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St. Cloud Man Arrested After Dropping Toddler From Third Story Balcony

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03/19/2018 - 11:30 AM

A child was dropped from a balcony Sunday afternoon in St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Police say at 4:40 p.m. officers arrived to the 1900 block of Quarry Road where a 4-year-old girl was dropped from a third story balcony. A witness said a man had held the girl by the wrists on the balcony and then let go, and she fell to the ground. The girl was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatning injuries.

The man who dropped the girl was her 33-year-old uncle Baraka Mohamed Ahmed of St. Cloud. Through interviews police were told he is non-verbal. Police found Ahmed just before 10 p.m. at a business in north St. Cloud. He was arrested without incident.

Ahmed is currently being held in the Stearns County Jail on charges of 3rd degree assault and domestic assault. The investigation is ongoing.

SCSU Vietnamese Student Association Is Bringing The Street Market

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03/19/2018 - 10:40 AM

Members of the community can experience Vietnamese culture this weekend with St. Cloud State University’s Vietnamese Student Association.

University Communications Director Anna Kurth says “Street Market” will offer authentic Vietnamese food, along with some performances and activities.

Vietnamese Culture Night will be on Saturday, March 24, in the Atwood Ballroom on SCSU’s campus. Tickets can be bought at the door for $9. 

Garage Fire In South Haven Destroys Home

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03/15/2018 - 9:50 AM

A Tuesday night fire in Fairhaven Township ended with a home as a total loss.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says just before 9:30 p.m. officers arrived to the burning home of 66-year-old John Erikson and 60-year-old Deborah Jurgens of South Haven. The east side of the house was fully engulfed in flames. The South Haven and Kimball Fire Departments worked to try and extinguish the fire, but it spread to other parts of the house.

Jurgens said she was on the first floor when she heard a “pop” sound from the garage, Erikson describes the same sound.

The homeowners are grateful to make it out safe. Authorities believe that the home is a total loss, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Several Sherburne County Officers Awarded For Saving Lives

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03/15/2018 - 9:20 AM

Two Sherburne County deputies and a correctional officer were awarded Tuesday for their life-saving efforts.

Spokesman David Unze says on December 30, 2017 Sergeant Chris Aleshire and Deputy Dean Cichy revived 45-year-old Michael John Suelter of Zimmerman after suffering cardiac arrest. The deputies used CPR and an AED to bring him back to life.

In the Sherburne County Jail, Jail Sergeant Bradley Bohn, noticed another correctional officer choking and was blue in the lips. Bohn performed the Heimlich maneuver and the choking officer was saved.

Aleshire, Cichy and Bohn have all been presented with Life-saving Awards and met with the survivors.

North Side Intersection Closed From Water Break

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03/14/2018 - 10:00 AM

The St. Cloud City Engineers Office says that the intersection at 12th Street North and 33rd Avenue North will be closed starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, due to a water main break in the area. The closure is expected to last until Monday, March 19.

Detours have not been posted yet.

SCSU Theatre Dept. Presents A New Show

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03/13/2018 - 9:30 AM

The St. Cloud State University Theatre Department is bringing a production to St. Cloud this week.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical about a group of students trying to be the spelling bee champion.

The show opens this Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are being sold to the public now on the Pioneer Place’s website.

S-C-S-U students and faculty can get one free ticket by presenting a valid University ID at the door on the day of the show.  

District 742 Board Meeting Moved Back

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03/13/2018 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud School District 742 is moving a board meeting for later in March.

Superintendent Willie Jett says the Board Legislative Committee has rescheduled the Friday, March 16 meeting to the following week.

The meeting will now be on Tuesday, March 20 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the District 742 Administration Offices

Illinois Basketball Team Bus Crashes Near St. Michael

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03/12/2018 - 2:00 AM

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say several people were hurt when a charter bus transporting a college basketball team from Illinois crashed on an interstate 94.

Minnesota State patrol Sergeant Jesse Gabrow says just before 7 p.m. bus driver 64-year-old Paul William Cheeseman of Milledgeville, Illinois was heading east on I-94 when he had an “unknown medical episode,” crashing the bus.

The bus driver was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with non-life-threatening injuries. Five others on the bus were taken to a Monticello hospital with ages ranging from 19-26.

The Star Tribune reports the bus had left North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and was headed back to Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois.

Sherburne Hall Burglary

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03/12/2018 - 11:35 AM

A St. Cloud State University dorm was burglarized over spring break. SCSU Public Safety says on March 8th, a dorm in Sherburne Hall was broken into by forced entry. Several items were taken from the room. Their investigation is ongoing.

Public Safety reminds students to keep valuables out of sight, keep a record of your valuables, lock doors and windows, and if possible, leave the lights on.

Woman's Body Found Near St. Joseph

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03/12/2018 - 11:30 AM

A woman was found dead near St. Joseph last Thursday. Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmunson says at 4:30 p.m. walkers found the body of a 31-year-old woman on the trail. Initial results lead investigators to believe it was a suicide.

Stearns County and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office are working to determine the cause. Authorities say they can’t release more details at this time but assure there is no public danger.

Looking To Get Funding For An Arts Project?

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03/09/2018 - 9:45 AM

Are you interested in learning more about getting arts funding in Minnesota?

The Minnesota State Arts Board says Sherrie Fernandez-Williams will talk about applying to Arts Board gran programs for things such as artists, health and human service organizations, schools, local government, community organizations, arts organizations and informal groups.

Fernandez –Williams will also meet with individuals for 30 minutes each to talk about project ideas or reviewing a previous application.

The information sessions will be on Wednesday, March 28 with the individual sessions from 1-4 p.m. and the general session from 6-7 p.m. at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

Central Minnesota Dance Companies Will Perform In Waite Park

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03/09/2018 - 9:15 AM

The Great River Education Arts Theatre will be putting on a celebration of cultural and artistic diversity of central Minnesota artists.

GREAT Theatre spokesman Dennis Whipple says Dance Celebration will feature fifteen performances by over 40 different dancers from dance companies Ojibwe Dancers, Gotta Dance Collective, Revolver Studios, Folklorico, Hearts and Soles, Royal Elite Dance Squad and Colombian Dance

The Dance Celebration will be at the Helegson Learning Lab Theatre in Waite Park on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at

Interstate 94 Corridor Project Will Have A Public Review Session

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03/09/2018 - 10:15 AM

People are invited to review the plan for the Albertville and St. Michael Interstate 94 corridor.

Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesman J.P. Gillach says members of the public should look at the Environmental Assessment Worksheet which would outline the project.

The project proposal would have road construction along I-94 of Highway 241 and County Road 19.

The meeting open house will be on Tuesday, April 3 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. The event is non-formal and attendees can arrive anytime to make comments or ask questions.

Women On Wednesday Will Talk About Guns and Domestic Violence

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03/08/2018 - 11:00 AM

Women On Wednesday Will Talk About Guns and Domestic Violence

The next Women on Wednesday speaker at St. Cloud State University will talk about the relation of men, guns and domestic violence.

University Spokeswoman Anna Kurth says Kari Mugo will speak remotely from Nairobi, Kenya about the mold of masculinity with guns in domestic violence homicides. Mugo is an activist who writes about issues on feminism, identity, intersectionality, travel and arts.

The next presentation will be on March 14, at noon in the Atwood Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

10th Ave North In St. Cloud Roadwork Scheduled

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03/02/2018 - 12:10 PM

A road in north St. Cloud will be reduced to one lane.

St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says the northbound lane on 10th Avenue North between St. Germain Street West and 1st Street North will be down to lane.

The closure will be on Saturday, March 10 due to a Paramount Theatre event.

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