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.
A rash of day-time burglaries have been reported in rural Stearns County. Sheriff John Sanner says there have been 48 reported so far this year in Eden Lake, Maine Prairie, Munson, Lynden, Avon, and LeSauk Townships, as well as in the cities of St. Augusta and Rockville.
The Stearns County Sheriff says an Eden Lake Township resident was startled by an intruder this (Monday) morning. Before the suspect entered the home he rang the doorbell twice, when no one answered he walked in.
Fifty cows died in a barn fire early this (Friday) morning in Stearns County's Spring Hill Township. The Sheriff says the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. at the Daniel Welle farm. The barn contained about 75 cows, only 20-25 got out safely.
One person has died in a collision between a motorcycle and a deer in Stearns County. The sheriff's department says 47-year-old passenger, Laura Ann Tenvoorde-Behrend, was killed the motorcycle hit a deer about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Avon Township.