Eden Valley Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

EDEN LAKE TOWNSHIP -- An Eden Valley man is dead after crashing his motorcycle over the weekend. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Friday on County Road 162, about a mile west of County Road 43 in Eden Lake Township. Authorities says 59-year-old Michael Holthaus was heading...
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Benton County Sheriff Asks For Help With Suspicious Person

RICE – The Benton County Sheriff is asking for help identifying a person involved in a suspicious incident. Last Wednesday (May 18th) at about 8:30 a.m., a white minivan driven by a white man stopped at a school bus stop in Watab Township, South of Rice. The individual has...
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SCTCC Softball and Baseball Headed to Nationals

ST. CLOUD -- It’s a big week for baseball and softball at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Both the women’s softball and men’s baseball teams are headed to the national competition. The SCTCC women’s softball team will face Corning, New York this Wednesday at the 2022...

St. Cloud Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud man charged with having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to one of the charges. Twenty-one-year-old Gaige Barrett has pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under 13-years-old. A charge of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct has been dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

From Minnesota? Bet I Can Tell By Your Driving [OPINION]

I have lived in a few other neighboring states, and driven in MANY other states. I have found that there are a few things that are definitely characteristics of the Minnesota driver. Obviously there are bad drivers everywhere, and some of these things happen in other cities and states, but it seems like these things are happening on a regular basis here in our great state of Minnesota.

Delta Changed My Flight Without Telling Me- Has This Happened To You?

I opened my email this morning and found a message about my flight out to Portland, Oregon later this year. The message said:. "Your upcoming flight has been impacted by schedule adjustments. Your new flight itinerary is listed below. There is nothing further you need to do at this time unless you would like to make additional changes to your flight. We apologize for the inconvenience this change may cause and thank you for your flexibility."

Gas Prices Rise in Last Week in Minnesota, Nationally

UNDATED -- Gas prices in Minnesota have risen 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week. We're now averaging $4.13 a gallon. The national average price of gas has risen 11.0 cents in the last week, averaging $4.57. Gas Buddy says gasoline prices surged over the last week to new...

Waite Park Officials Looking Buy LED Video Screens for The Ledge

WAITE PARK -- Some minor improvements may be coming to The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park. During Monday's city council meeting, the council will consider buying two LED video screens for the facility. Each screen would be 14' by 8' in size and cost $85,900 in total. Funding for the...

MN Legislature Misses Deadline to Pass Tax Cuts and Budget Bills

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers missed their midnight deadline to pass agreed-on tax cuts, because of continuing disagreement over spending for health-and-human services, education and public safety. Governor Tim Walz says he'll call a special session, but Senate Republicans are resistant. Senate Republican Majority Leader Jeremy Miller says the midnight...

$210M Broadband Package Headed to Governor’s Desk

ST. PAUL -- Over 210 million dollars to improve broadband access across Minnesota -- a key part of an agriculture budget package headed to the desk of Governor Tim Walz after the legislature passed it this weekend. Lead Senate negotiator, Elbow Lake Republican Torrey Westrom says:. "Our communities in rural...

Drought Relief Bill Headed to Desk of Gov. Tim Walz

ST. PAUL -- Eight million dollars in drought relief grants -- part of an agriculture bill headed to the desk of Governor Tim Walz after the Minnesota House and Senate passed the compromise package this weekend. Republican Senator Torrey Westrom from Elbow Lake... "Those that were impacted by the drought...

Sartell Officers Looking Forward to Police Activities League

SARTELL -- Local law enforcement is wanting to watch your kids for a few hours each week this summer. The Sartell Police Department is gearing up for their annual Police Activities League next month. Every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. your kids can interact with the...

East St. Germain Street Down To One Lane Monday

ST. CLOUD -- Construction work in St. Cloud may slow down Monday’s commute. According to a news release from the city of St. Cloud, westbound traffic on East Saint Germain Street from 10th Avenue NE to Columbia Avenue will be reduced to one lane. Work will start Monday morning...

St. Cloud Looking to Buy 2nd Police Trailer Camera

ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud police department wants to buy another trailer camera surveillance system. During Monday night's meeting, Police Chief Blair Anderson will ask the city council for approval of the purchase. The current police trailer camera has been deployed 24 hours a day, seven days a week...

Twins Stay Hot in Kansas City, Wolverines Eliminate Norsemen

The Minnesota Twins beat Kansas City in game two, but the St. Cloud Norsemen found themselves eliminated from the Robertson Cup with a loss to Anchorage in game two, and the Minnesota Lynx got pummeled by Dallas on the road Saturday. RECAPS:. - The Twins notched a 9-2 win in...