02/11/2016 - 1:00 PM
The St. Cloud area experienced an average annual cost of living for the year of 2015, based on a cost of living index study.
President of St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Teresa Bohnen says the area cost of living index for the year of 2015 is garnered and released by the Council for Community and Economic Research. The index determines regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services excluding taxes and non-consumer expenditures.
Grocery items in St. Cloud were the only item measured that cost much more than other Minnesota and Midwest cities at 111.8 percent. However, the cost of housing is at 77.7 percent almost 35 percent cheaper than it is in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
02/11/2016 - 11:30 AM
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force arrested a man in St. Cloud who is believed to be involved in a murder in Chicago.
On Monday the Minneapolis Field Division of the U.S. Marshal’s Office requested Task Force Commander Steve Soyka to help them locate 22-year-old Kevin Lamar Mason from Chicago. Mason reportedly was involved in a murder there that happened about two weeks ago.
Police believe Mason had fled to St. Cloud where he was hiding with his relatives. Mason had a warrant on charges of 1st degree murder and a parole violation for being a felon in possession of a firearm out of Illinois.
Officers found one of the relatives had a juvenile warrant out and the other relative, identified as 34-year-old Shawanna Vaughn, had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Both of the relatives were arrested and taken to the Stearns County Jail.
Officers later found Mason at 57 Belmar Street. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Stearns County on the outstanding warrant. He is waiting for the extradition of his process.
02/10/2016 - 12:45 PM
There will be a grand opening event for the Roosevelt Education Center Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to the open house and will have the opportunity to tour the new school and meet the staff.
The Roosevelt Education Center is home to three St. Cloud Area School District 742 special education programs. The program serves students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Also there will be a 6th-12th grade program to assist with mental health needs. InnStep supports 18-21 year olds with continuing special education needs as they transition to adulthood.
02/10/2016 - 11:45 AM
The culture and traditions of two Asian nations will be celebrated on the St. Cloud State University campus this weekend.
The Vietnamese Student Association and the Chinese Student and Scholars Association will be demonstrating how their cultures celebrate the New Year.
Vietnamese Culture night will provide dinner and feature student performances and songs along with the chance to play their traditional luck money games. Doors will open at the Atwood Ballroom Saturday, February 13, at 5:30. Admission is $8 for students and $10 for non-students.
The Chinese New Year Celebration will begin Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with light refreshments in the Ritsche Auditorium. It will feature the Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center preforming a fusion of contemporary and traditions dances. This event is free and open to the public.
02/10/2016 - 11:00 AM
Stearns County is offering a workplace wellness opportunity for businesses in the area.
The Public Health Divisions of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties are working with each other to help companies in planning, assessing, and implementing a workplace wellness program.
This Tri-County initiative is done through the Statewide Health Improvement Program. The purpose of this initiative is to improve workplace health and culture. It provides employers with best practice strategies for policy, systems, environment and social support.
Employers would learn how to become more active and quit or reduce tobacco use. Participants would also receive education on lifestyle and stress management. One of the other advantages of the program is its breastfeeding support for mothers.
02/10/2016 - 10:30 AM
The Sartell Planning Commission asks residents to comment on its performance.
Planning Community and Development Director Anita Rasmussen says the commission has prepared a draft of what the city has done in the past 13 years.
The plan is a way to help investment, development and appropriate usage of services in the community. The purpose is to address critical programs and services that define a place, its people and the quality of life.
A virtual tour to the plan is available through February 19th. The residents of Sartell are encouraged to provide their comments to the city through their website.
02/10/2016 - 10:10 AM
St. Cloud drivers should be aware of a two-month long road closure in the north side of the city.
The City Engineer’s Office says starting Thursday the alley between 5th and 6th Avenue North from St. Germain Street and 1st Street North will be closed for 60 days.
The closure is due to the parking ramp construction.
02/09/2016 - 1:15 PM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A teenage driver has admitted to texting before slamming into a van and killing a father and his 10-year-old daughter in Sherburne County.
The 17-year-old girl pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide as charged in a juvenile petition. Prosecutors say the teen ignored her friend's plea to stop texting and driving before the July crash that killed Charles Maurer and his daughter, Cassy.
The Little Falls teen and three passengers in her pickup were injured as were two others in Maurer's van. The girl initially told authorities her boyfriend was driving the truck.
The Star Tribune says the teen is scheduled for sentencing next month.
02/09/2016 - 1:00 AM
A busy Street in St. Cloud will remain closed for longer than expected, due to a water main break in that area.
The St. Cloud's Engineering office announced that 7th street south east between Lincoln Ave south east and Kilian Boulevard will continue to be closed now until Monday, February 15, because a water main in that area has burst.
Detours are posted.
02/08/2016 - 1:45 PM
St. Cloud State University will be welcoming bestselling author Robert Putnam to the Atwood Memorial Center’s Cascade Room for the 54th Annual Winter Institute.
Putnam’s latest work, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, explores the consequences of increasing economic inequality over the last half century and the erosion of social mobility within the United States. This program will take place Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday, the program will consist of a panel and a small group discussion. Putnam will be delivering the Winter Institute Keynote Address on Thursday, February 11. This event will begin at 9 a.m. each day. It is free and open to the public.
02/08/2016 - 10:30 AM
FOLEY, Minn. (AP) - Police were called to a church in Benton County because of a man making threats.
WJON reports it happened at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley Sunday. Police Chief Katie McMillin says a man was making profane threats toward worshippers and was carrying a briefcase.
Church members were able to lead the man out of the church until officers arrived. Police say the man was not armed. McMillin says the man hadn't been taking his psychiatric medication. His family was called and he was taken back home.
02/08/2016 - 10:20 AM
Three people were taken to the hospital after a broadside accident in Kandiyohi County Saturday night.
The Minnesota State Patrol says an SUV driven by 40-year-old Andrew Ramirez was heading southbound on Country Road 7 when it failed to yield to right of way. Ramirez was then broadsided by a semitrailer driven by 58-year-old Douglas Reinert from Bird Island.
Ramirez and his passenger, 22-year-old Alyssa Ryan from Olivia, and Reinert suffered serious injuries.
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