Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal snowmobile accident on a Wright County lake early Sunday morning. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened on the shoreline of Ramsey Lake at about 12:51 a.m. near the 5600 block of 33rd St. NW in Maple Lake Township.
A Lino Lakes woman faces charges after police say she was seen smoking meth in a McDonald’s parking lot with a 14-year-old child in the car.
A man who’s been caught drinking and driving four times before is in jail Thursday night. He’s accused of causing a crash that hurt a father on his way home from work.
A St. Augusta man and a St. Cloud woman are expected to face several criminal charges after police found about $300,000 worth of methamphetamine and stolen firearms in their possession Thursday. According to the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, 34-year-old Joseph McMahon was arrested at his St. Augusta home after officers served a search warrant. They found six pounds of meth, which has a street value of $260,000
Two months after Christopher Rossing disappeared after leaving a Howard Lake bar, the man charged in his case faced a courtroom packed with Rossing’s friends and family.
Authorities said they are now treating the case of a missing Wright County man as a death investigation. According to Sheriff Joe Hagerty, authorities discovered evidence during a search in Hutchinson that led them to believe the disappearance of Christopher Rossing is now a death investigation.
Volunteers plan to head back out first thing Sunday morning to search for the remains of a missing man from Howard Lake.
A Hutchinson man has been arrested and charged in connection with the disappearance of Christopher Rossing. Robert Nuttall, 28, was specifically charged with kidnapping. Rossing has not been found.
A man drowned in Dog Lake in Wright County Saturday, Wright County officials said. Authorities say a man, 50, fell off a dock on Dog Lake shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday evening.
A page on the fundraising website Go Fund Me brought in $125 in the first four hours.
Severe storms rolled through parts of the state Wednesday morning. The worst weather hit Wright County with damaging winds and large hail. For farmers there, the storm was devastating. Piles of hail up to a foot deep is an incredible sight to a meteorologist, but it’s a sight that farmers in Waverly, Minn. hope to never see, especially at harvest time.
A Wright County man has been reported missing by family, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Police said Christopher Michael Rossing, 25, has not been seen or heard from since the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 22.
Wright County deputies are attempting to make contact with a man who is allegedly holed up in a house in Albertville, Minn. According to Wright County Officials, around 1:30 a.m. Sunday the Wright County Communications received a report of a suicidal male who was thought to be making his way toward an Albertville address.
The 911 emergency line is back up and running after an outage Saturday afternoon affected multiple counties in the metro area. According to officials, a routing outage is affected 911 calls that were made from landline phones. According to Century Link, the 911 line was down in Sherburne, Stearns, Wright and Benton counties.
Water woes aren’t getting any better for some Minnesota farmers and lake residents. In a normal year on his Locke Lake home, Loren Hafterson’s boats would be out of storage and in the water. But it’s anything but a normal year.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says a 54-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash early Sunday evening. At 6:46 p.m., the sheriff’s office was notified of the traffic accident on County Road 6 Southwest near 107th Street Southwest in Victor Township.
Formal charges have been filed against a woman who is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in Wright County in August 2013. Linda Gullickson, 68, has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide after she allegedly struck and killed Phillip Lavallee, 19, in August, 2013.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s home was burglarized during her husband’s funeral Wednesday afternoon.
Wright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage. Lucero won the endorsement Saturday for District 30B, which covers parts of Wright and Sherburne counties. Minnesota Family Council supported Lucero, claiming FitzSimmons “betrayed” his constituents. Council CEO John Helmberger says Lucero will promote the values of life and religious freedom.
A 34-year-old man from Monticello was killed when his snowmobile crashed with a pickup truck in Silver Creek Township Saturday afternoon. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 2 p.m. on the 13700 block of County Road 75 Northwest.
A former priest, accused of molesting two children decades ago, has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The county board recently canceled their contract with 79-year-old Harry Walsh. Walsh was one of five priests named in an internal archdiocese memo about parishes with “some connection to a history of clergy sexual abuse.”
Maple Lake Public Schools have canceled classes after a threat was left in a bathroom stall, according to officials. At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, a threat was found on a bathroom wall. In response, the school canceled classes for the rest of the day.
Three duck hunters in central Minnesota have been rescued after a conservation officer spotted them struggling in freezing water. Conservation Officer Rick Reller was checking waterfowl hunters this week on Swartout Lake in Wright County.
Two 54-year-old men were involved in two separate farming accidents on two separate farms in Stockholm Township, with one reported dead from his injuries. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s office, the first accident happened on Friday evening when a 54-year-old man from Hutchinson was trying to remove corn stalks that were jamming a corn chopper on a farm on Quimby Avenue Southwest, near Cokato. His jacket got caught, and the man was pulled in to the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A jogger struck and killed Thursday afternoon after a van crossed the center line has been identified as a 19-year-old Phillip Gregory LaVallee, of Otsego. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at 12:09 p.m. on the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19 in Otsego, Minn.