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14-Year-old Shoots Himself in the Foot While Hunting

A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the foot while hunting this weekend. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. on Saturday in Paynesville Township.

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Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

A mobile home near Avon was destroyed by fire. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the fire started just before noon on Sunday in Avon Township.

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Marcus Barshaw
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Update: Bail Set at $3 Million for Marcus Barshaw

Bail has been set at today (Thursday) $3 million for Marcus Barshaw, the man accused of allegedly shooting and killing Jeffery Schutz of Rockville. Twenty-eight-year-old Barshaw made his first appearance in Stearns County Court, for the shooting incident that happened in the early morning hours on Sunday, October 21st.

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Steven Wright
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Vehicle Vandalism in Several Stearns County Towns

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is investigating vandalism to several vehicles. The vandalism is happening at night, over the past week.

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UPDATE: Shooting Suspect Transferred to HCMC

The suspect in a deadly shooting in Rockville has been transferred to the Hennepin County Medical Center. St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler confirms 28-year-old Marcus Barshaw of Walker has been transferred, but didn't have an update on his condition.

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Jacob Whalen, Keith Kern - Stearns County Jail photos
Jacob Whalen, Keith Kern - Stearns County Jail photos
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Charges Filed in Stearns County Shooting, Chase

Two men were charged in a weekend incident where a BB Gun was fired at a another vehicle and police were led on a high speed chase.

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Cokato Man Charged in High Speed Police Chase

The driver who allegedly led authorities on a high speed chase from St. Augusta to Sauk Rapids last Friday is being held on $150-thousand bail.

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Photo by WJON.com's Bob Hughes
Photo by WJON.com's Bob Hughes
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UPDATE: Chase Suspect Wanted on Felony Warrants

Authorities have released more details on a high speed chase that took officers through three St. Cloud area cities Friday.

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Steven Wright
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Erratic Driver Arrested; Drugs, Guns Found

Stearns County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Alexandria man on drug charges after getting a driving complaint on the man.

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Sheriff: 1 Arrested, Second Sought in Meire Grove Robbery

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in the Meire Grove convenience store robbery. Information from witnesses and images from surveillance cameras led to the arrest of 21-year-old Matthew Dehncke of Paynesville.

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