Major food store chain opens another location in MinnesotaKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
Minnesota Turkey's from Jennie-O Pardoned At The White House This YearDayTripperNewsBreak Contributor
Local St. Cloud Industrial Facility Recovers from Major Fire and Water DamageMinneapolis PostNewsBreak Contributor
Major discrepancies in Meeker County Murder InvestigationFreelance News MNNewsBreak Contributor
Charge Brings Debate: 3rd Degree Murder in LitchfieldFreelance News MNNewsBreak Contributor
Update: Police Release Name of Body Found in Brooten Alley
BROOTEN (WJON News) -- The Belgrade/Brooten police department has released more information about a body that was found in an alley. The man who died has been identified as 58-year-old Brian William Brockopp of Brooten. The preliminary autopsy results did not disclose anything of a suspicious nature. Brockopp's body was...
Isanti Man Pleads Guilty in Stearns County Statutory Rape Case
ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- An Isanti man charged with having sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 14-years-old has pleaded guilty. Forty-two-year-old Tim Henke has pleaded guilty to one count of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct. Two other identical counts will be dismissed at sentencing. According to the criminal complaint,...
Here For One Night Be Sure To Tip Your Server
WAITE PARK (WJON News) -- You can have area law enforcement "serve" you in a different way on Wednesday. Local agencies are teaming up to bring back their Tip A Cop Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse. Officers from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Waite Park Police Department, and other local agencies...
Latest Update on Stearns County, Minnesota's Most Wanted List
Get the latest update on Stearns County's most wanted list, featuring individuals wanted for charges ranging from domestic assault to drug offenses. Find out who's been arrested and who's still at large in this report from I news.tv.
Litchfield schools sell building to Meeker County
(Litchfield MN-) The Litchfield School Board agreed on a 5-to-1 vote to sell the addition at the Meeker County Family Services Center to Meeker County for one-dollar. The portion of the building had been a cafeteria when the building was known as Litchfield Middle School and most recently was used as an Early Childhood Education Center.
Death Investigation in Brooten
The Belgrade/Brooten Police Department is investigating after a body was found in an alley in the City of Brooten on Thursday. The body was discovered around 1:20pm in an alley behind Western Ave. The death remains under investigation and authorities say there are no public safety concerns at this time.
Dog is rescued after falling through the ice near Spicer
(Spicer, MN)--The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office reportedly responded to a call of a dog that had fallen through the ice. Law enforcement responded to a property on West Twin Lake just west of Spicer. The dog reportedly was about 150 feet off shore in about 10 feet of water. Officials say the dog was unable to climb back onto the ice. A deputy with cold water rescue gear was able to enter the lake and the dog was rescued.
Meeker Co Siren Test Canceled for Next 3 Months
Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze has determined the 1 p.m. monthly test of the Meeker County outdoor warning sirens will be canceled for all sirens in Meeker County for the next three months. There will be no tests on December 6, 2023, January 3, 2024, and February 7, 2024, to...
Immediate Openings: Aurora Mental Health & Wellness Now Offers More Treatment Options
Aurora Mental Health & Wellness opened in Waite Park with the mission of helping clients address persistent mental health issues in a comfortable, spa-like setting. Now, they are adding more options so you can manage more of your mental health treatment all at one location. They recently added a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Julie Black, who can manage mental health medications for clients who are just starting their journey as well as those who have had prior treatment.
How and Why People Settled in St. Wendel, MN
Every small town has a story and this is the story of St. Wendel. St. Wendel is an unincorporated town located north of St. Joseph, Avon and Holdingford in St. Wendel township in Stearns County. The community is located along Stearns County Road 4 and 130th Avenue. Longtime St. Wendel...
3 Children Among 5 Injured in Rollover Crash in SE Minnesota
Zumbrota, MN (KROC-AM News) - Three children were among the five people who were transported to St. Mary's Hospital following a traffic crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 52. The State Patrol says all five crash victims were inside a minivan that was traveling north on the highway when it left the roadway and rolled. The crash occurred near the Highway 60 West interchange at Zumbrota shortly after 1 PM.
Police car rides lead to eye-opening experience
Bright lights, strobe lights and a siren noise — even a faster heart rate — do not necessarily equal fame and fortune, at least not for the people being stopped for a traffic violation. Heart rate can also pick up before calling for police assistance, whether for an...
Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Launching Child Safety Program
ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is launching a program designed to educate children on drug prevention, safety, and crime prevention. The sheriff's office is partnering with the National Child Safety Council to provide educational materials designed for kids pre-school-aged and older. The program will also...
Powder Ridge Ski Hill Opens To Public On Thursday
(KNSI) – Powder Ridge in Kimball opens to the public for the first time this winter season on Thursday. Skiers will have a chance to hit some of the slopes, but not all. Assistant General Manager Shelby Hedtke says they start the snow machines on the easier runs first and eventually branch out.
Hemker Park & Zoo: A Legacy of Wildlife Conservation and Education
Freeport, Minnesota, is home to a remarkable institution that has been nurturing a connection between humans and wildlife for over four decades. Hemker Park and Zoo, a beloved establishment founded by Mark and Joan Hemker in 1977, offers an up-close experience with over 50 animal species from across the globe. This historic attraction provides not only fun but also educational experiences that resonate with children and adults alike.
Albany Students “E It Forward” To Honor Classmate
ALBANY (WJON News) -- Area students remembered a lost classmate with a day in his honor Tuesday. Albany High School students are paying tribute to a fellow student who tragically died in a car accident last July with "E It Forward" day. Ethan Gerads passed on July 21st when the...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Paynesville as of 2023-11-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.253, a week ago the price is $3.313 , according to AAA.
Save The Date: 2024 Moonlight Ski Set For January 5th
(KNSI) – When the moon hits your skis like a flirtatious tease, that’s amore. The date has been set for what would surely be Dean Martin’s favorite event on the central Minnesota calendar, the 2024 Moonlight Ski. Head to Quarry Park in Waite Park on the first Friday of the year. The Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota and Stearns County Parks are ready to welcome everyone for outdoor fun from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on January 5th.
Albany Pioneer Days: Embracing Agricultural History and Community Spirit
Albany Pioneer Days in Minnesota is not just a festival; it’s a heartwarming tribute to agricultural heritage that takes place every September. From September 14th to 17th, 2023, the town will be teeming with over 400 antique tractors and 500 gas engines, showcasing Albany's agricultural machinery and the innovations that have supported rural life. The event is a treasure trove for mechanical enthusiasts and history buffs, offering a living museum where the past is celebrated through demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship and antique machinery.
Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles Soar To Class AA State Football Championship
The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles are state champions for the second time in school history after beating Barnesville 24-6 in the Class AA state football championship Friday at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.