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A: Yes, in the last year, the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office has seen a large increase in heroin drug use. The Sherburne County Drug Task Force has identified and arrested multiple heroin users and dealers. The sheriff’s office has also seen several of these individuals get involved in other crimes, like theft and burglary so [...]

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by Sheriff Joel Brott First-time alcohol offenders with an alcohol concentration of 0.16 or above and all second-time alcohol offenders have the option of regaining their driving privileges by participating in the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Device Program, otherwise they may be without those privileges for approximately a year. An ignition interlock is a device the [...]

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by Joel Brott Sherburne County sheriff Q: Who has served as sheriff in Sherburne County? A: In February 1856 Sherburne  County was formed when the area known as Sherburne was set off from Benton County. Sherburne County sheriffs 1856–Andrew Boyington 1875–E. H. Davis 1881–G. B. Upham 1882 to 1886–S. C. Danel 1887 to 1894–D. R. [...]

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Q. Could you please address the issue of river safety? A. Normally at this time of the year the Mississippi River water levels are low, the current is slow, and in many areas one can walk across the river. That is not the case this year. Heavy thunderstorms over the last several weeks including the [...]

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Q: What are the common rules for riding an ATV in Sherburne County? A: In reality, there are a lot of rules concerning ATV use in Sherburne County and the state of Minnesota.  Anyone interested in learning all of the rules can visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Web site or contact the Sheriff’s [...]

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