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Clearwater Man Accidentally Shoots Himself

A 43-year-old Clearwater man accidentally shot himself. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says Kevin Matz was cleaning a handgun when it went off and shot him in the arm.

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Train Hits A Car In Western Stearns County

A train hit a car stuck on the railroad tracks. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the 2001 Saturn was driven by 50-year-old Michael Scott Johnson of Glenwood.

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Watkins Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash

A 36-year-old Watkins man was hurt while riding his motorcycle. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says a passer-by saw a motorcycle laying in the middle of County Road 8 in Maine Prairie Township.

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Authorities Name Man Found In Rice Lake

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department has released the name and cause of death for a man who was found in Rice Lake near Paynesville Wednesday evening.

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Pleasant Lake Added To ‘No Wake Zone’

A Stearns County lake has been added to the 'no wake zone' list. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says Pleasant Lake in Rockville is also under the boating restriction.

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Paynesville Area Man Found Dead In Rice Lake

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 73-year-old Paynesville man. Deputies responded to a call at about 6:00 p.m. last (Wednesday) evening on Rice Lake in Eden Lake Township.

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‘No Wake Zone’ Issued For Stearns, Sherburne County Lakes

Due to high water levels, the Stearns County Sheriff's office has enacted several "no wake zones" on area lakes. The no wake zone will be in effect for the next five days. There's also a 'no wake zone' issued for the Briggs Lake Chain in Palmer Township in Sherburne County

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Fire Destroys Barn, Machinery Near Eden Valley

A barn in Eden Lake Township has been destroyed by fire. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the fire along County Road 34 was reported just after 1:00 a.m. this (Monday) morning.

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Hit And Run Crash Reported Near Freeport

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hit and run. A vehicle driven by 73-year-old Dorthy Wiechmann of Melrose was hit by a white Econoline van, which caused her vehicle to spin out of control.

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Three People Arrested For Alleged Rest Area Vandalism

Three people have been arrested for allegedly breaking into vending machines at the I-94 rest areas. An alert motorist called the Stearns County Sheriff's Department just before 3:00 a.m. this (Thursday) morning, after they had stopped at the rest area near Avon.

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