Crime
Wright County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested the suspect in a Mother’s Day weekend shooting in a St. Michael neighborhood. Wright County authorities were called by the apparent shooting victim shortly after 7:10 p.m. Saturday, May 9. The man called to report he suffered a gunshot wound to the ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor “This is the future of our department.” Those were Elk River Police Chief Ron Nierenhausen’s words as three new officers — Harley Lenart, Reid Ellanson and Colin Myhro — were sworn in Monday. Nierenhausen outlined their credentials before Mayor John Dietz ad...Read More
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• Gullickson will be sentenced June 24 for crash that claimed life of     Otsego 19-year-old, Phillip LaVallee by Tim Hennagir ECM Publishers The Albertville woman who struck and killed 19-year-old cross-country collegiate runner Phillip LaVallee, of Otsego, two summers ago pleaded guilty to an...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer An Elk River man, 82, called police 8:15 p.m. April 8 to say he received a threat from an unknown person by phone. The man said he heard a message on his cellphone, allegedly from the IRS, where a woman said her office had tried repeatedly to reach him and [...]...Read More
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“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: I read one of your recent articles about gas powered bicycles/mopeds and I have some questions of my own. What is needed in addition when one has a permit or driver’s license? Answer: These rules apply to required equ...Read More
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An employee at the Circle K convenience store, on Evans Street, called police 8:41 a.m. March 11 to report damage to an entry sign at the business’ car wash facility. The employee identified an Elk River man, 49, whose vehicle was too tall to meet the clearance of the overhead sign at the car wash...Read More
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Darren McKernan was sworn  in Monday as the Elk River Police Department’s new patrol captain. McKernan took the oath of office from Mayor John Dietz during the Elk River City Council meeting.  His 4-year-old son, Bode, and 7-year-old daughter, Ragen, then pinned on his badge. McKernan takes over...Read More
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A 32-year-old Princeton in is in jail on charges child endangerment and possession of drugs. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s received a call from a local hospital shortly after noon on March 13 in reference to the welfare of two children ages 2 and 3. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office responded ...Read More
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