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Local Brewery Will Celebrate Second Year

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02/24/2017 - 4:50 PM

Local Brewery Will Celebrate Second Year

A local brewery is celebrating their second anniversary this weekend with live music and appetizers!

Beaver Island Brewing Company invites folks to remember another revolution around the sun Saturday.

At the brewery, the get together will begin at 4 p.m. with live music. Appetizers from Green Mill will be served at 5 p.m.

The entire celebration will run from 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Island, located at 216 6th Avenue South in St. Cloud.

Four Car Crash on Division Street in St. Cloud

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02/24/2017 - 11:45 AM

Four Car Crash on Division Street in St. Cloud

Four vehicles were involved in an accident in St. Cloud Thursday afternoon.

St. Cloud Police Assistant Chief Jeff Oxton says three vehicles were stopped, one in front of the other, westbound on Division Street at the intersection of Highway 15.

A minivan was headed westbound on Division in the same lane, and did not stop for the other three vehicles. Just before 4:30 p.m., the minivan crashed into the first vehicle causing a chain reaction.

The people in the first car are identified as Jesse and Jessica Tallant of St. Cloud. They were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the minivan was Jodie Vankempen of Evansville. She was cited for inattentive driving and driving after revocation.

The people in the other two vehicles were unharmed.

Barn Fire East Of Freeport Is a Total Loss

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02/23/2017 - 11:00 AM

A barn was destroyed in a fire Wednesday night near Freeport.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says the Freeport Fire Department and Melrose ambulance assisted deputies in responding to the  fire on a property located in Oak Township, about two miles east of Freeport at just after 11 p.m.

The homeowner noticed the fire when she got home and worked with the fire department put out the flames. The barn was a total loss and 16 calves and 2 goats died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Town Hall with Rep. Tom Emmer Draws Large Crowd

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02/23/2017 - 9:30 AM

Town Hall with Rep. Tom Emmer Draws Large Crowd

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) - Sixth District Congressman's Tom Emmer's town hall went on as planned after the congressman said he would shut down the event if protests or unruly attendees disrupted the conversation.

Attendees Wednesday night pressed Emmer about a number of issues stemming from President Donald Trump's first month in office. The Minnesota residents' questions were centered around health care, immigration and education. The event filled up minutes after police opened the doors at Sartell's City Hall. The crowd was mostly subdued compared to those at other town halls across the nation, though Emmer and the group visibly sparred at times.

Emmer drew vocal criticism when speaking about reforming the Affordable Care Act and Trump's immigration order. Multiple attendees say they were frustrated when they felt that Emmer was dodging audience members' questions.

Barn Fire in Litchfield Kills 8,300 Turkeys

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02/23/2017 - 5:00 AM

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) - Thousands of turkeys have been lost in a fire in Meeker County.

Sheriff's deputies say a barn owned by Langmo Farms near Litchfield caught fire Tuesday, killing about 8,300 young birds. None survived. The barn was a total loss. Authorities say a propane heater in the barn may have sparked the fire, but the investigation continues.

A dollar loss has not yet been determined. Firefighters from Eden Valley, Watkins and Litchfield worked the fire.

UPS Drivers Recognized In St. Cloud

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02/21/2017 - 11:10 AM

UPS Drivers Recognized In St. Cloud

Three UPS drivers from St. Cloud will be honored among 24 elite drivers from Minnesota who have gone more than 25 years with no accidents.

Gregg Schelppenbach, Robert Schnettler and David Weber have been delivering packages safely for UPS. The three men are native to the St. Cloud and surrounding areas.

Minnesota has 157 drivers who claim a safe driving record, with a combined total of 4,525 years of no accidents. UPS adds it first driver handbook was given in 1917.

Minnesota House Passes Sunday Liquor Sales

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02/21/2017 - 10:30 AM

Minnesota House Passes Sunday Liquor Sales
Photo courtesy Quinn Dombrowski flickr

On Monday, legislation was passed by the Minnesota House for sales of liquor, beer and wine on Sundays.

Deputy Director of Public Affairs Andrew Wagner says the bipartisan vote came down to an 85 to 45 vote. It’s now moving to the state senate for consideration.

Representative Jenifer Loon has pushed the bill for many years. This year, she is the chief author of the bill.

Wagner reports in 2013 the House voted "yes" only 21 times, with every year passing gaining more support of the Sunday sales.

House Speaker Kurt Daudt added “This historic vote brings us one step closer to giving Minnesotans the freedom to buy their favorite beer or wine on any day of the week…”

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Fleeing Car Crash, Alcohol May Be Involved

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02/21/2017 - 10:10 AM

St. Cloud Man Arrested After Fleeing Car Crash, Alcohol May Be Involved
23-year-old Jacob Nhial Elijah

A St. Cloud man was arrested Sunday morning after running from a car accident near Lake George.

St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says officers responded to an accident just after 7:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of 7th Street South. A small sedan lost control and hit a tree and telephone pole.

The passenger, Paris Samuel Morman, was hurt in the crash and taken to the St. Cloud Hospital.

A witness told officers the driver fled the scene and was running toward Lake George. Officers found the driver and took him to Stearns County Jail. He is identified as 23-year-old Jacob Nhial Elijah.

Elijah refused to give a blood sample to determine his level of intoxication, so officers got a search warrant. Results of the blood draw haven’t been released.

Investigators believe Elijah took the car from people he was visiting without them knowing.

He is facing charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal vehicular operation due to the injured passenger, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving after revocation.

Camp Ripley Hosts Training With Norwegian Home Guard

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02/21/2017 - 9:20 AM

Last weekend, Camp Ripley was host to training exercises for members of the National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard.

The Minnesota National Guard took part in joint, inter-agency exercises with soldiers of the Ready Action Force from the Norwegian Home Guard. It was part of the 2017 U.S.-Norway Reciprocal Troop Exchange.

The event was designed to reinforce positive working relationships between allied services.

At Camp Ripley, the training showed Norwegian Soldiers the capabilities of cooperation between civilian agencies and the National Guard.

Immigration Discussion Will Take Place Next Month At SCSU

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02/08/2017 - 1:30 PM

Immigration Discussion Will Take Place Next Month At SCSU
Prof. Virgil Wiebe courtesy University of St. Thomas

The Atwood Theatre will be hosting Virgil Wiebe, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, to talk about recent political topics.

Wiebe will be highlighting issues of immigration under President Trump. He will demonstrate how immigration law in Minnesota works by using different legal statuses in an imaginary setting.

The demonstration will be starting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in the Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State University.

Sports Schedule

  • Baseball vs Concordia-St. Paul (Sports Stream)
    Feb 27, 2017 - 4:30
  • Baseball vs Concordia-St. Paul (Sports Stream)
    Feb 27, 2017 - 6:30
  • Men's Hockey vs Colorado College
    Mar 03, 2017 - 7:37

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