June 11
Minnesota’s Alise Post (right) batles it out with Mariana Pajon of Columbia. Post won the silver and Pajon won the gold medal in the women’s BMX c

St. Cloud's Willoughby makes Olympic biking team; Bacon falls short

Thursday was a busy day for several Minnesota athletes trying to reach the Tokyo Olympics, with Alise Willoughby providing the highlight in BMX racing.
June 10
No Good Candy will stock snacks popular in Chicago but hard to find in St. Cloud, such as Vitner’s chips and Kool-Aid pickles.

Chicago natives bring candy store, soul food truck to St. Cloud

The store is opening this summer on the ground floor of Radio City Music Mall downtown.
June 9

Former corrections officer gets 120 days in jail for sexually assaulting inmate

The Foley man was also sentenced to seven years probation and must register as a sex offender.
St. Cloud
June 9
Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Feb. 28, 2021. A St. Cloud law firm is in turmoil a

St. Cloud law firm targeted pro-Trump employees for firing, suit says

After the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the lawsuit alleges, the law firm's president sought to fire employees he believed had made pro-Trump posts on social media.
June 7
A St. Cloud police squad car suffered front-end damage after a 20-year-old driver suspected of being under the infuence of alcohol hit the squad Sunda

St. Cloud squad car hit head-on by suspected drunken driver

A 20-year-old Waite Park woman could face criminal charges relating to the crash.
June 4
St. Cloud police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old woman found lying on the side of the road, the city’s third homicide of the year.

Second body in two days in St. Cloud declared a homicide

Authorities are investigating whether the death is connected to Wednesday's homicide.
June 4
Trenell Earl Rogers

St. Cloud man accused of shooting Sartell man in neck

The 34-year-old faces three felony counts related to the May 25 incident.
June 3
St. Cloud police, BCA investigating 2 suspicious deaths

St. Cloud police, BCA investigating 2 suspicious deaths

A woman was found dead Wednesday in an apartment, another was found on the side of the road Thursday.
June 3
FILE - Kris Schiffler, owner of Shady’s Hometown Tavern in Albany, Minn.  had threatened to reopen last May in defiance of the state’s shutdown or

Central Minnesota bars open despite owner's fight over pandemic restrictions

The Stearns County bar owner was one of 12 sued by the state for planning to open during the shutdown — and one of five with lawsuits still ongoing.
June 2
Nova and her handler Keli Trautman, who is a parlegal and victim witness coordinator with Stearns County Attorney’s Office.

Meet Nova: Stearns County Attorney's Office gets comfort dog

County Attorney Janelle Kendall said she wants the county to become the first in the state to allow dogs in the courtroom.
May 29
Signs for curbside pickup parking spots were installed in late May in downtown St. Cloud. The city is expanding free parking on nights and weekends.

Will St. Cloud's parking experiment get more people downtown?

St. Cloud's pilot program quadruples free spaces
May 28
Carie Essig, director of Stearns History Museum

Q&A: Stearns Co. museum captures COVID-19 history for next generation

"Today's happenings are tomorrow's history."
May 27
A “Help Wanted” sign sits in a window of a downtown St. Cloud pizza restaurant.

St. Cloud business survey: Unemployment benefits hurting hiring

While the St. Cloud area gained more than 1,300 jobs from March to April, the workforce grew by only about 240.
May 26
Thomas W. Jones  Credit: Sherburne County jail

Driver accused of being high pleads guilty to fatally hitting woman on shoulder of road near Princeton

The woman, 69, was walking with her longtime partner less than a mile from her home.
May 25
Grand Funk Railroad headlined the 2019 Liberty Block Party in St. Cloud.

St. Cloud's free Liberty Block Party to feature the Guess Who

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils will also perform at the free privately-sponsored St. Cloud concert.
High Schools
May 21
Bob Karn is in his 50th year of coaching St. Cloud Cathedral baseball. Logan Simones is a second-generation player for Karn. 

Reusse: Karn's commitment to players, baseball remains firm after 50 years

St. Cloud Cathedral coach Bob Karn is nearing 80, and he's still active in the classroom and on the baseball diamond.
May 21
Zachary V. Wolf (Credit: Stearns County Jail)

Annandale man charged with third-degree murder after overdose of 18-year-old

An autopsy found the cause of death to be toxic effects of fentanyl and methamphetamine.
May 21
A vacant store on the west side of St. Cloud, which used to house Ulta Beauty, could become home to a Sierra Trading Post.

Vacant St. Cloud storefront could become Sierra Trading Post

The city has approved a remodeling permit for the company.
May 20
Clark Field in St. Cloud is soon to reopen as a city park.

Clark Field's fate sealed as city promises to make it a park

The St. Cloud site was home to Technical High School's football program for decades.
May 19

St. Cloud police seek information on two multiple-person assaults

The two incidents happened within a few blocks of where an officer was shot in the hand last year.
St. Cloud
May 18
D.H. Blattner & Sons helped build the Great Northern Railroad and the state and interstate highway systems before adding Blattner Energy, one of the l

Minnesota family company on track to build third of U.S. wind projects this year

Family-owned Blattner Energy has become a national leader as a renewable-energy contractor.
May 18
Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park will open at full capacity in mid-July 2021.

Waite Park amphitheater to open for inaugural season — finally

The first two national acts announced are the Beach Boys on Aug. 11 and 311 on Sept. 12.
May 14
Sumaree D. Boose was acquitted of shooting a St. Cloud officer in the hand during a scuffle last June.

Jury acquits 19-year-old accused of shooting St. Cloud officer in hand

The defense argued the evidence doesn't prove St. Cloud man Sumaree Boose acted with intent.
East Metro
May 14

St. Cloud man dies in SUV rollover crash in western Wisconsin

The driver survived and was taken to a hospital in Eau Claire.
May 13
Jolene Kadlec danced with her daughter Harper Kadlec, 5, during a performance by The Johnny Holm band at Summertime by George on June 13, 2018, in St.

St. Cloud's free concert series back on this year

Summertime by George! is celebrating its 10th season with 'all-star cast.'