Pine County

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State Patrol: Motorcyclist Hits, Kills Black Bear On I-35 In Pine Co.

A Pine County man is hospitalized after hitting a black bear on Interstate 35 near Pine City late Friday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says 48-year-old Edmund Hanson, of Brook Park, was driving on I-35 when a black bear stepped out onto the highway.

07/17/2015

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Woman Fatally Hit By Train In Hinckley ID’d

Officials in Pine County have identified the woman who died Wednesday after being hit by a train.

07/09/2015

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Officials: Female Dies After Being Hit By Train

Officials in northern Minnesota say a woman died early Wednesday morning after trying to cross railroad tracks and being hit by a train.

07/08/2015

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Missing Aitkin Co. Man Found Deceased

The body of a missing Aitkin County man has been located in Pine County, according to officials. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office said officials recovered the body of Edward Schultz, 57, in Mud Lake.

05/14/2015

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6 Eden Prairie Teachers Involved In Pine County Rollover Crash

At least four people were hurt in a rollover crash last Friday involving six people in Pine County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The Eden Prairie School District confirmed Monday that the accident involved high school math teachers heading to a conference in Duluth on Friday.

05/05/2015

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Sheriff: 56-Year-Old Aitkin Man Missing

A 56-year-old Aitkin man has been missing since last week, and now county officials are asking for public’s assistance in locating him.

04/30/2015

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Man Charged In Deadly Finlayson House Fire

A 49-year-old man is charged with murder, arson and assault in connection with a deadly March fire in Finlayson. The Pine County Sheriff’s office says Robert Sam Raisch Jr. will face charges for second-degree murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault.

04/28/2015

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8-Year-Old Girl Critical After Crash With Semi In Pine County

An 8-year-old girl is in critical condition after the truck she was riding in was broadsided by a semi in Pine County. The girl’s mother, who was driving the truck, and 11-year-old brother were also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

04/24/2015

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Search For Scott Kleppen Narrowed To Several Pine County Caves

Scott Kleppen, 22, was last seen on March 3. Volunteers have been focusing their search about 15 miles from the family’s home in Pine County’s Robinson Park, where his car was found two days after he was reported missing.

03/28/2015

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Volunteers Continue Searching For Missing Man In Sandstone

Volunteers continued to search in Sandstone Sunday for a man who’s been missing for nearly two weeks.

03/15/2015

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Fugitive Cult Leader Awaiting Extradition Back To US

A fugitive from Minnesota is now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Victor Barnard, who spent the last year on the US Marshal Service’s most wanted list, is accused of having sex with young girls in his religious camp near Finlayson, some as young as 12 years old.

03/02/2015

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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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