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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man walking train tracks northwest of the Twin Cities metro Monday afternoon died when he was hit by a train, officials say.
Authorities are on the scene after getting call Thursday afternoon that two people were unconscious in the waters of Eagle Lake.
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.
Authorities are investigating a murder-suicide that took place Friday afternoon in Sherburne County. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call about 1:30 p.m. Friday about Christopher Norrbom possibly having shot his wife, and threatening to shoot himself, too.
Authorities are investigating after a car struck a school bus carrying 30 students Thursday afternoon in Sherburne County. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said three people are injured after a school bus, which had stopped, was struck from behind by another vehicle about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on County Road 5 in Big Lake Township.
A 39-year-old man from Big Lake was killed when his vehicle went off slick roads and crashed into a tree in Sherburne County Tuesday morning.
Sherburne County authorities need the public’s help with any information concerning recent electrical wire theft from irrigation systems.