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Stearns History Museum Presents New Children's Exhibit On Health And Wellness This Summer

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05/27/2016 - 10:50 AM

Stearns History Museum Presents New Children's Exhibit On Health And Wellness This Summer

A nationally touring exhibit is making its way to the Stearns History Museum to spread messages of health and wellness to children.

The museum says the Healthyville exhibit is designed to teach children about health in a fun, play-based manner. It will help participants understand their bodies, the importance of making healthy choices and how to apply these concepts in everyday situations.

The program is bilingual in English and Spanish, and open to families with kids ages 5-12. Others are welcome if interested.

The tour was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Healthyville kicked off Friday and will run through September 4.

The exhibit times are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children, and free for museum members and children less than one year. Family rates are also available.

World War II Soldier's Remains Will Be Returned Home To Minn. Nearly A Century After Death

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05/26/2016 - 12:40 PM

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) - The remains of two World War II soldiers from Minnesota will be returned to their respective hometowns this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 72 years after their deaths.

Navy machinist John Anderson was killed at age 24 on the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, D-Day.

Anderson's remains were disinterred from an unknown grave in a Normandy American Military Cemetery and positively identified in 2015. His remains will arrive Thursday in Willmar, where a public memorial service and interment will be held Saturday.

Army Pvt. John Sersha was killed at age 20 in a German-controlled area of the Netherlands in September 1944.

Sersha's remains returned home Tuesday after they were disinterred from the Neuville Military Cemetery in Belgium. His remains will be buried Saturday in Eveleth.

Quarry Cinema Presents Sensory Friendly Movies This Summer In Cold Spring

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05/25/2016 - 3:40 PM

The Quarry Cinema will be opening its doors earlier on Saturdays during the summer months. News Director Korina Borash has more details in this AUDIO STORY.

The Quarry Cinema is located at 111 East Highway 23 in Cold Spring. A sensory-friendly showing of The Angry Birds Movie begins Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.

OTR/L Amy Danielson provides more information about sensory integration here.

Stearns County Sheriff's Office and St. Cloud Police Department Applying for Grant

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05/25/2016 - 12:40 PM

Stearns County Sheriff's Office and St. Cloud Police Department Applying for Grant

A new grant is available to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Cloud Police Department.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner reports both departments have been invited to apply for a Justice Assistance Grant in which they would share $32,386.

Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is planning on buying new drug detecting canine units and a drone that would be used in open area searches.

The St. Cloud Police Department is looking at buying a new all-terrain SUV that would be used in large gatherings and searches. Along with the SUV, they would like to use some funds for crime prevention materials.

The public is invited to email comments on the grant to sherrif@co.stearns.mn.us.

St. Cloud Man Injured In Fiery Car Crash Tuesday Night

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05/25/2016 - 12:00 PM

 A fiery car crash in Brockway Township sends St. Cloud man to hospital Tuesday night.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner reports at 10:15 p.m. Aaron Fleck lost control of his car near County Road 1.

After hitting several trees, the car came to a stop in someone's front yard and caught fire. Bystanders were able to pull Fleck from the car.

After being taken to the St. Cloud Hospital he was airlifted for further treatment of his injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The crash is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office

Sartell-St. Stephen Announce Plans To Build A New High School

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05/25/2016 - 11:20 AM

Sartell-St. Stephen Announce Plans To Build A New High School

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) - The Sartell-St. Stephen School District will build a new high school.

Voters Tuesday approved a nearly $106 million bonding referendum. About $89 million is for the high school and the rest is for improvements to other buildings in the district.

WJON reports district officials say enrollment has been growing fast and they've run out of room in their existing buildings. The current high school will become the middle school.

The new high school is Sartell is expected to open for the 2019 school year.

TCF Bank Introduces New Program That Works In St. Cloud And Surrounding Areas

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05/24/2016 - 2:00 PM

TCF Bank Introduces New Program That Works In St. Cloud And Surrounding Areas

TCF Bank recently introduced a new suite of products called ZEO.

The bank says ZEO offers choice, convenience, and control for customers who want alternate ways to manage their money.

The goal of the new suite is to provide customers more options on how to pay their bills and manage their spending.

A company spokesperson for TCF says ZEO products are offered collectively in the setting of a secure federal bank guided by the expertise of TCF relationship bankers.

Learn more about the new ZEO program here.

SCSU Survey Reveals Minnesotans Thoughts On Immigration Control

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05/24/2016 - 2:00 PM

SCSU Survey Reveals Minnesotans Thoughts On Immigration Control
Last fall SCSU Survey completed its annual statewide survey. The 2015 survey focused on Minnesotans’ thoughts on immigration policy and specific groups of immigrants.
 
The Survey found that more than 60 percent of Minnesotans believe immigrants have a positive or very positive effect on the United States. Twenty-five percent believe immigrants have a negative or very negative effect on the state.
 
Over 85 percent of the state feels the need for some form of strengthened immigration control.
 
Responses for the survey were gathered from 623 randomly-selected landline and cellphone users last fall at the St. Cloud State Survey Lab. 
 
 

 

Rollover Crash Near Getty Township Injures One Man Monday Night

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05/24/2016 - 11:50 AM

One person was hospitalized after a rollover near Getty Township Monday night.

Stearns County Sherriff John Sanner reports that around 8 p.m. Jose Antonio Ojeda-Lopes rolled his SUV into the ditch along County Road 186.

Witness Bradley Holmquist said Ojeda-Lopes was not driving in his own lane and swerved too far causing him to lose control.

Ojeda-Lopes was the only person in the SUV. Investigators believe alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Ojeda-Lopes was taken to Sauk Center Hospital for medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries. He was issued a citation for careless driving, driving after revocation and no proof of insurance.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the MN State Patrol for traffic control.

Tech High School Locks Down After BB Gun Was Found On Campus Tuesday Morning

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05/24/2016 - 11:10 AM

Tech High School has resumed normal hours after an emergency lockdown Tuesday morning.

St. Cloud Police say the school, located in the 200 block of 12th Ave. S., went into lockdown after two students were found with a BB gun. When police began an investigation they immediately arrested one student. The other was found with minor injuries, and parents were contacted right away.

The lockdown was lifted at 9:45 a.m. and school went on as normal. No other students or staff was hurt.

Stay tuned to KVSC as more information becomes available during the ongoing police investigation.

Two Roads Will Shut Down For VFW Memorial Day Event In North St. Cloud

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05/23/2016 - 2:10 PM

Two Roads Will Shut Down For VFW Memorial Day Event In North St. Cloud

St. Cloud drivers should be aware of two road closures near West St. Germain St. Monday.

The City Engineer’s Office says the roadway between 18th Ave. North and Osseo Ave. North will be closed.

In addition, Osseo Ave. North between West St. Germain St. and 1st St. North will be closed.

The closures are due to a VFW Memorial Day event.

Metro Bus Drivers Tested Their Skills In Bus Roadeo Competition Last Week

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05/23/2016 - 2:00 PM

Metro Bus Drivers Tested Their Skills In Bus Roadeo Competition Last Week
Metro Bus drivers of St. Cloud took the opportunity to showcase their driving skills in the local Bus Roadeo competition last week.
 
The Bus Roadeo is a timed obstacle course through orange road cones that test real life driving scenarios. Drivers have the option to compete in the Fixed Route division with large buses or the Dial-a-Ride division with smaller buses.
 
Drivers Todd DeZurik and David Peacock finished in the top spots in the Dial-a-Ride division. Gayle Rekowski and Adam Ploof finished with the top spots in the Fixed Route division.  The four drivers qualified for the state level competition in July.
 

 

Officials Ask For Public's Help In Finding Suspects Involved In Melrose Church Fire

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05/23/2016 - 1:50 PM

Officials are asking for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for a fire at the Church of St. Mary in Melrose last March.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says they are looking for more information that could lead to an arrest and conviction of the person or people involved.

A fire broke out just before 5 p.m. on March 11. The blaze was considered incendiary and caused about $5 million of damages. The church building, located at 203 S. 5th Ave. East, was built in 1898 and is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

A reward up to $7,500 is being offered through the Minnesota Chapter of the IAAI.

Anyone with information can call the ATF hotline at 888-ATF-FIRE, that’s 888-283-3473. The Minnesota Arson hotline will also accept calls at 800-723-2020. Callers are allowed to remain anonymous.

The ATF is working with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division to make an arrest.