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Willow River teen injured in crash

At 1:27 p.m. Monday, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a car versus motorbike accident near Kandiyohi Lane in Willow River. A Willow River EMT first on the scene reported serious injuries and a helicopter was sent. Responding...

 

Heart attack likely cause of accident

On January 13 at about 10:30 a.m. a Pine County deputy was travelling north on Highway 23 between Askov and Bruno. The deputy observed a pickup travelling south on Highway 23 drifting into the northbound lane and then eventually off the road into...

 

Missing woman found deceased

On November 17 at approximately 2:40 p.m., a Pine County deputy, on patrol in Bremen Township, located a body in a drainage ditch along Maple Road. Investigators responded and recovered the body of an adult female. The body was transported to the...

 

Willow River man dies in crash

On November 19 at 7:45 p.m. the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 61 north of Swanson Road near Rutledge. The caller reported a pickup went off the road, hit some trees and the driver of the...

 

House lost to fire

On September 13 at 11:18 p.m. the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire at 8291 Willow St. in Willow River. Deputies arriving on scene found the house and a detached garage fully engulfed. The buildings were checked...

 

Elderly man injured in tractor accident

On August 10 at 12:18 p.m. the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a farm accident in the 28000 block of Greenbriar Road in Chengwatana Township. The caller reported a relative had been run over by a tractor. First responders on...

 

PCSO makes burglary, drug arrests

On July 26 at approximately 8:20 a.m. Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) deputies were dispatched to Building 402 of the Willow Winds Apartment complex in Hinckley on a report of two suspicious males. A resident of the complex reported seeing two...

 

Burglaries reported

The Pine County Sheriff's Office responded to recent reported burglaries in the Sturgeon Lake/Willow River area. In two of the cases, unlocked homes were entered and jars of change taken. The exact time the crimes were committed in regard to when...

 

Fire claims life

On March 7 at approximately midnight, the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a report of a structure fire on Hammond Road in Finlayson Township. Pine County deputies, as well as the Sandstone and Finlayson fire departments, responded to the...

 

Hunter attacked by wounded bear

On Saturday, September 27 just after 3:30 a.m. the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a man had been attacked by a black bear northeast of the village of Duxbury in northern Pine County. The attack occurred over a mile from th...

 

Wanted man, missing children located

On September 12, the Pine County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a "missing persons alert," asking the public's assistance in locating Peter...

 

BANK ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

On June 25, at approximately 12:06 p.m., the Northview Bank located at 8132 County Road 61, Willow River, was robbed. The robber is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot, 7 inches in...

 

Braham man charged in white powder incident

After an extensive investigation involving the Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), 45-year-old Johnnie Earl Long of Braham has been taken into custody...

 

Man dies in Rutledge snowmobile crash

On Sunday, December 15 about 3:30 p.m., Pine County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a snowmobile had hit a tree along the Willard Munger Trail just south of Rutledge in rural Pine County. The caller reported that the...

 

Princeton man faces meth charges

On October 5, agents of the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force conducted a controlled purchase of one quarter ounce of methamphetamine in the city of Sturgeon Lake from a party...

 

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