10/06/2015 - 10:50 AM
St. Cloud State University will host the fourth annual Survive & Thrive Conference Thursday, October 22.
The conference will be a two-day event with festival activities and opportunities for people to get involved. It aims at continuing education in health, humanities and narrative as medicine, encouraging artistic expression and seeking emotion through participant testimonies.
Founder of Survive & Thrive and cardiac arrest survivor, Professor Rex Veeder (pictured left), says the purpose of the conference is to improve the conversation of our own relationship with art and medicine. The conference allows people to redeem their self-depth and embrace their emotional being.
The event will take place at St. Cloud State University’s Atwood Memorial Center. It will begin Thursday, October 22 and finish Friday, October 23.
10/06/2015 - 10:40 AM
Drivers in Big Lake should be aware of a day-long road closure starting this week.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says a section of Highway 25 between Pleasant Avenue East and Putnam Avenue will be closed on Wednesday.
A two-mile detour will be posted directing drivers along County Road 17.
The closure is needed as crews work on adding an extra track for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. The tracks cross Highway 25 just south of Highway 10 in Big Lake.
The closure will begin at 6 a.m. All roads are expected to reopen by 8 p.m.
10/06/2015 - 9:10 AM
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body of the man who was found floating in the water in the Quarry Park Nature Preserve Sunday morning.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says the body is that of 30-year-old Philip Royal Miller of St. Cloud who had been missing since August 6th. Authorities and Miller's family believe he committed suicide. His cause of death was listed as fresh water drowning.
The family reported he suffered from severe depression. Quarry 8 at the nature preserve had been partially drained in August and divers attempted to locate Miller at that time.
10/05/2015 - 12:00 PM
St. Cloud Area School District 742 has started its absentee voting process for the bond referendum for Election Day on November 3rd.
Director of Community Engagement and Communications, Tami Deland, says people don’t need to give a reason why they want to use absentee ballot. District 742 Superintendent, Willie Jett, adds authorities like to make sure that everyone ages 18 or older can vote.
Those who like to vote through the absentee process don’t need to be registered. Officials will send absentee ballot documents to people if they request it. People can absentee vote in person at Apollo High School during business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. They can also vote from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 31st.
Voters are reminded to deliver their ballots by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd.
10/05/2015 - 11:30 AM
A new graduate program at St. Cloud State University is capturing the attention and support of the U.S Department of Education.
The Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling program at St. Cloud State received a $1 million grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the U.S. Department of Education.
The grant will provide $200,000 per year for tuition assistance and professional development stipends from 2015-2020.
This is the first time a long-term grant has been awarded to a program that focuses on both rehabilitation counseling and addictions. Only two programs like this exist in the United States.
10/05/2015 - 10:30 AM
St. Cloud State University and Wells Fargo are making it easier for students and alumni to get career and employment information.
Wells Fargo donated $10,000 to St. Cloud State to help upgrade its Career Services Center and to support the academic programs of Multicultural Students Services. The donation was mainly used to upgrade the computer systems in the Career Services Center.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the upgrades will be held at noon Monday in the lobby of the Career Services Center located on the 2nd floor of Centennial Hall.
Wells Fargo and SCSU have been in partnership for more than 10 years.
10/02/2015 - 12:00 PM
Largemouth bass regulations placed on two Stearns County lakes in 2006 may be made permanent.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the regulations on Long and Crooked Lakes allow anglers to keep bass more than 20 inches long and release the fish between 12-20 inches.
Since 2006, the average size of largemouth bass has increased and will continue to grow if the regulation is continued.
The DNR is looking for public opinion about making the regulations permanent at an upcoming meeting. People are invited to speak up about the proposal Thursday, October 15 at Lynden Town Hall in Clearwater. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
10/02/2015 - 9:50 AM
Authorities have released the name of a Duluth man who was fatally shot by a Kanabec County sheriff's deputy outside a home in Mora.
The Ramsey County medical examiner's office identifies the man as 37-year-old Robert Sullivan Christen. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Christen was punching Deputy Shanna McIalwain in the head when the deputy shot him.
McIalwain has been with the sheriff's office for 1 1/2 years. She was placed on standard administrative leave.
Sheriff Brian Smith says it happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday when the deputy responded to a call from a woman who said a man was on his way over to harm her. When the man drove up, he says, the deputy ordered him to stop, but he continued advancing and attacked the deputy.
The suspect died at the scene. The deputy was treated for minor injuries.
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