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‘The Water Is Rushing Too Fast:’ Four Groups Of Kayakers Rescued In Stearns County

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — The water is running too high, and too fast, on many lakes and rivers in central Minnesota. It’s creating dangerous conditions for boaters and kayakers. “We were excited because we were like, ‘Oh, the river’s flowing fast, it should be quick,’” said St. Cloud resident Christopher McDonald. What started as an exciting kayaking trip for Christopher and Stacey McDonald, ended with the couple stranded in the raging, cold Sauk Rive for nearly an hour Sunday afternoon before they were rescued by emergency crews. Christopher capsized first after hitting a tree, and Stacey went in next. “She didn’t see...
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St. Cloud Homeless Shelter Allowed to Expand Overnight Guests

ST. CLOUD -- An overnight homeless shelter in southeast St. Cloud has been granted the ability to increase its number of temporary residents, but it must also drastically increase the number of staff on site. The St. Cloud Area Zoning Board Tuesday night approved an amendment to the Conditional Use...
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Teen Hurt by Hit-And-Run Driver in Sauk Rapids

SAUK RAPIDS -- Sauk Rapids Police are looking for help finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian Monday. Police say a 17-year-old boy was jogging next to the westbound lane of 5th Street South and heading west when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The...
SAUK RAPIDS, MN

ROCORI superintendent search postponed

The ROCORI school board has decided to continue its search for a new superintendent after deciding during a meeting Monday to not offer the job to candidate Donita Stepan.  During the meeting, board members cited her experience handling issues around diversity. The school district is facing a federal lawsuit filed in January by a Cold Spring family claiming the district failed to respond to multiple acts of racial harassment and discrimination. ...
COLD SPRING, MN
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Sauk Rapids Police Looking For Hit and Run Driver

(KNSI) – Sauk Rapids police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that hit and injured a 17-year-old runner. Police say the boy was hit around 3 p.m. on Monday while jogging along 5th Street South. He was rushed to St. Cloud Hospital with injuries to his back,...
SAUK RAPIDS, MN
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Jogger, 17, Injured After Being Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) — A 17-year-old boy was injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday afternoon. Police say that the incident happened along the 1000 block of 5th Street South. The jogger was next to the westbound land and was struck by an unknown vehicle. He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with an injured hip, back and leg, and may be released Tuesday afternoon or evening. Police are asking anyone with any information in the case to call them at 320-258-5341.
SAUK RAPIDS, MN

St. Cloud house fire causes $150,000 in damage

A St. Cloud house fire caused an estimated $150,000 in structure and content loss Tuesday morning, according to the St. Cloud Fire Department. The fire department responded to the residence about 6 a.m. Tuesday and found fire coming out of the two-story home on three sides. All occupants were confirmed to be safely out of the home and the fire was extinguished. Two adults are being assisted by the American Red Cross. There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters, but one cat was killed in the fire.
SAINT CLOUD, MN
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Anton’s Restaurant Closed for Now Due to Flooding Issues

(KNSI) — Anton’s Restaurant in Waite Park is closed for the time being due to flooding issues. The restaurant said on its Facebook page that it closed on Saturday, May 14th. The post showed numerous pictures of the parking lot underwater and standing water in the lobby and dining room. The steps to the deck were also partially submerged.
WAITE PARK, MN
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Woman from Sauk Centre dies in crash

(Morrison County, MN)--A woman from Sauk Centre has reportedly been killed in a crash in Morrison County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash took place Friday morning on Highway 27. According to the report, Stephanie Hagfors, 25, of Sauk Centre, was driving east when her vehicle crossed the center...
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Charges Dismissed Against St. Cloud Man Accused Of Selling Ecstasy

(Faribault, MN) -- Charges are being dismissed against a St. Cloud man accused of selling ecstasy to a high schooler. The incident allegedly happened in 2019 in Rice County. The 17-year-old told police he thought he was buying Adderall when he was really sold ecstasy pills at Shattuck St. Mary's School. The charge against 22-year-old Raymond Charles Jackson, Jr. is being dropped as part of a plea agreement. He'll be sentenced later this month after pleading guilty to having marijuana and a handgun at his residence.
FARIBAULT, MN

2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

A St. Cloud couple became stranded in the middle of the Sauk River on Sunday after both of their kayaks capsized. Emergency responders received a call shortly after 4 p.m. from a woman who said her and her husband were stranded in a grove of trees and unable to get to shore, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.
SAINT CLOUD, MN

Grey Eagle Finally Got Its Dinosaur Back

The saga of Dino the Dinosaur has finally reached a happy ending. Dino the Brontosaurus has stood on the corner of State 28 and Maple Street greeting guests in festive costumes for years. Last August, a massive storm came through, knocking over the Sinclair gas prices sign and crushing the dinosaur that residents and travelers all grew to love.
GREY EAGLE, MN
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