Stearns County

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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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St. Cloud Man, 23, Gets Life Sentence For Torture, Sex Assault

A 23-year-old St. Cloud man has received a life sentence in prison for torturing and sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman, according to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office.

11/01/2012

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Vandalism Spree Hits Stearns Co.

At least twenty cases of vandalism have been reported in Stearns County just this past week, according to authorities.

10/26/2012

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Man Charged With Intentional Murder In Rockville Fatal Shooting

A 28-year-old Walker man has been charged with allegedly shooting a man multiple times, killing him, before being shot by a deputy, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

10/25/2012

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Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting With Baby In Vehicle

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in St. Joseph Township that allegedly involved a vehicle carrying an infant. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened along County Road 160 on Wednesday afternoon.

10/04/2012

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Police Seize $60K Of Meth In Stearns County

Stearns County authorities recovered $60,000 worth of methamphetamine during an early morning bust on Friday.

09/21/2012

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1 Dead In Rural Paynesville Mobile Home Fire

The Minnesota state fire marshal’s office is helping investigate a fatal fire near Paynesville.

09/17/2012

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Stearns County Teen Dies After ATV Flips Onto Him

Authorities in central Minnesota say a teen whose all-terrain vehicle sustained a flat tire has died after the vehicle flipped over, pinning him underneath.

09/03/2012

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Dayton Appoints Weiler To District Court

Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Leonard A. Weiler as a District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District on Monday.

08/24/2012

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Christine Reitsma Crowned The 59th Princess Kay

Christine Reitsma, an 18-year-old college student from Sauk Centre, Minn., was crowned the 59th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

08/22/2012

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Sauk Centre Man Pinned By Bull

A Sauk Centre, Minn. man was injured after he was pinned against a wall by a bull Saturday morning.

07/09/2012

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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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Man Killed In Stearns County Farm Accident ID’d

Authorities say a 75-year-old man was killed in a farm accident in Stearns County.

05/30/2012

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