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(Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
(Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
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St. Cloud Woman Found Competent to Face Murder Charge

A St. Cloud woman accused of murdering her father in January of 2016 has now been found competent to stand trial. Lisa Kearney had been found incompetent to stand trial last August. A Stearns County judge Friday, ruled she is now capable of aiding her lawyer in her defense.

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Jacob Swanstrom, Benton County Jail photo
Jacob Swanstrom, Benton County Jail photo
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Man Sentenced in SuperAmerica Robbery

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing an east St. Cloud convenience store last April has been sentenced to prison. Nineteen-year-old Jacob Swanstrom pleaded guilty in March to felony first degree aggravated robbery in the hold-up of the SuperAmerica at 600 Highway 10 South. He was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

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Christian De Beche, photo courtesy of the Stearns County Jail
Christian De Beche, photo courtesy of the Stearns County Jail
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Charges Filed in Walmart Knife Attack

A St. Cloud man is being held on $150,000 bail after he allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl at Walmart Thursday night. Twenty-nine-year-old Christian De Beche is charge with 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Stearns County Jail booking photo
Stearns County Jail booking photo
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Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge After Large Pot Bust

A California man will be sentenced June 22nd after he was found transporting 50 pounds of marijuana through central Minnesota.

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Gavel on table in court
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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by AK-47-Toting Man

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who was cited in St. Cloud for carrying a loaded AK-47 rifle as he walked city streets.

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Stearns County Jail photo
Stearns County Jail photo
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Judge Sentences Man in Drug Deal Turned Robbery [VIDEO]

A man convicted in a drug deal turned robbery last spring has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Stearns County Jail booking photo
Stearns County Jail booking photo
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Woman Sentenced in Overdose Death

A Stearns County judge has agreed to a lesser sentence for a woman who provided the drug responsible for killing a man despite prosecutors' objections. Judge Sarah Hennesy sentenced 36-year-old Amy Lauer to seven years in prison but Lauer won't serve any of the prison time if she abides by the proabtion set forth for the next 25 years.

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Benton County Jail booking photo
Benton County Jail booking photo
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Man Charged With Choking St. Cloud Taxi Driver Because of Bias [VIDEO]

A Willmar man is accused of choking a St. Cloud taxi driver because he is Muslim. A criminal complaint filed in Benton County shows 23-year-old Zachary DeGraw is charged with assault motivated by bias and two counts of 5th degree assault.

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Francuisco Nambo-Chacon and Hernando-Nambo-Salas - Stearns County Jail booking photos
Francuisco Nambo-Chacon and Hernando-Nambo-Salas - Stearns County Jail booking photos
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Two Men Charged in Large Drug Trafficking Operation [VIDEO]

Two men were arrested last week in a drug trafficking investigation lasting more than two years and spanning several states and Mexico.

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Stearns County Jail booking photo
Stearns County Jail booking photo
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Waite Park Man Charged in Assault of Girlfriend [VIDEO]

A Waite Park man is charged with first degree assault after allegedly attacking his girlfriend.

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