ST. CLOUD

Assistant Becker County Attorney Appointed District Judge

Nathaniel Welte’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge John Scherer

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s Office is appointed to become a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Governor Tim Walz announced the appointments of Nathaniel Welte and Laura Moehrle. Both appointments will be chambered in St. Cloud. Moehrle’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge…

St. Cloud Bar Owner Accused Of Setting Fire

Andrew Welsh of St. Joseph is being held in the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of arson

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The owner of a historic St. Cloud bar has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally setting fire to the business. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 40-year-old Andrew Welsh, of St. Joseph, is being held in the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of arson. Welsh is accused of setting the February 17 blaze…

The Press Bar in St. Cloud Likely a Total Loss after Early Morning Fire

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9)–A popular bar in downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota is likely a total loss after a fire early Monday morning. The fire was first reported at the Press Bar and Parlor at 2:41 a.m. Firefighters had to fight the fire defensively from the outside because it was too hot to enter the building when they arrived. Firefighters…

Plane Headed to Minot Makes Emergency Landing in St. Cloud

According to a statement from SkyWest, the plane landed without incident.

ST. CLOUD, Minn–A passenger flight operating as a Delta connection between Minneapolis and Minot was diverted to St. Cloud Sunday night due to a smoky odor in the cabin. According to a statement from SkyWest, the operator of the flight, the plane landed without incident. The airline sent another plane to St. Cloud to help the 50 passengers resume their…

16 St. Cloud Tech Students Suspended Following Large Fight

Police say around 20 officers responded to the initial call around noon Wednesday.

ST. CLOUD, Minn.–Sixteen students at St. Cloud Tech High School have been suspended following a large-scale fight that led to a lockdown. Police say around 20 officers responded to the initial call around noon Wednesday. Police Chief Blair Anderson says several large fights erupted simultaneously. Several students suffered minor injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the melee. Assistant…

Rape Charge Filed Against Semi Driver Stopped On I-94 Near Moorhead

34-year-old Kenneth Zehnder has been charged in Stearns County District Court

STEARNS CO., Minn. — A semi driver from Lexington, Michigan who was pulled over on I-94 east of Moorhead Monday morning has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. 34-year-old Kenneth Zehnder has been charged in Stearns County District Court. The girl, who said she’d been with Zehnder for about a week, told investigators that he most recently assaulted her…

Faces of the Fair: Artist Draws Red River Valley Fairgoers for More Than Two Decades

Toby Schnobrich is also a cartoon artist in St. Cloud

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fair has been a central part of North Dakota summers for more than a century. But it’s the last 22 that have meant the most to St. Cloud cartoon artist Toby Schnobrich. “I started coming here I believe in 1997 back when it was in June and it was a nine…

Republicans Offer Rebuttal Bill To Gov. Walz’ Proposed Gas Tax Hike

Under Walz's budget proposal, Minnesota's gas tax would increase from nearly 30 cents to nearly 50 cents a gallon

ST. PAUL, MN — Four Republican senators in Minnesota have introduced a rebuttal bill that would allow drivers to choose at the pump whether they want to pay an extra 20-cent per gallon gas tax. The bill is likely a response to Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed 20-cent per gallon gas tax hike, which would not be optional. The tax increase was…

Former Moorhead Superintendent Candidate Reaches Plea Deal For Indecent Exposure

Scott Staska was accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park

ST. CLOUD, MN — A former candidate for school superintendent in Moorhead has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure. Scott Staska was accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park between May 2017 and April 2018. He pleaded not guilty to all 19 counts in May. But under a plea deal reached on Friday, he pleaded guilty to…

St. Cloud Man Claims God Told Him To Kill Woman

Daniel Kenning faces one felony count of second-degree murder for the weekend death of 45-year-old Jennifer Moy of Blaine

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A St. Cloud man is accused of strangling a woman in his basement because he believed God told him to. 38-year-old Daniel Kenning faces one felony count of second-degree murder for the weekend death of 45-year-old Jennifer Moy of Blaine. Kenning told police that he met Moy at a wedding. He drove her back to his house,…