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Plea Deal for Stearns County Deputy Accused of Sexual Abuse

A Stearns County sheriff's deputy has reached a plea deal on charges that he sexually abused three teenagers. Sergeant Phil Meemken reached the deal today as jury selection was scheduled to begin for his trial in Anoka County.

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Sheriff: Dead Man Found Inside Semi at Rest Stop

Authorities are investigating a death at the Avon rest stop. At about 10:15 a.m. on Sunday the Stearns County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of dead man inside a semi at the westbound Avon rest stop.

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Steven Wright
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Stearns Co. Sheriff Investigates Rollover

At least three people were hurt in a rollover early this (Saturday) morning near New Munich. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Highway 237 in Oak Township.

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Clothes Dryer Sparks House Fire

A clothes dryer is the cause of a house fire in Luxemburg Township. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says fire officials were called to the home at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Two Vehicles Crash on Icy Roads

Two vehicles collided on the icy roads. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened just before noon on Sunday on County Road 17 in Melrose Township.

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UPDATE: Kimball Man Killed in Crash

A Kimball man was killed in a crash early this (Tuesday) morning. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department responded to the crash just after 5:00 a.m. on County Road 142 1 1/2 miles northeast of St. Augusta.

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Steven Wright
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Vehicles Broken Into in St. Augusta

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is investigating thefts from several vehicles in St. Augusta.

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Masked Gunmen Rob St. Martin Grocery

The grocery store in St. Martin was robbed at gunpoint. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. last (Monday) night at the Corner Grocery on Main Street.

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Teen Hurt While Trying to Avoid Deer

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says Tanika Henkel was driving on County Road 7, about three miles north of Fairhaven, at about 3:30 a.m. when she swerved to avoid a deer and went into the ditch.

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St. Augusta Man Hurt in Hunting Accident

A 50-year-old St. Augusta man has been hurt in a hunting accident. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says Daniel Nelson was hunting on his property near County Road 136.

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