Stearns County

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2 Arrested, 1 Injured In Stearns County Shooting

A 33-year-old man is in the hospital and two people have been arrested after a shooting in St. Augusta, Minn. late Wednesday morning, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

10/16/2013

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DNR Specialist: 1st Confirmed Case Of Zebra Mussels In Stearns Co. Lake

A chain of lakes in Stearns County are now deemed infested waters after the DNR confirmed recent reports of zebra mussels on a swimming equipment in one of the lakes.

10/03/2013

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Farm Worker, 69, Killed In Stearns County

A 69-year-old Greenwald, Minn. man has died after being struck by a large front loader on a central Minnesota farm Wednesday morning, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

09/25/2013

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Bicyclist Hit By Car While On MN Cycling Tour

In the midst of his “Bicycle Around Minnesota” tour, Gerald Johnson was hit by a car outside of Paynesville, Minn., and airlifted to the hospital. While driving a her car at 9:12 a.m. Friday at the intersection of County Road 16 and 293rd Avenue — 2 miles north of Paynesville, Minn. — Josie Magnan drove through without stopping at the stop sign, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

08/16/2013

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Health Concerns Closing Fair Petting Zoos

When you head to the fair, there are some guaranteed things you’ll enjoy — the food, carnival games and the livestock.

07/30/2013

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Minn. Highway Stretch Takes Name Of Slain Officer

An 11-mile stretch of state highway officially gets designated the “Tom Decker Memorial Highway” next week in honor of the slain Cold Spring police officer. The tribute is among the batch of new laws taking hold on Thursday.

07/27/2013

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Armyworms Turn Up In Central Minn. Cornfields

Armyworms are being blamed for damaging a number of central Minnesota cornfields in recent days, though experts aren’t sure about the extent and severity of the infestation.

07/25/2013

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Barn Remains A Growing Symbol For Troop Support

The Fourth of July weekend is a time to give thanks to the men and women serving our country. No one knows that better than a family from Holdingford. Last year, while Christine Schreiner’s son, Lance Cpl. Andrew Schreiner, was serving in Afghanistan, she started a message board for him on her horse barn. That giant message board was a popular stop before our story aired last July. And the family says afterwards, it really took off.

07/05/2013

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.

07/05/2013

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Age-Enhanced Photo Released For Man Missing For 10 Years

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released an age-enhanced photo of a man who went missing from St. John’s University over 10 years ago.

05/08/2013

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Volunteer Finds Bullet In Eden Prairie Missing Woman Search

In Eden Prairie friends and family aren’t giving up the search for Mandy Matula after coming up empty over the weekend. Mandy was reported missing after she didn’t show up to work last Thursday.

05/06/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The State’s 1st Legal Whiskey Distillery

Eighty years after the end of prohibition, there’s a company distilling whiskey legally in Minnesota.

01/22/2013

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Sauk Rapids Teen Charged As Adult In One-Punch Killing

A 17-year-old Sauk Rapids boy has been charged as an adult in the deadly assault of a man in St. Cloud, the Stearns County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

01/07/2013

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Troubling Details Emerge In Cold Spring Officer’s Killing

When 34-year-old Ryan Michael Larson was released from custody, Stearns County officials said they lacked evidence of probable cause. At that moment, the Nov. 29 killing of Cold Spring police officer Thomas Decker became an even more troubling mystery. If Larson wasn’t responsible for the cold-blooded killing, who was?

12/14/2012

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Mike Max Vs. Geese: The Ultimate Showdown

December represents a Minnesota tradition – the late goose hunt. Since there are so many, I joined Pete Schmitz this week for a journey into the field.

12/08/2012

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