A couple blocks of 5th Avenue south in downtown St. Cloud will be shut down tomorrow (Saturday). The street will be closed from St. Germain Street to 1st Street South - as well as the Riverboat parking lot.
St. Cloud's 5th Avenue will come alive activity tomorrow (Saturday). The 2nd "Fifth Avenue Fest" features music, history, and food. The event runs from noon until 4:00 p.m. from Pioneer Place in downtown St. Cloud to Barden Park.
A man has been arrested after allegedly exchanging gunfire with a deputy. Benton County Sheriff Chief Deputy Troy Heck says the incident began at about 6:00 p.m. this (Thursday) evening when dispatch received a call from a man stating he was "going to a storage facility and shoot some rounds off with his gun, just for fun".
It's been a busy summer for the St. Cloud police department, with a number of shootings. Last (Wednesday)night was the latest incident near Clark Field. During a verbal altercation, an unknown suspect fired multiple shots into the ground and fled the scene.
Employers are getting ready to give some of their staff raises. Tomorrow (Friday) the state's minimum wage goes up to $8 an hour, for businesses with gross annual sales over $500,000. Phyllis Gruby owns the A & W Restaurant in Sartell. She says their starting wage has been $7.25 an hour - the federal minimum wage.
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