Local
May 4

Authorities ID speeding driver who died in crash in St. Paul

The motorist was a 23-year-old man from St. Cloud.
Local
May 4

Motorcyclist dies in crash in western Stearns County

Thomas Karger, 52, was pronounced dead by emergency responders at the scene.
St. Cloud
May 4
A little brown bat photographed Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 in La Crosse Wis.  (AP Photo/La Crosse Tribune, Peter Thomson)

As bats continue to die off, St. Cloud plans to transform old sewer into bat cave

Rerouting the sewer could give the bats habitat for a comeback.
Local
May 3

Speeding driver crashes SUV just south of Lake Phalen in St. Paul and dies

The St. Cloud man died at the scene, police said.
Local
April 30
Dan Rassier in 2016.

Court rules against man once a person of interest in Wetterling case

Daniel Rassier said law enforcement defamed him and inflicted distress.
Business
April 28
The downtown St. Cloud Giliberto’s location is expected to reopen in May as The Patagonia & Giliberto’s.

Downtown St. Cloud Giliberto's reopening with Mexican, Argentine flavors

Menu will feature empanadas, lomitos and choripán.
Local
April 27
Cheerleaders hold up signs as President Robbyn Wacker and Foundation Board Chairman Barclay Carriar announced St. Cloud State’s $32 million campaign

St. Cloud State unveils $32M campaign to reinvent itself

Fundraising effort will support initiatives to distinguish it from other Minnesota State schools.
Local
April 26
A still from squad car footage shows a St. Cloud driver driving through a red light and getting hit by a semi on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The squad car

St. Cloud driver runs red light, gets pushed into squad car by semi

The 60-year-old driver was cited for a traffic violation.
Local
April 24
The Stearns County law enforcement center, which includes the jail, was nearing the end of its useful life back in 2011, a study concluded then.

Stearns County weighs options as jail overflows

The question is whether to renovate or build a new site
Local
April 22
Emmanuel Oppong, St. Cloud community engagement director

Q&A: As St. Cloud diversifies, Ghana native reaches new residents in city role

St. Cloud's community engagement director uses experience as immigrant, mental health education to impart change.
St. Cloud
April 21
Lindsay Rae Shelltrack-Miller

St. Cloud woman accused of stabbing, killing man in alley

The 40-year-old faces one felony count of second-degree murder.
Local
April 20
John Sean Newport

Dad pleads guilty in daughter's Paynesville arson death

Charges state John Sean Newport started the fire that killed his adult daughter in 2019.
Local
April 20
Local
April 16
A house is listed for sale on Ninth Avenue South in St. Cloud.

Central Minnesota home prices up 20% from a year ago

A 'stubbornly persistent shortage of homes' is prompting buyers to pay more for properties statewide.
Local
April 13
Construction will be completed this year on a project to widen S. 33rd Street in St. Cloud from a two-lane road with no shoulder to a four-lane road d

St. Cloud revives plan for new Mississippi crossing, highway around city

Planning agencies are studying a beltline around city to reduce congestion.
Local
April 13
St. Cloud City Hall pictured Monday, April 12, 2021.

St. Cloud City Hall likely to be razed for commercial development

St. Cloud City Council reviewed Monday three concepts submitted by Minnesota development companies.
Colleges
April 11
Massachusetts forward Jake Gaudet yelled in celebration while holding the NCAA men’s hockey national championship trophy

St. Cloud State's run ends with shutout loss in Frozen Four title game

UMass gave the Huskies no room to operate on the ice, dominating a 5-0 victory
Colleges
April 9
St. Cloud State forward Nolan Walker celebrated after scoring the game-winning goal with under a minute to play in regulation on Thursday.

Last ones standing: Underdog mentality suits St. Cloud State hockey

Unranked to start the season, the Huskies are the last of five Minnesota men's hockey teams still playing in the postseason. They take on UMass in Saturday's Frozen Four championship game.
St. Cloud
April 9
St. Cloud Mayor Dave sits on a memorial bench, dedicated to his brother, at Wilson Park in St. Cloud. Kleis’ brother, a veteran, killed himself duri

St. Cloud mayor grapples with worst kind of tragedy

Dave Kleis says he thinks his younger brother Tom succumbed to hopelessness from isolation and chronic pain.
Colleges
April 9
St. Cloud State forward Nolan Walker celebrated after scoring the game-winning goal with under a minute to play in regulation.

Walker's last-minute goal caps rally; Huskies top Mavericks in semifinals

Nolan Walker redirected a shot from the point with 54 seconds remaining, sending St. Cloud State to its first NCAA title game.
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.