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Car Goes Through Trees In Rockville After Sliding Off Road

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01/12/2018 - 8:00 AM

Slippery and icy roads near Rockville Thursday morning sent a driver into the ditch.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says just after 6 a.m. 18-year-old Morgan Hemmesch of Richmond was driving on County Road 8 near a curve when she lost control and went into the ditch. Her car then went through several trees before stopping. The Rockville Fire Department was able to get Hemmesch out of the car.

Hemmesch was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for her injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.

Bob Weisman Predicts Snow To Miss St. Cloud

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01/10/2018 - 9:45 AM

A winter storm these next few days could be very difficult for traffic and commuters in some parts of Minnesota.

Meteorology Professor at St. Cloud State University Bob Weisman says central Minnesota will not see much snow Wednesday night. Any snow that will accumulate in central Minnesota will be on the northern and southern parts getting 1-3 inches, missing St. Cloud.

Weisman says to expect freezing drizzle late Wednesday. This will make driving Thursday morning slippery and icy.

Temperatures are expected to sink, any drizzle or snow could turn to ice. Travel conditions are expected to be difficult so KVSC reminds you to drive with caution.

Blaze South Of Freeport Destroys Two Buildings

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01/10/2018 - 9:15 AM

An early Wednesday morning shed fire south of Freeport caused heavy damage.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says at about 4:45 a.m. a passerby noticed a building on fire at the property of 39-year-old Joel Welle. The 40' x 80' shed had collapsed and was engulfed in flames, a smaller garage was smoldering nearby. The large shed held farming equipment and animal feed, the garage had tools and other items. All items inside both buildings were destroyed.

No animals were harmed in the fire. The fire is believed to start from an electrical fire due to a power cord. The fire is still under investigation.

St. Cloud Hosts 2018 Minnesota Organic Conference

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01/10/2018 - 6:15 AM

More than 600 members of the agricultural community are expected to be in St. Cloud Thursday and Friday.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the 2018 Minnesota Organic Conference is the largest organic conference in all of Minnesota. The conference is open to all farmers and agricultural professionals interested in learning more about organic production.

The event will be at the River’s Edge Convention Center on January 11 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on January 12 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Stearns County Museum Recognizes Farms Older Than 150 Years

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01/10/2018 - 12:50 PM

Family farmers who value Stearns County’s strong agricultural tradition have new opportunities to join the Stearns History Museum’s Century Farm program.

History Museum Archivist Andrew Penick says agriculture has been one of the economic cornerstones in the county for a very long time and the museum has recognized family farms that have been in the community for a century. Now the museum’s Century Farm program will recognize farms that have been in a family for 150 years.

Nearly 500 farms are already in the century program and farms formed before 1868 can qualify for the program.

For more information you can visit the Stearns Museum at 235 South 33rd Avenue, St. Cloud.

Escaped Horses Hit By Cars Near Eden Lake Township

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01/10/2018 - 10:15 AM

Loose horses late Tuesday night were struck by cars and caused minor damage.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says a call was made about three horses near County Road 9 and 165th Street in Eden Lake Township. While deputies were on their way, two of the horses were struck by cars. 65-year-old Barbara Lorraine Nistler of Richmond had moderate damage to her car but had no injuries. The horse was examined is expected to recover.

16-year-old Alex John Foehrenbacher of Watkins had minimal damage to his car and no injuries. The horse suffered a broken leg and had to be put down by owners.

The owners took their horses from the roadways. The horses were able to get out from an unsecured gate.

Three-Year-Old Airlifted After Crash Monday Near Avon

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01/09/2018 - 11:20 AM

Slippery conditions Monday morning caused multiple people to get in an accident.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says at about 8:20 a.m. 33-year-old Toni Corcoran and 3-year-old Conor Corcoran of Avon were driving on County Road 9 near Avon Township when Corcoran started to fishtail on a curve. She then lost control and slid sideways into 36-year-old Jonathan Carlson of Avon driving the opposite way.

All three were taken to St. Cloud Hospital for their injuries. Conor Corcoran was later air-lifted to Gillette’s Children's Hospital. All people were wearing their seatbelts.

Paranormal Investigator Chad Lewis Coming to St. Cloud Library

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01/09/2018 - 10:40 AM

The St. Cloud Public Library will welcome a paranormal investigator to town later this month for a presentation on all things paranormal in Minnesota.

Chad Lewis has traveled all over the world investigating all things unusual. He will share his investigations from all over Minnesota and the world, including reports of Bigfoot in the North Woods and eyewitness accounts of a lake monster. 

Lewis will be at the St. Cloud Library on Thursday, January 25. The show will start at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge and the show is open to all ages. 

Electrical Issues Starts Garage Fire In Maine Prairie Township

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01/08/2018 - 11:00 AM

A Saturday morning fire in Maine Prairie Township near Kimball put a homeowner in the hospital.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says at about 6:40 a.m. 38-year-old Adam David Molitor and 39-year old Jennifer Lynne Molitorfound an electrical issue in their garage and then discovered the fire in the garage attic. Their home is located 9241 155th Street in Maine Prairie Township.

An unidentified homeowner attempted to put out the fire. The family was able to safely get their three children out of the home.

One of the homeowners was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire damage was only inside the garage.

Three Teens Injured In Rollover Near Clearwater

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01/08/2018 - 10:30 AM

Three teenagers were found in an upside down car along County Road 145 by the Stearns County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Don Gudmundson reported that around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday that a sports car drove off of a curve on County Road 145 and 188th Street East in Lynden Township near Clearwater. The car, driven by 18-year-old Tyler Abfalter of Annandale, was heading north when he went into the ditch. There were two passengers in the car.

Abfalter, 18-year-old Kayla Hauwiller, and 17-year-old Jaitwan Smith were brought to St. Cloud Hospital to have their injuries evaluated.

The sheriff's office believes that Abfalter was driving at excessive speeds. Gold Cross Ambulance and the Clearwater Fire Department assisted the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.

Car Fire West Of Sartell Closes Road

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01/05/2018 - 10:40 AM

A Friday morning car fire temporarily closed one road in Le Sauk Township, west of Sartell.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says at approximately 6:18 a.m. 48-year-old Joseph Michael Sowada of Albany was driving on 30th Avenue North when his car backfired multiple times, his engine started smoking, then a small fire quickly turned into a big fire. The fire closed down 30th Avenue North for an hour and a half.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire and Sowada had no injuries, the car was a total loss.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis Promotes Fitness At Second Town Hall

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01/05/2018 - 10:30 AM

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis will be holding his second town hall meeting of the year, with a twist.

The Mayor’s office says to kick off 2018 New Year’s resolutions, Kleis will hold his town hall meeting “on the bikes” at the St. Cloud Community Aquatics Center & YMCA. People are encouraged to attend to discuss city issues and concerns and to fulfill their resolutions.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 9 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dave Bentrud Announces Hid Bid For Stearns County Sheriff

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01/04/2018 - 9:45 AM

The Waite Park Police Chief has put in his bid to become the Stearns County Sheriff.

Dave Bentrud says he will run in 2018 to try to replace Don Gudmundson, the current interim sheriff. Gudmundson is not seeking to become the permanent sheriff, he took the post on a temporary basis after John Sanner retired.

Bentrud has 25 years of law enforcement experience in Stearns County and says he strongly believes we can enhance services in Stearns County by working together. He has been the Waite Park Police Chief since 2008, prior to that he was a Police Sergeant with the St. Cloud Police Department.

Elections in Minnesota will take place on Tuesday, November 6.

Waite Park Police Say Man Passed Out In His Vehicle, While in Turn Lane

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01/04/2018 - 10:15 AM

Waite Park Police Say Man Passed Out In His Vehicle, While in Turn Lane

A man in Waite Park was arrested on last Thursday for allegedly driving his vehicle drunk.

Waite Park Police say at around 3:30 p.m. a caller told police that a man was passed out in the left turn lane. The caller then banged on the window, waking up 38-year-old Michael Richard Lemke of St. Cloud. Lemke rolled through the intersection and struck the median, Lemke then kept driving. Officers located Lemke and prevented him from continuing to drive.

He was tested and arrested for 1st Degree Felony DWI from prior arrests. He is currently being held in the Stearns County Jail.

Waite Park Police Chase Reaches Speeds Of 90 MPH

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01/03/2018 - 9:45 AM

A Monday night car chase in Waite Park led to an arrest in St. Cloud.

Waite Park Police say just before midnight, officers noticed an SUV driving with its bright lights on. The officer flashed their lights and the SUV slowed for a red light on Highway 23 but then drove through it. Officers followed the car to St. Cloud reaching speeds of 90 miles-per-hour. The SUV also hit the Hanson Flooring building on Osseo Avenue, causing minor damage.

The driver was stopped when one officer performed a PIT maneuver. Officers were then able to arrest 31-year-old Scott Solon Schaefer-Bonovsky of St. Cloud. Schaefer-Bonovsky admitted to taking methamphetamines and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

Schaefer-Bonovsky is currently being held in the Stearns County Jail on charge of felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle, 4th degree controlled substance DWI, driving after revocation and a controlled substance felony warrant.

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