David Unze, St. Cloud Times

David Unze

St. Cloud Times

Saint Cloud, MN, United States

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Past articles by David:

Ertl suspect wants evidence suppressed

Zachary Anderson asks judge to suppress some of the most incriminating evidence → Read More

St. Cloud sex assault suspect arrested

A man who had a warrant for his arrest on rape charges has been jailed in Benton County. Law enforcement had been looking for Christoper Paul Franzen, 40. He faces two counts each of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. The court complaint charging Franzen accuses him of sexually assaulting a girl younger than 14 in 2014 or 2015 at a southeast St. Cloud residence. The county June 26… → Read More

Florida web hack mirrors Stearns breach

Stearns County isn't alone among government agencies having its web site hacked by a group claiming to have ties to ISIS. Leon County in Florida had its website hacked Thursday by a group claiming to be the Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail. Officials in Leon and Stearns counties have talked about the similarity in the attacks and are working to determine how it happened and what can be done to make… → Read More

Judge grants Wetterlings more time to file disputed documents

A judge has granted the Wetterling family an additional month to file documents in the investigative file into their son's 1989 kidnapping that they don't want released to the public. Attorneys representing Jerry and Patty Wetterling will have until July 31 to submit contested documents under seal to Seventh Judicial District Court Judge Ann Carrott. Carrott will review the documents and decide… → Read More

Baseball bat beating lands suspect in jail

A St. Cloud-area man is accused of beating another man with a baseball bat inside a St. Cloud dry cleaners in front of the victim's 10-month-old child. The beating happened June 19 between men who knew each other, with the victim telling police he knew his attacker was looking for him. Ozell Ellis Leshaun Hardy, 31, is charged in Stearns County District Court with two counts of second-degree… → Read More

Stearns drone helps locate assault suspect

Credit Stearns County's drone for helping find a Willmar man who was accused of assaulting his girlfriend in a vehicle, then running and hiding in tall grass. The drone was used early Sunday in Cold Spring after a domestic assault was reported at the intersection of Glynn Road and Minnesota Highway 23, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. Cold Spring-Richmond police officers arrived… → Read More

Stearns County to add judge, replace retiring Landwehr

Legislature approved two new judges statewide; Stearns will now have 10 judges → Read More

Judge sets bail at $500,000 for robbery suspect

Suspect accused of posing as police officer during robbery → Read More

Benton County gets $5,000 court security grant

Benton County is among 57 counties awarded money from a $1 million grant to improve security at county courthouses statewide. The county will receive $5,000 to install surveillance cameras in its court facilities building, said Sheriff Troy Heck. The county had also applied for an additional $5,000 for a signal amplifier for its public safety radios but were not awarded the money, Heck said. The… → Read More

Judge rules top CentraCare officials can be deposed

A Stearns County judge has ruled that top CentraCare Health officials can be deposed for lawsuits alleging Coborn Cancer Center patients received incorrect doses of radiation. Lawyers representing CentraCare had argued that President and CEO Ken Holman and others shouldn't be required to give deposition testimony because the questioning would be about information learned in a "peer review… → Read More

St. Cloud man faces child porn charges

Charges: Man had several videos on computer equipment → Read More

Minnesota journalism groups intervenes in Wetterling lawsuit

Journalists' group intervenes in Wetterling lawsuit → Read More

Charges: Speeding driver was carrying 40 pounds of marijuana

A Maryland man faces drug and weapons charges after a State Patrol trooper stopped a speeding vehicle near Melrose and found 40 pounds of marijuana and firearms. The traffic stop June 20 led to the arrest of Sankung Bayo, 24. He was one four people in a vehicle stopped after a trooper saw it speeding and noticed the vehicle didn't have a front license plate. The four people in the vehicle had… → Read More

Kleinsmith sentenced to 5 years for sexual abuse

He volunteered with church group where he met victim → Read More

Dodd charged with drug possession after jail body search

Jail staff found more than an ounce of cocaine in several baggies → Read More

St. Cloud-area Muslims break Ramadan fast

Large gatherings fill Tech, Whitney, Halenbeck to make end of Ramadan → Read More

Bands come from near, far for St. Cloud parade

Cotter band travels 200 miles to march in St. Cloud parade → Read More

Sauk Rapids crowd enjoys food, fun at fest

Rapids River Food Fest drew a large crowd Saturday to Municipal Park in Sauk Rapids. The aroma of several kinds of food filled the cool air. Kids enjoyed face painting, pony rides and inflatables. And everyone enjoyed the food. Read or Share this story: → Read More

Judge convicts ex-Tonic Sol-Fa member of stealing from group

Last original member took more than $27,000 before he left group → Read More

Wetterlings have 1 week to submit contested documents

Judge will decide whether contested data will be released → Read More