--Authorities are asking pedestrians and onlookers to please NOT walk through the taped up and closed off area of the sidewalk in front of the West Side Bar that burned and ruled a total loss on Wednesday morning from a fire. The tape is up for safety to the surrounding area around the bar in case of falling debris from the pieces still standing which are unstable. So again please refrain from walking through the taped off area.
--The Little Falls Activities Department announced that fans interested in attending the baseball state tournament, that they are providing a charter fan bus to all of the games only at Siebert Field and Target Field. The first game will be on Thursday, June 13, at Siebert Field on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The game time will be announced Saturday afternoon. Persons interested in riding a fan bus may sign up in the activities office today, Monday or Tuesday between 8am and 3pm the cost is $18 adults and $12 for students. This is only for the bus, tickets for the game will still have to be purchased as the respected fields. In the event the Flyers win on Thursday, the same steps would be taken for Friday's game. But they would have a one hour sign up period upon return that Thursday night or you can call Kevin Jordan at 320-630-8039 anytime before 9:00pm Thursday night. If the Flyers win their first two games, we would be playing in the State Finals on Thursday, June 20th at Target Field. The game would be at 4:00 pm and we would have a fan bus leaving at 1:00 pm. They do need 30 passengers to have the bus go down to the tournament, all 5th Grade students or younger must be accompanied by an adult to sign up also and ride the fan bus. Questions can be directed to the Activities Offices at 616-2206.
--An ATV driver injured after colliding with field roller. 67-year old John Hellermann and 24-year old Dylan Hellermann both of Melrose, were northbound on Stearns County Road 17 in their CAN-AM side-by-side ATV. A pickup truck pulling a field roller passed the ATV on the left. John attempted to make a left-hand turn into a field approach when he struck the field roller. John fell out of the ATV and the roller ran over him causing severe injuries. Dylan and the pickup driver were not injured. John Hellermann was taken to Melrose and then transferred to St. Cloud hospital for his severe injuries.
--The Benton County Attorney's Office has charged a St. Cloud woman with eight felony charges of tax crimes. The Minnesota Department of Revenue says 39-year-old Jamie Lynn is charged with four counts of filing false or fraudulent tax returns and four counts of failing to pay income taxes. Records accuse Lynn of filing fraudulent returns each year from 2014 through 2017. Lynn is accused of overstating her withholding amounts in order to get thousands of dollars in tax refunds the revenue department says she wasn't entitled to. Investigators say Lynn actually didn't qualify for a return but should have paid in more than $3,400 during that period. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10-thousand fine or both.
--A 71-year-old Garrison man was injured in an all-terrain vehicle incident at 12:39pm Tuesday on the 5100 block of Eldorado in Roosevelt Township. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported Larry A. Simons started his ATV and it then struck a building, causing him to be thrown from the ATV. Simons was transported to a medical center in Brainerd for possible broken ribs.
--Police are investigating the death of two St. Cloud residents. St. Cloud police were called to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Driftwood Drive at about 11:30 Wednesday morning on a possible medical situation. The caller told authorities they opened a detached garage and found a parked vehicle with two people inside. Police arrived to find the victims, a man and woman, dead inside the vehicle. Their bodies were taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy. The case remains active and police says it's believed the deaths are not a result of any kind of foul play. The victims names have not been released as authorities are notified.
--A St. Cloud man was hurt in a rear end crash in Wright County Wednesday night. The incident happened just after 6:40pm on Interstate 94 at County Road 37. The Minnesota State Patrol says a car was both going west on Interstate 94 when it lost control and rear-ended an unoccupied SUV that was stalled off of the roadway. The driver of the car, 49-year old Mohamed Jama, was taken to North Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Authorities say he was not wearing a seatbelt.
--Weekend events include tomorrow Saved by Strength at the St. Francis Convent, Royalton has a tough fishing contest, D-Day program at the Minnesota Military Museum, Little Falls Golf Extravaganza at the golf course, Carnegie Library best friends day event all on Saturday. Sunday there is a circus in Sauk Rapids and the Heritage Festival at Belle Prairie beginning with polka mass under the tent at 10:30am and events through the afternoon. There will be a blood drive Monday from 12:30-5:30pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillman, details at fallsradio.com community calendar.
--Pope Francis has approved changes to the wording of the Lord’s Prayer. Instead of saying “lead us not into temptation”, it will say “do not let us fall into temptation”. The new wording was approved by the general assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy last month. It will appear in the third edition of the Messale Romano, the liturgical book that contains the guiding texts for mass in the Roman Catholic church.
DEATH NOTICES --Raymond Williams, age 63 of Randall.
TODAY= sunny skies and warm, high around 90.
TONIGHT= clear skies, muggy night, low 64.
SATURDAY= sunny skies, high 86, storms by late afternoon, some strong storms are possible Saturday night, low 55.
SUNDAY= morning showers, then partly cloudy, high 70, low 53.
MONDAY= sunny skies, high 72, low around 50.
TWINS= Max Kepler hit 3 homeruns to lead Twins to a 5-4 win over Cleveland to get one of the games in the series. The Twins are at Detroit this weekend, pregame today at 5:30pm then 2:30pm Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday, all on Q92 WYRQ.
HS BAB= Foley beat Pierz 5-4 in both games last night, the 2nd was in extra innings. Foley goes to state tournament for first time ever.
VL= Pierz Bulldogs at Royalton Sunday at 1:30pm on AM960 KLTF.