09/18/2014 - 3:00 PM
A 30-year-old Sartell man was killed in a fatal car accident early Thursday morning.
Sheriff John Sanner says that deputies were called to County Road 35 at the intersection with County Road 37, 3 miles north of St. Rosa for a reported car accident. The sheriff's report says 2002 Dodge Stratus traveling south bound on County Road 35 struck a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier that was traveling west bound on County Road 37.
Sanner notes that both vehicles were severely damaged and both drivers were taken to Melrose Hospital. The driver of the Cavalier was pronounced dead shortly after, and has been identified yet.
The other driver, who is a 42-year-old man from Long Prairie, is still recovering at Melrose Hospital. The crash is being investigated by Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
09/18/2014 - 12:40 PM
The St. Cloud City Council will meet Monday to discuss happenings around the area.
On the agenda is the renewal of the city’s property, casualty, automobile and workers’ compensation insurance program for the period of October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015.
The council will also hold a public hearing to discuss the resolution of the South Side/SCSU Neighborhood Safety Lighting. Tune in next week when KVSC’s Assistant News Director Steve Coursolle brings the latest update on the hearing.
The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.
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.
09/18/2014 - 10:10 AM
Drivers in Rogers and St. Michael should prepare for delays along Interstate 94.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says Interstate 94 between Highway 241 and Highway 101 will be reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours until November.
MnDOT adds closures are needed so crews can work to widen bridges, construct temporary crossover lanes, and more in preparation for the I-94 Corridors of Commerce project.
The project will:
- Add an auxiliary lane to eastbound I-94 between Highway 101 and Highway 241
- Add a third lane to westbound I-94 between Highway 101 and Highway 241
- Extend the deceleration lane from westbound I-94 to Highway 101
- Improve the I-94 bridges spanning the Crow River
- Construct a noise barrier
- Make other improvements while lanes are closed for construction
MnDot says when the project is complete in 2015, it will reduce congestion and improve the efficiency of the transportation system.
09/17/2014 - 11:00 PM
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.
09/17/2014 - 4:30 PM
A former Central Minnesota mayor has been arrested in connection to money missing from a local baseball team.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies arrested 42-year-old Scott Kron of Richmond Wednesday afternoon after months of investigation linked him to the issue.
Sanner says the Richmond baseball team reported an undisclosed amount of money was missing from their team’s bank account back in May after a series of charitable gambling events. At that time Kron was the captain of the baseball team and the mayor of Richmond. He was identified as a person of interest early in the case.
Kron had stepped down from his position as mayor in June, citing personal reasons.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol and Gambling Division in the conduction of this investigation.
Kron was booked and released from the Stearns County Jail on charges of felony theft and misconduct of a public officer or employee.
Sanner says the matter will be turned over the to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
09/17/2014 - 3:50 PM
Craft brewing is coming back to the Granite City this January for the first time since 1939.
KVSC's John Peterson speaks with the three responsible for the new beer endeavor.
Beaver Island Brewing Company will be opening its doors in January on 6th Avenue at the former location of Bo Diddley’s in downtown St. Cloud.
09/17/2014 - 3:00 PM
The St. Cloud State Social Studies Teacher’s Club encouraged the campus Wednesday to test their knowledge on the United State Constitution.
Crystal Blunt, president of the club, explains the purpose of the quiz and what they plan to accomplish.
09/17/2014 - 12:00 PM
St. Cloud State University has received Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the third time.
The award recognizes the university as a school having an exemplary diverse community of students of more than 80 countries. These efforts include gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and others. St. Cloud State President Earl Potter says his intention is to build a healthy, multi-cultural community where students can develop global and cultural understanding.
The publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Lenore Pearlstein says “We hope the HEED award serves as a way to honor those institutions of higher education that recognize the importance of diversity an inclusion as part of their everyday campus culture.”
09/17/2014 - 11:30 AM
St. Cloud State University will be hosting its annual Day of Caring at Barden Park on Thursday.
The Civic Engagement program hosts the event as part of a partnership with the United Way of Central Minnesota. The event focuses on cleaning up the campus and its surrounding neighborhoods, as well as offering many other service opportunities throughout the afternoon and evening.
Friends, family, and other services groups from the community are encouraged to join in on the community effort. The event begins Thursday at 1:00 p.m.at Braden Park.
Anyone interested in volunteering can go to the Civic Engagement program’s homepage for more information.
09/16/2014 - 5:00 PM
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.
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.
09/16/2014 - 11:50 AM
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.
09/15/2014 - 11:00 PM
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.
09/15/2014 - 1:10 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
09/12/2014 - 4:00 PM
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.
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