Category: Local

SCSU 9/11 ceremony

  On the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed thousands of innocent people, members of the St. Cloud community gathered to commemorate the holiday. Military, first responders, fire and police responders were all in attendance as they held a flag raising ceremony in front of the SCSU administration building. Fire department captain Glen Koshiol told me that he […]

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St. Cloud State Public Safety vehicle.

Public Safety vehicles not in compliance with law

St. Cloud State University’s Public Safety vehicles have been informed by the St. Cloud Police department that their security vehicles’ coloring is not in compliance with the Minnesota state law. The St. Cloud Police department received complaints from residents in late April about a security vehicle at the Islamic Center of St. Cloud looking too similar to St. Cloud’s police […]

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Bike MN promotes safe bicycle riding for everyone.

Bike MN promotes safe biking for kids

The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota promotes pedestrian safety for children around the state to find a safe route to school and as a fun mode of transportation by bike or on foot. It is their goal to get more people to ride bicycles and stay healthy along with getting everyone to enjoy it. “We do bicycle advocacy, encouragement and education […]

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Stearns-Benton Towards Zero Deaths- Photo Credit: Minnesota TZD

Extra distracted driving enforcement begins

Minnesota law enforcement agencies began an extra distracted driving enforcement wave this week. The Stearns-Benton Area Towards Zero Deaths Coalition is taking part in the distracted driving enforcement campaign. According to the Department of Public Safety of Traffic Safety, distracted driving contributes to one in five crashes in Minnesota. Texting citations have climbed 30 percent from 2017 to 2018. Law […]

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Trout season opener- Photo Credit: Minnesota DNR

Trout fishing season opener

Minnesota’s trout fishing season will begin this Saturday, April 13th. Minnesota has roughly 3,800 miles of designated trout streams. “Trout fishing opportunities are improving through investments in trout habitat, angler access, sound land use, and science based management,” said DNR stream habitat consultant Jamison Wendel. Anglers help pay for these improvements when purchasing fishing licenses and trout stamps.

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Uber Safety Tips

Have you recently taken an Uber and felt unsafe? Uber has been designed to create a new fun way to arrive safely at your destination from a sober driver. Many people use Ubers for their nightlife, going downtown and drinking and not having to worry about getting into trouble with the law. However, there recently has been a few cases […]

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Waite Park assault suspect vehicle: Photo Credit Waite Park Police Department Media Release

Red Bull can assault in Waite Park

Waite Park officers are looking into an assault at a store on Division Street Saturday night. The assault occurred when a man purchased a can of Red Bull from the store and got into a verbal argument with the employee. The suspect then threw the full can of Red Bull into the employee’s face and immediately left the store in […]

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SCSU to face changes with e-mail

SCSU to face changes with e-mail

The Minnesota State system is implementing some new changes to the St. Cloud State University e-mail platform over summer break, which will provide a new e-mail address to all new and returning students. The e-mail program that St. Cloud State uses is Microsoft Office Outlook 365, but Minnesota State has been transitioning all of their institutions to a new “shared […]

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Lane Closure

Lane Closure

If you are traveling to or from St. Joseph tomorrow you might want to plan to leave earlier than normal. Beginning tomorrow the inside lane for both east and west bound traffic on County Road 75 will be closed. It will be closed from the intersection of Country Road 134 near Michelich Granite to 28th Avenue by Mills Fleet Farm. […]

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Car Crash in Meeker County

Car Crash in Meeker County

Yesterday Meeker County Sheriffs office reported to a two car accident involving an 18 year old and a 63 year old. According to the report the 18 year old was driving a 2005 Chrysler when she rear ended a 2016 Kia, who is owned by the 63 year old. A passenger in the Kia received minor injuries and was transported […]

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