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Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Hage
Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Hage
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Minor Injuries When Car, Ambulance Collide In Waite Park

A car collided with an ambulance in Waite Park last (Wednesday) night. The police department says it happened just before 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Division Street and 10th Avenue.

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Kevin Barnes (Stearns County Jail)
Kevin Barnes (Stearns County Jail)
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SCSU Employee Arrested During Sting Operation

A St. Cloud State University employee was arrested in a prostitution sting on Wednesday night. Waite Park Police Cheif Dave Bentrud says 53-year-old Kevin Barnes was arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit an underage prostitute.

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Kato practices bit drills. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Kato practices bit drills. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Waite Park To Officially Retire Police Dog Kato, Approve Hire Of New Dog

Today (Monday) will be the last day on the force for Waite Park's four legged officer. During the city council meeting, the council will approve the retirement of Kato the police dog, and hiring of a new police dog.

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Terrell Fields -- Stearns County Jail booking photo
Terrell Fields -- Stearns County Jail booking photo
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Man Arrested for Promoting Prostitution in St. Cloud Area

WAITE PARK -- A Brooklyn Park man is jailed after an investigation into sex trafficking and prostitution in the St. Cloud area.

Waite Park Police say an investigation by the Central Minnesota Sex Trafficking Task Force learned of a woman who was actively being trafficked as a prostitute...

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Waite Park Seeing Spike of Burglaries at Local Businesses

Waite Park has seen an uptick of burglaries and theft happening at local businesses over the last month. Criminal activity has seen a big increase in the area of 33rd and 34th Avenue South and the 7th Street South business area.

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Abdihajir Sigar (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Abdihajir Sigar (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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Waite Park Man Arrested For Allegedly Showing Knife and Threatening Roommate

A Waite Park man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly displaying a knife and threatening a roommate. The incident happened at 8:45 a.m. at 701 7th Street South in Waite Park.

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Jeffrey Palmer and Chrisanna Gustafson, Photo from Stearns County Jail
Jeffrey Palmer and Chrisanna Gustafson, Photo from Stearns County Jail
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Police: Stolen Car, Guns, Merchandise Recovered in Waite Park

Two people from California are in jail, facing a number of charges, after being arrested by Waite Park police on Sunday afternoon. Police received a call just before 12:30 p.m. that a man was trying to sell a stolen handgun, and that a woman was in a stolen car, at 815 1st Street South.

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Waite Park Police Arrest Three at Motel 6

Waite Park Police arrested three people Friday afternoon after officers went to the Motel 6 to attempt an arrest on an outstanding warrant.

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Crossroads, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Crossroads, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Police Chief: Stepped-Up Patrols At Crossroads Mall, No Threat Made [AUDIO]

Shoppers at the Crossroads Shopping Center may notice a few more police officers this week. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says, even though there's no specific threat to the local mall, they do want to be proactive.

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Reece Murphy, Stearns County Jail photo
Reece Murphy, Stearns County Jail photo
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Rice Man Jailed on Suspicion of Mail Theft

A Rice man has been arrested after Waite Park Police discovered stolen mail in his vehicle.

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