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Morrison County crash injures Little Falls man

RANDALL — A 34-year-old Little Falls man suffered injury Tuesday, Nov. 30, after a truck struck the van he drove while crossing Highway 10 in Morrison County. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash at 7:55 a.m. in Randall. According to the report, a 2006 Chevrolet van was traveling...
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Angela Jones Indicted For St. Cloud Murder

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Angela Renee Jones was indicted by a Stearns County grand jury on Thursday in connection to the death of Janessa Lashay Harris in St. Cloud this summer. Jones faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. Credit: Stearns County Harris, 28, was found dead on June 2 inside an apartment on the 1400 block of 12th Avenue North. She died of a gunshot wound, police said. The next day, St. Cloud police found another woman dead on the side of the road. She was identified as 25-year-old Keisa Marie Lange. Jones and two others were charged in Lange’s death a week later. At the time, police said there were “notable similarities” between Lange and Harris’ killings. Jones made her first court appearance on the indictment on Friday, and the judge set her bail at $2 million, or $1 million with conditions.   More On Minnesota Weather: 6-8 Inches Of Snow Possible In Northern MN This Weekend, Cold Temps To Follow Shawn Clement, 36, Charged In Connection With 100+ Catalytic Converter Thefts Caught On Video: Rogers Dog Returns Package To Delivery Driver 'I Will Be An Advocate For Mental Health': Everson Griffen Reveals He's Struggling With Bipolar Disorder
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Sheriff: Lockdown prompted by armed man threatening to go to Kimball High School

Authorities say the the lock down of two Kimball schools Friday came in response to an armed man who had threatened to go to the high school. The Wright County Sheriff's Office said the incident started at around 11:30 a.m., when it received a report about a domestic disturbance in Southside Township, about 7 miles southeast of Kimbell. The person who reported the disturbance said a 43-year-old man had left the scene on foot, and said he would go to Kimball High School.
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Amazon Opens St. Cloud Facility

(KNSI) – Amazon’s St. Cloud facility is up and running just in time for the holiday season. Amazon’s St. Cloud Delivery Station opened on November 18th. Since then, it’s been busy sorting, shipping, and delivering hundreds of packages in Central Minnesota. According to Amazon, delivery stations are the final stops before packages are delivered to people’s doorsteps.

Twin Cities Car Jacking Suspect Caught In St. Cloud

(KNSI) – A car jacking suspect from Minneapolis was arrested in St. Cloud Thursday night. According to a press release, St. Cloud police were notified that a stolen vehicle from Minneapolis was possibly in the city. Using GPS technology, officers located the occupied stolen vehicle and attempted a traffic stop in the 300 block of 32nd Avenue North at about 11:07 p.m. The driver accelerated away from police and fled officers in the stolen vehicle. St. Cloud police pursued the vehicle for approximately 5 minutes before losing sight of it. The unoccupied vehicle was located a short time later in the 1300 block of 6th street North.

Woman charged in 2nd shooting death; bail set at $1 million

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud woman accused in the killing of a woman whose body was discovered on June 3 has now been charged in the shooting death of a woman who was found dead on June 3. A grand jury on Thursday indicted 33-year-old Angela Renee Jones for first- and second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Janesa Harris.

St. Cloud Woman Indicted on 1st-Degree Premeditated Murder

ST. CLOUD -- A Stearns County Grand jury has indicted a St. Cloud woman on 1st-degree premeditated murder in the shooting death of Janesa Lashay Harris. Thirty-three-year-old Angela Jones is also charged with 2nd-degree intentional murder in the case. Harris's body was found in an apartment unit in the 1400...

Kimball High School Alerted Following Domestic Disturbance Nearby

KIMBALL -- Wright County authorities have arrested a Maple Lake man after a domestic disturbance that also forced a soft lockdown of Kimball High School Friday. Deputies were called to the area of Highway 55 and Nevens Avenue Northwest in Southside Township at approximately 11:30 a.m. The caller told authorities that 43-year-old Joseph Anderson had left the scene and had threatened to go to Kimball High School.

40 Years Later, 81-Year-Old Myrtle Cole’s Brutal Murder Remains Unsolved

KIMBALL, Minnesota (WCCO) — A brutal murder has haunted a tiny central Minnesota town for decades. Next week will mark 40 years since Myrtle Cole, who was 81 years old, died inside her Fairhaven home. Investigators hope a public push for help could finally close the case. Dorothy Kersten and Verna Salmela were mothers raising their families when someone killed Myrtle Cole on the morning of Dec. 12, 1981. “It was unbelievable that a small town like ours that something like that should happen,” Salmela said. “It did change our lives,” Kersten said. A quiet widow who hosted weekly Bible studies in a modest...

Charges Filed In Six Month Old Murder Case

(KNSI) – A woman already facing murder charges is accused of killing a second woman in St. Cloud. A Stearns County Grand Jury indicted Angela Renee Jones on one count of first and second-degree murder for the shooting death of 28-year-old Janesa Lashay Harris. Harris was found shot to death in her apartment in the 1400-block of 12th Avenue North in St. Cloud on June 2nd. The criminal complaint says Harris actually died on May 31st.

UND implodes in loss at St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — UND gave up a goal on the first shift of the game. Less than five minutes later, it gave up another on a two-on-zero situation. Then, it handed the nation's best power play an opportunity. St. Cloud State cashed that in for a goal, too. Believe...

St. Cloud Police Recover Stolen Car

ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud Police have recovered a car stolen in Minneapolis on Thursday and arrested the driver. Thursday night at about 11:00 p.m. officers located the vehicle in the 300 block of 32nd Avenue North, based on GPS tracking information given to them by the Minneapolis owner. The...

Friday woes continue in 8-1 loss at No. 5 St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- When North Dakota took the ice prior to Friday night's game at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, two players ran into each other and both fell to the ice. Little did the seventh-ranked Fighting Hawks know, that was an omen to how the rest of the evening was going to go, as No. 5 St. Cloud State exploded for eight goals in an 8-1 victory over UND in the series opener.

No. 5/6 St. Cloud State Powers Past No. 7 North Dakota, 8-1, Behind Brodzinski’s Hat Trick

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – No. 5/6 St. Cloud State Men's Hockey (10-5-0, 4-3-0 NCHC) crushed No. 7 North Dakota (10-6-0, 5-2-0 NCHC), 8-1, to open the weekend series on Friday night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. The Huskies were led by senior forward Easton Brodzinski's (Blaine, Minn.) first career hat trick and senior defenseman Nick Perbix's (Elk River, Minn.) four assists.