Pine County

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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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Pine Co. Land Raided, 5,500 Marijuana Plants Seized

Millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana went up in smoke Wednesday after a big find in a Minnesota field. Sheriff’s deputies in Pine County loaded 5,500 plants into a dump truck and sent them to an incinerator.

07/24/2013

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Pine Co. Bar Employee Attacked, Robbed By Men In Ski Masks

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after they say two men wearing ski masks attacked and robbed a bar employee in Willow River on Independence Day.

07/09/2013

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2 Die After Motorcycle Crash In Pine County

Two people are dead after a motorcycle crash in eastern Minnesota. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the motorcycle was north on Interstate 35 around noon Thursday in Pine County when the driver lost control and crashed.

07/05/2013

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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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Charges: Day Care Provider Was Drinking When Girl Wandered Onto Highway

A Pine County day care provider faces charges after a 22-month-old girl in her care walked away last week 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 the afternoon the incident occurred, court documents say.

06/17/2013

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Pedestrian Hit, Killed In Pine County

A 20-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed Saturday evening on Highway 48.

03/03/2013

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Authorities Warn Of Dangers Of Snowmobiling On Rivers

A 22-year-old man died after snowmobiling on the St. Croix River. Washington County authorities say he drove past warning signs and right into open water.

02/17/2013

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Snowmobiler Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Crash

A snowmobiler suffered serious, life-threatening injuries Saturday, after being ejected from his sled, according to authorities.

02/17/2013

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Pine County Sheriff Vows To Ignore New Gun Restrictions

A Minnesota sheriff says he would refuse to enforce any new state or federal regulation that restricts guns.

01/16/2013

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Hazmat Situation Closes Pine County Rest Area

A rest area in Pine County was closed Thursday so that emergency crews could clean up hazardous chemicals.

01/10/2013

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Authorities: Man Killed By Vehicle In Pine Co. Had Been Drinking

A 23-year-old St. Paul man was killed Sunday night after getting hit by a car in Pine County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

12/17/2012

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Police: Man Shoots Ex-Wife, Kills Himself In Pine County

A woman shot and wounded by her ex-husband before he took his own life was able to escape by barricading herself in the bathroom and texting her neighbor for help, a Pine County sheriff’s official said Thursday.

12/06/2012

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Pine Co. Sheriff Heartbroken, Outraged Over Alleged Deputy Thefts

A Pine County deputy is off the job after being charged with six felony counts for allegedly stealing narcotics while on duty.

11/15/2012

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Charges: Pine Co. Deputy Stole Narcotics While On Duty

A Pine County sheriff’s deputy faces six felony counts for allegedly stealing narcotics while on duty, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

11/14/2012

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‘CCO Radio Reporter Having Little Luck On The Hunt

Adam Carter, long-time WCCO Radio reporter, is in Pine County this weekend, hunting for a trophy buck.

11/03/2012

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2 Killed, 1 Critical After Head-On Collision In Pine County

Two people are dead and another is in critical condition after a fatal crash in Pine County Monday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

07/24/2012

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1 Dead, 2 Seriously Hurt In Sandstone Crash

A deadly crash between a car and van killed one person and seriously injured two others Friday evening, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

07/09/2012

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Pine County’s Garbage Property Gets Cleaned Up

The sound of relief comes in the roar of heavy equipment. Using a diesel shovel and a front-end loader, crews are scooping up piles of rotting garbage, bringing smiles to neighbors’ faces.

05/25/2012

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Pine Co. Board Votes Unanimously To Clean Trash House

Neighbors in one Pine County neighborhood will have to wait at least a week before a property full of decomposing trash is cleaned up. The Pine County board voted unanimously Tuesday to move ahead with cleaning up the mess left behind when the homeowner died.

05/03/2012

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Pine County Obligated To Cleanup ‘Garbage House’

“Disgusting” and “unhealthy” is how residents describe the property of their now deceased neighbor. Now, they are relieved to hear it may be cleaned up soon.

04/26/2012

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Neighborhood Sickened By Vacant Garbage House

Lake Pokegema, a beautiful two-acre lot in Pine County, seems like somebody’s small chunk of paradise, until you’re hit by the awful sights and smells of rotting garbage.

04/25/2012

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1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Rollover Crash

One person was killed and another was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Pine County.

03/26/2012

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Investigations Reveal Misconduct In Pine County

Details released by the Pine County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of internal investigations show a number of cases of alleged misconduct.

01/30/2012

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