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Sartell Woman Arrested on Suspicion of DWI While Picking Up Her Sister for Same Offense

A Sartell woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while drunk, on her way to pick up her sister arrested earlier for the same offense. The incident happened just before 2:00 a.m. yesterday (Sunday) along River Avenue South.

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Stearns County Sees Dip in Jail Inmate Population

A national study has shown a major spike in the number of inmates being held in county jails over the last several decades. The Vera Institute of Justice studied statistics dating back to the 1970's and have found 44% of all inmates are now being held in county jails. That's up from 28% in the late 1970's.

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Memdoh Al-Zahrani (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Memdoh Al-Zahrani (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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St. Cloud Man Jailed After Threatening Another Man With A Knife

A St. Cloud man has been arrested after threatening another man with a knife. This incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday) in the 400 block of 6th Street South in St. Cloud.

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Stearns County Jail, photo courtesy of Stearns County
Stearns County Jail, photo courtesy of Stearns County
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Stearns County Jail Renovation is Completed

The renovation of the Stearns County Jail is finished. The remodel of the Stearns County Law Enforcement Center began back in December 2013. Phase one renovated the first floor to utilize the space vacated in 2009 by the St. Cloud police department.

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Stearns County Jail
Stearns County Jail
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St. Cloud Man Arrested After Encounter With Child

The St. Cloud Police have arrested a St. Cloud man after receiving reports that he put his finger in a three-year-old's mouth at the library.

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Photo: Stearns County Jail
Photo: Stearns County Jail
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Stearns County Jail Remodel Completes Phase One

Phase one of the Stearns County Jail is complete. It included reconstructing the first floor of the Law Enforcement Center to better accommodate the female housing unit and work release inmates.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Arrest Made in One of the St. Cloud Shootings

St. Cloud Police have made an arrest in one of the shooting that happened Tuesday night.

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Michael Melbie, Stearns County Jail
Michael Melbie, Stearns County Jail
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Argument Allegedly Turns Physical, Leads to Arrest

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic assault dispute just before 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning (Wednesday), at the 1500 block of Dunmore Circle in Lynden Township.

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Construction of the Stearns County Jail Huber facility continues to show progress. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Construction of the Stearns County Jail Huber facility continues to show progress. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Stearns County Remodeling Jail to Enhance Efficiency [VIDEO]

Operation efficiency, enhanced security and better use of space. Those were the reasons behind the Stearns County Jail remodel.

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Joseph Karnik, Stearns County Jail
Joseph Karnik, Stearns County Jail
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Man Taken To Jail After Allegedly Attacking Nurse, 2 Security Officers

St. Cloud Police responded to an alleged assault just before 3:00 p.m. Monday. 24-year-old Joseph Karnik was taken into custody after he allegedly attacked a nurse and two security officers at St. Cloud Hospital.

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