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  • Wells man charged in sexual assault

    A Wells man is behind bars on sexual offense charges. Twenty-year-old Samuel Adam Johnson has been charged with 2 felony counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct and felony first-degree burglary related to an assault. …

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    12 Jul 16
  • Facebook story about attempted kidnapping is not true

    Police in Rochester say a story on Facebook about an attempted kidnapping that has been shared thousands of time is not true. The story was posted Sunday morning and describes an attempted kidnapping by three …

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    12 Jul 16
  • Couple arrested following a campground shooting

    A couple was arrested and taken to jail in Winona County after sheriff’s deputies were called to a campground over the Fourth of July weekend on a report of intoxicated people firing guns. The Winona …

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    12 Jul 16
  • Minnesota zipper merge adopted by Missouri, Kansas

    Drivers who get angry when other motorists wait until the last possible moment to merge in construction zones need to reconsider their long-held notions of highway courtesy. Transportation departments in Missouri and Kansas have joined …

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    12 Jul 16
  • drowning

    The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning reported Saturday afternoon at Mound Creek park about 9 miles west of Comfrey.  Authorities say a 23-year-old swimmer was reported missing around 2:40 Saturday afternoon and …

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    10 Jul 16
  • Patient charged after assaulting security counselor

    A patient from the Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program in St. Peter faces 3rd and 4th Degree Assault charges after authorities say he repeatedly punched and kicked a security counselor. Wednesday morning just before 10 …

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    09 Jul 16
  • Faribault Police look for man wanted for indecent exposure

    Faribault Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for several incidents of indecent exposure. The reported incidents happened in mid-June. The last incident took place near 4th Avenue Southwest. Authorities …

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    09 Jul 16
  • Owatonna murder suspects make first appearance in court

    The first court hearing for the two men accused of killing Richard Jurgensen of Medford took place Thursday in Steele County. Gerald Blevins of Bemidji appeared first facing aiding and abetting second-degree murder. His conditional …

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    09 Jul 16