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SCSU Welcomes New Dean Of The School Of Education This Summer

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04/28/2017 - 1:40 PM

SCSU Welcomes New Dean Of The School Of Education This Summer
Dr. Jennifer Mueller

St. Cloud State University is welcoming Jennifer Mueller as the new dean of the School of Education.

Mueller is from Madison, Wisconsin, and currently works as a faculty member and chair for the Early Childhood Education program with the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She has experience teaching at the elementary and college levels, which includes six years of administrative work.

Her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison is in elementary education. Mueller also went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Educational Foundations and Policy and a Doctorate in Educational Studies- Teacher Education.

Steve Hoover has held the interim dean position for two years in the School of Education. Mueller starts as the dean July 1.

Man Cited After Hitting A Pedestrian Near SCSU

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04/28/2017 - 1:30 PM

A 47-year-old man was hit by a car while in the crosswalk along University Drive near St. Cloud State University.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says Abdi Mohamed Elmi of St. Cloud was crossing University at 10th Avenue South Thursday just before 3 p.m.

While in the crosswalk, Elmi was struck by the driver of a westbound vehicle, 59-year-old Mark James Helminick. He told police he didn’t see anyone crossing the road and tried to avoid hitting Elmi, but it was too late.

Helminick stayed with Elmi until first responders arrived and took him to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Officers talked to three witnesses who all confirmed Elmi was in the crosswalk before being hit. Helminick was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Big Lake Trapshooting Team Photo Banned From High School Yearbook

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04/27/2017 - 11:50 AM

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) - A yearbook photo of a high school trapshooting team in Minnesota has been rejected because the students are holding guns.

Big Lake High School trapshooting coach Rhonda Eckerdt says she learned Wednesday from the athletic director that the team picture won't be included in the yearbook because it's against school policy to show firearms in photos. Team members, coaches and parents say the guns should be viewed as a piece of equipment used in the sport, much like a baseball player holding a bat in a photo.

Parent Rick Anderson tells WCCO-TV "political correctness has gone way overboard." The athletic director has offered to have a team picture taken for the yearbook, but without the guns. Some parents say they might raise the issue during a school board meeting Thursday.

A Truck Rolled Due To Icy Roads Thursday In St. Cloud

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04/27/2017 - 10:50 AM

A thin layer of ice covered parts of central Minnesota Wednesday, which means road conditions are a bit slippery.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a truck rolled along Interstate 94 Thursday just before 5 a.m. Charles Steven Logan, age 29, of St. Cloud was driving west over the Highway 15 bridge when he lost control. His truck rolled and came to a stop in the left driving lane.

At the time of the accident, the road was snowy and icy.

Logan was wearing his seat belt and suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to the CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital for treatment.

Freezing Temperatures and Rain May Cause Commuting Problems

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04/26/2017 - 11:20 AM

Freezing Temperatures and Rain May Cause Commuting Problems
Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman

A string of cold weather and rain could drizzle disaster across Minnesota.

St. Cloud State University Meteorology Professor Bob Weisman says dropping temperatures and rain around the state could cause commuting problems. Temperatures have dropped below freezing in some areas around Long Prairie and Little Falls causing hazardous road conditions.

The St. Cloud and surrounding areas should prepare for icy roads and sidewalks Wednesday night and Thursday morning. 

Three Car Crash On Highway 10 Sends One Person To Hospital

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04/26/2017 - 9:45 AM

Three Car Crash On Highway 10 Sends One Person To Hospital
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A three-car accident north of St. Cloud sent one person to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Gabrow says 41-year-old Troy Dulude was driving a truck westbound on Little Rock Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Dulude struck 61-year-old Carol Forbes-Manske who was heading north on Highway 10 in the right lane. The accident led to a chain reaction, and Forbes-Manske hit 19-year-old Cameron Ganz in the left lane.

Forbes-Manske was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The two other drivers were not injured.

Oromo Night Will Celebrate Culture And Diversity At SCSU

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04/25/2017 - 11:10 AM

Culture, identity, diversity and cuisine will highlight the St. Cloud State University campus this weekend during Oromo Night.

The Oromo Student Organization says the celebration is a night of entertainment and enlightenment focusing on Oromo life and tradition.

You will need a ticket to attend, and all are sold at the door. Adult fees are $10, Husky students with an ID will pay $8, and kids under age 10 get in free.

The event takes place Saturday in the SCSU Atwood Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


Car Rolls Along County Road 136, One Hospitalized

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04/24/2017 - 12:40 PM

A driver lost control and rolled her vehicle on County Road 136 Saturday.

Madison Nelson, age 18, was heading east on County Road 136 just after 12 p.m. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Nelson looked down to change her radio station when she crossed into the oncoming lane. She lost control causing the car to complete a 360 degree roll and land upright in the ditch.

Nelson was wearing a seat belt and was sent to the St. Cloud Hospital for her injuries.

Lindgren Child Care Center Hosts Book Sale At SCSU

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04/24/2017 - 10:45 AM

Lindgren Child Care Center Hosts Book Sale At SCSU
Image courtesy of SCSU Lindgren Child Care Center

On the campus of St. Cloud State University, a book sale was in full swing Wednesday, April 19. Assistant News Director Mitchell Barnhart has more in this audio story

SCSU Encourages Students To Donate Items Instead Of Ditch In The Trash

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04/24/2017 - 10:10 AM

As the St. Cloud State University school year winds down, students are getting rid of old and unwanted household items, clothes and ramen.

In an effort to recycle these items, St. Cloud State accepts donations so they don’t end up in the trash.

The Department of Campus Involvement says donation boxes will be located around campus at all residential halls, the Ervin House, inside the Atwood Memorial Center, and at Coborn Plaza Apartments.

Students can leave a variety of items such as toiletries, nonperishable food and dishes in the boxes.

The program is called Donate, Don’t Ditch and runs from Monday, April 24 to Friday, May 5.

Poster courtesy Department of Campus Involvement.

Two Hospitalized After A Car Wheel Bearing Suspectedly Failed

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04/24/2017 - 9:50 AM

A 19-year-old driver rolled into the ditch along Interstate 94 when she felt like a wheel bearing failed.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Katelynn Marie Mccomas of St. Cloud was heading west along I-94 Sunday just after 2 a.m.

It is suspected that the left rear bearing went out on her car, and Mccomas rolled into the ditch. The car came to a stop on its roof on top of the interstate fence.

Mccomas and her passenger, 49-year-old Terry Edward Schmidt of Watertown, were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital. Both were wearing their seatbelts suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The accident happened at milepost 185 in Wright County.

Metro Bus Routes 32 And 33 Will Change

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04/19/2017 - 10:50 AM

Metro Bus Routes 32 And 33 Will Change

Two bus routes serving the St. Cloud and surrounding areas will be changing next month.

Metro Bus says route 32 in Sartell and route 33, which goes between Crossroads Center and Sauk Rapids Coborn’s, will undergo minor changes.

Route 32 will be rerouted along southbound 14th Avenue East to go to Alltran Health. The new bus stop will be located near the building’s driveway on 14th Avenue instead of on 1st Street Northeast.

Route 33 will now better serve Northway Drive, with more direct access from Sauk Rapids. The scheduled stops will now happen 2 minutes later in the area between 15th Street North and 33rd Avenue North.

The new service stops take effect May 7. 

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