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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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Freeport Boy Hurt In Farm Accident

A 10-year-old boy is in critical condition after a farm accident near Freeport. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday (Monday) in Millwood Township, just north of Freeport.

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Shed Near Paynesville Damaged By Fire

A shed on a farmplace near Paynesville was on fire last (Tuesday) night. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says a deputy noticed the fire at about 11:00 p.m. while on patrol. The shed fire was along Highway 55, about four miles west of Paynesville.

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Two Men Hurt In Crash Near Holdingford

Two people were hurt in a crash in Holding Township. Nineteen-year-old Lance Roering of Albany collided with 19-year-old Ross Bialka of Holdingford.

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Home Near Belgrade Destroyed By Fire

A home in western Stearns County has been destroyed by fire. The Sheriff says the fire was reported at about 3:45 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) in Crow River Township, southeast of Belgrade.

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Stearns County Sheriff Looking For Owner Of Stolen Property

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is looking for the owner of some stolen property that has been recovered. The property was found on Athman Road in Rockville on Sunday.

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