Business
October 13
St. Cloud City Hall will be replaced by a Bremer Bank, with a parcel on the western side being used for a cafe or restaurant.

St. Cloud City Hall to be razed, become Bremer Bank

Development plans call for a drive-through retail space, too.
Business
October 12
A sign along Fourth Avenue in Sartell shows the entrance to a landfill.

Sartell looks to convert industrial landfill to usable space

The city of Sartell is planning to convert an industrial landfill in the heart of the city into land usable for future developments.In a closed…
Local
October 12
Bethany Bernatsky  Credit: Family submission

Sheriff: Fatal shooting of woman in Brainerd area cabin possibly a case of mistaken identity

Among the "scenarios that we are working on" is that the gunman intended to shoot the daughter of the couple that recently sold the resort, the sheriff said.
High Schools
October 12
Rocori basketball coaching legend Bob Brink dies at 84

Rocori basketball coaching legend Bob Brink dies at 84

Brink was the second-winningest coach in Minnesota boys' basketball history and took the Spartans to 13 state tournaments.
St. Cloud
October 9

Minnesota briefs: New bridge connects St. John's campus

CollegevilleNew bridge connects St. John's campusA new pedestrian bridge opened last week that will serve as a more natural connection between the two sections of…
Colleges
October 5
A mosaic mural nicknamed “Touchdown Jesus” is on the facade of the Hesburgh Library at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

Reusse: 'Touchdown Jesus' is from Minnesota? You betcha

Notre Dame's famous, 132-foot Jesus is actually from Minnesota and many other locations. But the hardworking "detail guy" who made it happen was from Cold Spring.
Local
October 5

Clearwater man dies after he's rear-ended, pinned under truck

Authorities say the man was inspecting his vehicle after likely hitting a deer when his truck was rear-ended.
Local
October 5
Big Lake Police Chief Matt Hayen

Big Lake police chief on leave following complaint

The city administrator says Chief Matt Hayen has been on leave since Sept. 13.
Local
October 5
Ralph Huar  Credit: Submitted photo

Man fatally pinned under backhoe in Little Falls was retired Twin Cities pastor

Ralph Huar retired in 2014 as pastor at a Catholic church in Long Lake.
Local
October 4
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis talked about the 1917 and 1938 sections of the former Technical High School, soon to be City Hall.

St. Cloud school transformed into City Hall, which will open in December

The redevelopment of Technical High included razing some buildings.
Local
October 4

Boy, 9, dies in crash of ATV operated by 10-year-old in central Minnesota

The crash occurred late in the afternoon on Sunday, authorities said.
St. Cloud
October 4
Daniel S. Fragodt  Credit: Stearns County jail

Probation for former Stearns County teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

Daniel Fragodt was a math teacher in the Albany School District and assistant girls' basketball coach, along with assistant coach for boys' and girls' track and cross-country teams,
Local
October 2

Death investigation underway in Stearns County after a man's body is found shot lying on a field approach

Stearns County authorities are investigating the death of a man found fatally shot Friday evening in Luxemburg Township.A passerby found the man's body lying on…
Coronavirus
October 1
The Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud.

St. Cloud-area arts groups implement vaccine policy for patrons

Three organizations in St. Cloud area to require proof of vaccine or negative test.
Colleges
September 30
Ezayah M. Gomez Oropreza

St. Cloud State wrestler charged with felony assault

Ezayah Gomez Oropeza of Burnsville is facing a felony charge after allegedly repeatedly hitting another student and causing multiple fractures to the student's nasal bone and sinus walls.
Business
September 30

St. Cloud-area restaurant group to bring Slim Chickens to Minnesota

Letnes Restaurant Group aims to open 13 franchises in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa beginning in the spring.
Local
September 30

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to fatally shooting St. Cloud man during encounter convenience store

The shooting occurred after one man brushed up against the other, according to the criminal complaint.
Colleges
September 30

St. Cloud State wrestler arrested in alleged assault of student

The university tweeted the suspect had been suspended from his team.
Local
September 27

Police investigating downtown St. Cloud shooting

Police say a 32-year-old man was shot by an unknown man early Sunday morning.
Business
September 25
Coborn’s Marketplace in Albertville, Minn. was steady with customers on Sept. 22, 2021.

At 100, Minnesota grocery chain Coborn's continues to 'take chances'

Still run by the same family, grocery store moves forward by adapting to trends.
Local
September 24
Kelsey Kruse with daughter Autumn.

Father, stepmom of 8-year-old Elk River girl who died in their care sentenced to 40 years

The girl was emaciated before being found dead in an Elk River apartment.
Local
September 24
St. Cloud Hospital has had to expand its intensive care unit and delay medical care for those dealing with other illnesses or emergencies because of a

COVID-19 surge forcing St. Cloud Hospital to expand ICU, delay other care

"Our hospital is full because of unvaccinated COVID-related patients."
Gophers
September 22
“What happened is the worst that can be,” Bob Motzko says “The outpouring of love and support, from Minnesota, from hockey and its people, has b

Reusse: 'There is no end to this loss.' Motzko shares pain, support after son's death

The death of 20-year-old Mack Motzko, who died in a car crash in July involving an allegedly impaired driver, brought an outpouring of love that the U hockey coach has cherished.
Local
September 15
The Rev. Bob Koopmann played a song on the new upgraded organ at the Abbey at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., on Tuesday.

St. John's revamped pipe organ 'takes you into the divine'

A renowned organ builder added nearly 3,000 pipes to the 60-year-old organ.
Local
September 15
A Sartell Police Department squad has a ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag decal on a rear window. (Credit: Jenny Berg)

Sartell to remove 'Thin Blue Line' flag decals after request from ACLU-MN

A 22-year-old resident and the ACLU lead the charge to remove the politicized decals.