07/28/2016 - 11:00 AM
07/28/2016 - 10:10 AM
The Department of Natural Resources is lowering the water level of a lake in Sartell to get rid of its algae-blooming habitat.
The DNR says Little Rock Lake has been listed as impaired water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency because of large amounts of phosphorus. The high concentrations have contributed to algae blooms.
By lowering the water level, the DNR expects to improve water quality by stabilizing shoreline, removing excess nutrients and encouraging natural plant growth.
The process is called a drawdown, and is proposed to last through the end of August.
Shallow levels could affect recreation on the Mississippi River since it’s connected to the lake.
07/25/2016 - 3:30 PM
Neighborhoods across St. Cloud will be participating with the 33rd annual National Night Out next Tuesday, August 2nd.
Assistant police chief Jeff Oxton says local officers and firefighters will meet with neighborhood gatherings and encourage people to get to know each other, and be aware of crime.
Oxton says the night is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, get support for anti-crime efforts, strengthen police and neighbor relationships and send criminals a message to let them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out will run from 6 to 9 p.m and St. Cloud residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the night with neighbors.
If you're interested in registering your neighborhood activities with law enforcement so they can visit, call (320) 345-4182 or visit the St. Cloud Police Department's website.
07/23/2016 - 3:30 PM
A Paynesville man was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident Friday just after midnight.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says 22-year-old Joshua Paul Schmitt was hurt when he missed a bend in the road and swerved into the ditch. He was driving west on Norway Road in Avon Township, which is east of Avon.
Officers do not believe alcohol is a factor.
Schmitt was taken to the St. Cloud hospital with serious injuries.
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