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May 7, 2012
Man with dementia missing in Stearns County
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. Hohenstein has Alzheimer's disease...
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May 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
Remains of man missing for 7 months in Yellow Medicine County identified
GRANITE FALLS -- The skeletal remains discovered Saturday in rural Granite Falls have been identified as those of Eric Santiago Martinez Solorzano. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said Tuesday the Midwest Medical Examiner in Ramsey confirmed the identity through dental...
November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Paynesville man missing in Washington state
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Chelan County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 21-year-old Minnesota man overdue on a snowshoe hike near Stevens Pass in Washington's North Cascades. Lt. Maria Agnew told The Wenatchee World that Ezra Thompson of Paynesville left the Nason Creek trailhead...
news / region
June 2, 2011 - 12:00am
April 3, 2011
Man reported missing early Saturday in Yellow Medicine County, Minn.
The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man reported missing early Saturday morning. Eric Santiago Martinez Solorzano, 27, was last heard from somewhere along Minnesota Highway 212 between Montevideo and Granite Falls at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the sheriff's office...
news / region
April 3, 2011 - 3:34pm
December 6, 2010
1 missing in Maple Grove house fire
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. - Fire officials say one person is missing in a blaze that destroyed a home in a Twin Cities suburb. A two-story home in Maple Grove was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 4 a.m. Monday. KSTP-TV says firefighters from Osseo helped put out the fire. ___ Information...
news / state
December 6, 2010 - 9:44am
November 9, 2010
Body found by hunters believed to be man who walked from Hancock group home six years ago
Hancock -- Authorities have tentatively identified a body discovered by hunters Saturday in Minnesota's west central Stevens County as Jack Leroy Eisel. He was last seen in 2004 before he walked away from a Hancock group home. Stevens County Sheriff Randy Willis said the body was...
news / region
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 23, 2010
Mattson sentenced to jail time, fine and required vision test for hitting blind man at busy Willmar intersection
WILLMAR -- Gary Lee Mattson, 56, of Willmar, was sentenced this morning to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine and a year of probation on a misdemeanor...
news / local
June 23, 2010 - 1:07pm
Coast Guard continues search on Lake Superior for possible ice stranded victim
After searching through the night, the U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search this morning for what might be a person or people on a moving piece of ice about four miles from the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Scenic Highway 61 north of Duluth. A Coast Guard helicopter and a C-130 airplane...
news / state
February 23, 2009 - 8:56am
January 29, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 28
- Ricky L. Hoffenkamp, 27, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended misdemeanor charge for intentionally pointing a gun at a person. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and another misdemeanor...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am