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Fugitive Minnesota Religious Sect Leader Captured In Brazil

A former leader of a rural Minnesota Christian community who fled the U.S. after facing sexual abuse charges was captured Friday by Brazilian military police. According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo, 53-year-old Victor Barnard was arrested in a beach condo on the country’s northeastern coast.

02/28/2015

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Man Recounts Horrific Bear Attack In Pine County

Brandon Johnson and Craig Lindstrom have gone an annual hunting trip for 12 years. But this last one in September was different. “Everybody kids about things, but nobody thinks something like that’s going to happen,” Brandon said. His group shot a black bear on the trip near Duxbury.

12/10/2014

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Trail Rules Change In East-Central Minnesota

Before venturing into the woods of east-central Minnesota this fall, hunters and others are being encouraged to review changes to trail rules in Pine County. The Department of Natural Resources says the affected areas include the Nemadji, General Andrews, Chengwatana and St. Croix state forests.

10/29/2014

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Human Remains Found In Pine Co.; Officials Investigating

Officials in Pine County say they are investigating after human remains were found at a construction site. The county sheriff’s office said the remains, which appear to be decades old, were found Monday morning on the 15000 block of Sunset Trail near Pine City.

10/14/2014

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Minnesota Hunter Recovers After Bear Attack

A Minnesota hunter is recovering after a black bear attack in Pine County over the weekend. Family members tell WDIO-TV hunter Brain Johnson of North Branch was undergoing a second surgery Monday.

09/30/2014

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Man Says Black Bear Attacked Him In Pine Co.

A male hunter was attacked by a black bear in northern Pine County Saturday afternoon, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office. According to police, officers received a 911 call reporting the man had been attacked just northeast of the Village of Duxbury.

09/27/2014

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Help Needed In Locating A Missing Pine Co. Family

Pine County authorities have issued a crime alert and are asking for the public’s help in finding a man and his four children. On Friday, Peter Kunze disappeared along with his two juvenile children, 16-year-old Sean Hanson and her 12-year-old brother, Joshua Kunze.

09/17/2014

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Pine Co. Sheriff Searches for Dangerous Fugitive

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a dangerous fugitive. Jesse Michael Ericson, who is either 47- or 48-years-old, is wanted for violating a supervised release in connection to a kidnapping conviction.

08/14/2014

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Minister Accused Of Abuse Reported In Spokane-Area

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

04/18/2014

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Pine Co. Minister Faces 59 Counts Of Sex Abuse, Nationwide Warrant Issued

Authorities have issued a nationwide warrant for a 52-year-old man accused of having sex with girls while ministering to a religious group in Northern Pine County. Victor Arden Barnard, originally of Finlayson, Minn., faces 59 felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection to the alleged abuse that occurred from 2000 until 2009.

04/15/2014

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Meth Found On Man After Arrest For Attempted Burglary

A man was arrested Sunday night after an attempted burglary in Brook Park, Minn. according to authorities. Police said a witness reported a man exiting a home at 6:43 p.m. Sunday on the 1000 block of Cross Park Road carrying several bags.

02/25/2014

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Icy Rollover Crash Kills 82-Year-Old

An 82-year-old Coon Rapids woman is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 35 in Pine County Thursday.

02/13/2014

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Pine Co. Mother And Daughter Charged With Animal Abuse, Neglect

Formal charges have been filed against two Pine County women who are accused of the neglect and abuse of more than 100 animals on a farm near Pine City. According to the Pine County Sheriff’s office, Kathleen Mary Doenz, 65, and her mother, 86-year-old Gloria Irene Carlson, were each charged Friday with five felony counts, five gross misdemeanor counts and four misdemeanor counts related to the abuse and neglect of horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and other animals on their property.

12/27/2013

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Pine Co. Schools On Lockdown After Teen Runs From Home With Weapons

Pine County Schools have escalated their security measures after a 15-year-old student reportedly ran from his home with guns Friday.

12/16/2013

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Man, 22, Dies In Pine Co. Snowmobile Accident

A 22-year-old man is dead after hitting a tree with his snowmobile south of Rutledge Sunday afternoon, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office says alcohol may have played a role in the accident.

12/16/2013

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Powder In Pine Co. Courthouse Could Have Made People Sick

Suspicious envelopes that shutdown a Minnesota courthouse had something in them that could have made people sick.

11/22/2013

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Pine County Gov’t Center Evacuated Due To Suspicious Mail

Six envelopes containing an unknown white powdery substance prompted the evacuation of the Pine County Government Center Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

11/19/2013

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Pine Co. Teen Charged In Burglary That Left Accomplice Dead

A Pine County teenager is now charged in a home invasion that left a man dead. It happened after the intruders entered the house of a 75-year-old man around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Officials said 23-year-old Gypsy Watts had a gun, and the homeowner shot and killed him. Investigators tell us Watts and a 16-year-old boy broke into the man’s house, hoping to steal his prescription medications.

11/15/2013

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Boy, 16, Arrested In Fatal Pine County Home Invasion

A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a fatal home invasion in Pine County that happened Thursday morning. A Pine County homeowner in his 70s shot and killed an armed intruder breaking into his house in rural Sandstone at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

11/15/2013

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Elderly Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder In Pine County

A Pine County man shot and killed an armed intruder breaking into his house early Thursday morning. A second intruder fled on foot and for much of the morning a manhunt was underway for him

11/14/2013

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Pine Co. Day Care Provider Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect

A Pine County day care provider has pleaded guilty to child neglect after a 22-month-old girl in her care walked away and onto a nearby highway. The little girl wasn’t hurt, but the day care provider told police she had been drinking vodka and taking cough syrup that day, court documents say.

10/29/2013

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More Than 130 Animals Seized After Living In ‘Deplorable Conditions’

One week after 135 horses, dogs, chickens and ducks were taken from a rural Pine county farm, the animals are showing signs of improvement. Chocolate labs and golden retrievers that appeared underweight and hungry are eating bowls of food and putting on pounds.

09/18/2013

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Man Struck, Killed By Lightning In Pine County

A 53-year-old man is dead after being struck by lightning in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. Monday, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

08/27/2013

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Police: Waite Park Man Arrested In Pine County Fatal Crash

A man is in jail on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide and DUI after a crash in Pine County on Saturday that killed a Maplewood man, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday on Highway 70 at Government Road in Pine County.

08/19/2013

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Driver Killed In Pine County Crash

One person is dead after a Dodge Ram truck broadsided a Toyota Prius Saturday afternoon in Pine County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened at 2:45 p.m. on Highway 70 at Government Road in Rock Creek. Forty-eight-year-old Danny Kitterman of Waite Park allegedly ran a stop sign in his truck while traveling northbound on Government Road. He broadsided the driver of the Prius, who was traveling westbound on Highway 70.

08/17/2013

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