Sheriff: Doghouse Heat Lamp Cause Of Meeker Co. House FireAuthorities determined a house fire in Meeker County was caused due to a heat lamp used for pets. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday officers received a call of a house fire in the 23400 block of 685th Avenue.
Meeker Co. Sheriff: 10 Lbs. Of Pot, Human Skull Found In Dead Man's HomeEmergency workers were caught off guard to find 10 pounds of marijuana and a human skull at the Meeker County home of a man who had just died of natural causes. The sheriff's office says 911 received a report of an unresponsive man Tuesday morning on the 66500 block of 340th Street in Forest City Township.
Barn Fire Kills More Than 20 Pigs, Destroys 1,000 Bales Of StrawOfficials in central Minnesota say a barn fire overnight Monday killed more than 20 pigs and destroyed more than 1,000 bales of straw.
Sheriff: Paynesville Woman, 39, Died In Meeker County DrowningAuthorities have identified a woman who was found dead in a drainage ditch in a small township near Litchfield on Tuesday just hours after she was reported missing. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office identified the woman Wednesday as 39-year-old Toni Cottrill of Paynesville.
Sheriff: Woman Reported Missing Found Dead In Drainage DitchAuthorities are investigating after a woman reported missing in central Minnesota on Monday was later found dead in a drainage ditch. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office responded at about 4:45 p.m. to a report of a missing person.
Litchfield Man, 58, Shot In Leg While Deer HuntingA 58-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot while hunting in central Minnesota Sunday afternoon, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.
Man Attempts To Flee Police By Driving Into Cornfield In Meeker Co.A 35-year-old man was arrested Thursday after fleeing police in Meeker County. Brian Berwald, of Hutchinson, faces charges of driving after cancellation of license and fleeing a peace officer.
Sheriff: Driver, 21, Dies In Meeker Co. Rollover CrashOfficials in central Minnesota say a 21-year-old driver died Wednesday evening after he was thrown from a sports car in a rollover crash.
Sheriff: 2 Teens Injured In Meeker County ATV CrashTwo teenagers have been injured – one seriously -- in an ATV crash Saturday evening, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff: Meeker County Business Heavily Damaged In FireA west central Minnesota trucking company suffered extensive damage in a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. Fire departments from Grove City, Atwater, Litchfield and Eden Valley were called at about 1:08 p.m. to the 561000 block of Highway 12 for a fire at D and D Ventures.
Damage Reported In Meeker Co. Following Saturday’s StormsAfter a day of funnel clouds and heavy rains, at least one Minnesota county in the central part of the state has reported damage.
Sheriff: Deputy On Leave After Assaulting Another OfficerThe Meeker County Sheriff's Office said a deputy is on paid administrative leave after it received a complaint of assaulting another officer. Authorities said they received a complaint that on Feb. 17, Deputy Taylor Fenrich assaulted another officer.