02/22/2017 - 10:45 AM
Since Friday St. Cloud has set four record high temperatures, but Tuesday may have been the end of this 60-degree weather.
St. Cloud State University Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Bob Weisman, says February is about to strike back this weekend. And if you have gotten use to this April like weather, you may need to break out your winter jacket once again. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20’s and snow has made reappearance in the forecast.
Weisman says the U.S. forecast model predicts the oncoming snow storm will pass to the south of St. Cloud, only dropping two to four inches in central Minnesota between early Friday and through the weekend, but southern Minnesota cities like Marshall and Mankato could get up to a foot of snow.
02/22/2017 - 10:00 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - U.S Rep. Tom Emmer is heading to his Minnesota district for his first town hall meeting with constituents since President Donald Trump took office.
Emmer hosts the meeting Wednesday evening in Sartell. His chief of staff, David FitzSimmons, released a statement in advance calling for a "productive and healthy" conversation.
Some town halls held in recent days by congressional Republicans around the country have been very harsh and loud, with strong criticism of plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and of Trump's executive order on immigration.
Emmer is the first of his Minnesota GOP colleagues to hold an in-person town hall. He was an early and vocal supporter of Trump during the campaign.
02/16/2017 - 2:30 AM
For some health, education, equality, and criminal justice can create many different kinds of experiences for new citizens in Minnesota.
St. Cloud State University is hosting Nicole Rogers who will be speaking about the experiences of immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities Community.
Nicole Rogers is a Senior Research Manager at Wilder Research, who has worked with over 450 members of different cultural communities to understand and improve lives of Immigrants and Refugees.
The feature will be in the Atwood Memorial Center's theatre on Thursday, March 2nd from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
02/15/2017 - 11:15 AM
Drivers should be aware streets north of downtown St. Cloud will be periodically closed for surface repairs later this week.
The City Engineers Office says 1st Street North, which turns into 2nd Street North, will be closed one lane at a time going in each direction. The closures are starting Thursday at 9 a.m. from 10th avenue North to Veterans Bridge.
Roads will re-open Friday evening.
02/15/2017 - 10:00 AM
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a St. Cloud woman was fatally shot in a Brooklyn Center hotel over the weekend.
The Hennepin County medical examiner's office on Tuesday identified the victim as 18-year-old Allie Marie Campbell. The medical examiner says she died of a gunshot wound, and the manner of death is pending an investigation.
Campbell was fatally shot Saturday night at the Quality Inn and six adults were arrested.
Police Comander Richard Gabler says that five of the six have been released from jail while the investigation continues. Gabler says all six remains suspects in the shooting death.
The 20-year-old man remaining in jail is being held in an assault case. Authorities have not released a motive.
02/14/2017 - 4:00 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The man who admitted last year that he abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling in 1989 will not have to pay restitution to his victims.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Danny Heinrich won't pay restitution, after the government told the court that no restitution was owed. Heinrich is serving 20 years in federal prison for child pornography. As part of a plea deal on that count, he confessed to kidnapping, molesting and killing 11-year-old Jacob, though he was not charged in the boy's murder.
He led authorities to Jacob's remains in central Minnesota last fall, ending a mystery that haunted the state for nearly three decades.
Jacob's abduction gained national attention and led to changes in sex offender registry laws.
02/13/2017 - 11:30 AM
St. Cloud State Athletics announces their 3-year partnership with Affinity Plus. This will allow the credit union to use the Husky logo for advertisements and promotions.
Affinity Plus will become more connected with students and season ticket holders through e-mails and radio advertisement, and also be present in sports facilities with signage rights.
Affinity Plus CEO Dave Larson says they have an outstanding presence in the community and on campus, which creates a natural partnership.
02/13/2017 - 11:15 AM
A car fell through the ice on Pearl Lake on Sunday afternoon.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says that 61-year-old Kenneth Stofflet, of Sartell, was driving his 2000 Oldsmobile and pulling a small trailer. He tried to leave the lake via the public access when the passenger side of his vehicle fell through the ice at about 5 p.m.
The passenger side came to rest in about 3-4 feet of water. Stofflet was able to make it out of the car unharmed. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
Pearl Lake is located between the Rockville and Kimball area.
02/10/2017 - 12:50 PM
Two people were hospitalized after a crash Friday morning.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says 31-year-old Sadie Stommes of Avon was driving east on County Road 75. She was turning north onto County Road 134 just before 7 a.m. when she was hit by another driver.
Lawanza Montgomery, 22, of St. Paul was driving his jeep west when he struck Stommes’ car. Then, he ran on foot from the accident.
St. Joseph Police found Montgomery near the American Burger Bar in St. Joseph.
Both drivers were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by ambulance.
Deputies are now investigating the cause of the crash.
02/09/2017 - 2:00 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The board of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has selected former St. Cloud State provost to become interim chancellor after rejecting three finalists.
Despite an extensive search, system chair Michael Vekich said Thursday he didn't believe the board found the right candidate among the finalists to be the system's next chancellor.
Instead, the board unanimously chose former St. Cloud State provost Devinder Malhotra to serve as interim chancellor until a permanent one is found. Malhotra also once served as interim president of Metropolitan State University.
Chancellor Steven Rosenstone plans to retire at the end of July. The system has about 400,000 students at Minnesota's two-year colleges and regional universities.
02/09/2017 - 2:00 AM
A new position has been created in the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office after a record number of applications for conceal and carry permits were filed last year.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Bruce Bechtold says in 2016 Stearns County processed 3,335 permits. That is more than 1,300 more permits than in 2015. With the overwhelming number of conceal and carry applications the sheriff’s office received approval to hire an extra office specialist from the county board. This new position will have the sole responsibility of processing handgun permits.
Every application has a $100 processing fee that will be used to cover the cost of the new full-time employee.
02/09/2017 - 2:00 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says Highway 24 will have a detour in Clear Lake. The highway will be closed from Highway 10 to State Street starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15th due to repairs needed on the railroad crossing.
Highway 24 is scheduled to open all lanes at 3:30 p.m. on the same day. All local businesses will be accessible during the remainder of the closure.
02/08/2017 - 9:00 AM
ANNANDALE, Minn. (AP) - A real estate developer who demolished the Minnesota home of the man who killed Jacob Wettlerling in 1989 says he is giving the vacant lot to the city of Annandale.
02/08/2017 - 1:00 AM
The School of Arts will be featuring Anna Holmer's film "The Fits" next week.
Before the screening, Holmer is hosting a master class from 4-6 p.m. in room 101 of the Performing Arts Center at St. Cloud State University. Then, following the screening there will be a Q&A to discuss the film's plot and creative direction.
The film recently made its American debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which is the largest independent film festival in the United States. "The Fits" has been called "mesmerizing" by Vanity Fair.
The screening will be held at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Check out the film's trailer on YouTube.
02/07/2017 - 9:30 AM
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has been scheduled for surgery in attempts to remove all of the cancer.
The governor posted Tuesday morning on his Facebook page about his treatment decision.
He says, “Thankfully, tests last week showed no signs that the cancer has spread beyond the prostate, which greatly improves my chances of survival.”
Deputy Chief of Staff Linden Zakula says surgery is scheduled for 7 a.m. at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester on March 2. Dayton will be under general anesthesia for about 2 hours, and will spend one night in the hospital.
During the recovery, he plans to be in contact with Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and his senior staff. He expects to be back to a regular schedule by the following Monday, March 6.
Dayton adds about those who have shown support, “You have lifted my spirits and given me both hope and resolve. I am deeply grateful to you.”
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