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Police: Man, 56, Drowns In Sauk River

A man, 56, allegedly drowned Sunday afternoon after he went swimming in the Sauk River near St. Cloud, Minn. According to the Stearn’s County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Cloud Police Department received a call about a man in the Sauk River around 12:47 p.m. Sunday.

08/10/2014

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Man Seriously Injured By Train Identified

A 55-year-old man seriously injured by a train in central Minnesota Wednesday has been identified. The incident happened in Sauk Rapids at around 5 p.m. at the railroad crossing at 1945 Benton Drive, the local police department said.

08/07/2014

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Man Allegedly Shoots At Police Officer In St. Cloud

A Litchfield, Minn. man is being held on charges of second degree assault after he opened fire at a police officer in St. Cloud, Minn., according to police. Benton County Sheriff’s Office said around 6 p.m. officers responded to a call from a man stating he was planning to open fire at a storage facility he was at in St. Cloud, Minn.

08/01/2014

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St. Cloud Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect

St. Cloud Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a hotel Tuesday evening. Police say the armed suspect robbed the Days Inn on 37th Avenue South just before 6 p.m. He allegedly brandished a weapon and took money from the hotel’s front desk clerk.

07/29/2014

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Mankato Ranks 3rd On Forbes List For Business Locations

Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. A chamber of commerce member says Mankato had previously ranked 10th, 11th and 25th. He says the town’s greatest strength is the diversity of its economy.

07/24/2014

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Slain Somali Lawmaker Had Strong MN Ties

Minneapolis’ Somali-American community is asking the state department for a full investigation into the assassination of a well-known lawmaker from Minnesota. Saado Ali Warsame was gunned down on a main street in Mogadishu Wednesday. Her driver was also killed.

07/23/2014

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Police: Car Crashes Into Living Room Of Apartment In St. Cloud

A car crashed into the side of an apartment building in St. Cloud, Minn. Sunday evening, according to St. Cloud police. According to police, officers responded to a call at 10:21 p.m. that a car had crashed into an apartment building in the 1400 block of 12th Avenue North.

07/21/2014

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Husband Allegedly Assaults Wife On First Night Of Marriage

A husband was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife on their first night of marriage in St. Cloud, Minn. early Monday morning. Thirty-seven-year-old Sterling Raymond Danford, of Alaska, has been charged with fifth degree assault and third degree assault.

07/21/2014

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St. Cloud Police: Woman Injures Man In Hit & Run, Attacks Security Guard

A 31-year-old woman was arrested Friday for a hit and run in St. Cloud that injured one man, and later attacked a hospital security guard while in custody. According to St. Cloud Police, Danielle Ilene Bennett is accused of a hit and run early Friday morning on the 1000 block of 7th Street Southeast.

07/19/2014

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Officials: Male, 16, Flees Police After Being Pulled Over For Stop Sign Violation

A 16-year-old male was arrested in St. Cloud for fleeing officers after they attempted to pull him over for violating a traffic stop Friday night. The male faces charges of fleeing police in a car, criminal vehicular operation, DUI in the fourth degree, driving after revocation and stop sign violation. According to police, the driver took off after officers attempted to pull him over.

07/12/2014

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Documents Shed Light On Where Mandy Matula Died

A newly released police report is shedding more light on what happened to a Minnesota woman killed by her ex-boyfriend. Mandy Matula disappeared last May after getting into a car with her ex-boyfriend.

07/11/2014

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Officials: House Fire In St. Cloud Caused By Bird’s Nest

St. Cloud fire officials determines the cause of a house fire the occurred at the beginning of the month to be a bird’s nest. According to officials, around 12:41 a.m. July 5, a fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of 7th Avenue North. The fire was later determined to be caused by an abandoned bird nest that was on top of a dual porch floodlight.

07/10/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Tattoo Shop

It’s not something reserved for sailors and bikers anymore. These days, more and more people are getting tattoos. So we wanted to know: Where’s the Best Tattoo Shop in Minnesota? Thousands of you voted and sent me to get some ink at Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud.

07/02/2014

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Man Run Over, Killed By Semi Tow Truck In Stearns County

A 45-year-old St. Cloud man is dead after a disabled semi-sized tow truck rolled over him in St. Joseph Tuesday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

07/02/2014

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Authorities: Man, 54, Caught With 6.5 Lbs. Of Khat In St. Cloud

Criminal charges are expected to filed against a 54-year-old man who was caught transporting 6.5 pounds of Khat from Minneapolis to St. Cloud, according to St. Cloud Police.

07/01/2014

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Baby, Woman Taken To Hospital After 2 Car Crash In St. Cloud

A woman and a 9-month-old child were taken to a hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. after being involved in a two car crash Friday morning. According to St. Cloud police, at 6:20 a.m. a car traveling westbound on 12th Street went through a red light at 33rd Avenue and struck another vehicle. Kyle Seamans, 30, was cited for a semaphore violation after running the light.

06/27/2014

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Exchange Student Died In Sauk Rapids Plane Crash

A German foreign exchange student was one of the two victims when a plane crashed into a house last week. The experimental plane went down Friday night in Sauk Rapids.

06/23/2014

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Somali Festivals To Mark Homeland’s Independence

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Cloud will be the sites of Somali independence day celebrations over the weekend. Local Somalis have planned the festivals to celebrate their homeland’s independence, and to pay homage to the United States — the country that has given refugees the opportunity to start a new life.

06/20/2014

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Fire Marshall: Fire At St. Cloud School Caused By Lightning

The cause of fire at Roosevelt School in St. Cloud, Minn. on Saturday has been linked to lightning. According to the St. Cloud Fire Department, officials responded to an automatic alarm around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14.

06/16/2014

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St. Cloud Childhood Center Destroyed By Fire

Authorities said a fire that likely started after a lightning strike at a St. Cloud childhood center Saturday night has left the building a total loss. Crews were called at about midnight to the Roosevelt Early Childhood Center on the 3000 block of Third St. N. in St. Cloud on a report of a fire.

06/15/2014

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Police: Man Assaulted In Home By Unknown Male

One person is in custody after a man reported being assaulted in his home by an unknown male. Corey William Becker, 21, of Grand Rapids, is being held at Stearns County Jail in connection with the incident. According to the St. Cloud Police Department, authorities responded to a report of a burglary in the 1000 block of 36th Avenue North in St. Cloud, Minn.

06/14/2014

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Police: St. Cloud Man Masturbated While Staring At Woman

A 27-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested last Friday after allegedly exposing himself and masturbating while staring at a woman in public, according to police. St. Cloud Police said the incident happened at about 3:33 p.m. on the 1300 block of 2nd Street NE.

06/02/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Community Garden

If you like your fruits and veggies, you’ll like the St. Cloud State University Community Garden. “This we call our field of greens,” said Dr. Tracy Ore, coordinator of the garden. “Tomatoes, at least 25 different kinds. We’ve got peppers, we’ve got onions, we’ve got potatoes, we’ve got okra, we’ve got collard greens.”

05/28/2014

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Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting Of Foley Man

Authorities said an arrest has been made in the case of a Foley man who was found shot to death near a St. Cloud auto dealership in March. Officers with the Benton County Sheriff’s Department found the body of 31-year-old Jamie Wylie March 25 on the side of County Road 75 in St. Cloud.

05/23/2014

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Court: State Office Project Foe Must Cover Losses

A former lawmaker suing to stop a new Senate office building must come up with an $11 million bond if he wants to press his case forward in the Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that the bond would protect the state from losses resulting from delays due to the litigation by former Rep. Jim Knoblach of St. Cloud. The state had asked for a higher bond while Knoblach’s attorney has said it could deter him from pressing the case.

05/20/2014

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