Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Traci LeBrun
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Break-in at the future North Pine Saloon in Kerrick


April 26, 2018

Traci LeBrun

Barring no other break-ins or setbacks, Tom and Jamie Jensen plan to open North Pine Saloon on May 1.

On Tuesday, April 5, at 2:40 a.m., Northview Bank security cameras caught headlights coming from the North Pine Saloon in Kerrick. That morning is when the business, which is set to open May 1, was broken into, said owners Tom and Jamie Jensen.

The doors were kicked in and tools from both Jensen and a contractor were stolen. The estimated value of the stolen tools was approximately $3,000. Thankfully, according to Jamie Jensen, the new doors were not put on yet.

Tom Jensen stated that a Porter Cable, 20 volt tools, Bostitch nailers, staplers, DeWalt chop saw and other DeWalt tools were stolen, and if anyone sees someone peddling these tools, to contact the Pine County Sheriff's Office.

"I appreciate all the hard work from the county sheriff's office," said Tom Jensen. "But it is discouraging that when you stick your neck out and put money, time and labor into getting the place ready in hopes that people will enjoy it, someone comes around and steals your tools."

Jensen said he was encouraged, however, by the people who have stopped in, which included members of the Kerrick Fire Department, offering the use of their tools.

The Jensens purchased the property eight years ago; it has exchanged hands through contract for deed, but has come back to the Jensens. Most recently, the business was called the Rack Shack, and prior to that it was the Kerrick Bar and the Prachar's Pub. The Jensens are currently remodeling both the exterior and interior to prepare for the opening in May.


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