A Minnesota State Trooper caught speeding in a patrol car has pleaded guilty. Sgt. Jesse Grabow was fined $535 in Otter Tail County District Court. On April 28, Grabow was going 94 miles an hour in a 55 mile-an-hour zone on Highway 210 in Otter Tail County. According to court documents, Trooper Robyn Birr was patrolling the highway when she clocked the car, not knowing at first it was another patrol car. Grabow was not on an emergency call at the time. After Grabow was ticketed, the patrol's state chief said that troopers are "not immune to the dangers of exceeding the speed limit."
The following is a list of select new laws passed during the 2015 regular and special legislative sessions that take effect Aug. 1. Increased fine for texting while driving repeat offenders While a comprehensive transportation funding package was not enacted in the 2015 regular or special session, an omnibus law contains more than three-dozen transportation policy provisions, including these that take effect Aug.
Billie Jean Beyatt, 37, Wadena, warrant: vehicle theft. Andrew Charles Bimberg, 41, Sebeka, warrant: drug possession (two counts). Stanley John Canova, 51, Wadena, warrant: refusal to submit to breath test. Darryl Eugene Dent, 26, Fergus Falls, warrant: contempt of court. Shane Edward McComas, 44, Park Rapids, warrant: traffic violation. Lonnie L. Watne, 60, Trail, warrant: issuing worthless check. Gus Leroy Wickey, 70, Park Rapids, warrant: traffic violation.
Two people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday, July 16 on County Road 1, south of County Road 22 in Todd County. According to the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the rollover was reported at about 9:15 p.m. Derek Meyer, 20, of Clarissa, was driving south on County Road 1 when he lost control of his car and rolled multiple times in the west side ditch. He and his passenger, Luke Mock, 20, of St. Cloud were both injured and transported to an area hospital, according to the sheriff's office. The accident is under investigation and alcohol is believed to have been a factor.
Hunters can hunt Canada geese in west-central Minnesota from Saturday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 23, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Individual hunters are allowed to shoot up to 10 Canada geese per day, but there is no limit to the number of Canada geese a hunter can possess. "The state's Canada goose population remains high, and the August management action is one way to control goose numbers," said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist for the DNR.
The Wissmann Family will perform a free concert from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at Blowers Chapel north of Bluffton. The Wissmann Family plays a variety of Christian/Gospel music with both instrumentation and vocals.
Wadena Alliance VBS set for Aug. 3-7 Wadena Alliance Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Aug. 3-7 for ages four through sixth grade. The theme is Everest, in which kids will participate in team building games, learn songs and have treats. Children will also have an opportunity to participate in a mission project. Register children by calling the church at (218) 631-3563.
July 19 • Chad Allen Disselbrett, 33, of Wadena, was issued a citation for tampering with a motor vehicle and violation of an Order For Protection (OFP), both misdemeanors. Disselbrett let the air out of someone's tire after they had returned home late that night.
Verndale will hold it's annual Straw Hat and Sunbonnet days Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The schedule is as follows: Friday, July 31 Old Timers baseball game Saturday, Aug.
July 16 â€¢ A caller reported neighbors playing music so loud it shook her residence. â€¢ A resident at the Staples Care Center told her family she was sexually abused in a dream. The caller reported the resident's story had changed and she believed it may not have been a dream. The caller was advised to call social services. â€¢ A Sebeka resident reported a man for dragging a yelping, whining dog by the neck and throwing the animal into a kennel. July 17 â€¢ It was reported that a man threatened the complainant with a tire iron and a baseball bat.