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Law Enforcement And Community Building Conference In St. Cloud

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09/20/2017 - 12:30 PM

Law Enforcement And Community Building Conference In St. Cloud

Law enforcement and social services across the Midwest will be meeting in St. Cloud next Thursday.

St. Cloud State's University Communications says social service experts are meeting at a conference to discuss how police and community relations can grow through building partnerships.

The conference "Bridge the Divide Through a Shared Identity: Making Everyone in the Community Count" will be held at Courtyard by Marriott from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 28.

It's the second annual conference that is hosted by the university's Department of Social Work.

St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson will be speaking along with United Way of Central Minnesota CEO John Ruis.

A Rollover Near Rockville Sends Man To The Hospital

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09/20/2017 - 11:30 AM

A Rollover Near Rockville Sends Man To The Hospital

A rollover near Rockville has sent one man to the hospital.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says Thursday an SUV was found in the ditch off Country Road 8 near 230th Street. Authorities say 54-year-old Peter Taft from Cold Spring was found laying across the front seats of his SUV. Gudmundson says Taft went off the road, over corrected, and then rolled over.

Taft was transported to St. Cloud Hospital for his injuries. He was not believed to be wearing his seatbelt at the time, and alcohol is believed to a factor in the rollover.

St. Germain Street West Will Be Closed

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09/20/2017 - 11:10 AM

St. Germain Street West Will Be Closed

A road closure will be taking place to do some sidewalk construction.

St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says that St. Germain Street West will be closed in order to fix sidewalks between 5th and 6th Avenues.

The closure will be dependent on the day’s weather and will be on Friday, September 22.

Metro Bus Announces Improvements To Downtown Transit Center

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09/19/2017 - 2:00 AM

Metro Bus Announces Improvements To Downtown Transit Center

With construction on 5th Ave finishing up next week the Metro Bus Transit Center in downtown st. cloud has made some improvements of their own.

Metro Bus CEO Ryan Daniel says changes include reorganization of the bus lanes, updated landscaping, new vending machines, and the entire property is now smoke-free. Daniel says these changes create a better environment for their riders.

5th Avenue in St. Cloud To Re-Open September 25

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09/18/2017 - 3:40 AM

         

      Photo courtesy Pioneer Place Theatre, taken September 13, 2017

A four month project that has shut down a major downtown St. Cloud street is about to wrap up.

The Downtown Council reports that 5th Avenue South should be open to vehicle traffic starting Monday, September 25. The $1.67 million project completely closed part of the city's historic downtown area to replace water and utility lines dating back more than 70-years.

Fifth Avenue, which has a variety of restaurants, bars, a hotel and theatre will see some significant updates. The final project includes raised planter beds, benches, outdoor patio seating on a wider surface area, colored and textured concrete, decorative lighting and crosswalks.

 

Women's Theatre Will Be Featured At Women On Wednesday at SCSU

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09/18/2017 - 11:50 AM

Women's Theatre Will Be Featured At Women On Wednesday at SCSU

The Women on Wednesday series at St. Cloud State University this week is featuring a presenter from the world of theatre.

University Communications says Executive Director of Theatre Unbound, Anne Bertram will talk about the organization's role in shrinking the gender gap for the past 18 years.

The theatre brings audience thought-provoking created by women and providing female perspectives.

Bertram will be speaking on September 20 from 12 -1 p.m. in the Atwood Center Theatre. Women on Wednesdays is free and open to the public.

St. Cloud Senator To Receive Housing Leadership Award

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09/18/2017 - 11:10 AM

St. Cloud Senator To Receive Housing Leadership Award

St. Cloud’s Senator has been honored with an award for promoting affordable housing.

Minnesota State Senate Correspondent Jacob Schneider says that Republican Senator Jerry Relph is honored with the 2017 Housing leadership Award. Relph earned this honor by backing several initiatives that promote home ownership and recognizes the importance of affordable housing for Minnesota families.

The award was presented to Relph by Housing First Minnesota, which is made up of more than 1,200 home builders, remodelers, developers, and industry supplies.

Bangladesh Night At SCSU "A Touch of Monsoon"

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09/15/2017 - 11:40 AM

Bangladesh Night At SCSU

You can experience a bit of Monsoon season in Bangladesh night on Saturday right here in St. Cloud.

“A Touch Of Monsoon” starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom on St. Cloud State University's campus. The cultural event will have videos, dancing, music, and food; all put on by the Bangladesh Student Association. The goal of the night is to help the audience experience what it is like in Bangladesh during the longest season of the year, Monsoon season.

Tickets can be bought at the door or ahead of time.  The price for students is $7, and $8 for the general public. 

Starting Monday Highway 10 Down To One Lane In St. Cloud Area

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09/15/2017 - 10:50 AM

Starting Monday Highway 10 Down To One Lane In St. Cloud Area

Drivers traveling on Highway 10 next week should expect delays, starting on Monday.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is notifying the public that road crews, equipment and slow traffic should be expected.

Highway 10 will be reduced to a single lane between East St. Germain Street and County Road 33. The closures are needed as crews will be installing a high-tension cable median barrier that can reduce fatalities up to 95 percent.

Closures will happen from sunrise to sunset, during non-rush hours. Work is set to begin this Monday, September 18, and end on October 30.

Driver Gets Away From Deputy After Vehicle Chase In Benton County

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09/14/2017 - 3:10 AM

Driver Gets Away From Deputy After Vehicle Chase In Benton County

A Benton County deputy was lead on an chase Wednesday night near Watab Township.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck reports a deputy started following a minivan after observing traffic violations in which the van appeared to be following another car while traveling southbound on Highway 10. The deputy pulled the van over on the exit for Benton County Road 33.

After the deputy approached, the driver, 51-year-old Orville Axelson Jr. of Beloit Wisconsin, told the him that he was driving erratically because he was trying to follow a friend. There was a woman passenger in the van at the time.

The other vehicle pulled over at this time of this incident and the deputy approached it, that's when Axelson tried to flee the scene. The van was located a short time later was pulled over again, however this time Axelson was not in the vehicle. The woman passenger had taken over the wheel after Axelson had leaped out of the moving van.

Axelson has an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Other law enforcement units started a search with two K-9 teams but were unable to locate him. 

The Benton County Sheriff's Office was assisted by local police department units as well as the Minnesota State Patrol.

If anyone with information about Axelson they are asked to call the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 320-968-7201.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Issues Air Quality Alert

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09/14/2017 - 10:30 AM

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Issues Air Quality Alert

Western wildfires have caused an alert in Minnesota over air quality concerns.

St. Cloud State University Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman says the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an alert for Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. for a drop in air quality. Wildfires from the Northern Rockies, hot temperatures and light winds will make breathing difficult on the hot and humid day.

People are advised to avoid being outside if they have difficulty breathing, and to minimally use anything that involves gasoline, such a mowing the lawn. The worst conditions are expected to be in the afternoon in the Twin Cities area, St. Cloud, and Hinckley.

Authorities Looking For 15-Year-Old Girl From Buffalo Missing Since Sunday

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09/13/2017 - 1:30 AM

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing girl with special needs.

The Buffalo Police Department is looking for 15-year-old Anna Marie Thorson. Thorson was last seen in Buffalo on September 10. Thorson has cognitive and social processing issues and has a hard time recognizing dangerous situations. She is five foot three, 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes, and she usually wears converse tennis shoes with pineapples on them.

Authorities are not sure if she left the area by foot or in a car. In the past, she has been found in the Wayzata and Plymouth area. If you have any information please contact the Buffalo police department.

International Piano Duo Comes To St. Cloud State University

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09/13/2017 - 12:30 PM

International Piano Duo Comes To St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University will be hosting a piano duo from Spain.

St. Cloud State University Music Department says Elena Martin and Jose Meliton will be performing original works. Their music inspiration comes from Spain, as they travel around the world to spread their culture through piano music.

The duo will give a presentation on their musical roots at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 29.  Following the presentation in the evening, the group will perform in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. Admission is free for both performances.

Big Lake Businessman Facing Sales Taxes Evasion Charges

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09/13/2017 - 12:00 PM

A Big Lake man is facing charges for 17 related felonies after he continued making sales after his sales tax permit was revoked.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says Mark Miller failed to file sales tax returns for his business, JC’s Body Shop, for three years between 2013 and 2016. Miller admitted to the department that he was using the collected sales tax for business expenses instead of sending the money to the state.

Miller allegedly owes that state more than $100,000, not including penalties and interest. Miller also faces five years in prison, and a possible ten thousand dollar fine for every charge against him.

University Bridge Will Undergo Inspections Thursday

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09/13/2017 - 11:10 AM

University Bridge Will Undergo Inspections Thursday

The University Bridge will be reduced to one lane.

The City Engineer’s Office says that bridge inspections across University Bridge will be reducing traffic to one lane. This will provide inspectors with adequate safety.

The lane reduction will happen Thursday, September 14, and drivers are asked to proceed with caution when crossing the bridge.

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