Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department

There hasn’t been a riot inside the Mille Lacs County Jail for decades, but the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department is adding a pepper ball weapon to the department’s arsenal in case a jail riot should occur. Sheriff Brent Lindgren received the Mille Lacs County Board’s approval on March 20 to purchase the pepper ball [...]

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View Larger MapDriving Directions Three Milaca men have been charged in Mille Lacs County District Court in connection with a September 2011 drug bust in the city of Milaca. Charles Henry Hanson, 53 of Milaca; Jason Henry Husman, 40 of Milaca; and Calvin Bruce Johnson, 50  of Milaca all appeared in court on Monday, March [...]

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Car thieves in Mille Lacs and Washington counties might find their calling a bit more risky with the awarding of dollars for programs designed to nail them. The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Tuesday, March 13 announced the awarding of almost $4 million in auto theft prevention grants to a number of area law enforcement [...]

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A Princeton man is facing criminal charges after assaulting a neighbor over a turkey. Fredrick Carl Witte Jr., age 59, of Princeton, is facing fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from the New Year’s Day incident. According to a criminal complaint, Witte had gone shopping with a neighbor and had purchased milk and [...]

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One man is dead and three people are facing murder charges following a fatal drug deal in Onamia. Third degree murder charges have been filed against two Isle men and a Garrison woman who allegedly sold heroin to an Onamia man who died from cardiac arrest after using the drug. On February 16, Arvid Robert [...]

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With unusually warm weather this December, anglers have been itching to enjoy the Minnesota pastime of ice fishing in these more comfortable conditions. But, as every year, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and local public safety and law enforcement offices are reminding folks to be careful. According to the DNR, ice is [...]

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