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In one incident, a stray tan boxer was found. The dog barked and growled at the officer. The owner was advised they would be cited if they receive any more calls about the dog outside of the yard.
On June 4, 2021, a man used a ladder to enter a 14-year-old girl's room where an assault took place, according to court records.
In the federal government's crackdown on sex trafficking in the '50s, law enforcement allied with trafficking victims, whose testimonies helped fuel the arrests of more than 100 in the Midwest.
According to court records, on Jan. 17 the woman reported that a man “was very upset with her,” and had called her and “threatened to show up at her work and shoot her and her workplace.”

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Patrick Charles Bonga, 40, of Detroit Lakes was sentenced to 10 years in prison for felony second degree assault involving boiling water at the Becker County Courthouse on Jan. 18.
The boy attempted to give the dog a hug around the head area before it growled and bit the child under the chin, according to an emergency dispatch report. The child was transported for stitches.
On Jan. 7, at First Lutheran Church, a caller said a group of kids overstayed their welcome. No forced entry. No damage. The pastor wanted the kids to understand the consequences of their actions.
On Dec. 27, members of law enforcement conducted 36 ID-required-to-purchase compliance checks at Wadena County businesses. Four sales were made during the check and two warnings were issued.
On Dec. 24 at 10:23 a.m., emergency dispatchers received a report of animal neglect at a residence involving between four or five cats. The caller said they had not been checked on in about a month.
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A Minn. man found dead on walking path told family he was a 'goner' after being identified as a confidential informant. Yet despite the suspicious death, police closed his case, labeled it a suicide.

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A fire was reported and contained to an outbuilding in rural Wadena County. The rabbits were evacuated in cages, but six goats were lost during the blaze, according to an emergency dispatch report.
Residents of a Pelican Rapids apartment building were evacuated by law enforcement following a report of multiple gun shots on Dec. 17. The suspect surrendered to law enforcement and was arrested.
A caller reported an intoxicated man was swearing and harassing customers at a business, according to a Wadena County incident report. The man was transported to Tri-County Health for evaluation.

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