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.
Maple Grove Police have arrested a man suspected of a month-long armed-robbery spree that mostly targeted fast-food restaurants along the Interstate 94 corridor. According to authorities, Douglas Wayne Gravelle was taken into custody on Thursday. This arrest comes after a string of armed robberies which began in early September. Fast-food restaurants in Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Big Lake, Clearwater and Monticello were targeted. A Game Stop video game store in Monticello may also have been robbed by Gravelle earlier this month.
A grand jury indicted a St. Cloud man for first-degree premeditated murder and second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed his mother to death.
A chain of lakes in Stearns County are now deemed infested waters after the DNR confirmed recent reports of zebra mussels on a swimming equipment in one of the lakes.
St. Cloud Police have released surveillance pictures in a TCF Bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon.
A group of students St. Cloud Technical High School first attended We Day in Winnipeg in 2012. They started earning their way to We Day in 2011 after meeting co-founder Craig Kielburger at the 2011 Civic Engagement Leadership Conference.
A window washer died after falling about 70 feet at a hotel in St. Cloud over the weekend. The St. Cloud Police Department said the incident happened at the Best Western Plus Kelly Inn on 4th Avenue South at about 5 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities said Wednesday they’ve made an arrest in connection with a November 2012 stabbing that took place near downtown St. Cloud. Police said Traid Lee Mason, 23 of St. Cloud, was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the assault, which took place in the early-morning hours of Nov. 17, 2012.
A St. Cloud man stabbed his mother to death early the day after his 52nd birthday, according to recently filed charges. Dean Allan Friese has been charged with second-degree murder.
A man from St. Cloud is in jail tonight accused of killing his 72 year-old mother. Police say Lois Omeara died after being stabbed multiple times. Investigators aren’t commenting on a possible motive.
A 19-year-old man crashed and rolled his Jeep Thursday after a bee distracted him as he was driving in Stearns County, according to authorities. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Dylan Mendel was driving on County Road 133, just northeast of 322nd Street in Wendel Township at 11:27 a.m., when a bee pestered him so much that he drove into the ditch. He lost control of the vehicle as it rolled over.
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash last month. It happened Aug. 24 on Highway 71 just north of Sauk Centre. A passenger on a motorcycle fell off near the entrance to Grey Stone Golf Course. A passing motorist traveling north then struck the fallen passenger and kept going.
Just because a world record never existed before doesn’t mean it should never be allowed to remain unbroken. In that spirit, a number of pioneering students at St. Cloud State University ventured toward setting a new world record, and achieved their goal.
The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect from a Friday robbery of the American National Bank. According to authorities, an elderly man displayed a handgun around 5 p.m. at the bank on the 3200 block of Division Street West, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount.