public safety

At least eight people were killed on Minnesota roads this past weekend, (April 6 to early Monday morning, April 8), making it the deadliest weekend of the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). The eight deaths include five on Sunday, the deadliest day of the year. The Sunday fatalities included a […]

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A: There really is no sure answer. You cannot judge the strength of ice by its appearance. There are many variables that determine ice strength, including such things as age, thickness, temperature, the depth of the water underneath the ice and snowcover. A general ice thickness guideline is: •2 inches or less: STAY OFF the […]

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A: A person who informs a law enforcement officer that a crime has been committed or otherwise provides information to an on-duty peace officer, regarding the conduct of others, knowing that it is false and intending that the officer shall act in reliance upon this information has committed a violation. The statute serves two purposes. […]

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Yes. From Nov. 15 through April 15 no vehicle may be left parked on a public roadway in the city of Elk River between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. The purpose of this restriction is to allow for the safe and efficient overnight removal of snow and ice as well as other […]

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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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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Zimmerman man, 22, for second degree assault on April 21. According to Sheriff Joel Brott, at approximately 1:22 a.m. that day the sheriff’s office received a call of a stabbing at a residence in the 26300 block of Fourth Street West in Zimmerman. Upon arrival at the residence, […]

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Neighborhood Watch programs in Sherburne County are about to make people even safer. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a series of CPR and basic first aid classes for existing and new Neighborhood Watch program participants. The course, made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department, is designed […]

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