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Formal Charges Filed Against Triple Crown Sweepstakes Owners [AUDIO]

Formal charges have been filed against the owners of Triple Crown Sweepstakes in St. Cloud.

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Charges Dropped Against Accused Shooter

Charges have been dropped against a St. Cloud man accused in a shooting incident last month that injured another man.

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Chad Pulju, Stearns County Jail photo
Chad Pulju, Stearns County Jail photo
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Rosemount Man Charged With Murder of St. Cloud Mom

A Rosemount man is being held on $3-million bail in the murder of his south St. Cloud mother Thursday. The Stearns County Attorney's office has charged 40-year-old Chad Pulju with one count of second-degree murder with intent-not premeditated.

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Waite Park Man Sentenced in Attempted Murder Case

A Waite Park man who admitted to trying to kill his wife has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison. 44-year-old Joseph Benson had earlier pleaded guilty to first degree attempted murder stemming from the August 2011 incident.

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Stearns County Jail photo
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Waite Park Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Wife

A Waite Park man has admitted to trying to kill his wife. 43-year-old Joseph Benson pleaded guilty to first degree attempted murder stemming from the August 2011 incident. Court records show the couple was having marital problems when Benson used a knife to attack his wife.

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Brian Andvik
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Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Additional Domestic Abuse Charge

An Albany man has pleaded guilty to a domestic assault by strangulation charge in a case that has been ongoing for about two years. Brian Andvik has pleaded guilty to the charge and will be sentenced at a later date.

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Appeals Court Rules Stearns County Man Should Get New Sentence

A former Fairhaven Township man will be re-sentenced after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled his sentence for trying to kill his wife was improperly calculated. 52-year-old Jerry Thompson was accused of going to his estranged wife's home in 2008, firing a gunshot at her and kidnapping her at gunpoint.

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ROCORI Student To Face Second Degree Assault Charges

A ROCORI seventh grader is expected to be charged with second degree assault after a gun incident at the Middle School Tuesday. Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall says a petition has been filed alleging that the student should be charged.

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