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Man dies while scuba diving in Washington County lake
MAY TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KMSP)- A 51-year-old man died while scuba diving on a lake near Stillwater, Minnesota Tuesday evening.
Optimistic Bears open at Amery Friday
Barron senior quarterback Warren Williams scans the field during a scrimmage held at Cameron on Friday, Aug. 10. The Golden Bears had a good showing, especially on defense. With 30 players on the roster, Williams will be one of several Golden Bears playing on both sides of the ball.Todd Roehl, Ladys
New Richmond man latest to get nailed in child sex sting
A continuing investigation by the Rice Lake Police Department into computerized child sex has resulted in its 13th arrest, according to a complaint filed Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.The defendant in the latest arrest – which took place Sunday, Aug. 12 -- is 33-year-old Jos
Police informant charged with faking drug deals
A Cumberland man faces up to 50 years in prison and/or $110,000 in fines after being charged with faking drug deals while he was a “confidential informant” working with the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, according to a complaint filed Aug. 7, 2018 in county Circuit Court.The defendant is identi
Contests for sheriff close; Sybers, Waak and Stuart advance to November ballot
Waak and Stuart will be unopposed on November ballot; Sybers to face Finch for Burnett County SheriffBURNETT/POLK/WASHBURN COUNTIES – Contests for sheriff in Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties were part of Tuesday’s partisan primary election and each contest was close, not being decided until close
Barron outdoor pool has major leak
A technician with Beaver Dam, Wis.-based Neuman Group inspects the Barron Municipal Swimming Pool on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.Photo by Bob Zientaraunknown
Knudson wins St. Croix Sheriff primary
As of 10 p.m. Tuesday night with 42 of 42 county precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed incumbent Scott Knudson won the Republican primary for St. Croix County Sheriff with 4,571 votes (87.38 percent) beating out challenger Steven Mael.
Emergency Repairs Needed On New St. Croix Crossing Bridge
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MN — Repairs to a storm sewer pipe on the Wisconsin bluff at the end of the new Highway 36 St. Croix River Crossing bridge will begin early Monday, Aug. 20. The storm sewer pipe on the bluff along the St. Croix River was damaged during a heavy rainstorm the week of June 23.
Fake drug deals bring charges
A Cumberland man working as a police confidential informant is accused of arranging fake drug deals and pocketing hundreds of dollars in buy money.According to the criminal complaint: Collin J. Polichnia, 23, was acting as a police confidential informant for Barron County sheriff’s drug detectives w
Women Aboard Inflatable Rainbow Unicorn Rescued On MN Lake: Watch
The officers initially pulled over toask for a picture, KMSP reports. However, they soon noticed the mythical flotation device was stuck in thick weeds.
Crime Spree In Stillwater: Car Windows Shot Out
STILLWATER, MN — The Stillwater Police Department says it received more than 40 reports of property damage to vehicles throughout the city over the past weekend. Car windows appear to have been shot out by a BB gun, according to investigators.
Roadwork brings traffic to a standstill on I-35 in Forest Lake
Traffic is trudging along on both directions of I-494 in Bloomington with a crash on the eastbound side near France Avenue adding to the misery.It's road work that is bringing traffic on northbound I-35 in Forest Lake to a standstill. MnDOT is working on a lane shift in conjunction with the resurfac
Perkins closes, Culver's to move in
After decades of operation, Perkins of River Falls closed its doors for the last time Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12. It was the place to go for many after church on Sundays, as seen by the packed parking lot on those days.
Family and friends of Stillwater inmates want lockdown to end
The lockdown was instituted on July 18,the day corrections officer Joseph Gomm was bludgeoned to deathwith a hammer and stabbed by inmate Edward Mohammed Johnson, who was serving time for homicide.
Windows shot out of vehicles in Stillwater, Hudson, other cities
Willems said similar acts of vandalism happened in Stillwater, Oak Park Heights and Lakeland, anda sergeant from Stillwater Police Department told KARE 11that there were at least 45 reports of vehicles with broken windows.
Stillwater Police Respond To Truck Stuck On Golf Course: Photos
The truck was unoccupied and had a trailer attached, police said, with a rear tire was dangling over the edge of the bridge.
Now look whose running for sheriff
Patrick McLafferty, Luck, registered on July 26 as write-in candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for sheriff. As a registered write-in, his votes will be counted on Tuesday, Aug. 14. And if he gains enough write-in votes he will gain a spot on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. There are o
Police: Nearly 60 car windows damaged in apparent BB gun vandalism
In Oak Park Heights, the vandals struck three or four different cars late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, said Police Chief Brian DeRosier. In addition, they allegedly stole a thermal-imaging camera from inside one of the vehicles, he said.
Pop's Corn: Local popcorn wagon owner impacted many
EDITOR'S NOTE:This piece, "Pop's Corn," will be a chapter in Kay Armstrong Baker's second memoir about her life in River Falls and Hudson in the 1950-60's. It's a story about her dad, Pop, his popcorn wagon and the impact he had on the kids who loved him and remember him to this day. "Pop's Corn" wa
Branch Manager Mike Bergum of Marketplace Home Mortgage Announces Mortgage Company’s Participation at 2018 Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour
Long time mortgage veteran and current Branch Manager of Marketplace Home Mortgage, Mike Bergum, is excited to be participating in the 18th annual Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour. As part of this annual event, the 2018 tour showcases luxury homes including the estates in The Royal Club Development, a