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Teens hurt in ATV crash in southern Meeker County, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Two teenagers were hurt in a ATV crash reported around 3:15 p.m. Sunday in Cedar Mills Township of Meeker County. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Katlin Davis, 16, of Hutchinson, was driving a 2011 Artic Cat side-by-side type ATV southbound on 610th...
October 29, 2012 - 8:37am
October 26, 2012
Beckman, Van Hon named as Eighth District Judges
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Stephanie Beckman and Thomas Van Hon as District Court judges in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District. Beckman will replace Judge Steven E. Drange who retired earlier this year. She will be chambered in Litchfield in Meeker County. Beckman...
October 26, 2012 - 2:17pm
October 24, 2012
Meeker Co., Minn., sheriff seeking information on portable meth lab
GROVE CITY -- The Meeker County Sheriff is seeking information from citizens about an apparent portable methamphetamine lab found Tuesday just east of Grove City. According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a deputy responded around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a suspicious package located...
October 24, 2012 - 10:17am
October 22, 2012
Rural Dassel, Minn., summer home burns, cause under investigation
DASSEL -- The cause of a fire that burned a summer home Sunday evening in rural Dassel is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, the State Fire Marshal, and the Dassel Fire Department. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, a neighbor to the David and...
October 22, 2012 - 9:28am
Dassel, Minn., man held on child porn, sex charges
LITCHFIELD -- A 23-year-old Dassel man is in the Meeker County Jail awaiting his first court appearance on criminal sexual conduct, use of a minor in sexual performance and child pornography possession charges. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, investigators...
October 22, 2012 - 9:26am
September 27, 2012
Eden Valley, Minn., home destroyed by fire Wednesday evening
EDEN VALLEY -- A rural Eden Valley home was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening, and an unattended portable heater is suspected as the cause of the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a passerby reported the fire at the William Matteson residence,...
September 27, 2012 - 9:22am
Man pleads to first-degree assault charge in stabbing
LITCHFIELD -- Nels Clarence Bonde, 24, of Dassel, pleaded guilty Monday to a first-degree assault charge for stabbing and choking a woman during...
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
Four candidates named for Meeker, Chippewa County, Minn., judgeships
ST. PAUL -- The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today the four candidates to fill the two judicial vacancies in the State's Eighth Judicial District. The candidates include Meeker County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, Yellow Medicine County Attorney Keith Helgeson and attorneys...
September 14, 2012 - 2:29pm
September 7, 2012
Semi trailer comes unhitched, blocks traffic in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- The State Patrol is investigating an semi-trailer incident that blocked traffic around 6:30 a.m. this morning in Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Gregory Volkers, 48, of Sauk Rapids was driving a 2000 Mack semi-tractor pulling a trailer south...
September 7, 2012 - 1:18pm
Dassel, Minn., man hurt in rollover east of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- A 51-year-old Dassel man was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon southeast of Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, emergency responders were called around 1:40 p.m. Thursday...
September 7, 2012 - 9:02am
August 30, 2012
Rural Dassel, Minn., boy stuck in head by ricocheting bullet, taken to Children's Hospital
DASSEL -- An 8-year-old rural Dassel boy was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital and later transported to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis this afternoon after he was accidentally shot in the head at his home. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff...
August 30, 2012 - 5:18pm
August 18, 2012
Prayer service slated Sunday at rural Litchfield, Minn., church to honor all U.S.-Dakota War dead
LITCHFIELD -- Ness Church in rural Litchfield will conduct an outdoor prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday as part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The prayer service will include a traditional Dakota "Wiping of the Tears'' ceremony led by...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Hutchinson, Minn., teen to hospital after dirt bike crash
COSMOS -- A 17-year-old Hutchinson teen was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near Cosmos. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Hunter Turner was hurt in...
August 9, 2012 - 8:45am
August 2, 2012
Canadian pilot lands plane on Meeker County, Minn., highway
LITCHFIELD -- A Canadian pilot safely landed his Cessna 172 on state Highway 24 in Meeker County Tuesday evening, then fixed an engine problem and flew on his way. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a 911 call reported that an airplane had landed...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Two arrested for drugs at rural Dassel, Minn., address
LITCHFIELD -- Two men were arrested on felony drug possession charges after a traffic stop by a Meeker County deputy just before midnight Tuesday. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the deputy stopped a 1994 Ford Tempo for expired registration at...
August 1, 2012 - 9:10am