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Santa’s best friend

Santa’s best friend

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – This weekend the Tri-County Humane Society held it’s 29th annual Santa Paws event; a weekend long fundraiser. Local pets are invited to bring their owners to meet and take photos with Santa Clause. Kids and families without pets are welcome too. “We have a whole team of volunteers who are coming to work the event so […]

A cause that hits home

A cause that hits home

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Standing outside in Minnesota in the middle of November is something that not many people enjoy. At the Coborn’s on Cooper Avenue in St. Cloud, Gerald Smith explains how a few shivers today is nothing short of time well spent. “Yeah, I would have to say this is kind of a fun time for me right […]

Catholic priest extradited from India for sexual assault charges in Minnesota

Catholic priest extradited from India for sexual assault charges in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A judge has set bond at $1 million cash for a Roman Catholic priest extradited from his native India on accusations of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota. The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul was arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges in Roseau County District Court Wednesday. Prosecutors also charged the 59-year-old priest with assaulting a second victim. […]

Sentence to service program cut, but not eliminated

Sentence to service program cut, but not eliminated

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Stearns County will prolong its Sentence to Service program in 2015, however in a more constrained capacity. The Board of Commissioners was trying to possibly cut the program in an effort to save money, but after hearing a few community objections, they collectively agreed to continue the service and diminish it from two crews to one. […]

Is there a price on holiday spirit?

Is there a price on holiday spirit?

              ST.CLOUD, Minn.- Most Minnesotans just expect their electric and gas bill to go up due to heating but there are other causes as well. Around the end of November to early January electric and gas bills are a little higher. One might say obviously it’s colder outside. Well yes but the holiday seasons […]

Courtesy of the Sartell community website.

Sartell makes things easier

SARTELL, MINN. – Residents in Sartell now have an easier way to report issues and request services online. Residents can now report any concerns or request different city services on the city’s website, or through the app, SeeClickFix. This allows residents to now provide location, descriptions and photos of problems they see. Issues can be any number of things, including […]

Somali-American man from Minneapolis killed in Somalia

Somali-American man from Minneapolis killed in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – A Somali police officer says gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Wednesday that Abdullahi Ali Anshur, an engineer helping the Mogadishu government with urban planning and drainage systems, was killed after armed men stopped his vehicle and sprayed it with bullets. Anshur, 60, was a graduate of California State University […]