A stun gun was used to detain a Brooklyn Center man after he attempted to flee from custody during a probation violation hearing at the Benton County Court Facility on Thursday morning. Dontae Marcus Frazier, 36, had just been sentenced to 86 months in prison and was about to be taken into custody when he fled the courtroom at about 11:10 a.m. Benton County bailiffs and County Attorney Phil Miller stopped Frazier in a hallway, and a stun gun was soon used to detain him.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Foley man. According to the Benton County Sheriff’s office, Jamie Robert Wylie, 31, was reported missing on Dec. 15. The last time he had contact with anyone was via cell phone on Dec. 9. Wylie’s wife and friends say he was last seen leaving a friend’s home in St. Cloud, and he was upset at the time.
A 35-year-old man died Thursday near St. Cloud after his SUV went through a stop sign and was broadsided by on-coming traffic, the State Patrol said.
An ice fisherman is in critical condition after falling through thin ice.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
On his Benton County dairy farm, Rob Beauchamp now grows only crops, not cows. He was forced to sell off his 92-head of Holsteins when their milk output dropped significantly.
A head-on crash with a freight semi killed a Foley woman late Friday night in Benton County, according to the state patrol. Authorities are investigating the incident that killed Cynthia Zillmer, 57, of Foley, Minn., at about 11:20 p.m. Friday just outside of Gilman on Highway 25 in central Minnesota.
The St. Cloud Cathedral school community is dealing with a terrible loss after one of its students was killed in a single-vehicle crash.
One person was killed and two others suffered minor injuries after a left the road and hit a tree Monday night in Benton County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Authorities say a 79-year-old woman was killed Tuesday after she failed to stop for a stop sign and was hit by a semi near Foley.
A 41-year-old Minneapolis man and his two 15-year-old boys needed rescue after their boat submerged while duck hunting, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
Police are asking for the public’s help after a St. Cloud woman was found lying unconscious in the street Sunday night — suffering life-threatening injuries.
Two men died when their motorcycles collided head-on Thursday afternoon in central Minnesota, police say. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Patrick Ogg, 52, of Foley, died when he and Larry Sorenson, 61, of West Union, both tried to pass vehicles.
Authorities are searching for a missing 13-year-old boy in Benton County.
The State Patrol says one person was killed in a collision involving a tractor in Benton County early Wednesday morning.