05/27/2016 - 10:50 AM
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.
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.
05/25/2016 - 3:40 PM
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.
05/25/2016 - 12:40 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
05/25/2016 - 11:20 AM
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.
05/24/2016 - 2:00 PM
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.
05/24/2016 - 2:00 PM
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.
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.
05/23/2016 - 2:10 PM
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.
05/23/2016 - 2:00 PM
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.
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