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 By Staff reports    News    February 8, 2018

Moose Lake man facing criminal sexual conduct charges

Paul Jeffers, 64, Moose Lake, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree on December 12, 2017. Each count is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in pris...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Lindgren sentenced

Scott Kendrick Lindgren, 21, Cloquet, was sentenced to 50 months in prison on Tuesday, January 30, for kidnapping, assault and threats of violence. There were numerous charges against Lindgren in three files. He was arrested on August 1, 2016, and...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Moose Lake man facing felony burglary charges

Daniel Adam Brown, 37, of Moose Lake was arrested on two felony charges related to burglary. On January 8, a Pine County deputy responded to a report from Hinckley-Finlayson High School. An employee noticed a garage service door had been tampered...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

MLPD makes drug arrest

Jeremy Lee Castle, 36, Grand Rapids, was arrested on January 26 in Moose Lake and charged with five counts: drugs, first degree – sale - 17 grams or more – cocaine or meth within a 90-day period, a felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a felo...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Local woman jailed again

Karen Lynn Eaton, 42, Sturgeon Lake, was charged with two counts of Threats of Violence, a felony, and Obstructing the Legal Process, a gross misdemeanor, on January 23. According to the criminal complaint, officers from the Moose Lake Police...

 

Rebels boys take down Cardinals

The Moose Lake/Willow Rivers Rebels boys basketball team played against the Cromwell Cardinals January 12, winning 62-50. The Rebels played aggressively throughout the game, gaining six fouls in the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 7, 2017

Kerrick home destroyed by fire

A rural Kerrick home was destroyed in an early Tuesday morning fire. Local firefighting crews responded to 94592 Koecher Road around midnight and found the home fully engulfed. According to a press release from the Pine County Sheriff's Office, on...

 

286 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

On November 21, 34-year-old Kimberly Norton of Askov (formerly of Hinckley) was pulled over for speeding as she headed east on Interstate 94 in West Fargo, North Dakota. She was clocked doing 63 mph...

 

Local man jailed for firearms, drugs

Brian Joseph Vandenest, 55, of Moose Lake was arrested on September 8 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of felon in possession of ammunition or a firearm and...

 

Moose Lake man jailed for burglary

A Moose Lake man is facing felony charges related to the burglary of a cabin on Doyle Road east of Askov on June 26. According to the charging documents, around 6:15 a.m. Monday, June 26, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies to a...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 31, 2017

Willow River man faces attempted murder charge

A Willow River man is facing attempted murder charges following a stabbing near Interstate 35 in Pine City on Sunday morning. Jesse James Jensen, 20, is facing 20 years in prison for attempted murder...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 10, 2017

Juvenile faces murder charge

A Pine City juvenile, Patrick James Root, 17, is being charged as an adult with second degree murder for the death of Timothy Hughes, 22, of Pine City. According to the petition: On August 4, at approximately 4:55 p.m., law enforcement was called to...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 3, 2017

Man injured in crash

An Askov man received life-threatening injuries in a crash at the Banning Junction exit the morning of July 22. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at 10:45 a.m. on July 22, a 2008 Volvo XC90 exiting from southbound Interstate 35 made a left...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 6, 2017

Sturgeon Lake man faces burglary charges

A Sturgeon Lake man is facing felony charges related to the burglary of a cabin on Doyle Road east of Askov on June 26. According to the charging documents, around 6:15 Monday morning, the Pine...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 22, 2017

Marijuana grow operation busted

Three metro-area residents were arrested in Sturgeon Lake on May 18. Charles Dean Medgaarden of Faribault and Alexander James Armstrong of Golden Valley are charged with second-degree drug possession...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 15, 2017

Bruno man faces sexual assault charge

An 18-year-old Bruno man is facing a felony charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct following an incident in Askov involving a girl who was at least 13 but less than 16. Gage Jacob Nelson was charged in Pine County court the week before last....

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 8, 2017

Local woman jailed

A 20-year-old area woman is facing four felony counts following an early morning incident in Finlayson, in which a man had to be life flighted to the Twin Cities. On Tuesday, Daron Rose Mainville of...

 
 By Staff reports    News    May 4, 2017

Teens sought in stabbing turn themselves in

After a statewide alert put out by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the two 17-year-old females who were wanted on attempted homicide charges in Pine County turned themselves into...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 6, 2017

Game camera photos lead to burglary charges

A Sturgeon Lake man is facing three felony charges for second degree burglary and a third degree felony burglary charge for a theft reported last October on Dobosenski Road. According to the charging...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 30, 2017

Hope Lutheran Church burglarized

Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake was burglarized on Monday, March 27, at approximately 7:30 a.m. According to Bryce Bogenholm, the Moose Lake Police Chief, a caretaker came to the church and saw...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 23, 2017

Moose Lake man arrested again

A Moose Lake man with four open felony cases against him, and out on bail, has been charged with five new counts. Nathan Jay Schwarz, 35, was charged in Pine County court last week on five new felony counts for an incident at Grand Casino Hinckley....

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 2, 2017

Local man faces burglary charge

A 35-year-old Moose Lake man has been charged with third degree burglary, felony theft and felony motor vehicle theft in Pine County. On February 10, the Minnesota State Patrol pursued Nathan Jay Schwarz and another occupant of a vehicle while they...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 5, 2017

Court: MSOP is constitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit overturned the district court's finding that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is unconstitutional. In June 2015, District Court Judge Donovan Frank ruled the MSOP is in need of major...

 

Man arrested in fatal shooting

Wayne Joseph Bosto, 33, of Cloquet appeared in court in Carlton County on Tuesday, December 27. He was charged with second degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bail was set at $1...

 

Church burglar jailed

A 42-year-old Moose Lake man is in jail following the December 18 burglary of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloverdale. According to the Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) complaint, the morning of...

 

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