Archive | January 18, 2013
Jan. 10 — A resident on Broadway Avenue West reported a theft  of a drive shaft off of a pickup that had occurred over Thanksgiving weekend in November 2012. Jan. 10 — A theft by check was reported by a resident on First Avenue Southeast. Jan. 11 — Several items were stolen from an unlocked [...Read More
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Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: • Richard William Miller,  74, Parkers Prairie — In connection with a Jan. 8 incident, Miller has been charged with one count of third degree DWI – refusal to subm...Read More
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On Jan. 9, a Randall man was arrested in Morrison County on a felony warrant issued in Georgia in August 2011. A warrant from Georgia for the arrest of Michael Alan Breden, 40, was issued when Breden failed to report for probation, failed to return from Minnesota as instructed and failed to give his...Read More
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A Swanville man has been charged in Morrison County Court, with first degree criminal sexual conduct, for engaging in sexual contact with a 6-year-old. Jason Dewayne Kirk, 32, was arrested Jan. 11 and is being held in the Morrison County Jail, after Social Services reported a possible incident with ...Read More
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Jan. 10 — A resident on DeGraff Avenue in Swanville reported a theft. Jan. 11 — A hitch, valued at $400, was stolen from a truck while it was parked at a residence on Cable Road in Little Falls. Jan. 11 — A resident on 233rd Street in Little Falls reported someone had tampered with [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: There’s been a lot of talk in these first few days of the new legislative session about agriculture and the new DFL majority moving Agriculture Finance into a larger Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Committee. DFLers have been accused of being anti-agriculture ...Read More
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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross Misdemeanors • Korey Neil Billig, 23, Royalton; (offense: 6/2/12) DWI, fined $1,015, sentenced to 30 days in jail and supervised probation for fo...Read More
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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reports that arrest warrants were issued for the following people. Those with  information as to the whereabouts of anyone on the list, is asked to contact the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233 or toll-free at 1 (866) 401-1111, ext. 180. The ...Read More
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By Roman Witucki, Guest Columnist During the last campaign, Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, said over and over how he’d work across the aisle if he was elected. He also said a legislator needed to “put on his big-boy pants.” Big boys take responsibility for their own actions. Last week, Kresha wr...Read More
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On Jan. 9, Waylon Douglas Beto, Little Falls, was arrested and charged with fifth degree drug possession when heroin was discovered in his vehicle. A truck belonging to Beto, 23, was traveling in Little Falls, when an officer observed an equipment violation. From past experience, the officer knew it...Read More
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What are the top recommendations to Minnesota legislators from superintendents, charter public school directors and other leaders? More than 90 percent of 51 leaders responded when I contacted them recently. Here are their priorities. Not surprisingly, more state money, more equitably distributed wa...Read More
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A Little Falls man was charged Jan. 14, in Morrison County with felony first degree burglary, for entering an occupied building without consent with the intent to commit a crime. Edward John Lapenotiere Jr. was arrested following a Jan. 12 incident at an apartment in Little Falls, during which an as...Read More
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I’ve been trying to come up with a good explanation for what happened that would captivate readers. Ideas that came to mind included: 1. I forgot to apply sunblock to my nose while skiing at Aspen. 2. I took a header over my handlebars. 3. I was frying bacon when a grease fire flared up. [...]...Read More
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