STEARNS COUNTY

Two Men Arrested During Hotel Raid In Moorhead

Both men are facing drug charges

Dimitri Accardo-Rainey and Richard Staples Jr. 1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — The SWAT Team and DEA arrested two men at Super 8 in Moorhead on Wednesday in a large scale drug investigation. 25-year-old Dimitri Accardo-Rainey of St. Cloud and 24-year-old Richard Staples Jr. of Moorhead were taken into custody without incident. Police seized approximately one pound of…

Former School Superintendent Facing Additional Indecent Exposure Charges

Eight more counts have been added to 10 previous charges of indecent exposure filed in Stearns County against Scott Staska.

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) _ The former superintendent of the Rocori School District is facing additional charges of indecent exposure. Eight more counts have been added to 10 previous charges of indecent exposure filed in Stearns County against Scott Staska. The St. Cloud Times says the additional charges are connected to incidents that happened in St. Cloud between November and…

St. Cloud Priest Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Priest is Jailed In Stearns County

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A priest in the Diocese of St. Cloud has been arrested for sexual misconduct. The Rev. Anthony Oelrich is jailed in Stearns County and is scheduled for a court appearance. A statement from Bishop Donald Kettler says the investigation into the sexual misconduct involves a woman. Kettler placed Oelrich on administrative leave and suspended him pending…

Minnesota Seeing a Rise in Chickenpox Cases

One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County is dealing with six cases

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Cases of chickenpox are continuing to grow in Minnesota. The state department of health states nearly 400 cases have been reported, which is the highest number since 2013 when there were 480 cases reported in the year. One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County…

Minnesota Health Department Confirms Measles Outbreak

All cases are involving children

HENNEPIN┬áCOUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health confirms 29 known measles cases. The newest reported case is in Stearns County, west of the Twin Cities. The other 28 cases are in Hennepin County, and all 29 involve children under the age of 5. There are no reported cases in North Dakota. Measles is often recognized by a rash that…

Body Recovered from Mississippi River; Believed to be of Missing St. Cloud College Student

The body was taken to Ramsey County for an autopsy and official identification

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Stearns County authorities say they have recovered a body from the Mississippi River and believe it to be missing St. Cloud State University student Jesse Dady. Authorities say at about 6:20 p.m., divers recovered a body in the Mississippi River just south of the Veterans Bridge. The body was taken to Ramsey County for an…