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?
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.
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.
At least twenty cases of vandalism have been reported in Stearns County just this past week, according to authorities.
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.
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.
Stearns County authorities recovered $60,000 worth of methamphetamine during an early morning bust on Friday.
The Minnesota state fire marshal’s office is helping investigate a fatal fire near Paynesville.
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.
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Leonard A. Weiler as a District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District on Monday.
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.
A Sauk Centre, Minn. man was injured after he was pinned against a wall by a bull Saturday morning.
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.
Authorities say a 75-year-old man was killed in a farm accident in Stearns County.
Authorities in Stearns County are seeking the public’s help to solve a series of boat and pontoon thefts.
A 44-year-old Illinois man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 16, 2009 crash that killed a 19-year-old man in Stearns County.
A 27-year-old mother and her two 3-year-olds had to be taken to the hospital after a rollover crash near Richmond, Minn. Tuesday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
One man is dead after crashing into a tree on an ATV.
Stearns County sheriff’s officials say the ATV operator whose body was found in Rice Lake was a Paynesville man.
Authorities found a body and an ATV in open water on the west side of Rice Lake Friday evening, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department said.
One person was killed after his pickup truck went off the road and crashed into a tree, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
Stearns County’s insurance trust has paid $350,000 to a man who was shot in the back by a sheriff’s lieutenant during a drug bust.
A 19-year-old woman was killed in a single-car crash in Stearns County Wednesday afternoon.
Police are investigating after a number of large bales of hay were found burning on a Stearns County road.
One area where the water’s really been on the rise is in Stearns County in central Minnesota. We don’t think of sandbagging as a summertime chore, but that’s what a number of cabin owners are being forced to do.