Around 12:30 on Sunday afternoon, a man walked into a TCF Bank branch location in St. Cloud and handed a teller a note instructing him to start stuffing $100 bills in an envelope and "and no one gets hurt."SEE ALSO: Donald Ingerson of Ely confesses rape thinking statute of limitations is up, gets ar ... More >>
We'll be live-blogging tonight's election results right here on Blotter, complete with results, analysis, and reaction from some of Minnesota's major political players.Our coverage will feature Andy Mannix reporting live from the Vote No election-night event at St. Paul's River Centre, Olivia LaVec ... More >>
We can't imagine how these guys thought this was a good business model. Earlier this week, three individuals were traveling around the St. Cloud area trying to sell perfume by approaching people in parking lots and asking them to smell fragranced pieces of material, according to KARE 11. Waite Park ... More >>
File this one in the 'what in God's name were these people thinking?' department.On Sunday, the Star Tribune's Kelly Smith told the story of Vivian Rhode, 75, and her niece Peggy Larson, 64. In late March, the two women were on an Amtrak train traveling from Michigan to St. Cloud, where they planned ... More >>
This abnormally warm winter is about to get even warmer, as January marks the start of the winter beer fest season. Area beer lovers will have three sampling opportunities beginning January 21 with the St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo. The following Saturday, January 28, brings the Beer Dabbler Winter Carn ... More >>
YouTubeNorthern Lights near St. Cloud.Anyone up around midnight on March 10 in St. Cloud and points north, and outside with their eyes open, stood a good chance of witnessing a magnificent display of the Northern Lights -- the Aurora Borealis. Some video was just posted in YouTube.
St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo coming January 22nd.There's a new beer fest in town. The first ever St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo happens in less than two weeks on January 22nd from 4 - 8 PM at the St. Cloud Civic Center, 10 4th Ave S. Over 40 breweries are expected to be represented at the event. Food ... More >>
St. Cloud police are looking for suspected duct-creeping William Levi Brim.St. Cloud police figured out that someone was using the building's air ducts to go on a Mission Impossible-style burglary spree before Christmas. Now they want to talk with 21-year-old homeless man William Levi Brim.
Fabian BromannBurglars in the air vents!For weeks the municipal employees in St. Cloud City Hall have been perplexed by a spate of burglaries of their offices.On December 19 some cell phones went missing from desks, and food mysteriously vanished from office refrigerators.Officials tightened up s ... More >>
furryscalyHold the phone.Is there a diabolical prankster on the loose in St. Cloud? Earlier this month, we reported on the Craigslist schemer who faciliated the strange theft of a resident's snowblower using a faux advertisement in the "Free" section. Friday evening, St. Cloud police say th ... More >>
Photo by JeffK, Flickr.On the upside, a fire at the station means big savings on gas.This has got to be a little embarrassing. A fire broke out in a St. Cloud fire station this morning, destroying a rig and causing smoke damage to the building. At lease one fire fighter was even admitted to ... More >>
Photo: dmax3270Another day, another act of bigotry in St. Cloud?The Minnesota Council on American Islamic Relations is calling yesterdays vandalism at a Somali-owned market in St. Cloud a hate crime, and it has asked the FBI to look into the matter. "Law enforcement officials must send a str ... More >>
Photo: dmax3270St. Cloud cops report no leads in the vandalism of Hared Jibyil's market.When Hared Jibyil showed up at his Hormud Market on Division Street this morning, he found that the storefront had been spray-painted with a message: "Go home." But Jibyil is already home. He moved to t ... More >>
Photo: RanoushFree speech or hate speech, that's the questionSometimes this whole defense-of-free-speech thing is darned annoying. Here we are, for goodness sakes, watching some guy from Waite Park named Sidney Elyea saying he's well within his constitutional rights to post flyers on utility ... More >>
Photo by Emery_WayDeer are running wild this season: Killing motorcyclists, breaking into bars, and now attempting to break into a jail. What's next? Probably some epic drug war. The latest deer mayhem happened in St. Cloud at the Stearns County Jail. Staff heard a loud bang on the building last ... More >>
Photo: RanoushThe U.S. Department of Education has agreed to launch an investigation into anti-Muslim harassment at schools in St. Cloud and Owatonna, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it welcomed the news. "Decades after the beginning of the civil r ... More >>
Ah, the days of drinking so much you're willing to break into a home just to have a nice couch to pass out on. To be 20 again! St. Cloud police received a call early Thursday about suspicious activity. When they arrived at the residence, they found a damaged fence, broken window and a dude pass ... More >>
Granite City Baptist Church-Academy's anti-Islam ad in the St. Cloud TimesEver wonder where some folks get their ideas about Islam? Some of them read what Pastor Dennis Campbell of Granite City Baptist Church-Academy has to say in this St. Cloud Times newspaper ad: "How do Moslems seek to ta ... More >>
So far, Muslim students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul schools have not come to CAIR with the kinds of complaints it hears from elsewhere in the state.
The latest installment of chaos and potential ruin visited upon those touched by convicted swindler Tom Petters.
When you encounter one of those people who refuses to share the path with you in St. Cloud, it's only appropriate to stab them.
The Cathedral board will meet Jan. 28 to take up the matter.
Jorge Ozornia reportedly told store employees he wanted to get into trouble before he got down to business.
A man admits posting cartoons of Muhammed having sex with animals, and telling investigators that Muslims are "anti-Christian."
East of the Dakotas, dont hate the north state/Thank us for Scotch tape, home of ten thousand lakes.
There are no empty detox beds at the Central Minnesota Mental Health Center for most days each month.
At least he looks happy in his mugshot!
Authorities uncovered more than $500,000 of pot in Waite Park. The suspect was arrested at his day job.
The community's Muslims feeling threatened and police are contemplating a hate crimes investigation.
The congresswoman is asked questions but never challenged on her answers.
The video shows Wood going through the sobriety tests and failing miserably. Never fall over while trying to walk a straight line in the middle of the day.
Four days to hang out with new friends, cause trouble, pull all-nighters playing Mario Kart. Doesn't get any better than that. Except when H1N1 comes along and ruins it.
Better believe it: St. Cloud is one of 10 finalists in a worldwide search for the most livable city. Please hold your heart attack or laughter for later.
When a 17-year-old boy tried to steal the bike from a 14-year-old, the boy fought back. So the teen just stabbed him.
Strange story out of Albany, Minn. today: An 87-year-old man was knocked unconscious by a cow.
How would you feel if your ridiculously small town (more like a small gathering) ceased to exist? Well one Minnesota town is probably relieved that it's finally over.
Outstate fine dining takes a hit.
Lucky day for St. Cloud residents: They now have former WCCO meteorologist Paul Douglas all to themselves.
Minnesota's unhealthy obsession with Garrison Keillor might have just gone too far.
Vice President Biden will be arriving in St. Cloud this morning for a town hall meeting about the economic stimulus and the middle class.
Tickets will be available Wednesday on a first-come, first-served basis.
Biden will visit St. Cloud on Thursday for a town hall meeting as the nation's economic stimulus cheerleader. We're sure Rep. Michele Bachmann is just thrilled.
State Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R-St. Cloud) says Muslim women can still wear headscarves, Sikh men their turbans, in their driver's license photos, under a bill he has introduced.
A St. Cloud legislator's bill would require full exposure of the head and face in driver's license photos. A Somali group says the proposal would violate their freedom of religion.
Two missing daughters. Two years. One lead. No answers.
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