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Tarryl Clark Officially Files For District 1 Commissioner

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06/06/2018 - 10:00 AM

Tarryl Clark Officially Files For District 1 Commissioner

With candidate filing periods closing this week, one candidate made a last second entry to join the race to become the District 1 Stearns County Commissioner.

Tarryl Clark announced her intention to run for the position Tuesday. Clark is a resident of St. Cloud who has worked in the St. Cloud area for about 30 years. She is an active member of the St. Cloud Rotary Club and the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.

Clark has previously been elected to the Minnesota State Senate, where she became Assistant Majority Leader and worked from 2006 to 2010. She was also the Academic Dean at St. Cloud Techniccal and Community College and the first Director for the Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity.

Clark will run against businessman Craig Bomgaars and former St. Cloud City Council member Steve Gottwalt.

 

St. Joseph Police Chief Resigns After Investigation

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06/05/2018 - 10:45 AM

St. Joseph Police Chief Resigns After Investigation

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (AP) - The St. Joseph police chief has resigned effective immediately following an investigation by the city over allegations officials won't disclose.

Joel Klein's resignation was announced Monday night at the end of a City Council meeting. Klein did not attend. Mayor Rick Schultz said the report from the city's internal affairs investigation was delivered to Klein on May 23. The city received Klein's written resignation on May 31. Klein had been on paid administrative leave since April 19.

Klein had worked with St. Joseph police since 2001 and became chief in 2013. Schultz declined to comment on details about the investigation, but said the city will address workplace harassment training, whistleblower and retaliation policies, and a police audit system as a result of the probe.

Little Falls Marketplace Sprout Launches Mobile Market Fundraiser

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06/05/2018 - 10:15 AM

 

A market that takes produce out of grocery stores and brings it to places that lack nutritious foods has started this month.

Little Falls-based marketplace Sprout launched the "Mobile Market" as an affordable grocery option for rural areas. Sprout Director Arlene Jones says that while mobile market models aren't new and are often seen in cities, it has the potential to succeed in the rural areas of Minnesota. 

The Mobile Market is expected to have several paths to travel. The market will not only provide produce, but also refrigerated foods such as meats and dairy.

The campaign has been launched on the fundraising platform MNstarter. The goal for Mobile Market is $25,000, and it would need to be hit by June 30. If you want to pledge money to their campaign, you can find it at their campaign website.

 

 

Free Summer Lunch at the Library

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06/05/2018 - 10:00 AM

The summer meal program has returned to the St. Cloud Public library for a second year!

Great River Regional Library Communications Director, Abby Faulkner says the library is teaming up with the Yes Network again to help provide free, nutritious, hot, lunches to kids all summer long. Last year the partnership provided over 1,800 meals to kids in the St. Cloud area, and all left over food was given to Anna Marie’s Alliance.

The Summer Meal Program runs from June 11 through August 10, Monday –Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Mississippi Room at the St. Cloud Public Library.

This Program is made possible through the help of volunteers who serve the meals, monitor the lunch area, and help with setup and cleanup. If you want to get involved call the library at (320) 650-2500

One Teen Hospitalized After Rollover Crash Friday

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06/04/2018 - 9:30 AM

Several teens were sent into the ditch Friday evening after losing control of the car on a gravel road North of Eden Valley.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says at 6:30 p.m. driver 17-year-old Skylar Martin and passengers 16-year-old Laila Asfeld, 16-year-old Gabrielle Nistler of Watkins and 17-year-old Morgan Plamann of St. Martin were driving north on 228th Avenue. The road makes a 90 degree turn onto 188th Street.

Martin was driving about 20 to 25 miles per hour when she made the turn and lost control due to the gravel. After attempting to regain control Martin overcorrected and sent the car rolling into the ditch.

All passengers were wearing their seatbelts except for one, who needed to be taken to Litchfield Hospital. The crash is still under investigation.

A Major Project on Highway 10 Will Cause Delays

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06/04/2018 - 11:00 AM

Attention drivers on Highway 10: construction between Big Lake and Clear Lake will cause heavy delays starting today.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that parts of Highway 10 will be narrowed to one lane during the day while crews prepare for a major construction project. All businesses along Highway 10 will remain open and accessible.

The project is hoping to improve pedestrian safety while also repairing underground pipes and extending turn lanes.

All lanes for Highway 10 are expected to re-open by October 19. 

Newly Expanded Sherburne County Judicial Building To Hold Opening Ceremony

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06/04/2018 - 10:15 AM

The government center for Sherburne County has been expanded and are holding a grand opening ceremony to celebrate.

The Minnesota Judicial Branch says that the Sherburne County Judicial Building in Elk River is now about 100,000 square feet. The expansions include five new courtrooms, with additional space creating room for two more in the future.

The building originally built in 1980 now also provides services near the entrance, including public computer access, the Sherburne County Law Library, and court administration service windows.

The ceremony will be held on June 6 starting at 3 p.m. with tours going from 3:30-6 p.m. The expanded building will be opening on June 11.

 

Quarry Park Will Celebrate 20 Years of Outdoor Fun

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05/31/2018 - 9:20 AM

Quarry Park, the outdoor nature park for swimming, rock climbing, hiking and more is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a outdoor destination.

Park Director Ben Anderson says Quarry Park will celebrate the anniversary by hosting family activities such as rock climbing, a park scavenger hunt, derrick demonstrations which is the lift used for granite, historical reenactments, animals and much more!

Quarry Park was purchased in 1992 from Cold Spring Granite Company and added to the Stearns County Park system. It officially opened on January 1, 1998 and has been a hit ever since. The park is home to 683 acres, 20 granite quarries, several fishing spots and an extensive trail route.

The Quarry Park celebration will be on Saturday, June 16 at Quarry Park from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and parking will be free.

Group Funds Billboard Campaign to Help Solve Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit

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05/31/2018 - 12:30 PM

 MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Friends and family of a northern Iowa TV news anchor missing since 1995 hope a new billboard campaign will help solve the mystery of her disappearance.

 
Jodi Huisentruit went missing on her way to work June 27, 1995, at station KIMT in Mason City. Investigators have never found Huisentruit, who was declared legally dead in 2001. No one has been charged in her disappearance.
 
Four billboards featuring a photo of Huisentruit and the message "Somebody knows something . is it YOU?" are being installed around Mason City under the direction of FindJodi.com , a website devoted to solving the case. The website and its backers paid for three of the billboards; the fourth was donated. They'll stay up through June.
 
 Huisentruit was from Long Prairie and graduated from St. Cloud State University.
 

Man Taken to Hospital After Crash Near Fairhaven Township

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05/31/2018 - 10:30 AM

A crash near Fairhaven Township Thursday morning has sent one man to the hospital.

Stearns County Lietenant Bob Dickhaus says just after 5 a.m. 60-year-old Devaughn Maranell of Hutchinson was driving north in his semi-truck on County Road 7 when 43-year-old Matthew McNamara crossed the intersection at County Road 146. Authorities believe dense fog caused a lack of vision for Maranell before he hit McNamara.

McNamara had to be extricated from his van by fire crews and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital. Maranell was uninjured and crash is still under investigation.

Minneapolis Bomb Squad Called After Man Finds Explosives On Property

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05/31/2018 - 10:20 AM

A bomb squad was called Wednesday morning after a man found explosives on his recently purchased property.

Stearns County Lieutenant Bob Dickhaus says just before 10 a.m. 46-year-old Brad Donnay of Kimball was cleaning out some items from an estate sale when he found boxes of explosives. Several boxes of dynamite blasting caps were found on the property. Donnay took out the boxes and buried them outside.

The items were deemed unstable and the Minneapolis bomb squad was called. The area was evacuated and the dynamite was detonated safely. No legal charges are pending at this time.

St. Joseph Storage Building Fire Damages Units

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05/30/2018 - 11:33 AM

A St. Joseph storage building went up in flames on Tuesday.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office were called to the Ridgewood Self Storage building for a structure fire after smoke was seen coming from one of the units. Fifty-three-year old Christopher Johnson rented the unit that caught on fire. The St. Joseph Fire Department helped fight the fire, but not before the fire damaged at least three units extensively along with several others.

The fire was started when Johnson tried to clean camping equipment with a flammable solvent. The solvent accidentally caused the unit to set on fire. 

No one was in injured.

Sartell Planning Commission Cancels June Meeting

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05/30/2018 - 11:00 AM

Sartell's Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.

The City of Sartell says that the meeting scheduled for June 4 was lacking land use applications and the agenda didn't have enough items. Meetings for the planning commission are usually held on the first Monday for the month.

The next meeting will be held on July 2. According to City Planner Nate Keller, it will contain items on the agenda of the cancelled June meeting.

 

Two Men Arrested in Foley Traffic Stop

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05/30/2018 - 10:46 AM

Two men from the St. Cloud area were arrested in Foley early Saturday morning.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office says that the men were stopped at a traffic stop after a deputy noticed the car swerving and driving slowly. When he approached the vehicle, the deputy smelled marijuana and alcohol coming from the inside of the car. The occupants, 23-year old Nathaniel Golterman and 18-year old Derian Gordon, admitted they had been drinking.

Gordon told the deputy after stepping out the car that he had a pistol on him. The pistol was confiscated and it was discovered that it was stolen.  After searching the vehicle marijuana and several Xanax pills were found.

Golterman was given a citation for several driving violations and was released from Benton County Jail. Gordon is still being held for several charges including possession of stolen property and a controlled substance.

St. Cloud Tech and Apollo To Hold Graduation Ceremonies This Week

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05/29/2018 - 9:52 AM

Two local high schools will be holding graduation ceremonies.

The St. Cloud Area School District says Apollo High School and Tech High School will be honoring outgoing seniors on campus at St. Cloud State University. These are the only high schools in the district, which also consists of eight elementary schools and three middle schools.

Tech High School's graduation ceremony is on Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m at Halenbeck Hall. Apollo's ceremony is the next day at the same time and location.

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