Pine County

Pine County Shooting Follow Up

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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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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