Sherburne County

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Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco Emissions

Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

05/15/2015

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Foley Teen Dies In Sherburne Co. Crash, 3 Others Injured

A Foley teen is dead after a two-car crash Friday night in Palmer Township in Sherburne County. The sheriff’s office says a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Jade Posterick collided with a flatbed pickup truck towing a fifth-wheel trailer on County Road 62 at County Road 20 at about 6:30 p.m.

05/09/2015

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Man, 31, Killed In Sherburne County Crash

A 31-year-old Zimmerman is dead after a crash in Baldwin Township Thursday morning, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

04/23/2015

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In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. Roads

State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.

04/20/2015

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Authorities: 2 Kids Found Malnourished Placed In Protective Custody

The Sherburne County Attorney’s Office has confirmed that the two children found malnourished and living in filthy conditions will be placed in protective custody.

03/24/2015

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Parents Of 2 Kids Found Malnourished May Lose Custody

The parents of two children found malnourished and in filthy living conditions in a Sherburne County home may now lose custody of the children, according to court documents. Sherburne County officials have filed a petition to have the children placed into protective custody.

03/23/2015

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Authorities: Man Arrested After Toddlers Found Severely Malnourished

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says a 32-year-old man is jail accused of child neglect and drug-related offenses after two malnourished toddlers were found to be living in “extremely filthy” conditions.

03/16/2015

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Minnesota Reports 1st Motorcycle Fatality Of 2015

Public safety officials say a 53-year-old man who crashed his motorcycle in Sherburne County over the weekend is Minnesota’s first motorcycle fatality of 2015.

03/16/2015

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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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Emotions Flare As Dog Torture Suspect Appears In Court

It was an emotionally charged day in Sherburne County court Wednesday as a Princeton man faced charges that he videotaped the beating and torture death of his girlfriend’s dog.

01/28/2015

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Patrol: 2 Dead Following 2 Broadside Crashes

The State Patrol says that two fatal crashes happened Saturday on Minnesota roads. The first happened just after noon in Sherburne County at the intersection of Highway 10 and Upland Avenue.

01/25/2015

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Sheriff: Man, 24, Arrested After Torturing, Killing Family Dog

Police in central Minnesota say they arrested a man earlier this week after receiving a report that he tortured and killed his family’s dog.

01/07/2015

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Kids Survive Zimmerman School Bus Fire

Several dozen elementary school students in Sherburne County are safe after the bus they were on burst into flames Tuesday. The driver smelled smoke moments before the fire. He pulled the bus over and got the kids off quickly. The students were on their way home from Zimmerman and Westwood elementary schools. Even though the kids are OK, they are dealing with some inconvenient

12/18/2014

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Zimmerman Man, 66, Found, Says Sherburne County Sheriff

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Zimmerman, Minnesota, man who has been missing since Wednesday.

10/03/2014

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61-Year-Old Killed In Clear Lake Farming Accident

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says a 61-year-old man died Monday afternoon when the tractor he was operating flipped over on top of him. At 5:18 p.m., deputies were called to the farming accident on the 8500 block of State Street in Clear Lake, Minn.

09/16/2014

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61-Year-Old Woman Severely Burned In Sherburne Co. Fire

A 61-year-old woman is in the hospital with severe burns after a house fire in Sherburne County Monday. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded at 3:31 p.m. to the residential fire at 16098 57th Street SE in Santiago Township. When deputies arrived, they found the home on fire with flames coming out of the roof.

08/26/2014

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Man Allegedly Shoots At Police Officer In St. Cloud

A Litchfield, Minn. man is being held on charges of second degree assault after he opened fire at a police officer in St. Cloud, Minn., according to police. Benton County Sheriff’s Office said around 6 p.m. officers responded to a call from a man stating he was planning to open fire at a storage facility he was at in St. Cloud, Minn.

08/01/2014

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Husband Allegedly Assaults Wife On First Night Of Marriage

A husband was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife on their first night of marriage in St. Cloud, Minn. early Monday morning. Thirty-seven-year-old Sterling Raymond Danford, of Alaska, has been charged with fifth degree assault and third degree assault.

07/21/2014

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Man Hurt After Firework Goes Off In His Hand

A 33-year-old Minnesota man was injured when an aerial firework went off in his hand Monday evening. According to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on 289th Avenue Northwest in Zimmerman at about 7 p.m.

07/08/2014

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911 Emergency Lines Back Up After Outage

The 911 emergency line is back up and running after an outage Saturday afternoon affected multiple counties in the metro area. According to officials, a routing outage is affected 911 calls that were made from landline phones. According to Century Link, the 911 line was down in Sherburne, Stearns, Wright and Benton counties.

07/05/2014

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GOP Endorses Rival Of Minn. Gay-Marriage Backer

Wright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage. Lucero won the endorsement Saturday for District 30B, which covers parts of Wright and Sherburne counties. Minnesota Family Council supported Lucero, claiming FitzSimmons “betrayed” his constituents. Council CEO John Helmberger says Lucero will promote the values of life and religious freedom.

02/22/2014

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Man Struck, Killed By Northstar Train Identified

The man who was killed after walking train tracks northwest of the Twin Cities metro Monday afternoon and being struck by a Northstar Line train has been identified. According to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, 51-year-old Robert Borowick of Blaine, Minn. was walking just north of the intersection of 192nd Avenue and Zebulon Street.

01/22/2014

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Man Hit By Train, Killed In North Metro; Officials Investigating

A man walking train tracks northwest of the Twin Cities metro Monday afternoon died when he was hit by a train, officials say.

01/20/2014

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Witnesses: Two Shocked After Man Drops Battery In Eagle Lake

Authorities are on the scene after getting call Thursday afternoon that two people were unconscious in the waters of Eagle Lake.

07/04/2013

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Xcel Energy Plans To Keep Burning Coal At Sherco

Xcel Energy says it plans to keep burning coal in the two oldest units at its Sherburne County power plant in Becker in central Minnesota. In a report to regulators, Xcel says sticking with coal is the smartest course, rather than switching to natural gas, at least until the future of environmental regulations becomes clearer.

07/02/2013

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