Tricounty News

Local crime blotters April 18, 2013

Lynden Twp. crash with injuries

Saturday, April 13, at about
9:39 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office learned of a possible car crash with injuries that may have occurred in Stearns County. Deputies were able to locate the crash scene on County Road 145, just west of Fifth Avenue in Lynden Township.

A 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by Troy Chevalier, age 42, of Clearwater, was driving east on County Road 145. The car went off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by friends. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The St. Cloud Police Department, and Kimball Police Department assisted. 


BBB to host first free shredding event in Minnesota

Secure Your ID Day comes to St. Cloud

As part of Secure Your ID Day, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) will host its first free shredding event in Minnesota on Saturday, April 20, in St. Cloud. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Cloud State University Welcome Center, on 355 Fifth Ave. S., outside in the parking lot and inside the lobby.


Local crime blotters April 11, 2013

Barn fire west of Litchfield

Wednesday, April 3, at 5:12 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a barn on fire located at 59157 US Highway 12, west of Litchfield. Meeker County Deputies and the Litchfield Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. The Litchfield Fire Department requested and received mutual aid, in the form of tankers and man power, from Grove City Fire Department, Cosmos Fire Department, and the Dassel Fire Department.


Be Ready: Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill Thursday, April 18

Because severe weather can threaten the lives and property of anyone at any time, April 15-19 has been proclaimed Severe Weather Awareness Week. Stearns County Emergency Management wants to take this time to remind its citizens of the importance of understanding severe weather and being personally prepared.

Since 2000 disasters have claimed the lives of 21 Minnesotans and caused more than $373 million in federally declared damages.


Meeker County Severe Weather Awareness Week

Sheriff Jeff Norlin announces that Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April 15-19, 2013, as Severe Weather Awareness Week and Meeker County will participate in this important week.

Since 2000 disasters have claimed the lives of 21 Minnesotans and caused more than $373 million in federally declared damages. Meeker County has been included in two of these declared disasters, the first declaration was from the July 2011 storms that hit the southwest portion of Meeker County and the second declaration was from the June 2012 storms that hit the west central portion of Meeker County.