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St. Cloud Police Informs Public Of ADT Home Security Impersonator

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10/01/2014 - 5:10 PM

St. Cloud police officers want the public to be aware of an ADT Home Security impersonator who visited a home in the area.

Sergeant Jason Burke says officers responded to a complaint at the 1400 block of 25th Street Southeast Tuesday morning after a white man showed up saying he was with ADT.

Burke adds the man, who appeared to be in his late 20’s or 30’s, claimed he was at the home to update security passwords and change the digital connection to cellular so it could be accessed from the homeowners phone. The man insisted that the update is paid for by the company and does not need to be paid by the customer.

The homeowner then called ADT and found that there was no scheduled appointment at that time.

The police department wants St. Cloud citizens to be conscious of this incident and reminds everyone to use caution when dealing with unsolicited service calls.

Drivers Should Expect Delays Along I-94 In Rogers And St. Michael

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10/01/2014 - 12:50 PM

Drivers Should Expect Delays Along I-94 In Rogers And St. Michael

Drivers in Rogers and St. Michael should prepare for more delays along Interstate 94.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says westbound Interstate-94 east of Highway 101 in Rogers has been reduced to two lanes during non-peak hours that began at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

Also periodically non-peak lane closures going both directions of Interstate-94 west of Highway 101 in Rogers and east of Highway 241 in St. Michael will continue until further notice
 
The Closures are part of the I-94 Corridors of Commerce project in Rogers and St. Michael.  MnDOT notes when completed in 2015 the project would have reduced congestion and improve the efficiency of the transportation system.
 

St. Cloud State Public Safety Issues Crime Alert For Suspect In String Of On Campus Burglaries

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10/01/2014 - 11:15 AM

St. Cloud State Public Safety Issues Crime Alert For Suspect In String Of On Campus Burglaries

St. Cloud State University's Public Safety issued a crime alert Tuesday evening for a 27-year-old St. Cloud man who is a suspect in numerous burglaries and thefts on campus. 

Assistant News Director Dante Smith has the story

 

Portion Of 12th Avenue Street To Be Closed Friday Afternoon

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09/30/2014 - 5:00 PM

There will be certain streets closed Friday afternoon in South St. Cloud due to a school event in the area.
 
The City Engineer’s Office says 12th Avenue South from 2nd Street South to 7th Street will be closed to traffic from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday.
 

 

SCSU Schools And Colleges To Host Career and Internship Fairs

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09/30/2014 - 1:15 PM

SCSU Schools And Colleges To Host Career and Internship Fairs

Employers seeking qualified workers and interns will be on the campus of St. Cloud State University during the annual career day and internship fair.

On Wednesday the Herberger Business School along with the School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts will host their annual career day. Approximately 90 companies will be on campus looking for students seeking both full-time employment and internship opportunities.

On Thursday the College of Science and Engineering will host their annual job and internship fair. Employers from science, engineering, and computing companies will be looking to fill positions and internships with SCSU students.

Wednesday’s job fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday’s job and internship fair will be held from noon until 3 p.m.

Both fairs will be held in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.

 

Rice Man Ejected From Motorcycle Collides With Deer In Rice

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09/30/2014 - 11:50 AM

Rice Man Ejected From Motorcycle Collides With Deer In Rice

A motorcyclist was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with injuries after colliding with a deer Monday evening in Rice.

Benton County Sheriff Chief Deputy Troy Heck says 20-year-old Brandon Ringwelski from Rice was traveling on Little Rock Road Northeast just east of Highway 10.

Heck says a deer ran onto the road from the ditch just before 7:30 p.m. Monday and Ringwelski was unable to avoid it, striking the deer with his motorcycle. He kept riding for 100 feet before losing control of his motorcycle in a ditch.

Heck says Ringwelski was ejected from his motorcycle.

Authorities say Ringwelski was wearing a helmet and riding gear but still suffered serious injuries during the accident and was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital.

The St. Cloud Hospital says Ringwelski was treated and released Tuesday afternoon.

Northwestern Mutual Sales Lab To Officially Open At SCSU

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09/30/2014 - 11:20 AM

Northwestern Mutual Sales Lab To Officially Open At SCSU

The SCSU Department of Marketing invites the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Northwestern Mutual Sales Lab.

The lab will be located in the Herberger Business School to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for students. Three rooms will be opened to help students with digital recording capabilities, presentation critiques, and real-time instructor feedback.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony is Wednesday, October 8 starting at 4 p.m.

Isanti Teen Critically Injured After Accident In St. Michael

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09/29/2014 - 10:35 AM

A teenager is in critical condition after authorities say his car struck two others near St. Michael.

17-year-old Shane Uthe of Isanti was traveling westbound on Highway 241 in his Chevy Cruze when he had attempted to make a left hand turn at the intersection of Larabee Avenue at about 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Uthe’s vehicle crossed the intersection and was struck by a BMW driven by 26-year-old Bobbie Farnum of Buffalo in the eastbound lane of Highway 241. Uthe’s vehicle was struck again by a Chrysler Minivan driven by 16-year-old Camden Goepferd of Rogers, also travelling eastbound.

The driver of the BMW, Farnum was also traveling with a passenger, 13-year-old Hailey Green of Buffalo. Both received non-life threatening injuries.

Minivan driver Goepferd was not injured.

Uthe was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital and remains in critical condition.

Stearns County Administration Building Construction To Impact Facility Parking

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09/29/2014 - 9:55 AM

Some parking spots near the Stearns County Administration Building will be unavailable as crews will be working on the roof of the downtown facility.

Starting this week, crews will be replacing the roof at the Administration Building located at 705 Courthouse Square in downtown St. Cloud.

The construction will cause several parking spots in the front of the building to be temporarily blocked off to make room for materials and equipment. Handicapped spots will not be impacted.

The roof work is scheduled to last about three weeks, weather permitting.

One Man Recovering After Alleged Kidnapping In Sauk Centre

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09/29/2014 - 9:25 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A man and two women are charged with kidnapping after a traffic stop in Sauk Centre.

The St. Cloud Times reports the victim was in the back seat when a police officer stopped the vehicle early Friday because it had a taillight out. He told police he'd been beaten with a baseball bat and kidnapped because the suspects thought he was a snitch. He also told police they were taking him to Claremont to kill him.

The victim said he'd gone to one female suspect's apartment to buy marijuana. He said he was forced to strip while she and the male suspect looked for a recording device and beat him.

The complaint says the other female suspect admitted using amphetamine and told a story consistent with the victim's report.

Sartell Native, NDSU Student Thomas Bearson Laid To Rest

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09/29/2014 - 9:15 AM

Sartell Native, NDSU Student Thomas Bearson Laid To Rest
18-year-old Tom Bearson

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) - The North Dakota State University student found slain in Moorhead was laid to rest as authorities search for the person responsible for his death.

A funeral Mass for 18-year-old Thomas Bearson was held Monday morning at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in his hometown of Sartell.

Bearson's body was found last Tuesday outside a recreational vehicle store in Moorhead. The Ramsey County medical examiner's office says Bearson died as the "result of homicidal violence."

Police say Bearson had last been seen at a party early Saturday morning in Fargo, North Dakota, about six blocks from his dorm. NDSU officials are encouraging students to walk with others on and off campus at night. On-campus police escorts are available around the clock.

St. Cloud State Receives Military-Friendly Award For Sixth Year

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09/29/2014 - 6:00 AM

St. Cloud State Receives Military-Friendly Award For Sixth Year

 St. Cloud State University has received the Military-Friendly Award for the sixth consecutive year.

Victory Media awards the designation to the top 15 percent of schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

St. Cloud State’s Veterans Resource Center has many events planned throughout October which has been deemed Veterans Voices Month. The organization says these events are planned to improve the understanding of veterans around campus as well as honor those who have lost their lives.

The first event is a Student Veteran Panel and documentary showing - “Restrepo”- on Wednesday, October 15th in the Atwood Theatre. For more information on the other events throughout Veterans Voice Month you can visit the Veterans Resource Center’s website. 

Genocide Awareness Project Displays Images On SCSU Campus

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09/28/2014 - 10:00 AM

Graphic images were displayed on the campus of St. Cloud State University Thursday and Friday showing abortion as genocide. Assistant News Director Korina Borash has the story and reactions of students.

Click here for more information on the Women's Center or the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Note that there are graphic images and videos posted on the linked websites. 

Two Men Indicted By Benton County Jury in Jamie Wylie Murder Case

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09/26/2014 - 8:45 AM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Benton County grand jury has indicted two men in the death of a man who had been missing for several months.

The St. Cloud Times reports 26-year-old Travis McKinney was indicted this week in the death of 31-year-old Jamie Wylie of Foley. McKinney was charged in May with first- and second-degree murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and interfering with a dead body.

Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Smith was indicted on charges of aiding and abetting first- and second-degree murder.

Wylie was found with gunshot wounds behind a business east of St. Cloud in March. His family said they last had contact with him in December.

Prosecutors say McKinney shot Wylie twice with a shotgun and Smith drove the men to the area. 

Sports Schedule

  • Men's Hockey vs Western Trinity
    Oct 04, 2014 - 7:00
  • Men's Hockey vs Colgate
    Oct 10, 2014 - 7:37
  • Huskies Football vs University of Minnesota-Duluth
    Oct 11, 2014 - 1:00

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