Stearns County will be featured on Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America. Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall indicates the piece will air on GMA 3 and will be posted on GMA's website later that same day.
Every year the Stearns County Sheriff's Office honor guard honors an officer on the anniversary of that officer's death. Wednesday they honored deputy Steven Sandberg from Aitkin County who was killed while guarding a prisoner on October 18, 2015 at St. Cloud Hospital.
In 2021 Stearns County added a golden retriever named Nova who was trained to work with victims who've dealt with a traumatic experience. Nova was the first in the State of Minnesota to be allowed to accompany victims to the witness stand.