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 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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