Part of University Drive was closed to traffic Saturday night after concrete had fallen from a pedestrian bridge near the St. Cloud State University campus, the St. Cloud Times reports. No injuries or damage was reported. The bridge remains closed to pedestrians until further notice.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities
They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.
MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting
The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.
What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?
The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Vikings taking a cornerback in his first mock draft
Mike Zimmer may be gone, but the tradition lives on.
Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks
The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.
MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty
He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.
Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates
Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.
Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday
The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.
Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations
Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.
MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan
The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.
Concerns with Minneapolis pedestrian bridge from the beginning
An engineer told the Star Tribune he noticed "high stresses" on a plate anchoring a set of cables during construction of the Sabo Bridge in 2006. The bridge was closed last month after an anchor plate cracked and caused cables to fall 100 feet.
Sabo bridge reopens to bikes, pedestrians
The Sabo bridge, which was closed after a pair of support cables broke in February, is reopening Friday afternoon to foot and bike traffic. Structural support was added underneath the bridge deck. Minneapolis is awaiting a report on what caused the cables to break loose.
Suicidal person's rescue causes temporary closure of St. Cloud bridge
The University Bridge near St. Cloud State University was shut down for an hour early Saturday morning as police were saving a suicidal person straddling the ledge of the structure. St. Cloud Police were called to the scene just after 1:30 a.m. to negotiate with the 21-year-old person. Police convinced the person to come off the railing after about an hour, and restrained the person to prevent any self-harm.
Bailiff uses Taser in St. Cloud courtroom
The taser was needed to break up a fight that broke out after a judge denied a man a harassment restraining order. After the hearing, the St. Cloud Times reports Shawn Richard Skinner allegedly punched the other man in the face. He is now facing charges of fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
St. Cloud Regional Airport lands new carrier, announcement Thursday
St. Cloud officials are expected to officially announce new flights to the Phoenix/Mesa area in Arizona on Thursday, the St. Cloud Times reports. The Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. has been trying to lure a new airline to the Central Minnesota airport for more than a year. Al Kremers, chairman of the GSDC Air Service Corps. tells the newspaper, “It’s not Chicago, but we were looking for business and leisure travel carriers to come in and out of St. Cloud and this is a step in that direction."
Backers of St. Cloud State's aviation program hope to keep it flying
Budget cuts have led St. Cloud State University to put its flight school on the chopping block with a 2014 end date. SCSU's president says aviation is not central to the university's mission. But with the demand for trained pilots growing, supporters of the program hope it can be saved.
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