Ok, what's going on in the St. Cloud area lately? Shots fired in town yesterday is only the latest string of events since mid-February that have me really scratching my head. Body found and ruled a homicide. Abduction. Robberies. Shootings. What the heck? What do you think is blame for this rash of nonsense?

Here's the timeline that I'm talking about?

  • 2/12:  Woman abducted in McDonald's parking lot in Sartell.
  • 3/13:  Man shot and killed in Sartell Sprint store parking lot.
  • 3/26:  Body found on St. Cloud's east side ruled homicide.
  • 3/29:  Shooting outside downtown St. Cloud's Press bar.
  • 3/30:  Waite Park Super America robbed.
  • 4/2:  A St. Cloud Super 8 was robbed.
  • 4/10:  Report of shots fired on St. Cloud's south side.

What's going on? Cabin fever? Just a few bad apples? Or a bigger crime problem? Let us know what you think by commenting below.