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St. Cloud Band Performs Below the Matterhorn

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06/21/2018 - 10:00 AM

St. Cloud Band Performs Below the Matterhorn

The St. Cloud Municipal band is back at it again with their latest performance in Switzerland.

On day seven of their European Tour the band played a 10 song concert in the city of Zermatt. They were even joined by members of the local band Musikgesellschaft Matterhorn for 3 more songs.

But it wasn’t all work and no play. Some band members went up to view the Matterhorn, and hike down. Others toured the city, and few adventurous members took on the Forrest Fun Park obstacle course.

KVSC will continue to follow the St. Cloud Municiple Band's European Tour throughout the week.

Sartell City Council Meeting Canceled

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06/20/2018 - 8:10 AM

The Sartell City Council meeting will be canceled this upcoming Monday.

Due to a lack of business the June 25 meeting will not be held, later meetings will resume as normal.

Lake Wobegon Trail To Hold Ceremony and Bike Ride To Celebrate Completion of Trail Extension

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06/20/2018 - 11:15 AM

A famous trail in central Minnesota has been extended, and a ceremony will be held next month to celebrate it.

Stearns County says that the 63-mile-long Lake Wobegon Trail has been extended from St. Joseph to River's Edge Park in Waite Park. According to Stearns County Park Director Ben Anderson, work on the trail will continue, but will be completed within the next few weeks.

A grand opening ceremony will be held for the extension on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m in River's Edge Park. There will also be a pre-celebration bike ride at the Lake Wobegon Trailhead in St. Joseph at 5:20 p.m. Riders interested in participating will need to bring their own bikes and helmet for the three-mile long ride.

The final connection into Waite Park comes during the 20th year of the trail's storied existence.

Parking at the Lemonade Art Fair and Concert

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06/20/2018 - 11:00 AM

The 45th annual Lemonade Art Fair and Concert is coming back to the campus of St. Cloud State University.

With more than 200 vendors and multiple musical acts at least 10,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival. SCSU officials would like to remind everyone that FREE parking is available in the K and Q parking lots south of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. There will also be a free shuttle service from the parking lots up to the festivities running all day starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last call at 9 p.m.

Teenager Charged With Arson After Burning Historic Melrose Church

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06/20/2018 - 10:30 AM

A two year old arson case involving a historic Church in Central Minnesota has been solved.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says that a teenager has been charged with first-degree arson after they caused millions of dollars of damage to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. The juvenile had confessed to the crime after being interviewed as part of a re-examination of the case by the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.

The fire was started on March 11, 2016 at around 4:45 p.m. It reportedly started on the west end of the building, where the sacristy is located. The sacristy was heavily damaged. A wood alter made in Germany and installed before the church's dedication was destroyed. There was also several feet of standing water in the basement along with the wide spread damage from the fire.

The church had been a staple in the Melrose area, with it's 130-foot towers and a Romanesque Revival architecture style. It was dedicated in 1899 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

The police are not revealing the identity of the suspect because they were 13 at the time of the crime.


Next Stop, Switzerland!

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06/20/2018 - 10:15 AM

Next Stop, Switzerland!

The St Cloud Municipal Band is on the move again.

On the 6th day of their European tour the St. Cloud Municipal Band is now leaving Germany and are on their way to Switzerland! On their train ride they caught a glimpse of the Matterhorn and posters advertising their concert tomorrow can be seen all around the city of Zermatt.

KVSC will continue to follow the St. Cloud Municiple Band's European Tour throughout the week.

St. Cloud Municipal Band Visits Sister City On European Tour

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06/19/2018 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud Municipal Band Visits Sister City On European Tour

The St. Cloud Municipal band is on their first leg of their European tour.

The Band set out for their trip last Friday with their first stop in Munich Germany. From there the band traveled Eichstätt where they saw rare dinosaur fossils and toured the Eichstatt castle.

The band’s first performance was in St. Cloud’s German Sister city, Spalt, where they played alongside the Spalt Stadtkapelle. After the concert both bands went out to dinner together were band members got to renew friendships and make new ones.

On their fourth day abroad the band toured another castle in Wurzburg and enjoyed a wine tasting in Ipsheim.

KVSC will continue to follow the St. Cloud Municiple Band's European Tour throughout the week.

Granite City Days Activities Will Close Roads All Around St. Cloud

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06/19/2018 - 10:45 AM

Some roads will be closed for the Granite City days Parade and the 5k this weekend.

The St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says that the Saturday parade route throughout St. Cloud will close several streets. The parade route will start at Wes West St. Germain Street from 13th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North, 6th Avenue North from t St. Germain Street to 12th Street North , 12th Street North from 5th Avenue North to 8th Avenue North , 5th Avenue North from 2nd Street North to 12th Street North , 4th Street North from 5th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North , ending at 7th Avenue North and 8th Avenue North from Veterans Drive/8th Street North to 12th Street North

The Sunday 5k Will close roads from 12th Avenue South from 2nd Street South to 7th Street South.

The Granite City Days Parade closure will be on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the 5k roads will close on Sunday, June 24 from 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

St. Cloud Area School District 742's PAKRAT Bus To Return

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06/19/2018 - 10:30 AM

For children wanting to get a head start on reading, books will be on the move in the St. Cloud area. 

St. Cloud School District 742 says that the PAKRAT (Parents and Kids Reading A-Lot Together) Roll and Read Bus will return for the summer. The bus will travel around the St. Cloud area and children of all ages will be able to check out books for free. The bus will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 19 to August 4. The bus will not run during the week of the Fourth of July.

The bus is funded by LEAF (Local Education and Activities Fund) with their own grants as well as grants by several foundations. The bus is sponsored by St. Cloud Area School District 742, the St. Cloud Rotary Club, and LEAF. 

The bus's schedule is as follows:

Tuesday dates:

June 19-Aug. 14 

Lincoln Elementary School 12:10 p.m.

Promise Neighborhood (1114 9th Ave. SE) 12:45 p.m.

Talahi Community School 1:15 p.m.

Southside Boys and Girls Club (1209 6th Ave. S) 1:45 p.m.

Eastside Boys and Girls Club (320 Raymond Ave. NE) 2:20 p.m.

1200 Division St. E 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday dates:

June 20-Aug. 8 (no bus will run during the week of July 4)

Ivy Apartments (9th Ave. S.) 12:10 p.m.

Oak Hill Community School 12:45 p.m.

33rd Ave N between 4th and 5th St. N (Pantown) 1:25 p.m.

Roosevelt Boys and Girls Club (345 30th Ave. N) 1:50 p.m.

Madison Elementary School 2:25 p.m.

YMCA 2:50 p.m.

Thursday dates:

June 21-Aug. 9 (no bus will run during the week of July 4)

Westwood Elementary School (Back parking lot, Door 5) 12:10 p.m.

770 Savanna Ave. 12:35 p.m.

Kennedy Community School 1:05 p.m.

Bel Clare Estates (Claroma St. and Arbor St.) 1:35 p.m.

Discovery Community School 2:10 p.m.

Park Meadow Apartments (408 Park Meadows Dr. by office/stop sign) 2:45 p.m.

County Road 136 Will Undergo A Resurfacing Project

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06/19/2018 - 10:15 AM

County Road 136 Will Undergo A Resurfacing Project

Drivers in Stearns County should expect some slowdowns later in June.

The Department of Highways says that County Road 136 from County Road 115 in St. Augusta to 33rd Street South in St. Cloud will undergo a resurfacing project.The roads will remain open but lane closures will be in effect. Times and dates are subject to change depending on weather.

The resurfacing project will start on the first week of July. Drivers are reminded to use caution in work zones and to consider alternate routes.

St. Cloud Police's Community Outpost To Hold Community Clean-up

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06/19/2018 - 10:00 AM

Local police are offering people a chance to help the community.

The St. Cloud Police Department says their Rotary Richard C. Wilson Community Outpost will be holding a "Community Clean-up". Guests will be broken into teams where they will go out and pick up trash.

The outpost is owned by the Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation, who helped to choose the location. The community gathering is named after the late St. Cloud Assistant Chief Richard C. Wilson, who died of cancer in 2015.

The event will be held on Monday, June 25th from 1-3 p.m at 600 13th Street South. You can contact St. Cloud police officer Dan McClure at 320-290-8788 for additional information.


St. Cloud Fireworks Adds Little Texas To

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06/15/2018 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud Fireworks Adds Little Texas To

The firework celebration in St. Cloud has announced a few new additions to the festivities.

The St. Cloud Fireworks Committee says that County Music Association Awards Album of the Year winner Little Texas will perform at the "Music in the Park" event at the 2018 St. Cloud Area Fireworks Celebration. They will perform with special guests First Circle and Whiskey Plates.

Little Texas combines modern rock with traditional country styles. Their music is has been featured several TV programs including America's Got Talent and HBO's True Blood.

This will be the 72nd consecutive year that the St. Cloud Area has hosted this display, making it the longest-running event in the area. The celebration will be held on July 4, 2018. The "Music in the Park" event will run at Wilson Park from 3 p.m.-10 p.m., when the fireworks are launched.


Highway 55 Between Buffalo and Rockford Will Close Lanes Due To Major Project

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06/15/2018 - 10:30 AM

Drivers trying to use Highway 55 in Rockford will experience delays or have to plan a detour.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that both directions of the highway between Ash Street and Main Street will be narrowed to one lane. Lanes are also expected to close off and on at the intersections of Wright County 11 and County Road 139 and County Road 11 and County Road 92. This is to prepare the detour route for drivers once Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford closes.

The closures are due to a major project that plans to improve Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford. Some of the expected changes include reconstructing roads, resurfacing, and improving the guardrails and sidewalks in the area. By the time everything is completed, about seven and a half miles of the highway will have improved.

The closures between Ash Street and Main Street will begin on Monday, June 18 at 6 a.m., while Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford closes on July 9.

Rollover on Highway 23 Sends Man To Hospital

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06/15/2018 - 10:00 AM

A driver was taken to the hospital after a late night crash on Highway 23.

Stearns county Sheriff Don Gudmundson says just after 12:15 a.m. Friday 22-year-old Joel Reyes was driving west on Highway 23 near Capital Granite when he noticed another car. To avoid the car Reyes went into the ditch but rolled several times before coming to a stop on the railroad tracks.

Rockville Fire and Rescue along with Gold Cross assisted with the accident, Reyes was taken to St. Cloud hospital for his injuries.

Minnesota District 14 Senator Jerry Relph Recognized For Strides in Affordable Housing

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06/15/2018 - 10:00 AM

Minnesota State Senator Jerry Relph has been recognized for his leadership in housing affordability and homeownership.

Spokesman Nick Sherlock says Housing First Minnesota chose 28 legislators who have put housing first. Relph runs Senate District 14 which encompasses parts of St. Cloud, Waite Park and St. Augusta. Relph said in an interview “It is truly humbling to be recognized for an issue that is so important to me.”

Housing First Minnesota awarded each recipient with a certificate and a letter of appreciation.

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