Hand-written warnings indicate rooms in the emergency department of St. Cloud Hospital outfitted with negative airflow systems to prevent the spread o

'Frustrated beyond frustrated': In St. Cloud area, health care system ekes by

CentraCare staff, worn-down and tired, prep for omicron peak as federal help departs.
Police dog Kato of the Waite Park Police Department retired in 2016.
St. Cloud

Many Minnesota police departments rely on grants to fund K-9 units

January 15
Amid tightening budgets, police departments including Waite Park are turning to donations and grants for police dogs.
Mourners pay their respects during the Hernandez-Pinto family funeral services at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead, Minn., on Friday.
St. Cloud

Moorhead mourns family of 7 killed by carbon monoxide poisoning

January 14
Community remembers victims' kindness, gratitude and faith.
Big Lake Police Chief Matt Hayen
St. Cloud

Big Lake police chief resigns amid investigation showing he illegally purchased gun

January 13
Hayen's predecessor filed the straw purchase complaint after Hayen helped him purchase his old gun.
Hand-written warnings indicate rooms in the emergency department of St. Cloud Hospital outfitted with negative airflow systems to prevent the spread o
St. Cloud

CentraCare doubles down on plea for masking as one in three tests positive for COVID-19

January 13
After St. Cloud area city leaders failed to implement mask mandates, CentraCare is calling on business leaders and residents.
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Crow Wing County Commissioners Doug Houge, Steve Barrows and Rosemary Franzen, along with Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan, right, listened to speak
Local

False fraud claims push Crow Wing to another election review

January 8
Group of county residents seek new audit of already certified vote.
St. Cloud

St. Cloud leaders reject CentraCare's plea for six-week mask mandate

January 11
But mayors from St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park are asking residents to wear masks when indoors.
St. Cloud

Walz orders flags at half-staff to honor St. Joseph firefighter who died of COVID-19

January 10
Capt. Andy Loso, a volunteer firefighter of 19 years, died from illness obtained during the line of duty.