Meeker County

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The 8 Minnesota counties still below a 50% vaccination rate

Fewer than half of all vaccine-eligible individuals in these areas have received at least one shot.

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Farm accident: Man inside grain bin gets feet stuck in auger

The 35-year-old was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital.

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Teenage runaways flee deputy in stolen vehicle, 1 jumps in a lake

The incident happened early Thursday morning in Meeker County.

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Deputies arrive at crash scene to find driver holding seriously injured passenger

The passenger, a 31-year-old woman, was airlifted to the hospital.

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Anglers drive truck out onto lake, crash through thin ice

If you didn't notice, the snow and ice have been melting.

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Charges: Hutchinson man shot man in the head while trying to buy cocaine

The other suspect is accused of punching a man to the ground, breaking his arm and dislocating his shoulder.

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Suspect led deputies on 23-mile chase, hid in the woods

The suspect was arrested after a few hours hiding in a wooded area in Meeker County.

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Sheriff: Intoxicated man in skid-steer goes after utility workers near Dassel

The utility workers were on the site of a cell phone tower.

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Pair escape after snowmobile crashes through lake ice

There have been a series of ATV and snowmobile crashes due to thin ice in recent weeks.

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Suspect leads police on 26-mile pursuit in Meeker County

When the suspect stopped, he tried to get out of his car with a shotgun in hand.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Man killed while working with concrete boom truck identified

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office and OSHA are investigating.

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1 person killed, another injured in Meeker Co. construction accident

Authorities say it happened Friday when a boom truck tipped.

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7 people arrested following drug-related shooting in Meeker County

Four people have been arrested in connection to the shooting and three others were booked into jail in relation to the discovery of drugs.

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2 arrested after shooting critically wounds man near Litchfield

The shooting was reported just prior to 11 p.m. Sunday.

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'Numerous' street signs being stolen in west-central Minnesota

This is creating a public safety issue because motorists don't know where to stop or are unaware that there's a curve ahead.

Police identify body found on side of road, man arrested

Police say the body was moved after the man died.

Body found on side of road in Meeker County

A death investigation has been launched by the sheriff's office.

Officer fires on fleeing driving during pursuit on Highway 12

The fleeing driving was arrested without injury.

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Sheriff investigating 'booby traps' hidden in rural Minnesota field

Heavy duty chains were found wrapped around corn stalks.

11-year-old boy killed in ATV crash in Meeker County

He was pinned under the ATV after a crash on Monday afternoon.

1 dead after truck collides with semi west of the Twin Cities

The semi went into the ditch and rolled into a pond.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Meeker County deputy airlifted to hospital after crash

The 22-year-old deputy's view was blocked by a snow bank.