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Roads Close In St. Cloud To Repair Railroad Crossings

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05/01/2018 - 10:00 AM

A road in St. Cloud will be closed for the next few days to repair railroad tracks.

St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says that beginning immediately, 15th Avenue Southeast will be closed at the railroad tracks near Lincoln Avenue Southeast to repair the crossing. 7th Street Southeast near Lincoln Avenue Southeast will also be closed.

The closing should only last until Thursday, May 3 with weather permitting.

St. Cloud Police Will Teach You About Counterfeit Money

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05/01/2018 - 10:00 AM

Worried about the possibility of counterfeit money in St. Cloud?

St. Cloud Police say they will hold a public education session to help members of the community identify what money is real and fake. They will teach you how to see if a bill is authentic, how to handle counterfeit money and report it.

The session will be at the St. Cloud Police Department Public Training Room on Tuesday, May 8 starting at 7 p.m. The event has free parking and is first come first serve for the first 80 people, registration is not required.

Mayor Kleis Will Hold A Town Hall In Early May

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04/30/2018 - 9:05 AM

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis wants to hear from you at his town hall meeting.

The Mayor’s Office says Kleis will hold the town hall meeting to discuss city issues and concerns.

The town hall will be at the mayor’s office on Thursday, May 3 from 4 -5 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Road Construction Along I-94 Will Slow Drivers

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04/30/2018 - 9:00 AM

Drivers should expect to be slowed or stopped on Interstate 94 for the next few weeks.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says roads between Clearwater and Monticello will be slowed or closed to improve driving conditions. The 14 miles stretch of road will be reduced to single lane traffic during non-rush hours.

Drivers are reminded to slow down near the work zone and give crews enough room to work.

Albany Teen Crashes Car After Attempting To Pass A Bus

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04/26/2018 - 9:45 AM

A teenager crashed his car Wednesday afternoon trying to pass several other cars.

Stearns county Sheriff Don Gudmundson says just before 4 p.m. 17-year-old Mitchell Lawrence Yamry of Albany was driving south on County Road 9 near County Road 156 in Avon. Yamry tried to pass a school bus and two other cars when a separate car came around the corner. Yamry avoided and lost control heading into the ditch hitting a support line for a power pole, then went into the ditch off of County Road 156 landing on the roof of the car.

Yamry was taken to Melrose Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

Winds and Dry Conditions Means Avoid Burning Today

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04/26/2018 - 11:00 AM

Today would not be a good day to burn leaves in Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud State University Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman says today’s temperatures in the upper 50’s, northwest winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour, and brown vegetation will create a very high fire danger in St. Cloud. A fire weather watch has been put in place from 1 -7 p.m. The winds should ease up once temperatures start to drop. A cold front coming tonight could lead to similar weather Friday.

The fire weather watch will also be in effect in Ortonville, Wheaton, Morris, Alexandria, Glenwood, Redwood Falls, Willmar, Long Prairie, Benson and Montevideo.

Paynesville Man Who Killed Grandparents Faces First Degree Murder Charges

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04/25/2018 - 9:48 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A central Minnesota man now faces first-degree murder charges in the killings of his grandparents, who had taken him into their home.

A Stearns County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 33-year-old Gregory Scheel on four counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 93-year-old Wilbert Scheel and 80-year-old Gloria Scheel, of Paynesville. Their bodies were found last month along a road in nearby Kandiyohi County.

Scheel earlier was charged by complaint with second-degree murder in his grandparents' deaths. A first-degree murder conviction carries a life sentence in Minnesota.

Scheel is scheduled to make his first court appearance on the indictment Wednesday. He remains jailed with bail set at $3 million with no conditions or $1.5 million with conditions.

District 742 Superintendent Awarded For His Leadership

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04/25/2018 - 9:26 AM

District 742 Superintendent Awarded For His Leadership

The St. Cloud Area School District 742 Superintendent has won an award from the Minnesota School Public Relations Association.

District Spokeswoman Tami DeLand says on April 20, Superintendent Willie Jett was presented with the “Leadership in Communication Award” at the association meeting. The award highlights an educational trailblazer for outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications.

Jett has been superintendent since 2013 and has been pushing a strong communications strategy from the start.

SCSU Nigerian Students Organization Host First Nigerian Night

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04/25/2018 - 10:00 AM

Looking for a new cultural experience? St. Cloud State University students present Nigeria Night.

University Spokeswoman Anna Kurth says the Nigerian Students Organization will host the night with the theme “WAZOBIA”, meaning “come one, come all.” It is the first Nigerian Night, so students are excited entertain audiences with Nigerian food and performances.

The night will begin with a dinner at 5 p.m. in the Glacier and Voyageur Rooms in Atwood Memorial Center followed by a main show at 7 p.m. in Ritsche Auditorium.

Nigerian Night will be on Saturday, April 28 . Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for SCSU students and $5 for children ten and younger.

SCSU Students Place In Real Estate Competition

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04/24/2018 - 9:25 AM

SCSU Students Place In Real Estate Competition

A group of students at St. Cloud State University were able to bring home a nice prize at a University Real Estate Challenge.

The students include real estate majors Kyle Delarosby, Austin Ruehle, Drew Quist, finance major Logan Guest and double major in both real estate and finance Kaitlyn Tveit.

On April 19, The quintet of students were able to pitch plans to redevelop a 4.8-acre lot in St. Paul that was a former Adult Detention Center and West Publishing buildings near Wabasha Street South and Kellogg Boulevard. Their proposals were a 15-story apartment building and a small office building that would be 50-percent pre-leased to a co-working tenant.

SCSU competed against six other schools, placing third and winning a $1,000 prize.

Graduation Rolls Around Again For Nearly 1,100 Students

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04/23/2018 - 9:30 AM

Spring just began and the semester is winding down, so that can only mean one thing for the students near the end of their degrees.

St. Cloud State University Commencement is back and will feature nearly 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. The star studded line up of speeches will feature president of Binhai College, Nankia University Zhang Dongsheng will deliver the address, and Mary Kate Dougherty will deliver the student address at 10:30 a.m.

The 3 p.m. ceremony will be College at Brockport president Heidi MacPherson for the guest address and Sruthi Shankar for the students. Offering degrees will be interim president Ashish Vaidya and greetings will be brought by Mayor Dave Kleis.

Commencement will be on May 4, at 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. inside the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

Two People Arrested For Stolen Car and False Names

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04/23/2018 - 9:00 AM

A stolen car that was recovered in Langola Township Thursday ended in two arrests.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck says on April 19, at around 7:30 a.m. authorities were told about two people sleeping in a car on a road. After processing the license plate, authorities discovered the car was reported stolen to the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department. The two people were asked their names but instead gave false identities.

24-year-old Corina Marie Dudley of Bemidji and 31-year-old George Fineday III were arrested for possession of stolen property. A search of the car turned up credit cards and identification documents in the name of other people, drug paraphernalia and other stolen items.

Dudley and Fineday are currently being held at the Benton county jail on charges of possession of stolen property and providing a false name.

Man Arrested in Zimmerman, Facing Assault Charges, After Hiding in Home with Weapon

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04/20/2018 - 9:33 AM

Man Arrested in Zimmerman, Facing Assault Charges, After Hiding in Home with Weapon

A man in Zimmerman was arrested Thursday morning after an alleged domestic assault.

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says at around 7:30 a.m. officers went to 865 East Boulevard after a call that 19-year-old Seth Allen Steadman had assaulted a friend. Steadman didn’t answer authorities but instead locked himself inside, and officers were informed he may have a sawed-off shotgun.

Steadman is a convicted felon who can’t possess guns or ammo. Authorities made their way in and found Steadman in a laundry closet, along the shotgun and drug paraphernalia in the home.

Steadman was arrested and taken to the Sherburne County jail facing charges of felon in possession of a firearm, domestic assault and drug possession.

St. Cloud Man Arrested In House Raided For Drugs

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04/19/2018 - 8:37 AM

St. Cloud Man Arrested In House Raided For Drugs

The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force was able to seize a large amount of drugs in St. Cloud earlier this month.

The Task Force says on April 9, a search warrant was used to go to 124 7th Avenue North East, St. Cloud, where they found 19-year-old Justin Knoell of St. Cloud. Authorities found 1.3 pounds of Ecstasy, 4 pounds of marijuana and $15,843 in the house.

Knoell was arrested on first-degree controlled substance charges, the investigation is ongoing.

Jesse McCartney Set To Blow Away St. Cloud State

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04/19/2018 - 8:22 AM

A musician from many current students’ childhood is coming to perform at St. Cloud State University’s campus this weekend.

Jesse McCartney will be in the Atwood Ballroom on Friday night, for a sold-out performance. UPB Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Rosario says the night is another way for students to have fun on campus and create good memories at St. Cloud State.

Tickets went on sale last week and now are sold out. The show starts at 9 p.m., with a VIP meet and greet at 7:30 p.m.

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