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Man Loses 5 Calves In Central Minnesota Barn Fire

A 52-year-old farmer in the central Minnesota town of Watkins lost five calves in a barn fire Friday morning, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

01/25/2013

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Cold Spring Reacts To Developments In Cop-Killing Case

Many townspeople in Cold Spring, Minn., said Friday that they think the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office owes 34-year-old Ryan Larson – the initial suspect in last year’s fatal officer shooting — a big apology.

01/05/2013

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Man Questioned In Officer Slaying Commits Suicide

Authorities say they have a new update in the investigation into the murder of a Cold Spring police officer. Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed in the line of duty last November.

01/04/2013

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Authorities: 17,000 Young Turkeys Die In Barn Fire

The owner of a central Minnesota turkey barn says he’s out an estimated $500,000 after his barn, which housed 17,000 young turkeys, burned down, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says.

12/06/2012

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Man Arrested For Fight On Stearns County Jail Roof

A 43-year-old St. Cloud man had a short trip to jail Monday after being arrested for assault in connection with a fight on the roof of the Stearns County Jail, according to police.

11/20/2012

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2 Arrested In Robbery Of St. Cloud Walmart

Police say two men were arrested Wednesday after a robbery at a Walmart in St. Cloud.

08/17/2012

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Passer-By Saves Cattle From Burning Barn

A couple with a farm in rural Stearns County is thankful it still has cattle after a large fire destroyed two of their buildings over the weekend, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

08/06/2012

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Authorities Rescue Girl, 16, From Stearns County Lake

Authorities in Stearns County had to rescue a 16-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon from a lake after she lost consciousness while in the water.

07/04/2012

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Police Looking For Suspect After Abduction Attempt In Stearns Co.

Stearns County authorities are looking for a man with a Superman T-shirt after a girl said Monday that a man wearing such a shirt tried to abduct her.

07/03/2012

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Authorities Reopen 30-Year-Old Case Of Kimball Post Office Bombing

Federal investigators say they’re making new progress in trying to find who’s responsible for a bombing in Minnesota more than three decades ago.

06/06/2012

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Kayakers Stranded On Mississippi Island

Two kayakers swept up in the fast-moving Mississippi River were rescued after they became stranded on an island on Monday.

06/05/2012

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Police Save 2 Kayakers Stranded On Island In Stearns Co.

Authorities in Stearns County rescued two kayakers Monday after the kayakers found themselves stranded on an island, unable to handle the fast-moving waters of the Mississippi River.

06/04/2012

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Car Hits School Bus In Central Minn.; No Injuries

Authorities say no one was hurt when a car rear-ended a school bus carrying nearly two-dozen children in central Minnesota.

02/14/2012

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Community Mourns Death Of Teen Killed In Silo

A small Minnesota community is mourning the loss of an 18-year-old football star who died in a silo accident Saturday.

02/12/2012

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Police: 18-Year-old Man Found Dead, Pinned In Silo

Authorities found an 18-year-old Freeport man dead and pinned inside a grain silo Saturday afternoon in Stearns County, police said.

02/11/2012

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