Stearns County Sheriff’s Office

1 Injured, 1 In Custody In Stearns County StabbingOne man is injured and another is in custody following an early morning stabbing in Stearns County.
Couple Believe They Saw Wetterling Suspect On Night Of DisappearanceA Sauk Centre couple is speaking out for the first time in 26 years to say they believe the suspicious man they saw at a Tom Thumb gas station three hours before Jacob Wetterling was abducted could be Danny Heinrich. Kevin and Marlene Gwost are members of one of Minnesota's best known polka bands, the Nite Owls.
Fmr. FBI Agent: Early Wetterling Investigation Was 'A Bad Mistake'A former FBI agent who supervised the Jacob Wetterling investigation says the agency botched how it first handled the man now considered a person of interest in the case. Al Garber wrote in his out-of-print 2009 memoir that the FBI's encounter with Danny Heinrich in 1990 was a "comedy of errors" and "a big mistake."
WCCO Spoke With Wetterling Abduction 'Person Of Interest' In 1996The person of interest in Jacob Wetterling's kidnapping spoke to WCCO-TV in 1996. A review of our archives has turned up a 1996 undercover interview that WCCO-TV did with Danny Heinrich. At one point, Heinrich describes how authorities at one point actually arrested him and accused him of abducting Jacob.
1st Person Of Interest In Wetterling Abduction Wants His Name ClearedAuthorities continue to ask for more information about Danny Heinrich, the man identified as a person of interest by law enforcement in the Jacob Wetterling case a week ago Thursday. But there is another person of interest named publicly in 2010. Dan Rassier is a school band teacher, and Wetterling was abducted at the end of his quarter-mile-long driveway.
Investigators Hope New Technology Helps In Wetterling CaseWith a renewed focus on finding out who kidnapped Jacob Wetterling, law enforcement is bracing and hoping for a new wave of public tips. That appeal was heard loud and clear Thursday as investigators named 52-year-old Danny Heinrich as a person of interest in the case.
Cold Spring Man Rescued After Being Trapped In A Corn BinA Cold Spring man is recovering after being trapped in a corn bin Tuesday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, officers received a call just after 10 p.m. of a man trapped in St. Joseph Township.
Body Found In Waite Park Quarry IdentifiedOfficials have identified the body found floating over the weekend in a Waite Park quarry. The Stearns Count Sheriff’s Office said visitors in Quarry Park found the body of 30-year-old Philip Royal Miller, of St. Cloud, on Sunday morning.
Sheriff: Body Found In Quarry At Stearns County Park ReserveAuthorities are investigating after a body was found floating in a quarry Sunday morning at the Quarry Park Nature Reserve in Waite Park, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded to the area at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a body floating in the quarry.
Sheriff: Man Injured by 1-Ton Bull In Stearns Co.A 73-year-old man was injured by a 2,300-pound bull while trying to load him into a cattle trailer Thursday afternoon in Stearns County. David Hartwig was hurt while loading the bull from the chute at Central Live Stock in Albany Township at about 1:20 p.m., according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff: Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By SUV In Stearns Co.Officials in Stearns County say a 51-year-old bicyclist died Tuesday after being hit by a SUV.
Sheriff: 1 Dead Following House Fire In Stearns Co.Officials say one person died early Tuesday morning in a house fire in central Minnesota.
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