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Weekend fire severely damages St. Anthony home


A family of five escaped injury in the blaze that severely damaged their home in the early hours of Sunday, April 19.

A family of five escaped injury early Sunday morning (April 19) as their home became engulfed in flames. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office reported that the call of the house fire at 24221 County Road 38 in St. Anthony came in just after 6 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies found the house fully engulfed and evacuated. The homeowners were home with their three children at the time. No injuries were reported. It is believed the fire started in the garage and spread to the house. The garage was burned to the foundation and the home was severely damaged. 

The fire was extinguished by the Freeport Fire Department and Albany Fire Department. Melrose Ambulance assisted at the scene. 

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Five departments battle grass fire south of Albany


Deputies controlled traffic along County Road 40 during the duration of Sunday's blaze. Fire trucks moved in and out of the affected area as evacuated homeowners looked on. Homeowners were evacuated around 2:15pm on Sunday. Homeowners along Fifth Lake Road were allowed back to their property around 5:45 p.m. PHOTO BY LIZ VOS

 

Five departments battle grass fire south of Albany

Smoldering brush pile named culprit in blaze

By Liz Vos

Staff Writer

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Nov
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Warrant: Dylan Andrew Johnson

Dylan Andrew Johnson
An active arrest warrant is in place for Dylan Andrew Johnson, 23, last known address in Elrosa. Johnson failed to register as a predatory offender. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stearns County Sheriff's Office at 320-251-4240.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office currently holds an active arrest warrant on Dylan Andrew Johnson, 23, last known address in Elrosa, MN for the offense of failing to register as a predatory offender.  The Sheriff’s Office, while conducting quarterly residency checks earlier this year, found that Johnson was not living where he listed on his registration.  An investigation was conducted and a warrant obtained.   The Sheriff’s Office has continued to work the warrant and arrest Johnson, but that has been unsuccessful.  

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in determining the whereabouts of Dylan Johnson and placing him him under arrest for the warrant.  His last known address was in the City of Elrosa.  He may also be in the Onamia, MN area.   Anyone is with information is asked to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-251-4240.

Fri
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Oct
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Making a difference: Blattner Family Foundation continues support of local fire departments


Representatives of the Blattner Family Foundation presented $18,500 to the Albany Fire Department. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Making an impact

Blattner Family Foundation continues support of local fire departments

By Liz Vos

Staff Writer

 

In an effort to make a positive impact on local communities, members of the Blattner family decided many years ago to support the volunteer fire departments of Albany and Avon through the Blattner Family Foundation.

“We chose as a family to do something to support the community,” said Chris Blattner. “As we discussed ideas, we felt the fire departments had a significant impact and we thought it would be great to focus on them.”

The Blattner Family Foundation developed an annual golf tournament in an effort to invite the community to become involved in supporting the volunteers who do so much.

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01
Oct
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Four to be inducted into Huskie Hall of Fame

 

by Mike Kosik

Three of the newest members of the Huskies Athletic Hall of Fame were classmates while a fourth graduated over 35 years before them.

Vicky Braegelmann Goeser and Rachel Stangler Royer were in the class of 2003 while Kari Wolford graduated a year later in 2004.

Pat McCarthy graduated in 1968.

Fri
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Victim of Millwood Township crash identified

Sartell man identified as victim in Millwood Township accident

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident along County Road 35, at County Road 37, in Millwood Township, three miles north of St. Rosa at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Upon arrival, officers found that a 2002 Dodge Stratus travelling southbound on County Road 35 struck a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was traveling west on County Road 37. The report states that both vehicles sustained severe damage and the drivers of each vehicle were taken to the Melrose Hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, 30-year-old Charles Norman Stuns Jr. of Sartell, was pronounced dead at the Melrose Hospital a short time later.

The driver of the 2002 Dodge Stratus, 42-year-old Juan Ramirez of Long Prairie, remained at the Melrose Hospital as of Sept. 19 when the report was released.

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Sep
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Albany man charged in baby’s death

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Aug
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Level 3 Predatory Offender no longer moving to Stearns County


Cyrus Eby Kulp

UPDATE: According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 20, Kulp is no longer moving to Stearns County. He will be moving to a location in Hennepin County. The community meeting in Padua has been cancelled. 

Level 3 predatory offender moving to rural Sauk Centre

Community meeting scheduled for Aug. 25 in Padua

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has released information pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052 to the community regarding Cyrus Eby Kulp, a Level 3 Predatory Offender. Kulp, age 73, will be moving to Raymond Township, south of Sauk Centre. His address is in the vicinity of 465th Avenue and County Road 192 in rural Sauk Centre.

Kulp will be moving to the area on Aug. 26. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Kulp has a history of engaging in sexual contact with females ages 4-7. The victims knew him.

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Sheriff's Office asking for good judgement with high water levels

Stearns County area lakes are currently experiencing unusually high water levels. In particular, the Chain of Lakes and Sauk River area around Cold Spring and Richmond as we well as Two Rivers Lake in the St. Anna area are especially high. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is in the process of placing "No Wake" signs in these areas. On these lakes and rivers and in all Stearns County waters, the Sheriff's Office is asking boaters to exercise restraint, good judgement and common sense. boat operators should reduce their speed to create no wake or waves from their boat. Water patrol officers will be out on area lakes reminding boaters to follow these recommendations. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office thanks all boaters for their cooperation in this matter. 

 

Thu
14
Nov
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Notch, Gamradt advance in county commissioner race

Steve Notch of rural Freeport and Dave Gamradt of rural Sauk Centre were the top two vote getters in Tuesday's primary election for the 5th District County Commissioner seat vacated by Don Otte who passed away in August.
The unofficial vote counts were Notch, 879; Gamradt , 843; Brad Kirckof, 771, Jeff Bertram, 737; and Alan Loch, 527.
Notch and Gamradt will advance  to the Jan 28 special election.

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