Monthly Archives: November 2008

Big bass

Blake Struthers snagged this big bass in August on Spectacle Lake where his Grandpa and Grandma Lee live.

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Hailey’s ‘whopper’

Hailey Struthers, 7, reeled in this "whopper" on the Mississippi while the weather was still warm.

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Fire in Isle prompts evacuation

A fire at Merit Enterprises, a manufacturing plant in Isle, had authorities urging residents to evacuate early this morning because of toxic chemicals inside the plant.The fire was called in around 5 a.m. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were still … Continue reading

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Opening day buck

Conni Freudenberg of Milaca shot this 12-point buck opening day in Todd County, near Verndale.

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Pierz man convicted of DWI

Tina Snell Leon Clarence Meyer, 27, Pierz, was convicted of one count of operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 within two hours by the 7th Judicial Distict. On Jan. 28, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department investigated … Continue reading

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Sibert convicted of fifth degree possession of drugs and DWI

Tina Snell Brad Eric Sibert, 32, Hewitt, was convicted of fifth degree possession of drugs-not a small amount of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 within two hours. Sibert was originally charged July 28 … Continue reading

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Blaine man convicted of fifth degree drug possession

Terry Lehrke Douglas Michael Johnson, 23, Blaine, was convicted of one felony count fifth degree drug possession, as the result of a March 20 incident. On that date, the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force reportedly executed a search … Continue reading

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Little Falls man pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats

Matt Perkins A Little Falls man received a stay of imposition Nov. 19, after pleading guilty to making terroristic threats. Derek Wayne Hoehle, 22, was charged in response to an Aug. 17 incident in which he threatened to kill his … Continue reading

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St. Cloud man charged with purchasing new truck with closed banking account

Matt Perkins A St. Cloud man allegedly purchased a new truck from Brandl Motors last July by writing out a check from a bank account which had been closed since April 2007. Jimmy Edward Laughnan, 52, was charged with one … Continue reading

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Seeds for a community garden planted in Pierz

Terry Lehrke Through work with the Pierz Area Coalition, Elvira Stumpf said she has learned, “There are big walls between teens and seniors. We’ve got to change that.” To break down those walls, Stumpf asked for the Pierz City Council’s … Continue reading

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