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Fri
23
Sep
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Fall Harvest Farm Safety

Fall Harvest Farm Safety

By: Brenda Miller, University of Minnesota Extension-Todd County

Now that harvest season is upon us, it is important to remind ourselves to be safe when operating equipment. Accidents can happen in less than a blink of an eye and can have devastating outcomes. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you go through this harvest season.

1.     Do not expose children to hazards. Teach them farm safety at a young age. Children watch everything you do. If you put yourself in a potentially hazardous situation then they will think it is ok, mimic you and bad things will happen. Explain to a child the importance of WHY and HOW they should or should not act around machinery or other farm hazards. If you teach them right when they’re young, it will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

Tue
20
Sep
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Jason Falconer ends Crossroads stabbing spree


Part-time Avon Police Officer Jason Falconer who is also the owner of Tactical Advantage Shooting Range shot and killed 22-year-old Dahir Adan who went on a stabbing spree in Crossroads Center Saturday night. Read the full details in this weeks Albany Enterprise.

Mon
12
Sep
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Video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire

View Scott Bussmann's drone video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire by clicking here.

Tue
06
Sep
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Remains of Jacob Wetterling located

Heartbreaking discovery ends nearly 27-year search

 

By Liz Vos

Staff Writer

 

ST. JOSEPH – Patty Wetterling announced Sept. 3 that the remains of her son, Jacob, have been found.

Jacob Wetterling was 11 years old when he was abducted at gunpoint in rural St. Joseph on Oct. 22, 1989. The Wetterlings turned their grief into action and chose a life of advocacy for missing and exploited children; their hearts centered on the hope that Jacob would one day be found.

Reports of remains being located rippled through central Minnesota and throughout the country over the weekend – the heartbreaking news put the nearly 27-year search to a sad end.

Thu
14
Jul
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Road Closure

Freeport area motorists are advised that there is a road closure along County Road 172 south of I-94 in Oak Township.  The road closure is necessary until further evaluation of the culvert is completed.

Questions or comments may be directed to the Stearns County Highway Department at highway@co.stearns.mn.us or 320-255-6180.

Fri
20
May
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Reward Offered in Melrose Church Fire

ST. PAUL, Minn. —The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the March 11, 2016, fire at the Church of St. Mary located at 203 S. Fifth Ave. E., Melrose, Minn.  ATF and the Fire Marshal — through the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators — are posting a combined reward of up to $7,500. 

            On March 11 at approximately 4:43 p.m., a fire was reported at the Church of St. Mary, which was built in 1898 and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  The fire, ruled “incendiary” caused extensive damage to the west side of the church and the loss is estimated at approximately $5 million.

Mon
16
May
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Multi-vehicle crash sends two to hospital - Albany woman among injured

Mon
02
May
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Albany teens admit to arson

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, two Albany teenagers have admitted that they were responsible for a fire that damaged the Schwinghammer Lake bridge, east of Albany, along the Lake Wobegon Trail on April 30.
 
Investigators interviewed a 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male in reference to the arson fire on the bridge. Both juveniles admitted that they were responsible. They were released to the custody of their parents. The case will be forwarded to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office for review of charges. 

Thu
14
Apr
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Charges made in Avon Township shooting incident

Mon
11
Apr
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One hurt in Avon Township shooting

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, on April 10 at 8:10 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a call involving gun shots that were fired in Avon Township in the 18,000 block of 332nd Street.
 
Officers arrived to find two people at the residence; a 38-year-old male from Avon and a 43-year-old St. Cloud man. The 43-year-old man had received multiple gunshot wounds. He was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.
 
The incident is still under active investigation – no further details were released.
 
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the incident by Minnesota State Patrol and officers from the Avon and Albany Police Departments. 

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