Stearns County Sheriff

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.
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.
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.
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.
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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