Erik Newland, St. Cloud Times

Erik Newland

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Erik:

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after manhunt, SJU campus lockdown

The suspect is still at large, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, but he is believed to still be inside a perimeter set up near the university. → Read More

COVID-19: 7 deaths in tri-county area among state record 72 reported Thursday

Statewide, 246,227 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 3,029 people have died of the disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. → Read More

Sartell council newcomers Smith, Lewandowski look ahead to growing city

Newcomers Jill Smith and Alex Lewandowski won against Mike Chisum and Aaron Johnson for two Sartell City Council seats in the 2020 election. → Read More

St. Cloud to hold Veteran's Day vehicle parade from downtown to Wilson Park

Mayor Dave Kleis said the event will be shorter due to COVID-19. "We absolutely want to make sure we honor veterans and do it safely," he said. → Read More

Hillside Early Childhood in Sauk Rapids to close Wednesday, begin distance learning Monday

Hillside students will begin distance learning Monday. The district plans to reopen for in-person classes Nov. 30 if the pandemic allows. → Read More

Sartell City Council election: Jill Smith, Alex Lewandowski leading race

As of 1:49 a.m. Wednesday, Jill Smith is leading the race for two seats on the Sartell City Council followed by fellow newcomer Alex Lewandowski → Read More

Still need to vote? Here's what you need to know to vote on Election Day in St. Cloud

Voting in-person on election day will be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what you need to know to vote quickly and safely on Nov. 3. → Read More

Sauk Rapids council candidates: Planning Commission vice-chair Rixe faces Sauer, Seamans

David Rixe is vice-chair of the Sauk Rapids Planning Commission. Dottie Seamans was appointed in 2019, and Sauer was elected in 2012. → Read More

Sartell-St. Stephen school board: 3 newcomers, 1 incumbent in race for 3 seats

Jason Nies, Matt Moehrle, Tricia Meling and Taryn Gentile are running for three seats to join Patrick Marushin, Jeremy Snoberger and Amanda Byrd. → Read More

3 candidates running for Rice city council, Mayor Brian Skroch running unopposed

Adam Bourassa, Michelle Jorgenson and Chris Scheel are running for Rice city council. Mayor Brian Skroch is running unopposed for reelection. → Read More

Register to watch Sartell City Council online candidate forum

The online forum begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Candidates Jill Smith, Mike Chisum and Alex Lewandowski will attend. Register for a link to the broadcast. → Read More

Sartell-St. Stephen secondary students to begin full distance learning Nov. 10

The Sartell-St. Stephen school district move its secondary students to distance learning Tuesday, Nov. 10, according to Krista Durrwachter → Read More

COVID-19 in MN: 2 more Sherburne County residents die of COVID-19

The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state reached a total of 117,106 cases on Thursday and 2,199 people have died. → Read More

Stearns County sees highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases since May

The department also listed ROCORI High School in Cold Spring on its list of schools with five or more confirmed cases in students or staff → Read More

Sartell OKs zoning changes, drops PUD option after year of review

Zones for business and denser multifamily residential developments center on Pinecone Road from County Road 120 to just north of Heritage Drive → Read More

COVID-19 in MN: 60 cases reported in tri-county area Thursday

Statewide, another three Minnesotans died from COVID-19 and 995 more people have tested positive for the disease. → Read More

Gunshots fired in traffic dispute near DCI, Inc., one man arrested, another sought

Officers dispatched to DCI, Inc. at 4:58 p.m. Thursday determined two males had been in a "traffic dispute" when one discharged a firearm. → Read More

COVID-19 in MN: Stearns County reports 41 new cases, largest one day increase since August

Statewide, the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 reached 86,722 cases on Thursday and 1,942 people have died. → Read More

Sauk Rapids-Rice confirms first COVID-19 case connected to Pleasantview Elementary

The district declined to identify individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and whether they are students or staff. → Read More

Proposed Sartell zoning map includes potential downtown along Pinecone Road

The proposal will have a public hearing Monday. It replaces planned-unit development areas in favor of specific business and multi-family zoning → Read More