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Cat Sanctuary Agrees To Improve Business Practices

The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone has reached an agreement with the Minnesota attorney general’s office to improve its business practices. The sanctuary’s board announced the agreement Tuesday. It comes after an attorney general’s investigation into allegations of misuse of funds at the sanctuary.

04/22/2014

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MN Man To Pay Restitution Over Pompey’s Pillar Carving

A Minnesota man who carved the names of himself and his wife near the 1806 signature of explorer William Clark on a national monument in south-central Montana last fall has agreed to pay $4,400 in restitution and fines.

04/07/2014

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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Warrant Issued For Predatory Offender Who Allegedly Violated Release Terms

Authorities are searching for a Level 3 predatory offender, who has been on fugitive status since Sunday for allegedly violating the terms of his supervised release. Rommel Heinrich Fritz is on intensive supervised release for first-degree criminal sexual conduct against an underage female and was released into the Sandstone, Minn., area on June 11 from the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Rush City.

07/24/2013

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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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Sheriff: Day Care Closed After Girl, 1, Found On Sandstone Hwy

Pine County authorities say a 12-year-old Good Samaritan discovered and helped a 1-year-old girl walking in the traffic lane of State Highway 23 on Wednesday in Sandstone, Minn.

06/13/2013

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3 Cyclists Injured In Saturday’s MS-150 Bike Ride

The MS-150 bike ride will end Sunday in White Bear Lake without three cyclists who were hurt during a bad crash on Saturday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Sandstone, shortly after the cyclists left Hinckley on day two of the ride.

06/09/2013

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$100K Needed For Wildcat Sanctuary Snowstorm Repairs

Last Thursday’s winter storm caused severe damage to several enclosures at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn.

04/23/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Ice Climbing In Sandstone

In the winter, Minnesota skaters can get a smooth sheet of ice by hosing down their outdoor rinks. But in Sandstone, they look at ice more vertically.

12/11/2012

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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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Finding Minnesota: Whitewater Rapids

For many Minnesotans, there’s nothing like a relaxing day on the water. But for those who are up for a little adventure, the whitewater rapids on the Kettle River provide a thrill ride that’s free for those who dare.

04/22/2012

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Exotic Pet Owners Getting Help From Minnesota

There was a big rescue of sorts in Northern Minnesota Tuesday. Two big cats from Ohio – a cougar and white tiger — found refuge at the Wildcat Sanctuary, a nonprofit wild cat rescue in Sandstone, Minn.

03/27/2012

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Man Charged With Squeezing Newborn, Cracking Bones

A 20-year-old man is accused of squeezing his 7-week-old daughter hard enough to fracture at least 21 bones.

03/26/2012

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