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Worker assaulted on roof of Stearns County, Miinn., Jail, assailant taken down to jail

November 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. CLOUD A 43-year-old St. Cloud man was booked into the Stearns County Jail, and a 23-year-old man was treated for injuries sustained when he was assaulted with a rake Monday afternoon on the roof of the county jail building in downtown St. Cloud. Continue Reading

Eagan, Minn., teen sustains minor injury, shoots self in foot while hunting near Paynesville

November 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

PAYNESVILLE A 14-year-old Eagan teen sustained minor injuries to his foot after apparently shooting himself with a shotgun Saturday afternoon near Paynesville. Continue Reading

Fire claims rural Watkins barn, passerby saves animals

August 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WATKINS A passerby released the livestock from a burning cattle barn and saved the animals Sunday afternoon at a rural Watkins farm. Continue Reading

Belgrade man hurt in motorcycle crash near St. Martin, Minn.

July 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. CLOUD A 49-year-old Belgrade man was taken to the Albany Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash around 8:40 p.m. Sunday northwest of St. Martin. Continue Reading

Stearns Co. lawsuit claims St. John’s Abbey knew of past abuse

July 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A former student sued St. John’s Abbey for fraud on Thursday, alleging the religious order knew one of its members had been accused of sexual abuse as early as 1958, yet let him continue teaching.
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Paynesville, Minn., man airlifted after two-cycle crash

July 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

PAYNESVILLE A Paynesville man was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment of severe leg injuries sustained in a two-motorcycle crash around 10:30 p.m. Thursday northwest of Paynesville. Continue Reading

Watkins, Minn., man extricated from vehicle after semi-car crash

June 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WATKINS A 34-year-old Watkins man had to be extricated from a vehicle that crashed into a semi truck around noon Monday north of Watkins. Continue Reading

Paynesville. Minn., man arrested, Belgrade resident to hospital after crash

May 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

PAYNESVILLE A 39-year-old Paynesville man was arrested on charges of criminal vehicular operation and driving while impaired and a 36-year-old Belgrade man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital after a two-vehicle crash around 8:20 p.m. Monday east of Paynesville. Continue Reading

Man with dementia missing

May 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. CLOUD The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help find William Hohenstein, 69, of St. Peter, who unexpectedly left a family gathering on Clearwater Lake in Stearns County Saturday morning. He has not been heard from since.
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Little Falls man can’t be charged again in Stearns County case

April 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Criminal sexual conduct charges won’t be refiled against a Little Falls man. The state Supreme Court says protections against double jeopardy prevent Stearns County prosecutors from recharging 33-year-old Michael Sahr. Continue Reading