County Jail.

UPDATE: St. Cloud Stabbing Victim Has Been Identified

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09/07/2017 - 10:30 AM

UPDATE: St. Cloud Stabbing Victim Has Been Identified

A man who was stabbed to death Tuesday morning in St. Cloud has been identified.

St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says that 22-year-old Andre Tirrel Reaves of Deloit, Iowa was killed in the stabbing. This is the same city where suspect 22-year-old Robin Russell Hanson lives. The two were visiting St. Cloud for the weekend and the incident took place at a home on Oak Grove Road Southwest just after 6:30 a.m.

The police investigation showed there had been an argument between the Reaves and Hanson, when Hanson allegedly stabbed Reaves in the torso.

Reaves was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for his injury and died while in the hospital soon after.

Hanson is currently being held in Stearns County Jail and has been officially charged with second degree murder.

Rocori High School Changes Policy on American Flag Issue

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09/07/2017 - 10:00 AM

Rocori High School Changes Policy on American Flag Issue

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) - A central Minnesota school has reversed its ban on flags and banners on vehicles in the school parking lot after students staged a protest.

Rocori High School in Cold Spring announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that administrators and student leaders have resolved the issue. As a result, the school will withdraw the new student guidelines that banned flags. WJON-AM reports nearly a dozen pickups displayed the American flag at Rocori to protest the ban.

Superintendent Scott Staska says the change came after last spring when Confederate flags began showing up on vehicles in the parking lot. He says school administrators are responsible for creating a safe and respectful environment for all students while balancing rights to free speech.

Officials don't plan to discipline the students or confiscate their flags.

Governor Dayton Hosting Water Quality Town Hall Wednesday Night

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09/06/2017 - 8:45 AM

Governor Dayton Hosting Water Quality Town Hall Wednesday Night

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be in St. Cloud tonight to discuss an issue he has prioritized in his administration and leadership.

The governor is hosting a Water Quality Town Hall meeting at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College.

The governor's goal is to improve the state's water quality by 25% by the year 2025. Dayton says all Minnesotans have a stake in water that safe for drinking, swimming and fishing. 

Minnesotans are encouraged to participate in the meetings to learn about policies and share ideas. The town hall starts at 6:30 p.m. the school's cafeteria.

St. Cloud State University Interim President Supports DACA

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09/06/2017 - 12:30 PM

St. Cloud State University Interim President Supports DACA

St. Cloud State University Interim President Interim President Ashish Vaidya says he will stand by DACA.

In a statement released by the presidents office Tuesday Vaidya that he says he agrees with many other university presidents who urge preservation of Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals.

DACA has protected the rights of nearly 800,000 individuals looking to study at schools and universities across the country.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has also said that the Dream Act will stay for Minnesota students who qualify.

Sex Trafficking Suspect Arrested In North St. Cloud

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09/05/2017 - 9:40 AM

Sex Trafficking Suspect Arrested In North St. Cloud

A suspect in a sex trafficking investigation was arrested last week.

Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says that officers got a call around 11 p.m. Friday about a suspect in a sex trafficking case that might be at a party. Police arrived to the house in the 400 block of 29th Avenue North and confirmed that 22-year-old Deandre Jones was there. Jones then fled from police and was tased and arrested.

Jones is being held at the Stearns County Jail on charges of promotion of prostitution, probation violation on a felon in possession of a firearm conviction, and obstructing the legal process.

Little Falls Ravine Walking Tour Coming Back Again

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09/05/2017 - 4:30 AM

Little Falls Ravine Walking Tour Coming Back Again

The ravine walking tour in Little Falls will happen again after past success.

This past July the ravine tour was a huge hit, causing the Morrison County Historical Society to schedule another tour date for September 16.

According to Executive Director Mary Warner, the tour will last five blocks and will let attendees explore and listen to stories about the Little Falls ravine which ran along the east side of town but now is mostly erased from the landscape.

The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street Northeast in Little Falls and finish around noon. The cost will be $20 plus tax for non-members and $15 plus tax for members, while children under 12 may attend for free.

Reservations are due by September 13, with a limit of 20 reservations.

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