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Northstar Train Vandalized in Big Lake

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Big Lake police are investigating after a Metro Transit Northstar train was vandalized last week.

Police say the vandalism happened around 2 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, when the train was parked at a service facility near Highway 10 and County Road 43 in Big Lake.

A witness reportedly saw a suspicious pickup with Texas registration. 

Plea Entered in Rochester DUI Crash that Killed 9-Year-Old Boy

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A man accused of driving the wrong way on a Rochester street while intoxicated and causing a fatal crash has entered a plea to vehicular homicide charges.
    
Gerald Mohs entered a Norgaard plea of guilty Tuesday, meaning he doesn't remember the events, but acknowledges the state has sufficient evidence for a conviction.
    

Charges Filed after St. Cloud Man Asked Child to Come Home with Him

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Authorities have charged a St. Cloud man who they say put his finger in the mouth of a 3-year-old girl at the city library and asked her to come home with him.
    

Bond Uncontested in Brown County Decapitation Homicide

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A southern Minnesota man accused of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body won't contest his high bail.
    

Stearns County Officials Uncover Marijuana Growing Operation

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Stearns County investigators say they executed a search warrant and uncovered an active marijuana growing operation in St. Cloud.

The search warrant was executed Tuesday at a home on the 25200 block of 58th Avenue. Investigators say they went to the home because the resident had previously received a citation from a Stearns County deputy.

Winona Co. Sheriff: 2 in Custody after High-Speed Chase

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Winona County officials say two people have been taken into custody and one of them has been hospitalized for suspected methamphetamine ingestion following a high-speed chase.
    

Man Out on Bond Charged in St. Cloud Shooting

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St. Cloud authorities have charged a man who they say shot from a vehicle at a group of people while he was free on bond.