Lynden Township house fire
Sunday morning, Feb. 17, at about 9:30 a.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a building on fire at the location of 20722 9th Ave. East, Lynden Township. Fire Departments from Clearwater, Clear Lake, and St. Augusta, and Stearns County Deputies responded to the scene.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which had fully engulfed the building. The owner, Jeffrey Storms of Clearwater, state that he had recently turned on a portable heater to warm the vacant residence, as he prepared it for rental. No injuries were reported and the case remains under investigation.
Friday, Nov. 16, Marcus Michael Barshaw, DOB 10/11/1984, appeared in court after a Stearns County grand jury indicted Barshaw on murder in the first degree (premeditated murder) and murder in the second degree (intentional murder), for the Oct. 21, shooting that resulted in the death of J.J.S. in Rockville, Minn. The grand jury also indicted Barshaw on assault in the first degree for assaulting a Stearns County deputy and assault in the second degree for assaulting E.A.W. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.