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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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Police: Thief Used Boat To Steal Gas From Boats

Authorities in Stearns County are seeking the public’s help to solve a series of boat and pontoon thefts.

05/23/2012

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Man Gets 10 Years In Stearns County Fatal Crash

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.

05/16/2012

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Mother, 2 Toddlers Injured In Stearns Co. Rollover

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.

05/09/2012

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Man Dies In ATV Crash In Stearns Co.

One man is dead after crashing into a tree on an ATV.

04/08/2012

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Body Found In Open Water On Rice Lake

Stearns County sheriff’s officials say the ATV operator whose body was found in Rice Lake was a Paynesville man.

01/30/2012

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Police: Body, ATV Found In Open Water On Rice Lake

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.

01/28/2012

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1 Dead In Stearns County Crash

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.

12/13/2011

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Man Shot In Back During Minn. Drug Bust Gets $350K

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.

10/12/2011

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19-Year-Old Killed In Stearns Co. Crash

A 19-year-old woman was killed in a single-car crash in Stearns County Wednesday afternoon.

10/06/2011

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Burning Hay Bales Block Stearns Co. Road

Police are investigating after a number of large bales of hay were found burning on a Stearns County road.

08/16/2011

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Heavy Rains Raise Lake Levels In Wright, Stearns County

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.

07/28/2011

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