Latest St. Cloud News

Lawsuit accuses law firm's boss of firings due to politics

Jun. 10, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three former partners at a St. Cloud law firm are suing the firm’s president after he allegedly fired them because they warned him that firing other employees based on their political beliefs is illegal. The Minneapolis...

Charges pending against drunken driver in police crash

Jun. 07, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Charges are pending against a suspected drunken driver who crashed head-long into a St. Cloud Police officer’s squad car. KTSP-TV reported Monday that the crash occurred about 6:20 a.m. on Sunday. Investigators said the officer was on...

St. Cloud police arrest man brandishing hatchet

May. 21, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Police in St. Cloud arrested a man who threatened officers with a hatchet during a chase Friday. The police department said in a news release the incident began around 11:30 a.m. when officers responded to a report of a dispute between a man and...

Man charged with 3rd degree murder in fatal overdose

May. 20, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is charged with third-degree murder in a fatal drug overdose in Wright County. Prosecutors say Zachary Wolf caused the death of a man who had taken fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl and methamphetamine, the St. Cloud Times reported. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 18, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 17, 2021. Editorial: Welcome news on state budget deal Although a special session is necessary, there was needed compromise on the big picture. Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders struck a budget...

Man facing federal charge in Minnesota bank hostage case

May. 13, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of holding five employees hostage during a more than eight-hour standoff at a Minnesota bank was charged Thursday in federal court. Ray R. McNeary, 35, was charged earlier in state court for the May 6 incident at a Wells Fargo bank in...

Man charged in Minnesota bank hostage case

May. 07, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Charges were filed Friday against a man accused of holding five employees hostage during a standoff at a Minnesota bank that lasted more than eight hours. Ray R. McNeary, 35, was charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, five counts of...

Minnesota community vaccination sites now taking walk-ins

May. 07, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vaccine-eligible Minnesotans can walk in for a COVID-19 shot without an appointment at the state’s Community Vaccination Program locations effective immediately, the governor's office announced Friday. "We want Minnesotans to pile in the car,...

Police: Suspect who held hostages at Minnesota bank arrested

May. 07, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of holding five employees hostage at a Minnesota bank following a dispute was captured and arrested after an hourslong standoff, police said. No one was physically injured Thursday at a Wells Fargo branch in St. Cloud, police Chief...

Amazon creating hundreds of jobs in St. Cloud

May. 05, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Amazon plans to open a distribution center in St. Cloud this year and create hundreds of new jobs. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says Amazon has purchased a vacant building and land near Interstate 94 and expects to be hiring later this year. Kleis...