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Tech High School Hires Jon Benson As New Head Football Coach

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06/29/2018 - 10:21 AM

Tech High School Hires Jon Benson As New Head Football Coach

A high school in the St. Cloud area has hired a new football coach.

St. Cloud Area School District 742 says that Tech High School has hired Jon Benson as their new head football coach. Benson has been the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for Tech since 2013. He has six years of head coaching experience. He replaces Gregg Martig, who was a coach for the high school for 23 years. Martig took a teaching and coaching spot at Pequot Lakes.

Benson has taught sixth grade students in the district for 18 years. He graduated from Atwater Cosmos Grove City High School. He has earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Southwest Minnesota State University and has a Master's degree in Education from College of St. Scholastica. 

Benson will meet with his players and fellow coaches to plan for next season as early as this week.

Crane Work Near Campus Will Close 4th Ave for One Day

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06/28/2018 - 9:45 AM

Drivers near the Campus of St. Cloud State University should be aware of a road closure near the Herb Brooks National Hockey Arena.

The St. Cloud City Engineer's Office says crane work in the area will close 4th Avenue South from 12th to 13th Street South on Friday. This closure should only last one day, weather permitting. Detours will be posted.

Decker Homicide File to Be Released

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06/28/2018 - 12:45 PM

Decker Homicide File to Be Released

The Steans County Sheriff’s office is preparing to release the Thomas Decker homicide files in accordance with Minnesota Law.

Thomas Decker was a Cold Spring Police Officer who was shot twice in the alley behind Winner’s Sports Bar and Grill on November 29, 2012. Decker was conducting a welfare check in an apartment above the bar. The main suspect in the case committed suicide in 2013. The Sheriff’s office closed the Decker case earlier this year.

KVSC will continue to update you on this story as the records will be released on Monday.

Four-Vehicle Crash In Benton County Causes Truck To Roll Over

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06/28/2018 - 11:00 AM

Four vehicles were involved in a crash near Foley Wednesday that sent one woman to the hospital.

The Minnesota State Patrol says that the crash started after a pickup truck driven by 57-year old Ronny Studenski blew past the intersection while traveling south on County Highway 25. A Toyota Avalon and another car heading east on Highway 23 slammed into the side of the pickup. The truck rolled over and collided with another truck at a stop sign heading north on County Highway 25.

The driver of the Toyota Avalon, 52-year Anita Miller, was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured.

County Road 74 To Close Due To Construction

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06/28/2018 - 10:20 AM

Drivers in southwest St. Cloud should expect a lot of construction this next month and should plan for detours.

The Stearns County Department of Highways says that County Road 74 will close between 33rd Street South and County Road 6. Crews will be trying to complete a box culvert extension, a bypass lane, and city utilities. 

Detours will be posted.

The closure will begin on July 2 and will last two months. These times will depend on the weather and could change.

 

Road Construction Will Reduce 7th Street South To A Single Lane

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06/27/2018 - 7:45 AM

Road Construction Will Reduce 7th Street South To A Single Lane

Drivers should expect some delays if driving in South St. cloud this coming July.

The St. Cloud City Engineer’s Office says work has started on curb and gutter/sidewalks on 7th Street South from Washington Memorial drive to 9th Avenue South.

The work has started with mill and overlay. Roads will be reduced to a single lane for both ways and flaggers will be put in place, drivers can expect delays.

The road construction is expected to be completed in late July with weather permitting.

Sartell Planning Commission To Hold Early-July Meeting

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06/27/2018 - 11:10 AM

The Sartell Planning Commission is holding a meeting.

The City of Sartell says that the meeting will cover both new and old business. The commission will address bike parking regulations. They will also provide updates on projects and will hold an open discussion.

The meeting will be held on Monday, July 2 at the Sartell City Hall at 6:30 p.m.

St. Cloud State Students Uncover Artifacts At Wildlife Refuge

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06/27/2018 - 11:00 AM

St. Cloud State Students Uncover Artifacts At Wildlife Refuge

A group of students have discovered artifacts from a time up to 1,000 years ago during a field study.

St. Cloud State University says that excavation units working at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge have dug up several artifacts from earlier occupants of the area. Some of the artifacts included a shard of pottery with design elements from the original pot and obsidian that was brought to Central Minnesota from trading.

The excavation is run by a dozen St. Cloud State University anthropology students, led by Professor Mark Muñiz. The university is partnering with the wildlife refuge to learn more about the area's past occupants. The site was included as part of the 2018 summer session field study.

This is the 50th year of the St. Cloud State archaeological field school's existence.

Man Loses Fingertips In St. Cloud Doorway Attack

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06/26/2018 - 11:30 AM

 
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A St. Cloud man is accused of severing two fingertips of a man who came to his front door last week.
  
Sixty-seven-year-old Clarence Junior Hilliard Jr. appeared in Stearns County court Monday on two felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
  
According to the criminal complaint, a neighbor told police he went to Hilliard's apartment Friday to give him cigarettes. The man told police he kept knocking after Hilliard told him to go away. The complaint says Hilliard opened the door, swung something at the man and cut off two of his fingertips.
  
Police executed a search warrant and found several weapons inside Hilliard's apartment, including a machete apparently with blood on it.
  
The man told police doctors were unable to reattach his fingertips.
  

Alcohol is Believed to Be a Factor in a Motorcycle Crash in Sherburne County

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06/26/2018 - 10:15 AM

Alcohol is Believed to Be a Factor in a Motorcycle Crash in Sherburne County

A man was sent flying into a ditch after a car cut in front of his motorcycle on Friday afternoon.

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says that the accident occurred at just before 4 p.m near the intersection of County Road 15 at County Road 83. The car first rear-ended a minivan that was stopped in the northbound lane, and then turned into the southbound lane. 58-year-old Robert Gross of Zimmerman was headed south on his motorcycle when the car crashed into him. He was thrown from his bike and landed in a ditch. 

The driver of the car was identified as 21-year-old Sydney Dahlberg of Big Lake. Brott says that alcohol is believed to have been a major factor in the crash. Dalhberg was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and is booked at Sherburne County Jail.

Gross was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious injuries.

9th Street North and West St. Germain Street Intersection To Close Due To Work

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06/25/2018 - 11:45 AM

9th Street North and West St. Germain Street Intersection To Close Due To Work

Drivers in St. Cloud should expect road work at a major intersection.

The City Engineer's Office says that the intersection on 9th Street North and West St. Germain Street will be closing due to utility work.

The closure will begin on Wednesday and will last until Friday, weather permitting. Drivers planning on using the intersection should plan a detour.

 

 

 

Car Crash At Wells Fargo Bank Wipes Out ATMs

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06/22/2018 - 11:45 AM

A Waite Park driver struck an ATM machine at the Wells Fargo Bank in the 300 block of 33rd Avenue North in St. Cloud on Thursday.

St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says that police were called to the bank just after noon. When they arrived, they found the 20-year old Fadumo Omar had crashed into the side of a bank, colliding with an ATM machine. While the investigation is still ongoing, the crash did not appear to be intentional. It is believed that Omar was trying to park in the bank parking lot when she crashed.

Omar was given a citation for careless driving and was released at the scene. As a result of the crash, no ATMs are operational at the bank at 33rd Avenue North. The closest Wells Fargo ATM is at the South branch located at 200 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.

A passenger, 18-year old Hinda Omar, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. While the bank was open and customers were inside of the bank, no one was injured.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis Announces Rock On Award Winners

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06/22/2018 - 10:45 AM

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has announced  the three winners of his "ROCK ON" Awards.

Mayor Kleis gave the awards to the Hockey Day Minnesota Organizing Committee, Hudda Ibrahim, and James Calacsan. The winners were honored at the opening ceremony of St. Cloud Granite City Days at the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair. Kleis gives these awards to celebrate those who show commitment to helping the St. Cloud community.

The Hockey Day Minnesota Organizing Committee is responsible for helping organize Hockey Day Minnesota 2018, which was held on January 19 at Lake George. Kleis recognized them for their hard work and all of the volunteer hours they spent bringing the event to the St. Cloud area.

Ibrahim teaches diversity and social justice at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She founded Filsan Consultant, LLC and wrote her first book last year, From Somalia to Snow, which talks about how Minnesota has become home for many Somalians.

Calacsan is a performer and singer who will be a part of Team USA at the World Championships of Performing Arts in California from July 6-July 15. He has also performed the national anthems for the Timberwolves, Wild, and Twins.

Granite City Days will go until Sunday, concluding with Fred Yiran African Arts Day from 12 p.m to 4 p.m.

Semi Hauling Hay Starts on Fire After Coldspring Crash

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06/21/2018 - 11:00 AM

 A Crash in Cold Spring starts a fire and detours traffic for several hours.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 35-year Victoria Braegelmann was driving north on Main Street when she was crossing Highway 23. A semi hauling hay on 23 ran the red light and struck Braegelmann’s car. The crash caused the hay to start on fire and traffic had to be redirected as crews worked to put out the flames.

Braegelmann was treated on the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

Weekend Delays Expected on University Drive

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06/21/2018 - 10:30 AM

Weekend road work in St. Cloud could lead to minor delays.

The City Engineers office says University Drive will be reduced to a single lane starting Thursday. The construction will span from the University Bridge to Roosevelt Road.

They are scheduled to start the maintenance Thursday and will last until next Tuesday, weather permitting.

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