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Police: Man Charged In 2 ND Killings Did Not Know 2nd Victim

A man accused of killing two people at separate Fargo apartments less than a day apart didn’t know the second victim, who was bludgeoned to death with a hammer after he brought the suspect a glass of water, police said Wednesday. Ashley Kenneth Hunter, 35, is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 45-year-old Clarence Flowers and 24-year-old Samuel Traut.

06/24/2015

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Police: Boy, 2, Dies After Falling In Pool

Police in central Minnesota say a 2-year-old boy died on Monday after falling into a swimming pool.

06/09/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Collecting Fish Stories

From classic lures known as “lazy Ikes” to vintage motors with the nickname “knuckle busters,” the evolution of fishing is on display at the Minnesota Fishing Museum.

05/10/2015

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Family Creates Foundation For Slain Sartell Student

The family of a murdered college student is keeping his memory alive as the investigation into finding his killer takes a new turn. It’s been eight months since police found Tom Bearson’s body in Moorhead.

05/08/2015

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Colorado Vet Who Lost Service Dog Gets Help From Minnesotans

A Colorado veteran, who recently lost his beloved dog, is now starting a new chapter of his life.

03/04/2015

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Man Injured After Car Hits Pole, Building In Sherburne Co.

A Sartell man suffered serious injuries after the car he was driving struck a pole and building in Sherburne County Tuesday morning. According to the accident report, John Janu, 43, was driving west on Highway 10 when he went off the road just before 9 a.m.

02/24/2015

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MN Woman Helped Oscar Nominee Julianne Moore Prepare For Role

A Minnesota woman hopes her coaching pays off for Julianne Moore, who is nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film “Still Alice.” In the movie, Moore plays the role of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore reached out to Sandy Oltz, of Stearns County. Oltz also suffers from the disease.

02/16/2015

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Police Looking For Vehicle Spotted Near Body Of Murdered NDSU Student

The Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead police departments are releasing more information Monday on a Minnesota college student who was murdered last fall after just a month away from home.

02/09/2015

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Moorhead Police Receive Final Autopsy Report On NDSU Student

Moorhead police plan to update the public early next week on the investigation into the killing of a North Dakota State University student. The Moorhead Police Department said Wednesday it has received the Ramsey County medical examiner’s final autopsy report on 18-year-old freshman Thomas Bearson of Sartell.

02/04/2015

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Murdered North Dakota State Student Was A Charming, Happy Kid, Family Says

A Minnesota college student was murdered last fall after just a month away from home. Now, Tom Bearson’s parents are speaking out for the first time about their son’s mysterious death.

02/02/2015

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Hundreds Mourn Slain ND State Student In Sartell

More than 1,200 people gathered to mourn the North Dakota State University student found slain in Moorhead as authorities search for the person responsible for his death. The funeral Mass for 18-year-old Thomas Bearson was held Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in his hometown of Sartell.

09/30/2014

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Funeral Held For Student Killed After House Party

Friends and family said goodbye Monday to a Sartell college student who was killed after attending a house party in Fargo.

09/29/2014

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Funeral Today For Slain N.D. State Student

The North Dakota State University student found slain in Moorhead will be laid to rest as authorities search for the person responsible for his death. A funeral Mass for 18-year-old Thomas Bearson will be held Monday morning at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in his hometown of Sartell.

09/29/2014

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Police Urge Caution After NDSU Student’s Killing

Law enforcement officials in the Moorhead and Fargo, North Dakota, metropolitan area are pledging public safety and security while investigators look for clues in the killing of a North Dakota State University student earlier this week.

09/27/2014

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Funeral Planned For NDSU Freshman Tom Bearson

A funeral is scheduled for Monday for a college freshman from Sartell, Minn. Eighteen-year-old Tom Bearson’s body was discovered Tuesday morning in Moorhead, Minn. three days after he was last seen leaving a party near the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo.

09/26/2014

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Community Remembers, Honors Life Of NDSU Student

There are still questions as to what happened to Tom Bearson, but officers in Fargo, N.D. say they now believe he is gone. Twenty minutes into a morning search for Bearson, a searcher found a body matching his description.

09/23/2014

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Body Found Matching Description Of Missing NDSU Student

Authorities announced Tuesday afternoon that a body matching the description of a missing North Dakota State University freshman from Sartell, Minn., has been found.

09/23/2014

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1 Dead, I Injured In Stearns Co. Car Accident

One person is dead and another is injured after a car accident in Stearns County Thursday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a call around 6:15 a.m. of a two motor vehicle accident at County Road 35 and County Road 37 in Millwood Township.

09/18/2014

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Grand Jury Indictment Unsealed In Sartell Shooting

A grand jury in Stearns County has indicted a St. Cloud man in a fatal shooting outside a strip mall in Sartell. The indictment against 23-year-old Demetreus McGinnis was unsealed Tuesday. McGinnis is accused of shooting 20-year-old Maurice Galvin Jr., in what prosecutors say was a fight over drugs.

09/10/2014

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Joe Perske On 6th District Odds: ‘People Want A Change’

The seat in Minnesota’s 6th congressional district is completely up for grabs, with Rep. Michele Bachmann opting not to run for re-election. While the District is heavily Republican, two years ago businessman and Democrat Jim Graves came within one percentage point of beating Bachmann.

08/31/2014

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Sartell Officer Dies After Complications From Surgery

A community is mourning the loss of a police officer who spent more than two decades serving in Central Minnesota. Sartell Police Officer Joe Schmitz had gone in for surgery on March 20 for a bulging disc in his neck. But after he returned home an artery ruptured pressing against his airway.

03/28/2014

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Man Shot At Sartell Strip Mall Dies, Suspect Charged With Murder

The 20-year-old man who was shot in the chest behind a strip mall in Sartell Thursday morning has died, according to Sartell Police. Maurice Galvin Jr. of St. Cloud passed away at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital. On Friday morning, 23-year-old Demetreus Anthony McGinnis was formally charged with second-degree murder.

03/14/2014

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Police Investigate Shooting At Sartell Strip Mall

Authorities are investigating a shooting incident in Sartell on Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at about noon at a strip mall on the 1700 block of Pine Cone Rd. N., according to Lt. Jon Lentz of the Stearns County Sheriff’s office. Police were also called to CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud, which is about five miles away from the scene of the shooting.

03/13/2014

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Woman Abducted In Sartell, Assaulted, Released

Sartell Police are asking people to be on alert after a 56-year-old woman was kidnapped in a McDonald’s parking lot. It happened around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday night near Highway 15 and Stearns County Road 1. When the woman came out of the restaurant and got into her vehicle, a masked man was waiting for her. Police Chief Jim Hughes says the man asked for money and told the woman to drive.

02/13/2014

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Sartell Mayor Announces Bid For 6th District

One more name just entered the race for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district. Sartell Mayor Joe Perske announced his intention to land the Democratic Farm Labor Party nomination for U.S. Congress.

01/14/2014

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