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 By Staff reports    News    July 24, 2014

Settlement reached in sheriff's dept. lawsuit

A $29,000 settlement, plus legal fees, which Pine County Attorney John Carlson stated could reach over $100,000, was reached in a lawsuit regarding former Pine County Sheriff’s Department employee Anne Rasmusson and four Pine County employees. In...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 24, 2014

Local man facing felony charges

Lyn Franklin Jacobson, 30, Willow River, was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree, terroristic threats and endangerment of a child after an incident on July 13. According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, a Moose...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 17, 2014

Man robs bank, locks keys in getaway car

Moshood Kayode Olad Alad Itabiyi, age 22, of Brooklyn Center was formally charged with aggravated robbery in the first degree and burglary in the third degree. Itabiyi is being held at Carlton County...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 3, 2014

Law enforcement continues search for bank robbery suspect

On June 25, at approximately 12:06 p.m., the Northview Bank, located at 8132 County Road 61, Willow River, was robbed. Pine County Chief Deputy Rick Giese said the sheriff's office was notified when...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 3, 2014

MLPD arrests woman for DWI, finds vehicle stolen

Tessa Marie Olson, 20, was arrested in Moose Lake for receiving stolen property, test refusal in the third degree, driving while impaired in the fourth degree and underage drinking and driving. A complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 26, 2014

Seven injured in I-35 rollover

Seven people were injured in an accident on Interstate 35 in Pine County on Monday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Chantell Ladd, 40, of Rochester, was driving a 1997 Chevy Blazer when she went off the road in the northbound lane at...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 12, 2014

'Strange' activity leads to arrest

Charles Joseph Zanol III, 41, Willow River, was arrested and charged with five counts after he was observed acting strangely by a Moose Lake police officer on June 1. According to the complaint from the police department, at approximately 10 p.m. a...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 12, 2014

Election filing closes

The candidate filing period for federal, state and county offices ended June 3. For more information about who is running for office use the Minnesota Secretary of State's candidate finder tool at www.candidate.sos.state.mn.us. The following are...

 
 By Staff reports    News    May 29, 2014

MLPD arrests man on drug charges

Corduroy Lee Wayne Lyman, 24, of Pine City was charged with a count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree and possession of hypodermic syringe/needle on May 18 by the Moose Lake Police Department (MLPD). According to the complaint issued...

 
 By Staff reports    News    May 15, 2014

MLPD makes arrests

Kathleen Lenore Brown, 62, of Barnum was charged with two counts of Financial Exploitation – Vulnerable Adult – Breach of Fiduciary Obligation – Fail to Provide Care, both felonies. According to the complaint from the Moose Lake Police...

 
 By Staff reports    News    May 8, 2014

Sheriff Cole will not seek re-election

Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole announced his decision to retire and not run for a second term last week on Red Rock On Air with Jesse Logan. The retirement announcement came with bitter accusations of the Pine County board failing his department and...

 
 By Staff reports    News    May 1, 2014

Child injured in rollover crash

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a rollover crash in Carlton County Sunday injured two people, including a 4-year-old boy. Road conditions were reported as icy when the crash occurred just after 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 35 at Highway 210. A...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 24, 2014

MLPD makes drug arrests

According to complaints from the Moose Lake Police Department, a Moose Lake police officer applied for and received a search warrant to search the premises of Shane Alan Maloney, 26, in Moose Lake on March 18. Deputies from the Carlton County...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 24, 2014

The Evergreen founder dies at 82

The Evergreen shopper founder, Howard Thomsen, of Kerrick, died April 17 at the age of 82. Thomsen, a 1951 graduate of Askov High School and Army veteran, worked at the American Publishing Company in Askov for 30 years and was the owner and founder...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 20, 2014

Mental health agency closes

The mental health agency that serves Pine County residents closed on Monday. Two weeks ago, Pine County Commissioner Steve Chaffee of Hinckley reported that Riverwood, formerly known as Five County Mental Health, has had substantial cash flow...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 27, 2014

Schools close due to weather ... again

Another powerful snowstorm slammed communities across Minnesota and Wisconsin Thursday and Friday of last week. Schools around the region closed their doors Friday due to the snow accumulation....

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 20, 2014

Man faces felony assault on a police officer charge

Fredrick Lloyd Stewart, 66, Tamarack, was charged with felony assault on a police officer. The complaint states that on February 9 at 11:26 a.m. Moose Lake Police Officer Jessica Town was involved in a routine traffic stop in the city of Moose Lake....

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 28, 2013

Powdery substance mailed to courthouse contained bacteria

A Pine County Sheriff’s Department press release stated that on November 19, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Pine County Emergency Dispatch was notified that six envelopes containing an unknown white, powdery substance and addressed and delivered to...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    November 21, 2013

MLA girls off to fast start

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team is off to a fast start on the season, with three away games last week. They opened their season by beating Pequot Lakes 5-2 on Tuesday night. On Thursday,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 7, 2013

Willow River crash kills man

A 28-year-old Finlayson man died in a car accident near Willow River last week. On Wednesday, Octobr 30, at 6:44 p.m., the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle accident near Long Lake Road and County Hwy. 61 in Willow River....

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 7, 2013

Man charged with taking funds from deceased father

Douglas Charles Dorn, 44, of East Gull Lake has been charged with one count of Theft, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years or a $20,000 fine. According to the written complaint, Moose Lake police officers have been investigating a call...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 31, 2013

Charged with theft, Wappes in court

Joanne Wappes, 62, the former employee of Carlton County who was responsible for collecting and charging fees at the gate of the Carlton County Transfer Station, appeared in Carlton County court on Wednesday, October 23, with her attorney, Douglas...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 31, 2013

Burglary suspect's bail set at $20,000

Melissa Madelyne Zielinski, 40, Sandstone, appeared in Carlton County court in front of Judge Dale Wolf on Monday, October 28, with her attorney, Joanna M. Wiegert. Zielinski had been charged with...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 17, 2013

Two charged with burglary

Brittany Marie Podulke, 21, and Melissa Madelyne Zielinski, 40, both of the same address in Sandstone, were placed under arrest and charged with burglary and theft (aiding and abetting) for theft at residences near Mercy Hospital and the Mercy...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 10, 2013

Flood mitigation plan approved

Denise Baran of the Pine County Sheriff’s Office reported the county’s flood mitigation plan has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), likely before the partial federal government shutdown. Federal buyouts of 39 flood-d...

 

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