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July 3, 2012
Fire burns camper near Darwin, Minn., fridge is suspected cause
DARWIN -- A man pulling a burning camper was able to disconnect the trailer from his vehicle before emergency crews responded to the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies and the Dassel Fire Department were paged just after noon Monday...
July 3, 2012 - 8:40am
April 16, 2012
Thieves clean out cars in Darwin, Dassel, Minn.; sheriff reminds citizens to lock vehicles
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin reminds citizens to lock their vehicles and homes at night and when not in use after his department took multiple theft reports Saturday morning in Dassel and Darwin. According to Norlin's news release, the thefts likely happened early...
April 16, 2012 - 8:58am
March 7, 2012
Fire damages home in Darwin, Minn.
DARWIN -- A home in Darwin sustained moderate damage this morning due to an electrical fire. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Dassel Fire Department was called around 11:45 a.m. to the Philip Kloeckl residence at 401 First St. N. in Darwin. Kloeckl...
March 7, 2012 - 3:41pm
February 19, 2012
Weekend fire destroys house in Darwin, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- A fire early this morning in Darwin destroyed the home and belongings of a 61-year-old renter. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said the fire at 120 County State-Aid Highway 24 was reported at 4:25 a.m. today by a passerby on U.S. Highway 12. Deputies who arrived...
February 19, 2012 - 6:50pm
Two arrested, drug search warrant served in Darwin
LITCHFIELD -- Two people were arrested after CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents and deputies from the Meeker County Sheriff's office served a search warrant Thursday along East St. Paul Street in Darwin. According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the search of the residence revealed 4.3 grams...
August 19, 2011 - 9:24am
August 2, 2011
Rural Darwin home burns in fire, dog saved
LITCHFIELD -- A rural Darwin home sustained fire damage to the upstairs living quarters and extensive water and smoke damage to the rest of the home in a fire reported around 1 p.m. today to the Meeker County Sheriff's office. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin,...
August 2, 2011 - 3:20pm
February 14, 2011
Dassel man faces charges for drunk driving crash
DARWIN -- A 26-year-old Dassel man was arrested for driving while impaired, and allegedly had a 0.278 blood alcohol content, after a two-vehicle crash around 5:15 p.m. Sunday southeast of Darwin. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Jesse Donald McWherter...
February 14, 2011 - 9:32am
August 30, 2010
Garage burns in Darwin, teen allegedly admits to playing with matches
DARWIN -- A 14-year-old boy allegedly admitted to playing with matches and starting a fire that burned a garage Friday afternoon in Darwin. According to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff's office, dispatch received a 911 call around 4:20 p.m. Friday regarding a garage...
August 30, 2010 - 10:09am
April 29, 2009
Glencoe man hurt in one-vehicle rollover
DARWIN -- A 27-year-old Glencoe man was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday on 198th Street and County Road 9, south of Darwin. According to Meeker County Sheriff Mike Hirman, Jonathan Michael...
April 29, 2009 - 11:49am
February 20, 2009
Darwin barn fire under investigation
DARWIN -- A barn and an unknown number of livestock were lost in a fire Thursday evening at the William and Silvia Settergren farm at 66544 205th Street in rural Darwin. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, deputies and the Dassel Fire Department responded to the fire...
February 20, 2009 - 10:18am
December 2, 2008
Body found in burned pickup near Darwin identified
DARWIN -- The body found in a burned pickup truck near Darwin on Nov. 23 is that of Alvin Karl Stone, 68, of rural Darwin. With the release of the name of the man, the Meeker County Sheriff's office is closing the investigation into the fire, according to a news release from the...
December 2, 2008 - 6:00pm
November 24, 2008
Authorities investigating body found in burned pickup in Meeker County
DARWIN -- Law enforcement authorities are investigating the cause of a Sunday evening vehicle fire and the identity of a body found inside the vehicle. According to Meeker County Sheriff Mike Hirman, a passing motorist called 911 around 10:15 p.m. Sunday and reported a vehicle fire...
November 24, 2008 - 12:00pm
October 31, 2008
Letter: A far cry from the Gospel
Right now John McCain is denouncing "Share the wealth" and crowds of conservative Christians boo loudly in approval. Any such compassionate sharing of our worldly good is considered atheistic Communism to their peculiar way of thinking. It sounds suspiciously Christian to me and...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am