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Roads Close in Preperation For Hospital Christmas Lights

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11/30/2017 - 10:40 AM

a few roads will be closed next week for the St. Cloud Hospital Christmas Lighting Event.

St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says 6th Avenue North, 7th Avenue North and 14th Street North will be closed in front of the hospital for the annual lighting event.

The closure will start December 7 at 5:30 p.m. and will be closed until 10 p.m.

Dump Truck Rolls Near Colfax

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11/29/2017 - 3:40 AM

A dump truck rolled over Wednesday afternoon north of Colfax.

Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Gabrow says 31-year-old Paul Sykora of Carrington, North Dakota was heading north on Highway 71 when 80-year-old Rosalyn Carter and her passenger 24-year-old Carolyn Botz of Sauk Centre made a left turn on Highway 9 and hit Sykora.

Sykora had non-life threatening injuries. Carter was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital and Botz was taken to Willmar Hospital.

Waite Park Police Release Information on Man Assualted on Thanksgiving Day

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11/28/2017 - 11:40 AM

Local police are searching for suspects who reportedly assaulted a man from behind early Thanksgiving Day.

Waite Park Police Chief David Bentrud says officers went to St. Cloud Hospital to meet with a 21-year-old man who had received significant facial injuries.

The man said he had been walking in the ditch near Mills Fleet Farm around 1 a.m. on November 23 when he heard someone walking up behind him. He turned around and was assaulted, but nothing was taken from him.

There is an active investigation. The suspects are described as two men of average build. One is about five foot nine inches and the other is about six feet tall.

If you have any information, please call the Waite Park Police Department at 320-251-3281.

Little Falls Holiday Market Coming Soon

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11/28/2017 - 11:00 AM

Little Falls will be hosting its Indoor Holiday Market in early December.

Spokeswoman for the event, Arlene Jones says the market will feature more than 40 local food producers, artists and artisans who will be able to showcase their products. The market will be available to families shopping with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance.

The market will open on Saturday, December 9 and run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace at 609 13th Avenue Northeast, Door 8, Little Falls. For more details and events schedule visit SproutMN.com

Wanted: Winter Clothes For SCSU Students In Need

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11/28/2017 - 10:30 AM

St. Cloud State University is having a winter clothing drive.

Many campus resource centers are teaming up to help students in need. Clothing donations can be made at the Department of Campus Involvement, Lindgren Child Care Center or the Veteran’s Resource Center.

Student Parent Support Center Jean Dempsey tells us more about the clothing drive:

Listen to the AUDIO story here.

Gently used and new clothes can be dropped off through Friday, Dec. 8.

Garage Fire Considered Arson In West St. Cloud, Teenager Facing Charges

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11/27/2017 - 4:00 AM

A Saturday evening garage fire left a few stalls scorched and damaged.

St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says a garage at an apartment building in the 3400 block of West St. Germain Street had visible flames through the roof. St. Cloud Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. investigators say a 15-year-old boy intentionally started the fire, which caused estimated damages of $130,000.

The boy was taken to a juvenile detention center on charges of 2nd degree arson.

Two Men Hospitalized After Crash In Kandiyohi County

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11/27/2017 - 12:00 PM

A crash in Kandiyohi County leaves one man with life-threatening injuries after he collided with a semi truck.

The Minnesota State Patrol says  just before 3 a.m. Saturday 19-year-old Mark Gray was headed north on County Road 7 when he entered the intersection of Highway 7. At the same time 61-year-old Eddie Bray drove his semi tractor trailer into the intersection and the two vehicles collided.

Gray was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center for life threatening injuries and Bray was checked out at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for his non-life threatening injuries.

Three Suspects Arrested In St. Cloud Shooting

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11/27/2017 - 11:40 AM

A suspect has been found in a Thanksgiving Day shooting in St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says just before 6 a.m. officers reported to gunshots being fired in the 1100 Block of 14th Avenue Southeast. Officers pulled over a vehicle with gunshot damage and three suspects were identified. 19-year-old Rauch Chuol was taken in regarding the Thanksgiving shooting. 21-year-old Gak Nytuach Chandak of Faribault was arrested on possession of a controlled substance. And a 17-year-old boy was also arrested for possession of a stolen handgun.

Chuol and Chandak were taken to the Sherburne County Jail. The 17-year-old was taken to the Lino Lakes Juvenile Detention Center. The investigation of the shooting in the 1100 Block of 14th Avenue Southeast is ongoing.

One Man Recovering After Saturday Shooting

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11/27/2017 - 11:00 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a St. Cloud man who was shot inside his apartment is in serious but stable condition.

St. Cloud Police say the 50-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his lower back after the suspect came to his apartment with three other men about 8 p.m. Saturday. The four of them left on foot.

Investigators say the victim and suspect know each other.

Sherburne County Launches Facebook Page

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11/21/2017 - 8:45 AM

Sherburne County now has a Facebook page.

Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor says they're connected on Facebook to keep in touch and update the public. The Facebook page will also serve as a sit-in while the county website has a complete renovation. Topics may include growing businesses, news, or job opportunities.

People can message the account and are encouraged to get connected through the page. Visit Page Here www.facebook.com/SherburneCountyMN

Wind Advisory Heading Into Thanksgiving Forecast in St. Cloud

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11/21/2017 - 8:25 AM

We're heading into a busy holiday travel week with a blast.

Meteorology professor at St. Cloud State Bob Weisman says the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for northwestern, west central, and south central Minnesota for Tuesday. The advisory lasts until 2  p.m. in parts of the state.

Areas affected the most by the windy conditions include the Red River Valley, Fergus Falls, Morris, Alexandria, Glenwood, Willmar, Redwood Falls, Olivia, Mankato, New Ulm, Fairmont, Jackson, and Albert Lea.

Northwest winds at 20-30 mph with gusts over 40 mph could push high profile vehicles a whole lane.

However, Weisman adds the rest of the Thanksgiving week forecast has few travel problems, except for the possibility of some fog and perhaps some light frozen precipitation during Thursday night.

You can follow Weisman's forecasts here.

 

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Is Looking for More Volunteers

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11/21/2017 - 11:30 AM

 

Are you looking for a way to get involved with your community? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Could you volunteer one hour a week? If so Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Minnesota are looking for more big siblings for their “Changing the world Little by Little” campaign that will be starting next year. and getting involved is as easy as registering on the Big Brother and Big Sister Website.

Listen to the AUDIO story here.

Stearns County Plans For Consolidation Funds

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11/20/2017 - 11:57 AM

Stearns County residents can give their input on the Minnesota Family Investment Program that deals with economic stability.

Stearns County Human Services encourages community members to share and voice their concerns about the MFIP. Minnesota Statute requires counties to have an MFIP plan to receive consolidation funds.

The goal of the plan is to provide information to the Department of Human Services on strategies to increase economic stability of low income families.

You can find a copy of the plan at https://co.stearns.mn.us/. Comments about the plan will be accepted until December 18 and they should be submitted to the Planning Coordinator, Peggy Sammons.

MNCASA Puts Out Statements Against MN Legislators

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11/20/2017 - 11:20 AM

MNCASA Puts Out Statements Against MN Legislators

The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault has put out a statement regarding Minnesota legislators accused of sexual harassment and assault.

The MNCASA says with reports from victims against Senator Dan Schoen and Representative Tony Cornish, the new allegations against Senator Al Franken reaffirm that they should assume responsibility for their actions. Franken is accused of groping a woman in her sleep and non-consensual kissing during a USO tour in 2006.

Victims of sexual assault continue to come forward about incidents of assault involving high ranking officials.

Minneapolis Bomb Squad Called To Waite Park

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11/16/2017 - 9:30 AM

An explosive device was discovered in Waite Park Wednesday afternoon.

A tweet from the Waite Park Police says “While the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department was serving papers at a home [Bel Clare Estates] in Waite Park, an explosive device was discovered. The Minneapolis Bomb Squad was called to assist and is now on scene.” 

Discovery Community School in Waite Park was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Police tweeted later that the explosive was detonated and the scene was safe.

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