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Minnesota measles outbreak spreads to Stearns County
ST. PAUL -- A measles outbreak that began last month in Hennepin County has grown to 29 confirmed cases and has spread to Stearns County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The outbreak’s victims have all been children age 5 and younger, and only one is known to have...
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February 24, 2016
Dog shot six times with pellet gun near Avon
AVON, Minn. -- The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is investigating a case of animal abuse involving a yellow Lab that was shot, according to a news release. The release said the department received a call Tuesday morning from a resident in Avon Township who found an injured male...
February 24, 2016 - 9:51am
December 9, 2015
Stearns County man leads police on 100 mph chase after drinking ‘28 to 34’ beers
By Sam Louwagie St. Cloud Times BELGRADE, Minn. — A man led police on a chase driving more than 100 mph before admitting to drinking "28 to 34" beers, according to criminal charges filed Tuesday in Stearns County court. Darren Robert Oeltjen, 40, was charged with fleeing a police...
December 9, 2015 - 6:41pm
June 20, 2015
Park Rapids man injured in motorcyle crash in Stearns County
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Two motorcyclists, including a Park Rapids man, were injured when they collided in Stearns County Saturday morning. Christopher W. Cannon, 43, of Park Rapids was driving on Highway 23 at about 8:40 a.m. when he lost control of his bike and ran into 23-year-old...
June 20, 2015 - 5:47pm
March 30, 2015
Avian influenza strikes Stearns County turkey flock
WILLMAR, Minn. – A commercial turkey flock in Stearns County has become the third in the state to be infected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza. The infection was confirmed Saturday, when state officials announced that a commercial flock of approximately 40,000 birds...
March 30, 2015 - 9:02am
September 25, 2013
Man killed while working on farm near Paynesville
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a man working on a farm in Stearns County has died after he was hit by a front-end loader. Authorities say the man was hit about 8 a.m. Wednesday on a farm in Zion Township. Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold tells the...
September 25, 2013 - 12:28pm
April 1, 2013
Family argues about money for slain Minn. officer
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Four relatives of a Cold Spring police officer killed while on duty in November are squabbling about who should control the money donated to his family. A Stearns County judge has scheduled a Monday hearing to sort out the dispute between Thomas Decker's...
April 1, 2013 - 9:31am
March 11, 2013
Bus manufacturer planning expansion
ST. CLOUD (AP) — A bus manufacturer is asking for financial support from Stearns County taxpayers to help pay for a nearly $5 million expansion at its St. Cloud plant. New Flyer says the expansion, including $3 million in new machinery and equipment, will generate 136 new jobs....
March 11, 2013 - 10:03am
February 5, 2013
Minn. hospital, ex-nurse sued over siphoned drugs
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Four former patients are suing St. Cloud Hospital and a former nurse who admitted siphoning pain medication from IV bags for personal use. The former patients accuse the hospital and former nurse Blake Zenner of negligence. The lawsuits in Stearns County...
February 5, 2013 - 3:15pm
January 2, 2013
Man killed in Stearns Co. snowmobile crash
MELROSE, Minn. (AP) — A snowmobile crash in Stearns County is fatal. Sheriff John Sanner says a man crashed his snowmobile into a tree in Melrose Township New Year's Eve. The 33-year-old man from Grey Eagle was pronounced dead at a local hospital. KNSI radio reports authorities...
January 2, 2013 - 9:27am
December 4, 2012
Suspect released in slaying of Cold Springs officer
MINNEAPOLIS — A 34-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of a police officer in a small central Minnesota city was released from custody Tuesday after authorities determined they did not have enough evidence to file charges. The investigation into the killing of 31-year-old...
December 4, 2012 - 5:15pm
September 18, 2012
One person dead after Paynesville house fire
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. – One person was found dead after a fire in a rural Paynesville mobile home Monday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Scott Vogelpohl, 47, the owner of the mobile home. A passing motorist reported the fire about 6 a.m. The...
September 18, 2012 - 9:19am