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Man Hurt While Cycling in Bike Across Minnesota Event

A Bemidji man had to be airlifted to the hospital after he was struck by a car while riding his bike near Paynesville today.

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Repeat Drunk Driver Arrested Again

A repeat drunk driver was arrested early this (Wednesday) morning on suspicion he was driving drunk again.

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Level Three Sex Offender Not Moving to Eden Lake Township

Stearns County sheriff's officials say a level three sex offender that was planning on moving to a home in Eden Lake Township today won't be moving there afterall.

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St. Joe Crash Sends Man to Hospital

A Big Lake man was taken to the hospital after a car crash Saturday afternoon. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 12:45 p.m. along County Road 75 in St. Joseph.

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Stearns County Garage Catches Fire

A wood stove is believed to be responsible for causing a detached garage to catch fire this morning. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they were called to the Russell Stanger home at 39943 County Road 3 at about 11:40 a.m.

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Eden Valley Woman Dies After Bonfire Accident

An Eden Valley woman is dead after her boyfriend discovered her body in a backyard fire pit. Stearns County sheriff's deputies were called to the home in the 500 block of Stearns Avenue West at about 1:20 this morning. Officers found 57-year-old Bonita Schwandt dead at the scene.

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Authorities Investigating Child Drowning At Stearns County Park

Stearns County Sheriff's officials are investigating the death of a 4-year-old girl Monday. The girl has been identified as Alyssa Aicher of St. Cloud, her mother is 25-year-old Crystal Aicher of St. Cloud. Sheriff John Sanner says Clearwater Rescue crews and deputies were dispatched to Warner Lake Park at about 7:45 last night for a missing child. The girl was found unresponsive in the water and was immediately given CPR.

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Stearns County To Offer Youth ATV Class

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is holding a youth ATV class Sunday. But, before you register your son or daughter, they must have completed the Youth ATV Safety Training CD. You can get a copy of that CD at the Stearns County Sheriff's Department main lobby.

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Albany Area Man Walks In On Burglar

An Albany area man had an encounter with a would-be thief while checking on his father's home this morning. The man told sheriff's deputies he went to check on his dad's place about a mile south of Albany when he found a man inside the home.

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Authorities Say Travel Difficult, Minimal Crashes Being Reported

The Winter Storm Warning continues until 7:00 tonight and the heavy snowfall is making it difficult for plows to keep the roads clear. Law enforcement is dealing with some cars off the road, but so far no reports of serious crashes.

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