12/12/2013 - 10:20 AM
A District-742 school bus and a pedestrian were involved in a collision just after 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning in St. Cloud.
St. Cloud Police responded to the scene of the accident at the intersection of County Road 75 and a frontage road next to 600-block of Cooper Avenue.
The preliminary police investigation indicates the bus was traveling westbound on Roosevelt Road while 20-year-old Andrew James Boedigheimer was walking eastbound on Roosevelt Road when the accident happened.
Boedigheimer was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Room with substantial injuries.
The District-742 school bus did not have kids on board at the time of the collision.
The investigation is still open and St. Cloud Police are being assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol.
12/12/2013 - 9:50 AM
A man is currently held in Benton County Jail after allegations of domestic assault.
According to the St. Cloud Police Department, a 19-year-old woman said that her husband had assaulted her early Thursday morning. Charges of felony domestic assault by strangulation and domestic assault are pending for 25-year-old Christopher Lee Martin of St. Cloud.
The woman was treated at the St. Cloud hospital for her minor injuries.
12/11/2013 - 10:50 AM
Are you a die hard Husky sports supporter?
Show your true colors and join your favorite SCSU husky student athletes, coaches and other athletics staff to raise the Husky Stadium dome.
Husky Stadium’s dome will be raised between 6:00 a.m. and late afternoon Thursday, volunteers are encouraged to help out anytime on throughout the day.
Director of St. Cloud State University Athletics, Heather Weems says the dome raising was delayed due to the storied season of SCSU football. In a campus-wide message Weems says, "We postponed the raising of the dome to accommodate Husky Football’s practice schedule and the possible hosting of a play-off game."
St. Cloud State Professor of Meteorology Bob Weisman is forecasting some warmer temperatures for Thursday in the mid-to-high teens without the bitter wind chills.
Husky Athletics can use all the help from students and the community they can get. The dome consists of literally tons of tarp and cables as well as 10,000 nuts and bolts to install.
12/11/2013 - 10:10 AM
Black ice, the near invisible road hazard, causes winter accidents throughout Minnesota.
MnDOT says black ice forms in a transparent layer when the air temperature is warmer than the road surface. It’s most common at night or very early in the morning due to the extremely low temperatures. The most common spots for black ice to form is near water sources such as lakes and rivers, but it can also occur from vehicle exhaust and vehicle traffic melting the snow on roads, causing them to freeze later.
MnDOT has given some tips to avoid accidents caused by black ice. Driver's should use a safe speed for winter driving conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit. Also, keep a safe stopping distance from the vehicle in front of you, keep both hands on the steering wheel, don't use cruise control and avoid applying brakes on ice as it may cause a vehicle to skid.
12/11/2013 - 9:50 AM
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Police say a college student found unconscious outside a neighbor's house in Duluth had been outdoors for more than nine hours in subzero temperatures and suffered severe hypothermia.
Authorities say 19-year-old Alyssa Lommel from St. Cloud had been out drinking with friends last Friday night and was dropped off at her house around midnight.
A passer-by found her on the front stoop of the house next door about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The male driver who dropped Lommel outside her house told police she was walking and talking and didn't appear extremely intoxicated.
WDIO-TV reports Lommel had the keys to her house, but footprints lead to the house next door.
The police report says Lommel's hands were three times the normal size when she was found Saturday morning.
Lommel attends University of Minnesota-Duluth.
12/11/2013 - 9:10 AM
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (AP) - Some Christmas figurines have been returned to a central Minnesota church as mysteriously as they disappeared from its nativity display.
The Reverend Jerome Tupa of the Church of St. Joseph, in St. Joseph, says figures of Mary, Joseph and three sheep were stolen late last Thursday or early Friday, and a shepherd was stolen on Thanksgiving Day.
Sandy Scholz, the church's business manager, tells the St. Cloud Times that Mary, Joseph and the shepherd were returned sometime early Tuesday. But she says some animal figurines were still missing.
The pastor said the 3-foot plaster figurines had a value beyond money for many parishioners because they've been with the church for several decades.
The parish still had the baby Jesus because it's not placed in the nativity scene until Christmas.
12/10/2013 - 10:55 AM
LITTLS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - The attorney for a Minnesota homeowner accused of fatally shooting two teens breaking into his house is asking an appeals court to intervene in the case.
Byron Smith's lawyer is asking the state Court of Appeals to review a Morrison County judge's decision to not dismiss a first-degree murder indictment against Smith.
The St. Cloud Times reports defense attorney Steven Meshbesher also will ask Judge Douglas Anderson on Friday to put the case against Smith on hold until the appeals court decides whether to get involved.
Smith, 65, is accused of killing Nicholas Brady and Haile Kifer after they broke into his house north of Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day 2012.
Smith's attorneys had argued that prosecutors made mistakes in presenting their case to the grand jury.
12/10/2013 - 10:20 AM
Just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, a house in Avon Township caught fire and was described by authorities as a “total loss.”
The Avon Fire Department and Stearns County Deputies arrived on scene at the 33268 block of 185th Avenue and saw the house totally engulfed in flames.
The owners of the house, 22-year-old Kayla Lukaswicz and 25-year-old David Ratcliff where not home at the time of the blaze. No injuries were reported from the fire.
Stearns County investigators believe the cause of the fire to be electrical, but the case is still being investigated.
12/10/2013 - 9:55 AM
Everyone traveling North on County Road 75 and Roosevelt Road, will be forced into single lane traffic between Washington Memorial Drive and Cooper Avenue.
According to the City Engineer’s Office, the lane closure is due to the construction on the sanitary sewer lining.
The closure is expected to last until February.
12/09/2013 - 3:50 PM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - An effort to clear a national backlog of veterans’ benefits claims is making things worse in Minnesota.
County veterans’ services directors tell the St. Cloud Times, it now takes as long as nine months to process claims that previously took about 90 days.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has taken fire for a national backlog that's resulted in some veterans waiting more than two years for claims to be processed.
Minnesota had a better-than-average record of expediting claims. As a result, the Veterans Benefits Administration gave its St. Paul office thousands of additional claims from other offices that were far behind.
Sen. Al Franken wants the VA to fix the problem, saying Minnesota veterans should not be punished because the St. Paul office is more effective than others.
12/09/2013 - 11:10 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Dangerously cold temperatures have settled into western and central Minnesota.
Subzero readings and brisk winds are expected to create wind chill readings that could drop to between 25 and 35 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for central and western Wisconsin Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
The conditions can cause frostbite or hypothermia.
12/09/2013 - 10:15 AM
The deadline for applications to serve on a Stearns County Board or Committee is soon approaching.
The following committees are available for application:
-Board of Adjustment
-Community Corrections Advisory Board
-Dairy Advisory Committee
-Feedlot Review Committee
-Great River Regional Library
-Human Services Advisory Committee
-Noxious Weeds Appeal Committee
-Social Services Task Force
-Stearns County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)
-Transitions Task Force
The application deadline is December 16.
12/09/2013 - 9:50 AM
Over the weekend an elderly Foley man crashed into the front of John’s Barber Shop located at 240 4th Avenue North in Foley.
According to Foley Police, on Saturday, 88-year-old Jerome Wagner was parked outside of John’s Barber Shop when he backed into a parked car around 9:30 a.m. A witness stopped Wagner before more damage occurred to the parked vehicle.
Investigators say Wagner then put the vehicle into drive and jumped the sidewalk, crashing into the front of John’s Barber Shop.
Nobody inside the barber shop was injured. Wagner appeared to have no injuries and refused medical attention. The accident is currently under investigation.
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