sherburne county sheriff

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Former Sherburne County Sheriff Richard “Dick” Witschen has died at age 78. He was appointed Sherburne County sheriff in 1981 and was re-elected until his retirement in 1995. Witschen died Sept. 18 after battling mesothelioma for the past 10 months. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said he’s saddened by Witschen’s [...]

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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and the Big Lake Police Department are joining the Drug Enforcement Agency in a nationwide prescription drug “Take Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The two agencies will collect prescription drugs today (Saturday, Oct. 29) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Big Lake [...]

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Safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medications at no cost by bringing them to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department. There is a drop box located inside Door G of the sheriff’s department at the Sherburne County Government Center, 13880 Business Center Dr., Elk River. The drop box is available from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday [...]

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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 does the Sheriff’s Office do about fireworks use during the 4th of July?   A: In 2002, the Minnesota Legislature changed MN Statute 624.20 in order to allow for the public sale, possession and use of a limited number of, but not all, consumer fireworks.  The use of some nonexplosive and nonaerial consumer [...]

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Q: What equipment do I need in my boat when I go fishing this summer? A: With the fishing opener just a couple of weeks away, this is a great time to go through your boat and clean it out from last season and to make sure that you have all of the required equipment, [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office will now partner with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) to better fight Internet crimes against children. The joint agreement between the two law enforcement agencies allows the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office to conduct different types of investigations, using various techniques and equipment previously not [...]

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