05/16/2013 - 2:45 PM
Drivers will encounter delays, flaggers and pilot cars on three Central Minnesota Highways until mid-June.
The closures began on Wednesday, May 15.
The closures will occur on Highway 95 between Highway 23 (east of Sauk Rapids) and 33rd Avenue (14 miles east of Princeton), Highway 24 between I-94 in Clearwater and Highway 55 in Annandale, and Highway 15 between Kimball and St, Augusta. Drivers must slow down, be prepared to stop, obey the flaggers and follow the pilot car through the daily work zone.
The closures are needed as crews seal segments of each road. There will be no lane closures throughout Labor Day Weekend starting at 5 a.m. Friday, May 24 and ending on Tuesday, May 28th.
05/15/2013 - 3:00 PM
Police have found the missing Glencoe man they were searching for after finding his unoccupied car on Monday afternoon.
At about 8 :15 pm on Tuesday a citizen in Morrison County observed a person matching the description of Kopf on Highway 25 near Pierz. Morrison County deputies responded to the area and were able to locate Kopf. Kopf was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held in the Morrison County Jail.
According to the police report, at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday the Benton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 8500 block of 55th Avenue Northeast in Mayhew Lake Township for a suspicious vehicle complaint. The vehicle was found in a swampy field not far from the road. A registration check revealed that the car belonged to 26-year-old Nicholas Kopf of Glencoe.
According to police, due to recent events in Kopf’s life, Kopf had reportedly been experiencing emotional issues which had caused him to develop anti-law enforcement and anti-government beliefs. Kopf had also reportedly made statements that he was in possession of several weapons and that he would resist any attempt by government and law enforcement to make contact with him. A search of the area around the car was conducted and Kopf was not located. It is believed that Kopf left the area on foot and may have been intending to travel to the Brainerd area or other points north of Benton County.
05/15/2013 - 1:30 PM
Drivers travelling on Highway 15 near County Road 120 in Sartell will encounter lower speed limits, lane shifts and improved access as the Highway 15 intersection partially opens on Wednesday, May 15th.
Drivers can expect both lanes of southbound Highway 15 shifted to temporary bypass lanes and the posted speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph. The ramp from southbound Highway 15 to westbound County Road 120 and the ramp from eastbound County Road 120 to southbound Highway 15 will be open.
The ramps between northbound Highway 15 and County Road 120 will remain closed and are expected to open next week.
All of the traffic changes are a part of the Highway 15 Diverging Diamond Interchange project.
05/15/2013 - 1:00 PM
A man is dead after firefighters found him in a garage while extinguishing a fire.
The St. Cloud Police and Fire Departments were called to the fire at 121 36th Avenue North at a single family rental home. While extinguishing the fire located in the garage of the house, firefighters found the deceased body of an unidentified man inside the garage.
The cause of both the fire and the death are currently investigation. The renters and owners of the home are accounted for and were not injured during the incident.
The investigation is being conducted by the St. Cloud Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit, the St. Cloud Fire Department Fire Marshall, a State Fire Marshall and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office.
05/14/2013 - 1:00 PM
Beginning on Wednesday, May 15th, 8th Street North/Veterans Drive will be closed to traffic from 12th to 5th Avenue North. The closure is needed so crews can reconstruct public utilities and streets.
The closure is expected to last until mid-June. Detours will be posed.
05/14/2013 - 12:50 PM
The Stearns History Museum will honor three Stearns County families in June by designating their farms as Century Farms.
The Museum’s Century Farm program recognizes the long history of Stearns County Farmers as stewards of the land and the tradition of passing down a way of life to family members. The three new Century Farms in Albany, Getty and Saint Joseph townships will mark the 35th anniversary of the program.
At each farm site, the Museum installs a brown, rustic stained wooden marker with white lettering attached to a treated wooden pole.
To view the application CLICK HERE.
If your family's farm is eligible, contact John Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 320-253-2484. There is no direct cost to an applicant for this program.
05/14/2013 - 12:30 PM
A St. Cloud State University class has built a new grandfather clock for the Atwood Memorial Center.
The facility, often referred to as “the living room of campus”, has a new black walnut grandfather clock that was built by Mark Voigt’s ETS 330 Materials and Processes class.
Students from Voigt’s class say that they spent countless hours outside of class, including three twelve hour Saturdays, to build the clock.
05/14/2013 - 10:50 AM
On Monday afternoon, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office were called to a crash on County Road 19 just west of Belgrade.
According to police, a fertilizer truck driven by 19-year-old Thomas Janson of Sauk Centre left the road and hit a field approach. The vehicle came to a stop in a nearby field. Janson was taken by ambulance to the Sauk Centre Hospital and there were no other vehicles involved the crash.
The accident remains under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
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