Authorities in Dakota County have charged Francis Hoefgen, a 63-year-old former Benedictine priest who served the Twin Cities region, with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. At a press conference later today, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Hastings Police Chief ... More >>
On Thursday night, the Men of the Strip male strip show rolled into downtown St. Cloud for a performance at the Red Carpet. Afterward, college-football-player-turned-male-stripper Chris Boudreaux and some of his colleagues were chilling on their bus, which is adorned which a photo of their sexy bodi ... More >>
Meet the man behind Minnesota's gay marriage campaign
In "Us and Them" off Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour sings, "Who knows which is which and who is who?" And for employees at a St. Cloud hospital, this question became quite pertinent when a Monticello man claiming to be the Floyd singer-guitarist checked in and ran up charges as mu ... More >>
Original post from January 10 -- update at bottom Ryan Larson, the man who was initially arrested in connection with the murder of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker, is wanted on felony stalking charges. He's allegedly been harassing his ex-girlfriend for at least six months.SEE ALSO:-- Eric Tho ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Eric Thomes killed himself in connection with Officer Decker slaying; murder weapon foundOne month ago today, authorities surprisingly released Ryan Larson, the man initially arrested in connection with the murder of Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker, without charging him.There's been ... More >>
Today, the Stearns County Attorney's office surprisingly released Ryan Larson, the suspect arrested following last Thursday's fatal shooting of Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker, without charging him with any crimes. Thus far, investigators have been unable to find the murder weapon.SEE ALSO: Cold Spri ... More >>
Late last night, Cold Spring officer Tom Decker was shot and killed while conducing a welfare check at an apartment above Winner's Sports Bar and Grill.SEE ALSO: State Fair knockout: Police officer gets kicked in the head [VIDEO]Decker, 31, was married and had four young children. During a press con ... More >>
Shawn Skinner was in Stearns County District Court yesterday to make a case that another man was harassing him, but Skinner would end up doing some harassing of his own before being tased and hauled away from a St. Cloud courtroom in cuffs.Skinner, 32, sought a restraining order against an unnamed m ... More >>
Kewon Johnson and Steven Hendricks need to make sure they have the right number before they hit SEND. Around 11:30 last night, a St. Cloud cop sitting in his squad car noticed his cell phone ringing with a number he didn't recognize. When he answered, the guy on the other end asked the cop if he ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
Robert Stibal, nightmare scout leader.Peter Robert Stibal sounds like the Boy Scout leader from hell: A 45-year-old man accused of leveraging the trust of Burnsville kids in order to sexually molest them. Now the allegations against the man are being heard in open court.
William Holden, child rapist, outside the St. Cloud courthouseWilliam Holden went to prison for sexually abusing his underage niece. Now, a jury says he must pay her $10 million. Cathy Olson was under the age of 14 when Holden sexually assaulted her three times in Brainerd. He was convicted ... More >>
Dexter Eugene Bingham went from delivering the news to being the news.Dexter Eugene Bingham used to deliver the news. Today, he became the news. The 36-year-old man was arrested in his Sauk Rapids home for making bogus phone calls to police about bomb threats, rapes and murders -- all while ... More >>
Mogen was book on suspicion of burglary.Cory Mogen really wanted some Pizza Hut. So much that it didn't matter that it was hours after the shop had closed. Nor did it matter that the 21-year-old was absolutely wasted. He was going to satisfy the craving -- and he knew right where to go: Mo ... More >>
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 >>
Dude! Where's my rail?About six months after the employees at Powder Ridge ski area in Kimball found the lock hack-sawed off their front gate, they finally realized what had been taken -- a 27-foot snowboarding rail. Dude! How does it take six months to notice that? "We never dreamed someon ... 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 >>
Ryan McFarland, Flickr.Anderson doesn't have much in the way of holiday spirit.It doesn't get much lower than stealing from charity just before Christmas. On Tuesday afternoon, Andrew Todd Anderson was working as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army when he decided $8 per hour just wasn't en ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaJacob Wetterling, as he appeared as a childAfter more that 20 years, Minnesotans still snap to attention over any reminder of the sad and tragic disappearance of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling. It happened again last night as news broke that investigators had returned to the ... 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 via Superman's MySpace pageLeave it to Superman to somehow escape the wrath of the criminal justice systems. John Fillah, St. Cloud's resident "Superman," was charged with disorderly conduct in March 2009, but a Stearns County judge found him not guilty for the incident. Now he can go ba ... 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 >>
James Scott MillerJames Scott Miller, the 49-year-old New Hope man who said on Craigslist he'd be happy to use Somalis as target practice, pleaded guilty yesterday to making terroristic threats. Jailed since March, he worked out a deal in which he faces a faces a possible maximum 90 days behi ... More >>
James Scott Miller said he'd be happy to use Somalis as "target practice."
A man admits posting cartoons of Muhammed having sex with animals, and telling investigators that Muslims are "anti-Christian."
The Sartell resident's positions put him to the right of an already far-right incumbent.
Former Burnsville Boy Scout troop leader Peter Robert Stibal now faces seven felony counts.
No, not the real Santa. We're talking about a 100-pound, life-size figure here.
Members of the order are accused of covering up the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy in the 1980s.
"That's small-town life," a Stearns County sheriff spokesman says.
Peter Robert Stibal Jr., 44, is now charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct for incidents that happened between 2002 and 2008.
One man's horrific actions have tarnished our good perceptions of Garrison Keillor's quirky Lake Wobegon.
When Superman starts imitating spanky sexual acts, making fun of people's disfigured body parts, and questioning an officer's sexuality, we even start getting a little annoyed
The then-husband of a St. Cloud day care provider took photos of himself having sex with young girls as young as 9 months old at the day care.
Wuchko: "My shnoz was just bouncing off the ground"
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.