Archive | March 22, 2013

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Lawmakers departed from the Capitol last week for holiday break, with the legislative session resuming on April 2. Legislative leaders had a few things to say on Friday, March 22, before leaving. A vote on same-sex marriage legislation is unlikely for April, House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-St. Paul, indicated. [...]

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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 dates of issuance were March 11 – [...]

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March 14 — A Domino’s Pizza topper was stolen off a vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot on First Avenue Southeast and Second Street Southeast. Topper is valued at $100. March 14 — Someone blacked out the windows of a vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot of a business [...]

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Benjamin Anthony Tschida, 28, Little Falls, was convicted March 18 of one felony count of domestic abuse, violating two or more orders for protection (OFP), which took place Dec. 2, 2012, and one felony count of domestic abuse, violating an order for protection, which took place Dec. 31, 2012. On Nov. 26, 2012, a two-year [...]

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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 • Danielle Jean Rinnels, 30, Bowlus; (offense: 10/18/12) second degree DWI, fined $1,010, sentenced to 51 days in jail and supervised probation for six years. Dismissed against Rinnels was one gross misdemeanor [...]

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In the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, Jory Lane Neelan, 35, Brooklyn Center, was convicted March 13, of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. On Dec. 30, 2012, officers received a report of a domestic assault in Motley. Officers met with the victim who said she had been assaulted by Neelan after [...]

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Aaron Richard Bounds, 20, Verndale, was charged March 14 with one count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance in the Morrison County District Court. On March 12, a Morrison County deputy observed a vehicle with expired tabs. The vehicle was stopped and the sheriff’s deputy identified the driver as Bounds. According to the [...]

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On Thursday, March 14, Morrison County District Court Judge Conrad I. Freeberg sentenced Randy Reed to 60 months in prison following his conviction for arson in the first degree. Reed, 63 of Pierz, was found guilty after a four-day trial in October 2012. The case stems from Reed setting fire to a house he owned [...]

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