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Group of Five, Including Three Hitchhikers, Allegedly Vandalize Avon Bathrooms

A group of five people, including three hitchhikers, allegedly vandalized the Avon trailhead bathrooms last week. Avon Police Chief Corey Nellis says the vandalism was reported on Friday night and that police made contact with a group of five people.

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UPDATE: Authorities Identify Person Killed in Stearns County House Fire

Authorities have identified the person who was killed in a house fire in Freeport on Tuesday morning. The fire started just after 3:30 a.m. at 203 1st Avenue South. When authorities arrived they found the home completely engulfed in flames.

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Increased Tax Base Expected to Keep Stearns County Property Taxes in Check

Stearns County residents shouldn't expect sticker shock when they get their property tax statement next year if commissioners approve the proposed 2016 budget.

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One Person Killed in Freeport House Fire

One person is dead after a house fire in Freeport on Tuesday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened just after 3:30 a.m. at 203 1st Avenue South. Responders arrived and found the home fully engulfed in flames.

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Ryan Clover (Photo: Chisago County Sheriff's Office, Facebook)
Ryan Clover (Photo: Chisago County Sheriff's Office, Facebook)
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UPDATE: Fugitive Remains on the Run in Paynesville

Authorities continue to search for a suspect with multiple felony warrants near Paynesville.

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Ryan Clover (Photo: Chisago County Sheriff's Office, Facebook)
Ryan Clover (Photo: Chisago County Sheriff's Office, Facebook)
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Authorities Searching For Suspect With Felony Warrants, Last Seen in Paynesville

Paynesville Police searched for a suspect in town with multiple felony warrants on Tuesday, but the man was able to escape authorities on foot. Paynesville Police Chief Paul Wegner says they learned that 26-year-old Ryan Clover was in the area around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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One Dead, One Hurt After Car Hits Dump Truck in Stearns County

One person is dead and another is seriously hurt after a car rear-ended a dump truck in Stearns County. The State Patrol says the incident happened at 5:40 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of Highway 23 and County Road 12.

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The Stearns and Benton County SWAT team practice entering a home during training. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
The Stearns and Benton County SWAT team practice entering a home during training. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Behind the Scenes: Storming A House With The Stearns/Benton County SWAT Team [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we gear up and storm a house with the Stearns and Benton County SWAT Team. For the Stearns and Benton County SWAT Team practice makes perfect.

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Authorities Draining Quarry to Look For Missing Man

The search for a missing man has authorities lowering the water level in Quarry 8 at the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. Stearns County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold says they're pumping water out, after St. Cloud Police got a report of the missing man a few days ago.

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Brianna Hoppe, photo courtesy of the Minnesota BCA
Brianna Hoppe, photo courtesy of the Minnesota BCA
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UPDATE: Runaway Teen Found by Authorities

A 17-year-old who left her rural Stearns County home on July 18th has been found by authorities. The Minnesota BCA says Brianna Hoppe and the car she was traveling in have been found. Hoppe was previously under house arrest, and it’s believed she cut her ankle bracelet.

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