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MEEKER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office, along with first responders, responded to a house fire in Darwin Township over the early morning hours Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the house sustained severe damage.
Brittney Ann Ursell, 42, of St. Cloud, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for violating a no-contact order. Ursell pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 18.
Meeker County Sheriff's Office will not be testing its outdoor warning system during the winter months in order to avoid unnecessary damage to the system.
The sheriff’s office was made aware that AT&T cell service is currently down in Meeker County, according to a news release. Residents with AT&T cell phones should use landlines, other cell carriers or Wi-Fi calling to call 9-1-1.

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An 18-year-old driver was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center following a collision Friday afternoon on Highway 7 in East Lake Lillian Township in Kandiyohi County.
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A man had threatened to shoot family members the evening of Aug. 1, then barricaded himself in his home. He finally exited his home at approximately 9:45 p.m. Aug. 2 and was taken into custody.
According to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, a standoff was still underway as of noon Tuesday, south of Dassel, with a barricaded subject who was reported to have been threatening family members Monday evening. Authorities have been trying to negotiate with him.
A 20-year-old Glencoe man was arrested for terroristic threats after Meeker County sheriff's deputies responded to reports Sunday of vehicles doing burnouts in Greenleaf Township. There they learned of a confrontation when a man allegedly flashed a gun.
The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 39-year-old male who was found deceased in his vehicle in Greenleaf Township in rural Litchfield.

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Sheriff Brian Cruze announced he is seeking a third term in Meeker County. In the announcement, Cruze said he appreciates the public's support and cites the work of men and women in the sheriff's office for outreach and helping built public trust.

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