Business
April 8
Landline will change its St. Cloud service from cars to buses this June. The service conveys travelers to Sun Country Airlines at Minneapolis-St. Paul

St. Cloud car service to Sun Country flights will add buses this summer

Landline expands airport shuttles as travel returns.
Colleges
April 8
A statue of Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux, left, stands in front of the PPG Paints Arena, site of the Frozen Four.

You Betcha Brigade invades Frozen Four with three Minnesota teams

The semifinals start this afternoon with St. Cloud State vs. Minnesota State at 4 p.m., followed by UMD playing UMass.
Local
April 7
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks with reporters on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in St. Cloud. Joining her are, from left, Jules’ Bistro owner Donell

COVID-19 relief programs 'vital' for St. Cloud restaurants, bars, owners and officials say

Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited St. Cloud to tout relief package
St. Cloud
April 7
St. Cloud Children’s Home was damaged by a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, April 8, 2021.

Crews respond to overnight fire at St. Cloud Children's Home

The campus was sold by the Diocese of St. Cloud last fall, and is vacant and under construction.
Local
April 6
Luke Riordan, founder and chief executive officer of St. Cloud-based DAYTA Marketing, holds raffle tickets for a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser.

The raffle must go on: St. Cloud area businesses enlist support for Big Brothers Big Sisters

DAYTA Marketing CEO asked businesses to cover the cost to fund a match in their community.
St. Cloud
April 5
Heather Mayer of St. Cloud and sons Finley, 5, and Emmett, 2, send off the St. Cloud State men’s hockey team as it departs for the Frozen Four on Mo

Fans send off Huskies as team departs for Frozen Four

Coach Brett Larson told fans the team is 'on a mission to get it done for you guys.'
St. Cloud
April 5
Fourth-grade teacher Kelly Brant talked to her students who were learning remotely on Jan. 19, 2021, at Park Brook Elementary School in Brooklyn Park.

What did St. Cloud workers need? Free tutoring for their kids

St. Cloud called on development agency to plug gaps as parents became overwhelmed.
St. Cloud
April 2
Randy A. Beehler

Woman sues Minn. Department of Corrections, says officer sexually assaulted her

Randy Beehler, a defendant in the civil case, pleaded guilty last week to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the state's criminal case.
Local
April 2

Benton County investigating suspicious grass fires

Benton County responded to seven grass fires in recent days, all quickly contained.
St. Cloud
April 1
FILE-Downtown St. Cloud

St. Cloud area sees 'jaw-droppingly large' decline in labor force during pandemic

The region saw a slight uptick in jobs last month but has a long way to go to reach pre-pandemic levels.
Local
March 30
Allison Paige Tadych

Former St. Cloud Tech bookkeeper pleads not guilty to pocketing $119K

The 46-year-old St. Cloud woman was charged with felony theft for pocketing student activity fees.
Local
March 29

Sartell man accused of setting fire to house owned by mother-in-law

A 40-year-old Sartell man is accused of starting a fire inside the house owned by his mother-in-law, who had a hoarding problem, according to a…
Colleges
March 27
St. Cloud State forward Jami Krannila, pictured earlier this season, had a goal and an assist Saturday.

Easton Brodzinski's two goals spark St. Cloud State past Boston University

The Huskies scored the final four goals of the game to pull away.
Local
March 27
Minneapolis shooting victim was St. Cloud man

Minneapolis shooting victim was St. Cloud man

Ryan Kane Decker died early Thursday at HCMC after being shot in the head near the Stop N Shop at 1700 E. Lake Street, the Hennepin County medical examiner said.
Business
March 26
Theresa Thornton, a motor-coach operator for Landline, checked passengers in as they boarded at Duluth International Airport. ]

Car service expands ride options for Sun Country flights in Minnesota, Wisconsin

A partnership with Sun Country was just starting to roll when the pandemic hit.
Local
March 26

Driver, 91, killed when he flips pickup in rural Stearns County

The pickup hit a field approach and went airborne, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Local
March 25
A grass fire burned about 7 acres Sunday just north of Cold Spring, closing a county road.

Grass fires prompt plea from authorities to postpone brush fires in central Minnesota

Two grass fires punctuate concerns, which will likely mean burning restrictions.
Chauvin Trial
March 25
St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson, right, talked with Mahado Ali, a community health worker, and her son Mazin Reda, 7, during a Cop House

St. Cloud police forge community connections with 'COP House'

William Blair Anderson, one of Minnesota's only four Black police chiefs, wants police to be an omnipresent force for good.
Local
March 25

Woman dies, son hurt in central Minn. crash

An 8-year-old boy was injured in the crash near Pierz, Minn.
Local
March 24
Patti Gartland, president of Greater St. Cloud Development Corp.

Is St. Cloud a tough sell? Meet the woman who markets the area to prospective businesses

Patti Gartland leads the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. in St. Cloud.
Local
March 23
A rendering shows the new council chambers inside a renovated Technical High School.

Council approves bids to turn former Tech High into St. Cloud City Hall

The demolition of the school's western building and renovation of the historic sections will begin in April.
Local
March 22
St. Cloud
March 19
Fifth Avenue in downtown St. Cloud will close to traffic this spring and summer to allow more space for outdoor dining.

Dining in the streets: St. Cloud's Fifth Avenue to close for more outdoor dining

The city will also allow other downtown restaurants to expand patios to allow for more patrons.
St. Cloud
March 18

Passerby jumps into semi, steers it to safety after driver suffers medical emergency in St. Cloud

A passerby's quick actions may have averted tragedy Thursday morning when a semitrailer truck driver suffered a medical emergency in St. Cloud.911 callers reported at…
Coronavirus
March 17
Dr. Myles Spar, chief medical officer of Vault Health, gives a tour of the vaccination site at River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud on Wednes

New St. Cloud vaccine site a 'game-changer' for outstate Minnesota

1,000 doses a week will especially help nearby counties with low rates.