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Teenage Girl Nearly Drowns in Stearns Co. Lake

16-year-old St. Cloud girl is going to be okay after nearly drowning yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says they were called to Big Watab Lake in Collegeville Township at about 4:00 p.m.

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Stearns County Girl Escapes Attempted Abduction

A scary moment for a 10-year-old St. Wendel Township girl. The Stearns County Sheriff says she was sweeping her driveway Monday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. when a man got out of a car and tried to pull her into the vehicle.

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Lightning Strike Sparks Barn Fire near Freeport

A lightning strike started a barn on fire early this (Tuesday) morning in Krain Township.

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Two People Hurt in Stearns County Motorcycle Crash

Two people went to the hospital after a motorcycle crash southwest of St. Cloud in Maine Prairie Township Saturday.

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Melrose Man Hurt in Paraglider Crash

A Melrose man was hurt when his paraglider crashed Thursday night. Stearns County Sheriff's officials say 23-year-old Luke Olmscheid was making an approach to land when the wing folded and he crashed to the ground.

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Watkins Man Hurt in Collision with Semi

A 34-year-old Watkins man was hurt when the car he was driving ran into the back of a semi. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 11:45 a.m. yesterday (Monday) on County Road 2 in Luxemborg Township.

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Kayakers Rescued from Swollen Mississippi River

Two kayakers had to be rescued from the Mississippi River. At about 2:15 p.m. yesterday (Monday) a bicyclist in Sauk Rapids heard calls from two people stranded on an island near Lions Park.

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Boat Lift Found Floating in Mississippi River

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is looking for the owner of a missing boat lift. On Saturday deputies removed the lift from the Mississippi River in Brockway Township.

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Husband, Wife Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

A husband and wife were hurt when the motorcycle they were riding crashed. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday on Caldron Road in Maine Prairie Township.

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St. Augusta Man Hurt in Crash

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department responded to a two vehicle crash in Lyndon Township. The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday on County Road 75.

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