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Deputy, Suspect Exchange Gunfire in Benton County

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Authorities in Benton County say a man has been arrested after exchanging gunfire with a sheriff's deputy.
    
Chief Deputy Troy Heck says the incident began around 6 p.m. Thursday when dispatchers received a call from a man who said he was "going to a storage facility and shoot some rounds off with his gun, just for fun."

Prosecutors: Itasca Co. Kidnapper Wanted to Talk with Ex about 'Being a Good Parent'

Photo: Itasca County Courthouse - Courtesy: Itasca County

A Grand Rapids man accused of kidnapping multiple people and leading police on a chase in Itasca County made a court appearance Monday.

Bail was set at $100,000 without conditions and $50,000 with conditions for 18-year-old Rodney Jacob LaBrosse.

Meeker Co. Dance Teacher Charged with Sexually Assaulting Student

Thirty-three-year-old Sondra Mae Huhn of Darwin, Minnesota - Photo: Meeker County Sheriff's Office

A Meeker County dance teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student.  

According to the Meeker County Attorney’s Office, 33-year-old Sondra Mae Huhn of Darwin, Minnesota, runs a dance studio, and the victim had been one of her students for about a year.

2 of 3 Who Escaped Northeastern Minnesota Corrections Center Arrested

Two of the three men who escaped from the Northeastern Minnesota Regional Corrections Center last week are back behind bars.
    

Police: St. Cloud Man Showed Handgun, Threatened to Kill Woman

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A St. Cloud man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman and threatening to kill her while showing a handgun.

Willmar Teen Pleads Guilty in Grandmother's Death

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A Willmar teenager is going to prison for three decades for the murder of his 79-year-old grandmother, Lila Warwick.

Eighteen-year-old Robert Warwick sobbed in court as family members told him about the pain he's caused.

Authorities Investigate String of Vandalism Reports in Central Minn.

Photo: Potential suspect in the vandalisms from Saturday to Sunday - Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a string of vandalism complaints over the weekend.

Overnight Saturday to Sunday, the sheriff’s office had reports of damage to mailboxes and traffic signs in St. Wendel, St. Joseph and Brockway.