Newsletter: Monday, September 19th, 2022

Newsletter: Monday, September 19th, 2022

--A car versus semi crash Friday morning sent one to the hospital. The St. Cloud Fire Department was sent to the corner of County Road 74 and 23rd Street South on a report of a car versus semi crash. Upon arriving, officials found the driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle. The driver was extricated and taken by ambulance to the hospital. No other details were released, still under investigation.

--Fire crews responded to a fire at a St. Cloud apartment Thursday.
The incident happened around 4:30pm in the 6100 block of Westwood Parkway. Fire crews arrived to find a fire on the third-floor balcony. The fire was contained to the balcony and quickly extinguished. Authorities say no one was hurt, but the fire did cause about $5,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

--Rice plans to begin upgrading water meters within the homes of residents starting later this month. During Monday's city council meeting, the council will look to approve a formal letter that will be sent to homeowners regarding the water meter changeout and how to schedule your appointment for replacement. The city says while the replacement of the water meter is mandatory, there is no cost to residents. City officials say failure to have your meter replaced could result in a $150 per month reading fee added to your water bill, or may result in your water being shut off. Appointments can be scheduled starting September 26th through October 28th.

--A 42-year-old Walker woman was arrested Saturday, Sept. 10, for possession of suspected methamphetamine at Walmart, 7295 Glory Road, in Baxter. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office stated a traffic stop was conducted in connection to an investigation into the use, sales and trafficking of illegal substances. According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, the traffic stop took place at 9:42pm and a K-9 was deployed for a sniff. The K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle and a search was conducted. Deputies located 1 pound of suspected methamphetamine and $6,500. Cass County stated the investigation indicated the drugs were bound for the Walker/Leech Lake Reservation area. Formal charges related to drug possession and sales are pending. Assisting at the scene were the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and the Baxter Police Department.
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported most of the investigations start with a tip from the public and he encouraged the public to report suspected drug or other crime-related information to the authorities. People can request to speak to the investigation staff and can remain anonymous. Or they can report tips and information online through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota at

--A 30-year-old Brainerd woman was injured Friday in a vehicle crash on the 1600 block of Mill Avenue in Brainerd. The Brainerd Police Department responded to the crash, reported at 8:52am. The woman was transported to the hospital for reported minor injuries.

--A Proctor, Minnesota man is facing three felony charges after allegedly soliciting an undercover St. Cloud Police Investigator. Police officials say 28-year-old Joseph Farley logged onto an online chat room and began a sexual conversation with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Farley exchanged text messages and pictures on two separate occasions in July. Investigators used a search warrant to find electronic devices at the man’s home. He has been charged in Stearns County Court with three counts of felony electronic communication and solicitation of a child. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

--End of Summer Bash October 1st you can win tickets by listening on 94ROCKS.

--An Ottertail woman was injured Friday at 4:12pm on Highway 10 in Cushing Township of Morrison County. 54-year-old Brenda Strohschein was traveling eastbound on Highway 10 and left the roadway striking the guardrail. She was taken the hospital in Little Falls and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

--The Randall City Council last week have began the process to get the Water Treatment Plant back online which was damaged in the flooding back on June 24th. The Council approved a request from City Manager Matt Pantzke to hire Rice Lake Construction to work on the project. The Council was able to appoint Rice Lake, rather than going through the competitive bidding process, because a local emergency is still in effect within the city, as a result of the flood. It was reported that contractors will be on site by this Thursday to review process, which will include a pump test on the well to determine if it was compromised. Once a plan for the project is complete, it will have to be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for approval and work can begin.

--The Minnesota State Patrol stated that a 17-year-old from Remer was killed Sunday morning at 1am on Highway 200 in Cass County. Authorities are to release more details on the accident today.
--Some hunting began Saturday in Minnesota. Archery deer hunting season starts Saturday along with rabbit and grouse. In the past year, grouse hunting has become huge in Minnesota and there is about 104 thousand bow hunters in the state. The archery deer hunt goes from September 17-December 31. Rabbit, cottontail and snowshoe hare starts Saturday and goes through February 28th. Ruffled and Spruce grouse hunting takes place starting Saturday and goes through January 1st. The DNR stated that the best deer hunting will take place once the crops are out but there will be a fair amount of bow hunters looking for deer through the day ahead.

--The Morrison County Commissioners meet Tuesday at 10am at the government center boardroom. They will hear Crookneck and Lake Alexander LID, Soil and Water and the Sheriff's Report on Tuesday.

--The funeral for Queen Elizabeth II is being held today in London. The funeral began early this morning in the United States, the funeral begins at 11am London time, U.S. Coverage began at 4:30am today and will be shown live on many networks and then many networks will rebroadcast the funeral tonight during prime time coverage too.

TODAY= sunny skies, high near 78.
TONIGHT= clear skies, breezy, low around 60.
TUESDAY= sunny and warm, high 82, clear night, low 53.
WEDNESDAY= sunny, breezy and cooler, high 62, low near 40.

TWINS= Cleveland rallies to beat Twins 4-3 Friday night. Cleveland beat the Twins 5-1 in game 1 Saturday then again late Saturday night to win 6-5 in 15 innings. Joe Ryan gets a shutout win on Sunday as the Twins beat Cleveland 3-0. The Twins (73-73) wrap up with Cleveland tonight, pregame at 11:30am on Q92 WYRQ.
GOPHERS= Tanner Morgan had three touchdowns as the Gophers rout Colorado Saturday 49-7 to go to 3-0 on the season.
VIKINGS= The Vikings are at Philadelphia tonight 7:15pm kickoff. Green Bay beat Chicago last night 27-10, Detroit held off Washington Sunday 36-27 in the NFL. Buffalo at Tennessee also tonight 6:15pm.