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STEARNS COUNTY

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William Henrichs, 66, of St. Cloud, was rescued from Rice Lake by another man with a pontoon after Henrichs' boat capsized Monday afternoon on Rice Lake. According to the release, "he was cold but otherwise uninjured."
A caller — later found to have a gunshot wound to his nose — reported that another driver had shot at him while driving westbound on Interstate 94 after the two had a dispute on the roadway. Stearns County deputies were able to locate the alleged shooter, identified as a 23-year-old from Inkster, Michigan.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that Lake Koronis has a confirmed report of zebra mussels. A fishing guide snagged a zebra mussel on Lake Koronis on July 8. The lake became the first in Minnesota infested by starry stonewort when it was discovered in its waters in 2015.
The zoo remains open to the public, and the incident is under investigation.
Items found in a park along the Mississippi River in Stearns County led to a three-day search for missing 6-year-old Elle Ragin, of Northfield. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is asking residents along the Mississippi River to keep an eye and report any items that may be related to the search.
A crash Friday evening involving a motorcycle and truck pulling a trailer loaded with a skid steer near St. Stephen, Minnesota, killed the driver of the motorcycle.

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There are 66 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 3. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.73 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is 1,017,568 as of Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday after being diagnosed April 5.
Morrison and Kandiyohi counties report additional sites Tuesday.

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