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Pride! Weekend Kicks Off Friday In St. Cloud

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09/18/2014 - 12:20 PM

St. Cloud is getting their pride on this weekend. Assistant News Director Korina Borash has the details.

Purchase Pride! event tickets here

To learn more about the St. Cloud State LGBT Resource Center, visit their homepage.

The Minnesota Department Of Transportation Reduces Highway 25 between Interstate 94 And The Highway

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09/17/2014 - 11:00 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that motorists will face a delay on Highway 25 between Interstate 94 and the Highway 25 Mississippi River Bridge in Monticello on Sunday.

Minn-DOT says the road is reduced to a single lane in each direction starting at 10:30 p.m. The purpose is to seal cracks in the pavement before the winter freeze slash thaw cycle begins.

The lane closures will be over by 5:30 a.m. Monday, September 22nd.

Holdingford Man Charged With Attempted Murder

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09/16/2014 - 5:00 AM

A Holdingford man was charged Tuesday with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault in Stearns County District Court.

67-year-old Edwin Darvis Vail was arraigned before Judge Mary Mahler. The charges stem from the early hours of Saturday, September 13 when Stearns County deputies were called to 200 3rd Street in Holdingford for a reported shooting. The 911 call was made by Vail, who had admitted he had shot a man multiple times outside of his home.

According to the investigators, when authorities arrived on the scene they noticed Vail sitting in a chair outside of his house holding a gun, which investigators identified as a .22 caliber revolver.

The victim was lying nearby with gunshot wounds to the chest, abdomen, hand, and face. The victim told deputies that Vail had shot him point-blank, and that he never saw the revolver before he was shot. The victim was treated at the scene then flown to North Memorial Hospital where he has since undergone multiple major surgeries and is facing a lengthy recovery. The victim currently remains hospitalized and is unable to speak with authorities.

Investigators have spoken to a woman who lives near Vail who saw him and the victim at Vail’s home on multiple occasions. Investigators add she heard Vail complain repeatedly about how he was upset with the victim because he allegedly owed him money.

Judge Mahler charged Vail with First Degree Assault, and Second Degree Attempted Murder. Vail is currently in Stearns County Jail with his bail set at $2 million without conditions, or $1 million with conditions.

Stearns History Museum To Feature Minnesota Author At Granite City Book Club Wednesday

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09/16/2014 - 12:00 PM

Stearns History Museum is featuring one of the Minnesota’s authors at the Granite City Book Clubs Wednesday.

Author Connie Claire Szarke will be educating people on a recently published Delicate Armor. The book is the story of the development of Callie Lindstrom, a feisty girl who shares a special bond with her father.

This event will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. free for members and a small fee for non-members.

Four People Arrested In St. Cloud Undercover Meth Bust

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09/16/2014 - 11:50 AM

Four People Arrested In St. Cloud Undercover Meth Bust

The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force arrested four people from the St. Cloud area in an undercover methamphetamine sting Monday.

Task Force Commander Steve Soyka says 32-year-old Ryan Swartley from St. Cloud drove an undercover officer to the exchange to meet and allegedly buy meth from 37-year-old Rebecca Van Grevenhof, also from St. Cloud. Soyka says Vangrevenhof was arrested for 2nd degree sale of a controlled substance and possession.

Stemming from their investigation for the first sting, a 36-year-old St. Joseph man also agreed to meet in St. Cloud and sell undercover officers meth.

Soyka says Brian Jernberg was arrested on first degree sale of a controlled substance. Authorities say meth was found during a search of Jernberg’s vehicle.

23-year-old Kristin Kolbe, from St. Cloud was with Jernberg during the drug sting and was arrested on felony warrants.

Swartley, Vangrevenhof, Jernberg and Kolbe are all being held in the Stearns County Jail awaiting court.

Highway 75 South Reduced To One Lane Driving Wednesday

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09/16/2014 - 10:40 AM

Drivers should be aware that Highway 75 South near 33rd Street South will be reduced to one lane Wednesday.

The Stearns County Highway Department encourages drivers to plan for delays or seek alternate routes.

The Highway Department adds closures are necessary for crews to repair concrete in the median.

All lanes will open by Thursday afternoon depending on the weather.

Stearns County Lake Association Aims To Slow The Spread Of Invasive Species

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09/15/2014 - 9:20 AM

AVON, Minn. (AP) - A Stearns County lake association has completed a $4,000 herbicide treatment to slow the spread of an invasive plant.

The St. Cloud Times reports the Middle Spunk Lake Association finished the chemical treatment of the lake last week. The State Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of Eurasian milfoil there in July.

The 236-acre lake is part of the three-lake Spunk chain in Avon. The DNR says milfoil was found rooted in about five acres to a depth of almost 12 feet. It can form dense mats that crowd out native plants and clog boat propellers.

The association received a 2,000 dollar grant from the DNR and has raised about 1,250 dollars for the treatment.

A member says the milfoil has generated renewed interest in lake water quality among the once-dormant association.

New Mobile Food App Coming To SCSU

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09/15/2014 - 1:10 AM

A mobile phone app may be the solution to waiting in long lines for food.

Assistant News Director Korina Borash has the story.

Visit the Tapingo homepage to learn more about downloading the app. 

Three St. Cloud Men Arrested After A Robbery At Sauk Rapids Holiday Gas Station

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09/15/2014 - 11:10 AM

Sauk Rapids Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect involved in the robbery of gas station.

Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise says officers were called to the Holiday Gas Station in the 1700 block of 2nd Avenue North around 6:20 a.m. Saturday morning. Witnesses say four men entered the building where one man displayed what appeared to be a handgun.

The four men then proceeded to rob the store, taking an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.

The four suspects drove away and were later stopped by St. Cloud police officers. The three passengers 20-year-old Abdijamal Kaydsane Mohamed, 30-year-old Wali Mahad Ahmed, and 26-year-old Ilyes Omar Ibrahim all of St. Cloud were arrested and taken to the Benton County Jail. 

The driver of the vehicle was able to escape on foot.

The robbery is currently being investigated.

Holdingford Man Arrested On 1st Degree Assault Charges Saturday Afternoon

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09/15/2014 - 11:00 AM

A man is currently being held at Stearns County Jail on charges of 1st degree assault after allegedly shooting a man Saturday afternoon.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies responded to a call at 200 3rd Street in Holdingford informing them of a man shot in the abdomen. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies arrested the suspect, a 67-year-old Edwin Vail of Holdingford.

The victim was treated at the scene and flown to North Memorial hospital for a complete treatment.

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Found Passed Out In Stolen Car

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09/15/2014 - 10:45 AM

A St. Cloud man has been arrested after being found in a stolen car.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers came across a stolen vehicle at the stop sign at 13th Street and 9th Avenue South just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle was currently occupied by a driver who had been passed out behind the wheel.

Attempting to prevent a vehicle pursuit, Burke says officers positioned squad cars in front of and behind the car before waking up the driver.

Officers woke up the driver, 22-year-old David Lee Booth of St. Cloud, and he attempted to drive off, but crashed into the squad car in front of his.

Booth was arrested and is facing charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, 4th degree DUI and driving after suspension. He is currently being held at the Stearns County Jail.

The vehicle was returned to the Waite Park Police Department where it was originally reported stolen.

St. Cloud Couple Arrested On Domestic Assault Charges

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09/15/2014 - 10:15 AM

A St. Cloud couple has been arrested after they assaulted one another.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers were called to the 1400 block of 5th Avenue South around 11:15 p.m. Saturday night after a man had said his girlfriend had stabbed him in the cheek with a screwdriver.

36-year-old Tywan Allen Gill was treated at the St. Cloud Hospital for the minor injuries he sustained in the incident. His girlfriend, 32-year-old Johnetta Marie Williams was arrested in connection to the stabbing and is facing 2nd degree assault charges.

During the investigation into the stabbing, police arrested Gill on charges of domestic assault by strangulation committed against Williams.

Both Gill and Williams were taken to the Stearns County Jail and are waiting a court date.

Three St. Cloud Teens Recovering From Stab Wounds Suffered In Fight

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09/15/2014 - 10:00 AM

Three teenagers are recovering after being stabbed in a fight.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers were called to the 500 block of 15th Avenue Southeast at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening to a report of a large fight involving ten to 20 people.

Officers say two boys, a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old, were admitted to the St. Cloud hospital for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries. Another 14-year-old boy has been treated and released from the hospital for the stab wounds he received in the fight.

Sergeant Burke adds two boys have been arrested in connection with the fight. A 14-year-old and a 12-year-old are being held at a juvenile detention facility and are facing charges of 2nd degree assault.

This fight remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Two Arrests Made In Connection To Rossing Disappearance

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09/12/2014 - 4:00 AM

The Wright County Sheriff’s Department has made two arrests in the connection to a missing person’s case.

Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty says 28-year-old Robert Otis Nuttall of Hutchinson and 32-year-old Gwen Maria Butcher also of Hutchinson have been arrested in connection to the disappearance of Christopher Rossing.

Hagerty says Rossing’s family has not heard or seen him since August 22.

On Wednesday, deputies arrested Nutall in connection with Rossing’s disappearance. An investigation conducted by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office says Rossing was involved in a physical altercation with Nutall around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23 along Highway 12 in Howard Lake. Hagerty says deputies also believe an S-U-V may have been involved as well.

Friday deputies arrested Butcher on felony charges of obstruction in connection with this case.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information on this altercation or the whereabouts of Christopher Rossing to contact the Wright County Sheriff’s office at 763-682-7637.

Husky Fan Fest 2014 Activities Planned For Saturday

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09/12/2014 - 11:50 AM

Husky Fan Fest 2014 kicks off Saturday with events and activities planned around St. Cloud State football’s home opener against Wayne State Coellge.

Huskies Fan fest tailgating is scheduled for noon until the 3:00 p.m. kickoff. Tailgating festivities has been moved to the Husky Pay Lot, just outside the south gate of Husky Stadium. For the first time, a beer tent, approved by the city of St. Cloud will be open to tailgaters.

After the game, The Smithereens will rock Husky Stadium with a post game concert slated for 7:00 p.m.

Other activities happening this week are the Color Vibe 5-K run at 8:30 a.m., along with the cross-fit competition Granite Games.

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Sports Schedule

  • Huskies Football vs Upper Iowa
    Sep 27, 2014 - 6:00
  • Men's Hockey vs Western Trinity
    Oct 04, 2014 - 7:00
  • Men's Hockey vs Colgate
    Oct 10, 2014 - 7:37

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