Meeker County

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DNR: Starry Stonewort Confirmed In Minnesota Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an invasive pest has been confirmed in Minnesota lakes for the first time.

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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.

08/07/2015

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Sheriff: Driver, 21, Dies In Meeker Co. Rollover Crash

Officials in central Minnesota say a 21-year-old driver died Wednesday evening after he was thrown from a sports car in a rollover crash.

07/23/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Teens Injured In Meeker County ATV Crash

Two teenagers have been injured – one seriously — in an ATV crash Saturday evening, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

06/22/2015

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Damage Reported In Meeker Co. Following Saturday’s Storms

After a day of funnel clouds and heavy rains, at least one Minnesota county in the central part of the state has reported damage.

05/17/2015

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Bird Flu Found In Renville, Meeker Flocks

Officials said Thursday that two more Minnesota flocks are presumed positive for bird flu, bringing the total number of farms affected in the state to 87.

05/14/2015

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2 More Turkey Flocks Presumed To Have Bird Flu In Minnesota

The presumed cases reported Friday are in Kandiyohi and Meeker counties. Both counties have already been found to have infected flocks.

05/01/2015

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Jennie-O Turkey Farm In Minnesota Hit By Deadly Bird Flu

Federal authorities have now confirmed that a ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.

04/08/2015

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Carbon Monoxide Caused Meeker Co. Death

Sheriff’s officials say carbon monoxide caused the death of a 27-year-old man in Meeker County. The Meeker County sheriff’s office identifies the victim as David Allen Harrison. A 21-year-old woman in the Greenleaf Township residence also suffered the effects of carbon monoxide

01/22/2015

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Patrol: 1 Dead After Head-On Crash In Meeker County

The State Patrol says a head-on crash on an icy highway Sunday evening in Meeker County left a 37-year-old man dead.

12/08/2014

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DNR: Bird Disease Closes Pigeon Lake Islands

DNR officials say the islands in Meeker County’s Pigeon Lake have been closed due to discovery of a disease in double-crested cormorants.

09/18/2014

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State Patrol: Sideswipe Crash Kills 1 In Meeker Co.

One person died Monday morning in Meeker County when a car sideswiped a semi-tractor on Highway 12, the State Patrol says.

09/30/2013

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

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.

07/05/2013

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Snow, Winds Make For Hazardous Driving in West Central Minn.

Light snow and gusty northwest winds have created dangerous driving conditions throughout west central Minnesota.

02/18/2013

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Safety Urged After Dassel Sled Death

A day on the sledding hill had a tragic end for one Dassel family. A 10-year-old girl died when her sled hit a stump Thursday afternoon at her grandparents’ house.

12/28/2012

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Meeker County Sheriff Has Safety Warning In Aftermath Of Shooting

An 8-year-old boy is recovering after being accidentally shot in the head on Thursday afternoon. Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin says the boy was shot by his older brother.

08/31/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Grape Stomp At Millner Winery

The fall grape harvest is under way at Minnesota’s 30-plus wineries.

09/25/2011

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Man Killed In Meeker Co. Crash IDed

The Minnesota State Patrol identified the man killed after running a stop sign in Meeker County Thursday morning.

07/08/2011

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1 Dead In Accident After Running Stop Sign

One person was killed and another was injured in a crash in Meeker County Thursday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

07/07/2011