Authorities said a 15-year-old boy was taken into custody Thursday night after throwing hot grease from a frying pan on his mother during a domestic dispute. St. Cloud Police were called to the 3500 block of 3rd Street North at about 3:56 p.m. Thursday on a report of a domestic disturbance in progress.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, three people were killed in three separate crashes on wet and icy roads on Monday. The first report of a fatal crash was at 2:00 p.m., when a rollover occurred on northbound Highway 7 in Big Stone County in western Minnesota. A Mercury Grand Marquis went off the road and into a southbound ditch, and then rolled down a steep hill, eventually coming to a rest with the passenger side on the ground. The driver, 85-year-old Donavan Tesch of Clinton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Big Stone County Sheriff’s office says roads were wet at the time of the accident.
A 35-year-old man died Thursday near St. Cloud after his SUV went through a stop sign and was broadsided by on-coming traffic, the State Patrol said.
An Illinois pork processor announced plans Friday to buy Minnesota meat packer GNP Company, which sells chicken under the Gold’n Plump, Just BARE and Sunny Roost brands. The family owned companies issued a joint statement that did not disclose terms of the deal.
There’s nothing quite like sitting outside, doing a little socializing and enjoying the weather on a nice day. But in St. Cloud, if you are doing all of that while sitting on a couch, you’ll soon be violating a city ordinance.
The city of St. Cloud says there’s a place for couches, and it’s not on people’s porches. The City Council has banned putting furniture designed for interior use outdoors on private property — or next to a public right of way.
St. Cloud Police say they arrested a 22-year-old after he allegedly assaulted a hospital worker early Saturday morning. Police say Zeppelin Michael Peterson was arrested after the St. Cloud Hospital incident.
A pedestrian is in the hospital with “substantial injuries” after being hit by a car while riding a bike in St. Cloud Thursday afternoon, according to St. Cloud Police.
The National Weather Service says freezing temperatures are moving into central Minnesota, along with snow flurries in places like Rochester. The weather service says temperatures will be in the mid-20s Monday through the evening. Winds are expected to be blustery, with gusts up to 26 mph.
An 18-year-old Sauk Rapids man accused of a deadly assault has changed his originally plea of not guilty to 2nd-degree murder in a Stearns County court Friday morning. According to the Stearns County Attorney’s office, Jesse Smithers amended his plea to 2nd-degree unintentional murder. In Sept. 2012, Smithers was riding in a car driving down a St. Cloud alley when he asked the driver to stop. He got out of the vehicle and approached three men nearby, including Colton Gleason. Smithers punched Gleason with a closed fist. He later died at St. Cloud Hospital from his injuries. Smithers was 17 at the time of the crime, and was charged as an adult.
Authorities said icy conditions from the first snowfall were likely a factor in a Wednesday morning rollover crash that sent 10 people to the hospital. St. Cloud Police responded to a one-vehicle crash at about 4:06 a.m. Wednesday on the County Road 75 overpass near the Sauk River.
A 15-year-old St. Cloud Tech High School student is in custody pending charges of terroristic threats and possessing a replica firearm on school property, according to St. Cloud police. At about 11:40 a.m. on Friday, authorities responding to reports of threats at the high school at 233 12 Ave S.
A service technician from Otsego is remembering his former coworker, 34-year-old Cory Lewellin, who died in a crane accident outside St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church in Maplewood Monday.
Authorities say a tip from an ex-wife pointed them to a Sartell man suspected in a string of armed robberies along Interstate 94 from the St. Cloud area to the Minneapolis suburbs. Police released a security video after a masked man robbed a Burger King in Maple Grove Wednesday. The ex-wife of 34-year-old Douglas Wayne Gravelle saw the video on the news and told police he wore the same clothes at a child support hearing. She said he’s addicted to prescription drugs and unemployed.
Police have arrested and charged two men with first-degree assault after a St. Augusta victim was shot in the victim’s home earlier this week. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday, Erik Magnuson, 30, of St. Cloud, and 21-year-old Jerod Jakel, of Sauk Rapids, entered a home on the 23000 block of 69th Avenue in St. Augusta.