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 By Staff reports    News    October 13, 2016

Barnard agrees to 30-year plea deal

Less than four months after appearing in Pine County Court on 58 counts of criminal sexual conduct, the former leader of an alleged cult in Pine County shocked most court observers by pleading guilty to two of the counts, which means he is facing 30...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 6, 2016

Local men jailed

A Rutledge man has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, a felony. On September 27, according to the complaint, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received a report from a bear hunter who employed Scottie...

 
 By Staff reports    News    September 22, 2016

Charges filed after men overdose on heroin

Two men were found unconscious near a business district in Hinckley last Friday due to heroin overdose. On Friday, September 16, Pine County deputies were dispatched to the Taco Bell in Hinckley due to reports of a male running around the parking...

 
 By Staff reports    News    September 1, 2016

Local man charged with sexually assaulting child

A Kerrick man has been arrested on two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to the complaint, Jamie Alan Fredrick, 38, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 25, 2016

Man faces child neglect, terroristic threats charges

A Hinckley man faces sentencing September 20 after pleading guilty to child neglect and felony terroristic threats August 8. The charge of child neglect stems from an incident January 30, whereas the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 25, 2016

Man who killed deputy arrested again

On August 17 at 11:19 p.m. an Isanti County deputy located a vehicle believed to be occupied by a suspect, Scott Arlen Lange, who has several outstanding felony warrants. He followed the vehicle south...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 18, 2016

County approves .5% sales tax

In January, Pine County shoppers will begin paying a half cent on every dollar to help pay for the roads on which they drive. A public hearing was held on Tuesday, August 16, at the Pine County Courthouse on the proposal of a half-percent increase...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 4, 2016

Growing rap sheet for local woman

A Sandstone woman who was previously convicted of breaking into the old East Central Elementary School last year made statewide news last week for allegedly dragging an officer with her car after she was confronted for shoplifting in North Branch....

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 28, 2016

Cloquet man arrested for burglary

A Cloquet man is facing a felony charge after allegedly breaking into the Pine County impound lot in Sandstone. On July 18, Branden David Welch, 34, was arrested on charges of possession of burglary or theft tools, a felony, and tampering with a...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 21, 2016

Moose Lake man facing child solicitation charges

A Moose Lake man is in Pine County Jail facing two felony charges after sending sexual solicitations to his stepdaughter's 14-year-old friend via text messages and in person. According to the Pine...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 16, 2016

City official faces criminal sexual contact charges

Former legislative candidate and city planner/community development director for the city of Pine City, Nathan Lawrence Johnson, 38, was arrested on two felony counts of criminal sexual contact and tw...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 2, 2016

Funding Pine County roads discussed

A special committee of the whole meeting of the Pine County Board of Commissioners was held at Pokegama Town Hall on Tuesday, May 24, to kick off the annual roads tour. Discussion was held regarding local county road projects and funding options incl...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 14, 2016

Man faces charge of soliciting child

A Sandstone man is facing a felony charge of soliciting a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct following an undercover operation in Hinckley. Darrel David Klar, 52, was charged in March with the offense. According to...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 25, 2016

Man wanted for brutal assault

One man is in custody and another remains at large after a very serious assault on January 16 in Cloquet. Craig Andre Askew, 24, was charged with first-degree assault in court in Carlton County on Tuesday, February 16. Patrick Charles Lussier, 28,...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    February 25, 2016

MLWR wins championship

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels sixth-grade boys basketball team played in the Northwoods tournament in Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 20. The other 10 teams in the tournament were Brainerd,...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    February 18, 2016

MLWR Blue comes out on top

The Moose Lake/Willow River Blue fourth-grade boys basketball team was consolation champions in the Northwoods basketball tournament Saturday, January 30, at Willow River. There were eight teams in...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    February 11, 2016

Rebels girls end season in playoffs

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team ended their season in the playoffs Monday night as they fell to Proctor-Hermantown in the Region 7A semifinals by the score of 6-1 at the Heritage Center...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 4, 2016

Victims report burglary in progress

On January 27, at approximately 4:50 a.m., the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an intruder being in a Wrenshall home. The victims could hear someone moving inside their residence and the sounds of what they described as...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 28, 2016

Man sentenced for murder

A Pine County man convicted of murder in October was officially sentenced in court on Friday. Robert Sam Raisch Jr. was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of James Shepardson. The sentence was the statutory maximum. County Attorney Reese...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 7, 2016

Four arrested for Sturgeon Lake armed burglary

Four people are facing several felony counts each following a burglary incident in Sturgeon Lake last week in which guns were drawn on the homeowners. The incident happened in the early morning hours...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 31, 2015

Burglary arrests made

A man is facing 19 charges in Pine County Court following his arrest on Sunday after a home burglary, in which a minor girl was in the home. On Tuesday, Pine County Attorney Reese Frederickson charged...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 24, 2015

Traffic stop leads to arrests

Thomas Clifford Needham, 36, Moose Lake, and Kordell Joseph Defoe, 19, Cloquet, were arrested on December 11 at approximately 7 p.m. after a traffic stop at the 2500 block of Big Lake Road on the Fond...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 17, 2015

Willow River man facing drug charges

A Willow River man could face more than three years in prison following his conviction this last week on third degree possession of drugs-methamphetamine. Rodney Allen Opperud, 41, will be sentenced for the crime in March 2016. In November 2014,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 3, 2015

Woman sentenced for shooting boyfriend

A Sturgeon Lake woman who originally was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four other serious counts after she allegedly shot a man during a domestic dispute on August 19, 2014, was sentenced last week. Karen Lynn Eaton, 38, of 23285...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 12, 2015

Drunk driver sentenced for crash that killed teen

The Sandstone man who drove drunk and killed East Central senior Colton Nelson early this year was back in court on Friday to hear victim impact statements and the final sentencing against him. The judge sentenced Charlie Theodore Hendricks, 34, to 5...

 

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