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One Person Killed in Freeport House Fire

One person is dead after a house fire in Freeport on Tuesday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened just after 3:30 a.m. at 203 1st Avenue South. Responders arrived and found the home fully engulfed in flames.

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Authorities Draining Quarry to Look For Missing Man

The search for a missing man has authorities lowering the water level in Quarry 8 at the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. Stearns County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold says they're pumping water out, after St. Cloud Police got a report of the missing man a few days ago.

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Steven Wright
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Kids Hurt When Go-Kart, ATV Collide in Stearns County

Several kids were hurt when a Go-Kart collided with an ATV. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says it happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday on Patch Lake Road in Wakefield Township.

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Six People Taken to Hospital After Crash Near St. Stephen

Six people were taken to the hospital after a two car crash near St. Stephen on Tuesday morning. The incident happened just after 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 131 and 115th Avenue in Brockway Township, two miles northwest of St. Stephen.

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Two Rivers Lake (Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
Two Rivers Lake (Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office)
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No Wake Request Placed on Two Rivers Lake

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office has placed a "No Wake" request for Two Rivers Lake until water levels go down. Due to the large amount of rain over the weekend, the water levels on the lake rose very fast and caused high water and flooding issues.

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Rice Man Taken to Hospital After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Leg

A Rice man was taken to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the leg. The incident happened on Sunday just after 9:45 p.m. at 9789 County Road 131 in Brockway Township. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to a gunshot complaint and found 24-year-old John Smoley of Rice on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to his left leg.

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One Hurt in Rollover Near St. Joseph

One person was hurt during a rollover near St. Joseph on Friday night. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Mullen Road, two miles north of St. Joseph.

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Steven Wright
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One Hurt After Car Hits UPS Truck Near St. Joseph

An Avon man was taken to the hospital after a two vehicle crash near St. Joseph on Thursday morning.

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John Sanner, Mark Bromenschenkel
John Sanner, Mark Bromenschenkel
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Election 2014: Stearns County Elects Sanner to Fourth Term

Stearns County chose familiarity over change Tuesday when voters elected John Sanner to remain as sheriff.

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John Sanner, Mark Bromenschenkel
John Sanner, Mark Bromenschenkel
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Election 2014: Sanner, Bromenschenkel Face Off For Stearns County Sheriff [AUDIO]

ST. CLOUD -- With the general election nearing, WJON News continues our look at races that will impact central Minnesota. Today, we spotlight the race for Stearns County Sheriff.

Current Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel is looking to leave his seat on the board and become Stearns County's next sheriff

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