Monday Mar 19 - Mar 30 @ 8:00 AM
Homicide Investigation 03/2018
Southern Police Institute (SPI) – 80 Hour Training Course / KLEC Approved for 8.0 CEUs Tuition: $1195.00 Discounted rate if paid by cash/check / $1240.00 If paid by Visa/MC/Discover Course Description: Since 1955, the Southern Police Institute has provided law enforcement officers worldwide with quality homicide investigative training. SPI’s HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct competent and complete homicide/death investigations. Carefully selected case studies are used throughout the program to explore every aspect of homicide/death investigations, including autoerotic fatalities, and suicides. An expert in a specific field of specialization leads each program segment. Court certified, these experts provide the participant valuable exposure to years of field experience and a variety of investigative techniques. The course is an intensive eighty-hour program delivered over 10 days. Each participant is granted the opportunity to individually interact with the instructors and review cases, including their own cold cases and active investigations. Cases will be examined through discussion, questions, and answers as well as an evaluation of evidence by participants and instructors. The learning environment and assignments, including practical and scenario-based exercises, is highly interactive with frequent group discussions in order to draw on the experience and expertise of the participants themselves as well as from the experience the instructors being to the classroom. At the completion of the program participants have the ability to differentiate between accidental, suicidal, and homicidal death. Course Topics and Areas of Study: Scene Response & Protocol Scene Analysis with Student Case Study Law Enforcement Tools & Technology Case Management & Small Group Case Work Suicide Investigation Court Preparation & Testimony Criminal Profiling Techniques for Homicide Detectives: Introduction Application of Methodology Utilized When Analyzing Violent Crimes Criminal Investigative Analysis Program Equivocal Death Evaluations Cold Case Analysis - Forensic Linguistic Examination Cold Case Analysis - Missing Persons Case Statement Analysis Crime Scene Reconstruction - Sexual Homicide Legal Issues in Homicide Investigations and Prosecution of Homicide Cases Forensic Evidence and Crime Scene Collection Trace & Biological Evidence Identification of Blood - Small Group Practical DNA Evidence Bloodstain Pattern: Analysis, Recognition & Classification, Mechanics in the Crime Scene, and Documentation Clandestine Graves Introduction to Forensic Pathology Blunt and Sharp Force Injuries Deaths Associated With Fire and Electricity Deaths From Asphyxia Injury and Death Associated With Gunshot Wounds Death in Childhood: SIDS/SUID/SUDI Death in Childhood - Common Causes of Accidental and Homicidal Death in Children Who Should Attend: Enrollment is limited to law enforcement officers, (uniform or detective), investigators, supervisors, and other authorized officials who are responsible for investigating homicides (crime scene technicians, medical examine/coroner investigators, military investigators, criminal analysts, or prosecutors).
    Tuesday Mar 20 @ 3:00 PM
Learn about Kidney Health at Coborn's
National Kidney Foundation - Minnesota – Are you the 1 in 3 at risk for CKD? Do you know about healthy eating for CKD? Want to keep better control of your blood pressure? NKF will be at Coborn's Grocery Store on Cooper Ave in St. Cloud to promote kidney health, risk factors for kidney disease, healthy eating resources available at Coborn's, and more. Everyone who completes a CKD risk assessment in the store will be entered into a raffle for a healthy eating gift basket.
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 7:00 PM
Kevin Young reading at the College of St. Benedict
Graywolf Press – Kevin Young will read from his new book, BUNK: THE RISE OF HOAXES, HUMBUG, PLAGIARISTS, PHONIES, POST-FACTS, AND FAKE NEWS, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Upper Gorecki CSB at the College of St. Benedict. This event is free and open to the public.
    Monday Mar 26 - Mar 27 @ 8:00 AM
Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off - St. Cloud
Northwestern Lumber Association – This workshop will consist of two full days of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take-off. Attendees will receive hands-on experience figuring an actual set of working drawings.
    Friday Apr 6 - Apr 8 @ 8:00 PM
Marriage Encounter – St. Cloud, MN
God Loves Marriage – Enrich your relationship with your spouse at a Marriage Encounter St Cloud MN experience! The relaxed, “unplugged” atmosphere of this weekend event will enhance your experience as you work together for 44 hours learning loving and effective communication techniques that will improve your relationship. LODGING & MEALS: We have already reserved rooms for you at Holiday Inn, and will send this information to you once you are registered, so you do not need to make a hotel reservation yourself. Two nights lodging, three meals on Saturday (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and two meals on Sunday (breakfast and lunch) are included in your reservation. COSTS: A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required when you apply. On the weekend, the amount Marriage Encounter is contracted to pay the venue for your lodging, meals, and program costs (usually averaging $450 per couple, based on prevailing room and food costs) is explained. You will then be given the opportunity to make a freewill donation to Lutheran Marriage Encounter to help offset these costs to this ministry. We appreciate any donation you can make! Lutheran Marriage Encounter is a 501(c)3 organization that depends entirely on couple contributions to continue this ministry. Apply today at the ticket link!
    Friday Apr 13 @ 5:00 PM
Magic Moments Gala 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota – Social Hour, Games & Silent Auction 5pm Dinner 7:30pm Live Auction To Follow Featuring the talents of Janelle Kendall & Dan Witte $90 per person Cocktail or Superhero Attire
    Saturday Apr 14 @ 3:00 PM
Miles Track Naming Ceremony
Saint John's University Alumni Association – We are pleased to invite you to join us for the Miles Track Naming Ceremony at Saint John’s University’s Clemens Stadium in honor of long-time coach Tim Miles. A brief formal ceremony will take place April 14 during the Saint John’s Invitational at approximately 3 p.m. A reception with Tim Miles will take place immediately following the invitational at Brother Willie's Pub in Sexton Commons. This event is free, but please register by April 9 for planning purposes. We hope to see you there! Registration:
    Saturday Apr 14 @ 7:30 PM
Janelle Kendall and Walter's Wheelhouse concert
Tri-County Humane Society – Minnesota’s own Walter’s Wheelhouse makes their Pioneer Place debut with an amazing show: Heartbreakers: Love Lost…or Never Quite Found. Proceeds in part to the Tri-County Humane Society! Fronted by Janelle Kendall and Dan Witte, classic tunes include rockers from Pat Benatar, Heart, Melissa Etheridge, and Joan Jett; more recent chapters from Band Perry, Grace Potter and Little Big Town get you yearning for love lost, unreachable passion and pleading misunderstanding. Spanning rock and country rock music with wailing vocals and screaming lead guitar, join Janelle Kendall and Walter’s Wheelhouse to remember – or try to forget – the one who broke your heart.
    Sunday Apr 15 @ 1:00 PM
Puppy 101
Tri-County Humane Society – Learn a few tricks to make sure your furry family member grows up to be a well-behaved dog! This is a class for humans - PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGGIE AT HOME! Location: Tri-County Humane Society’s Training Facility Class will be taught by Julie Kustermann, owner of Julie’s Kanine K-12. Cost: Free - donations happily accepted! Spots are limited! Register at the link below to reserve yours!
    Friday Apr 20 @ 5:30 PM
17th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids
Tri-County Humane Society – Wine and dine with Tri-County Humane Society at our 17th annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids! On Friday, April 20th (Earth Day), join us at the beautiful Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict campus to support animals in need. As the name suggests, there will be wine and beer tasting, a lovely gourmet dinner, and a large assortment of silent auction items. There's also live music, guest portraits by Country Gallery Photography, and, best of all, an appearance by some adorable shelter animals! Wine, Kibbles & Bids is one of the Society’s biggest fundraisers of the year. The income from this event provides us with the means to spay and neuter all pets prior to adoption and provide the high standard of care that we demand for every pet at the shelter. As an independent animal shelter, we are not affiliated with the national humane organizations. We rely heavily on our community to assist us in our mission to provide quality care and adoption services for homeless animals. In 2017, support for our work resulted in 2,921 pets placed in loving homes! It’s our hope that you’ll help us continue to find homes for animals in need this year. Join us! Want to sponsor the event? More info here: Call 320-252-0896 for more details!
    Saturday Apr 21 @ 8:00 AM
Family History Conference - Trace Your Roots
Stearns History Museum – Featured Speaker Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA Featured Presentations: World War I Era U.S. Alien Registrations Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks The WPA Era: Free Records Boon from the Government Easy Ways to Begin Writing Your Family History World War I Exhibit at Stearns History Museum Additional Breakout Sessions
    Wednesday Apr 25 @ 9:00 AM
Flower Delivery Fundraiser for Administrative Professionals Day
Tri-County Humane Society – April 25th is Administrative Professionals Day! Show your appreciation by sending flowers to an employee or co-worker on Administrative Professionals Day — or surprise a friend or loved one! Any day is a good day to receive flowers! Delivery restricted to St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, Sartell, and St. Joseph businesses only, no home residences. Must be available to receive delivery between 9-12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. All other orders must be picked up at the Tri-County Humane Society.
    Saturday Apr 28 @ 8:00 AM
Rose Education Day
University of Minnesota Extension - Horticulture Stearns & Benton Counties – Are you a rose gardener? Would you like to become one? Join the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program of Stearns County and the Granite City Rose Society for Rose Education Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018. This is a free event, but ask people to please register. Check back for more information in 2018 about registration
    Friday May 4 @ 8:00 AM
Sartell Chamber & Hospitality and Visitors Service – Leadercast May 4th at the Waters Church from 8 am-4 pm. Inteleconnect is the title sponsor. Leadercast is a National event that we will be streaming at the Waters Church. Leadercast teaches the importance of leadership at work, in your daily life and in your community. For more information on Leadercast, click here:
    Friday May 11 - May 24 @ 9:00 AM
TCHS is Crafts Direct Charity of the Week
Tri-County Humane Society – Crafts Direct offers a 40% off any one item coupon every day with a $1.00 donation to charity. The donations are collected and then given to the current charity. Customers may also choose to donate more than $1.00 if desired. One Hundred percent of all donations are given to the selected charity, (along with an additional donation from Crafts Direct) at the end of the charity's selected time.
    Sunday Jul 8 @ 7:00 AM
2018 Tour of Saints
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota – It’s not a race. It’s a heavenly little ride. From cities across Minnesota and neighboring states, each year 1,000 or more cyclists gather in St. Joseph to wend their way along quiet byways and rolling hills, savor treats at rest stops and relish the verdant summer morning. Join the tradition. Make this the year you ride the Tour!
    Friday Jul 20 - Jul 22 @ 8:00 AM
USA BMX Land o' Lakes Nationals
USA BMX – The BMX world will be stoked to return to Pineview Park BMX - the home track of Olympic silver medalist Alise Post. The last time USA BMX held a national in St.Cloud was in 2015, and it's always been a blast! Best of all, this time around will be a Pro Series event, drawing in the World's fastest BMXers from all over the planet to hit the high speeds on this soil-tac'ed surface. From the Minneapolis airport, it's about an hour and 15 min drive to St.Cloud - and well worth it. Spectators are welcome - admission is FREE ( aside from a possible parking fee, to support the track). It'll be fun for the whole family!